Friday, July 17, 2009

One of my favorite Tarot decks


This is a sample of the Aquarian tarot by David Palladini. It is actually the first style of deck I ever worked with. It has an art deco feel to it and interestingly it has more of a "pull" than a deck the same artist released afew decades later (the Palladini tarot). It is based very closely on the Waite Smith deck of course which is what I use 99% of the time in my professional work, but I love the artwork on these. The Priestess card is perhaps one of the most beautiful images and interestingly he has chosen to "lift the veil" behind her. The butterfly on the flower seems to suggest that inner wisdom and transformation come in quiet contemplation, lovely.

I'll include a link to a review of this deck on Aeclectic tarot:


A great site by the way if you are looking for information on decks. One thing I find annoying about how tarot cards are often sold is that there is usually no way of knowing what all of the cards look like as they are sold in a sealed box. This site lets you peruse some images and the reviews are great.