|Four chaps in leather. You're welcome.|
As the year draws to a shuddering ( and mostly welcome) end, I thought I'd close the year with a quick run down on the Top 10 most visited posts on my blog.
So, here they are:
10 - Slipping in at number 10 is a very tongue in cheek look at the four Musketeers from the recent BBC series and their relation to the Tarot's Knights - ooh it's all about the dashing chaps and believe me, they were very dashing indeed on the Beeb. Not an excuse to put up pictures of handsome men in leather. No, not at all.
9 - Making his presence felt for the first time in the list of top posts here in Tarot Thrones is the Page of Swords. This is a series that I do where I quiz a deck's author or artist about their deck, their courts in particular and specifically the Page of Swords. Here's the equivalent card from the Lost Tarot of Nostradamus by John Matthews and Wil Kinghan.
8 - Working out your court card theme for the coming year - the year in the blog post is 2015, but you can absolutely do this for every year. In fact, I'll pop the 2017 court card for me up here in a couple of days time :)
7 - The DruidCraft Tarot continues to delight us, long after it was published and here we meet the deck's King and Queen of Cups, published by Connections. Have you read it?
6 - Holly Sierra's Chrysalis Tarot is one of the most gorgeously coloured and illustrated decks that I own - here is Holly talking about her courts and the Page of Swords in particular.
5 - The halfway point and our last look at a post dedicated to the Page of Swords. Here it is Giordano Berti talking about Sola Busca Tarot's Page of Swords. How I love the Sola Busca ... I actually met it in the, erm, flesh at the Brera in Milan. Oh yes, I do get about :-D
4 - Now that we are in the top five, we come to a really lovely Marseille type tarot, the Ancient Italian Tarot by Lo Scarabeo - check out the Page with a booty like Beyoncé :-D
3 - Now we're in the top three and this one was actually created over on my other blog, Hestia's Larder, where I decided to live like Elizabeth Taylor for a week. Never has so much eyeliner been used by one person ... but it was a lot of fun. I decided to record her marriages as a series of court card scenarios - hope that you enjoy them!
2 - Almost at the top, but not quite, the expressive courts that are the King and Queen of Pentacles from the Druidcraft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, artwork by the incomparable Will Worthington.
1 - The most popular item on m'blog in 2016 was the Robin Wood Tarot review - resplendent with little video. A gorgeous deck with delightful courts - give it some house room!