Progression in tarot

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Progression in tarot

Postby Oakapple » 23 Nov 2017, 17:48

My daughter started out with tarot when she was about 16 and she was recommended this one which served her well at the time.

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/jonathan-dee/

She is coming back to it after about 10 years and they seem a bit basic to her.
Could anyone recommend a good deck she could progress to? She would like pretty artwork but with clear imagery. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Progression in tarot

Postby Heddwen » 23 Nov 2017, 19:09

I love the images in the Druidcraft Tarot, they are beautiful and definitely compliment the OBODs courses, if she's taking them. My one reservation in a lot of tarot decks is the size of the cards. I only have small hands and therefore can't shuffle very well, that's why I'm looking forward to (hopefully) receiving OBOD member and Anglesey Druid Order Heads Kristoffer Hughes 'The Celtic Tarot' based on the characters in the Mabinogi and welsh myths....the cars are hand size apparently, so wha\t's not to like!

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Re: Progression in tarot

Postby daerwin » 23 Nov 2017, 19:18

I know what you mean about the size of the cards - I love the DruidCraft deck, but even I have trouble shuffling the cards, and I don't exactly have small hands :o
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Re: Progression in tarot

Postby Waldfrau » 23 Nov 2017, 21:00

I love the Robin Wood Tarot. It's based on Raider-Waite, but the artist has her own interpretations. I'd strongly recommend to also buy the guide book where she explains why she painted this and that (she goes a lot into the symbolism and colors).

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Re: Progression in tarot

Postby ZavieBelle » 23 Nov 2017, 21:36

I struggle with the size of the Druidcraft deck too, even though I adore the imagery.

My favorite deck is the Mythic tarot. Very similar to Rider-Waite in some respects, but the images speak to me more. I dislike the reprint, the images fall flat. But the original is beautiful and very intuitive.

I've also been working with the Wild Unknown which I think I like.
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Re: Progression in tarot

Postby Betony » 19 Dec 2017, 09:54

I also like the Druidcraft. I've got two copies, and they are both trimmed but to different sizes. The Wildwood is also beautiful, as is the Llewellyn Tarot, which is based on Welsh myths. Shadowscapes might appeal to her?

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Re: Progression in tarot

Postby Delian » 19 Dec 2017, 13:22

I also have the Druidcraft Tarot which I love and find beautiful. I have small hands, so I trimmed it, and other decks as well. Here are some of my suggestions.

The Tarot of Dreams is a beautiful tarot with such beautiful vibrant jewel colors, and it follows the Rider-Waite.

The Celtic Tarot by Justin De Burgh & Mary Guinan is also a beautiful simple tarot with a celtic theme and follows the Rider-Waite.

The Fantastical Tarot is another beautiful deck set is a fantasy setting, and it follows the Rider-Waite.

The Book of Azathoth Tarot is a beautiful dark deck in a Lovecraft settings, if she's a fan of Lovecraft, and it follows the Rider-Waite, but you can only buy it at the author's website.

The Fey Tarot is a beautiful set with candy colors in a fantasy setting wth feys, and it follows the Rider-Waite.

The Golden Tarot by Kat Black is a beautiful deck set in a medieval setting, and it follows the Rider-Waite.

The Gothic Tarot by Vargo is a beautiful deck set in a dark settings with all sort of creatures of the night, like vampires, werewolves, gargoyles, etc. It also follows the Rider-Waite.

The Halloween Tarot is a beautiful deck set in a Halloween settings, and it follows the Rider-Waite.

The Old English Tarot is a beautiful deck set in the Middle-Ages, and it follows the Rider-Waite.

The Vampire Tarot by Robert Place, a beautiful deck set in the setting of the book Dracula by Bram Stoker.

The Tarot of Vampyres by Ian Daniels is quite a beautiful dark deck set in a world with vampires, werewolves, and other creatures. It follows more the Thoth though than the Rider-Waite, but it's quite readable and it comes with a companion book.

The Tarot of Pagan Cats is a beautiful deck with cats on every card and it follows the Rider-Waite.

The Enchanted Tarot is another beautiful deck, though I have to admit the first edition by St-Martins Press, which I have in French, is quite big. The smaller version, The Farber-Zerner Tarot is badly done. There is a new edition called 25 years Enchanted Tarot and that one is even bigger than the first edition.
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Re: Progression in tarot

Postby Oakapple » 20 Dec 2017, 17:50

Thank you all for your insightful suggestions, theres lots to look at there, and I might be tempted myself!

We went to the bookshop and she bought the Rider Waite (nice and small) and the Gilded Tarot , which has lovely rich images.
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Re: Progression in tarot

Postby Liusaidh » 09 Jan 2018, 11:29

The sort of messages you get from Wildwood are very clear but not the same sort—being a shamanic deck—that you get from Druidcraft (which is massive). One way to work with a larger deck is to use a "wash" technique of shuffling on the reading cloth, where the cards are rummaged around faced down over a large area rather than a casino method using traditional shuffling. The Druidcraft's clarity of images is really good, and is the deck I'm working with at the moment.
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Re: Progression in tarot

Postby echolin » 10 Jan 2018, 23:39

I also recommend Shadowscapes. The cardstock isn't great but it is beautiful.

Some other more clear yet not RWS decks that I like include: Everyday Witch Tarot, Bonefire Tarot, Linestrider Tarot, and my current favourite Tarot of Trees. If she likes cats, Mystical Cats is a good option. If you take the time to work out what is happening in the picture, it follows RWS to a tee, but is depicted differently. Mystic Dreamers isn't bad either.
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