So: What have I been up to in terms of Tarot during the last few weeks?
Well, My dear friend Rowena from Aussi-land send me a very sweet present:
The Shadowskapes Tarot featuring the fantasy art of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law! 🙂
This deck had been on my wish list for quite a while. But every time I saw it in the store I looked at it – and ultimately put it back on the shelf., thinking, that a deck featuring fairies and Dragons is not really “my thing”
I would have loved to just look at the deck and its intricate artwork, but read with it?
But what a very pleasant surprise it was, when I held this little treasure in my hands: The detail in the artwork is amazing! Multitudes of small Spirits appear in every single card, emerging from the rocks, Trees, Plants and other background features, each single one drawn in detail and portraying a distinct character worthy of appearing on a card of its own. Musical instruments are woven into trees, rocks are made up out of Nautilus shells and fossilized Snails, Dragon horns and Earth fairy tails. Mystical Fibonacci Spiral designs are found in almost every card, formed by the tails of Foxes and Dragons, the roots and branches of Trees, and again rock formations.
I am at a loss to describe it all, so if you do not already know the deck, you have to visit the artist’s site and look at the images:
Some of my favorite cards are:
The Tree Spirit Hierophant is one of the nicest one I have ever seen
The Queen of Wands and the King of Pentacles
But I also love the comparatively simple 3 of Wands and the 8 of Pentacles
The High Priestess – there is an Owl on it – what else can I say…. 😉
The 3 and 8 of Swords are exquisitely sad.
Although there is a lot going on in each card I do not feel overwhelmed or as if being distracted.
Without being “fluffy”the deck for me is a gentle and refreshing change away from the harsh realities of life, death and stress and worries in a modern goal oriented world
Something else to mention are the gorgeous card backs and the silky smooth feeling of the card stock 🙂
I am quite pleased, that I find it easy to read with it, for myself in daily draws and more importantly for others, who are looking for answers to their serious questions.