Hey everyone, and Happy Tuesday! Monday is over with, and it’s time to get on with the rest of the week! One of my personal goals for this week is to do a lot of work with my tarot cards, and that includes getting to know my newest deck: Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore.
I was immediately drawn to this deck when I saw it online simply because it’s so beautiful. Eventually I knew I just had to get it, and the beauty I saw in it on a computer screen was nothing compared to real life! Every single card is absolutely stunning.
There’s such incredible detail and movement in these images, and so much care has been put into them that the meanings practically leap to life as soon as I look at them. The silver metallic trim is a nice touch, and even the backs of the cards are just gorgeous.
Beyond the visual pleasure of this deck, I have to talk about the quality and the setup. I opted for the kit with the larger guidebook. The box has that lovely magnetic closure you find on some decks, with the guidebook on top and the cards recessed underneath. I know some people take their cards out of the original box and put them in something different, but I have too many decks to really justify that. This makes the manufacturer’s box important to me, and I love this one.
The guidebook for this deck is also worth talking about. There’s always some general information in the front of any tarot book, but I felt this was just a particularly good introduction to this deck. The book includes a great general overview of tarot as well. All of this front matter is difficult to really explain without going into far more detail than you’d probably want to read here, but trust me when I say it’s good.
The rest of the book goes into the meanings of the cards, of course, but it’s so well written! Each card not only has it’s general meaning but also a fantastic little story. I’m never one to sit down and read a guidebook cover to cover, but this one makes me want to do so!
Every single thing about Shadowscapes Tarot so far is fantastic. I’d highly recommend it whether you’re brand new to tarot or an old hand.
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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside Detective. Her short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous. Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world. You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.
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