Tarot Decks to Lust After

My interest in Tarot is probably well known to all readers of my blog. For those who don’t know, I’ve been reading Tarot off and on for over 15 years. I’m going through one of my more off than on periods right now, mostly because taking care of little Baby C (now just over 5 months old) doesn’t leave much mental capacity for Tarot.

Regardless of my current level of activity with Tarot, I’m still very interested in it, and am actively following the creation process of several upcoming decks.

Perhaps my favourite of the lot is the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. I’m not sure where I first heard about it, possibly through Aeclectic Tarot Forum, or maybe through SageWoman, on who’s cover Gaian Tarot cards have been featured several times. Now, Joanna has posted a video of the deck on YouTube. You can see it here, or watch it after the break on my blog.

The next deck I am watching with interest in the Touchstone Tarot from Kat Black, the creator of the Golden Tarot. It attracts me because of the incredible use of Renaissance and Baroque art that blend together to make cards that almost seem alive. This looks like it is going to be a good workhorse deck; both friendly and truthful. I’m eagerly awaiting Leisa ReFalo to announce the sale of the limited edition on the Tarot Connection Shop.

Last, but not least, is the Shadowscape Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Honestly, I’m not sure how usable this deck is going to be, since I like my decks full of symbolism. It really is beautiful, though. I’ve actually purchased a cross stitch pattern for the Empress card from Heaven and Earth Designs.

There is also Ciro Marchetti’s upcoming deck, Legacy of the Divine Tarot. You can see a video about it here.