Friday, 18 November 2011

Mystic Faerie Tarot

Mystic Faerie Tarot
By Linda Ravenscroft and Barbara Moore


"Step inside the enchanting world of the fey with rich watercolor images by renowned artist Linda Ravenscroft that capture the vibrancy and grace of faeries, sprites, elves, and nymphs in their lush gardens, telling their story within this fantastic tarot. Each suit tells a faerie tale as the nature spirits embark on magical adventures. A water nymph and wood elf learn that love is a gift not to be taken lightly, while a foolish faerie queen and her kingdom are nearly overtaken by a magical blue rose.

These stories offer lessons and fresh insights in all matters of life, while remaining true to tarot archetypes. The Mystic Faerie Tarot kit includes a 288-page book that introduces tarot and describes the major and minor arcana in detail. Perfect for beginners, you'll also find faerie-themed spreads to use, along with sample readings and a quick reference guide to the cards."

I recently bought this deck and I haven’t been this excited about one since I got my Celtic Dragon Tarot one year as a birthday present. The artwork, done by the phenomenally talented Linda Ravenscroft, is stunning and so very very magickal. The companion book is written by Barbara Moore, who has worked on interpretations on decks for artists such as Davide Corsi (Vampires of the Eternal Night tarot), Ciro Marchetti (Gilded Tarot, Legacy of the Divine Tarot) and Jessica Galbreth (the Enchanted Oracle).

The deck is whimsical and fun, painted in water colour each card is bordered in gold. It is really visually impacting and you can almost feel yourself falling to this magical mystical world full of faery, elves, dwarves and more.  Their energy is incredible and there is almost an eagerness to work with you. If you let yourself connect with that energy, it is almost as if the beings in the cards speak to you.

It’s a stunning deck full of fun and mischievousness and if you are a fan of the Fae Folk, this could be the deck for you!

I’ve been feeling a pull toward the Fae lately so when I saw this deck I knew I had to have it. We’re still in the getting to know you stage so we don’t work in harmony quite yet but we’re getting there. It has a real sense of lushness; I especially love the Devil card – so cute. It has this sense of, if you walked out into your garden you would see them all there and it wouldn’t be weird or strange. It would be as though they were meant to be there. It is fun, insightful and powerful and I would recommend this deck as one to add to your collection!

For some stunning images from this deck, go here.

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