Circle of life tarot deck
Circle of Life Tarot Deck by NOT A BOOKI bought this deck at the spur of the moment because the used oracle I really wanted to get somewhere else had a card missing, so I felt frustrated...and I was bored. It ended up that this one had an extra card to it instead. (If you really want to know, it was the Queen of Wands.) What caught my bored and frustrated eye more than anything was it was one of the few round decks (not many decks out there are anything other than rectangle), and the box it came in was a glossy purple. I couldnt take my eye off the purple box. So I bought it.
I dont usually get decks from Lo Scarabeo anymore because I more often than not found myself disappointed with the artwork. Its rather cheesy. But this time, I think I might have bought a deck they dont normally sell in the United States (It was a used deck...very gently used. I didnt find it tough at all to put the cards back in order before reviewing it.) It looks something more than just what Euros think Americans would like. It also looks like something someone may have snuck past border security but then decided they didnt like it.
This deck, published in 2016, is one that I would suggest packing in your backpack or suitcase and taking with you if youre going on vacation...or at least a holiday trip or just a break from reality, let alone from the other tarot decks you may have been using before. Id say its kind of a cross between tarot and oracle, because the art on the cards dont always follow the usual order. I found this especially true with the suit of Wands (go figure that one out). Id suggest not to use this deck the way you usually use tarot because after all, not only are they round and the accompanying book refuses to give reverse meanings, but also because it might be necessary to just forget, outside the Major Arcana, that these cards are even organized into suits...which seems easy to do since the suit symbols for each are small enough to ignore. The cards are just that capricious. I think for the artist, the art is probably more important than the traditional meanings in a few of the cards...which is cool if its not a big thing for you when tarot rules-of-order are bent or broken here and there.
As for the art, I would describe it as whimsical fantasy...some fairies here, some demons there, some angels and tribal people elsewhere. The colors used for the Swords and Cups are cool and refreshing, the art for the Wands can be disconcerting, and the Pentacles tend to be different from what Im used to, and more so for the Major Arcana cards. Suits follow the more popular symbol representations...Swords = Air, Cups = Water, Wands = Fire, Pentacles = Earth...but its kind of what you might expect from fantasy artwork attempting to capture something from fantasy cartoon movies, except made for teenagers and younger adults. (Yes, theres a lot of feminine nudity in this deck, but not of the awful kind.)
I didnt love the deck, but I did like it. Its a good alternative if you want to use the tarot for escaping into a fantasy world instead of just reading a fantasy novel on a beach getaway like you might normally do. Besides, you cant really play with a novel the way you can play with a decent...and worthy...tarot deck.
Circle Life Tarot Deck by Scarabeo Maria Distefano
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For a conventional reading it often leaves me completely adrift. But for those questions, clients, or situations which border on the unconventional or plunge into the downright bizarre, its unusual imagery and creative twists provide a smorgasbord of intuitive delights. This deck was clearly meant to be on round cards from the outset. While the artwork of many round decks would seem to do just as well or better in a rectangular format, the Circle of Life Tarot was clearly conceived on a circular canvas. With many cards it is difficult to tell at a glance which way is up. In many cases the perspective is such that you appear to be looking down at the scene from directly overhead.
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