Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Wildwood Tarot | Wild Magic | Mark Ryan, John Matthews, Caitlín Matthews

It's been a long time in the pipeline, but Wild Magic is actually HERE!

First up, I hold my hands up, I'm biased towards this deck - I work with Mark and administer The Wildwood Tarot's website. I am an admin on their facebook page and an admin on the Wildwood Tarot study page AND I work for Will Worthington, the deck's artist.  I've tried to keep this review as factual as possible and will only fully focus on the section of the book that involves court cards - but just letting you know, ahead of what you read.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The Tarot Court Cards | Exercise Regime

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There's a new yoga teacher in town, Kate.  She's a former ballerina and you can tell.  She is in control of every bit of her body and moves into positions fluidly and strongly.

I'm as envious as a very envious thing.

Inside my head, I am good at yoga - very bendy, very strong and about 20 years old. Outside my head I am not very good at yoga - I'm reasonably bendy, my language is stronger than my body and I am, of course, considerably older than 20.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Numinous Tarot | Interview with Noel Heimpel

The Numinous Tarot
I like to find nice things for you to look at, usually with the 'look' slanted towards the court cards because, well, I'm all about the court cards.  Today I've got some inside skinny on the Numinous Tarot by Noel Heimpel.  Let's jump in, shall we?

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Noa Ikeda | Tarot deck | Pages

So, I've been watching the development of this Tarot deck and it's really shaping up to be gorgeous!

I have already posted images of the Queens that Noa has created and today I thought I'd share her Pages with you.

Meet the Page of Pentacles - this young person (could be male or female and that suits me just fine) is standing in lush countryside with a tree-motif Pentacle floating above the Page's eft hand.  Trees branch across the Page's tunic and headress.  It's a gorgeous image!

The Page of Swords is opulently dressed with huge snowy wings at her back and in her head-dress.  Look at how the sword has cut the air, leaving traces behind.  And the ghostly cloud bluebird.  I'm not sure whether her eyes are closed, showing white lids or whether her eyes are blind.  If her eyes are blind, it shows that the Sword Page is not swayed by what her eyes tell her.

Standing in mountainous dry terrain is the boy wizard himself! Or at least a version of him as envisaged by Noa.  The Page's Wand cuts a fiery path through the air and little flame butterflies dance around it.

And to the absolutely delightful Page of Cups.  She stands with her Cup in her left hand on the shoreline and watches a watery fish jumping out of its depths.  She doesn't look startled - when you are the Page of Cups, these flights of imagination are to be expected.

All the Pages, bar the Page of Pentacles, has some kind of creature associated with it - bluebird, butterfly, fish.  Perhaps the Page of Pentacles needs no such familiar - he IS the natural world.

Here is a link to Noa's website to see the rest of the cards as they develop and she also has a Patreon account.

I am very much looking forward to the deck's completion!

Friday, 12 May 2017

The Wildwood Tarot | Distinguishing the 3 Versions

So, there are now THREE versions of the Wildwood Tarot floating around out there.  All equally gorgeous, of course, but there ARE differences and you will want to know what you are buying if one comes up on the bay of the ee.

I manage the Wildwood Tarot's website and am an admin on their official page (and an admin of the wildwood tarot study group over there too). And I wrote A Year In The Wildwood (my e-book) I asked Eddison Books if they could send me a V3 to help me complete this info video for you and they very kindly agreed.

The card stock in all three versions IS THE SAME, but the V3 version in the UK has a UV glaze which makes it sturdier.

NOTE:  You will need to ensure that the imprint you are buying is the CONNECTIONS version.  Some retailers are stocking the STERLING version which is the US version of the deck.  The STERLING version will NOT have the UV varnish.  18/5/17

Sorry about the quality of the sound - just used the camera's onboard mic and it's a bit tinny.

A learning process.

If you have ANY questions about The Wildwood Tarot, just let me know

Reading cloth by Ania M!
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