- Cards: 78 pages
- Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; 1st edition (June 24, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572816112
- ISBN-13: 978-1572816114
- Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 4.8 x 7.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #611,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Deviant Moon Tarot Cards – June 24, 2008
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I've seen hundreds of Tarot decks over the years, and I can honestly say there is nothing on the market that rivals the sumptuous textures, masterful artistry and utter originality of the Deviant Moon Tarot.
For months now, several images of the Deviant Moon Tarot were posted to the web, capturing the imagination of Tarot enthusiasts worldwide. Many were clamoring for news, more card images and a definitive release date with an almost desperate excitement.
Tarot fans, rejoice! U.S. Games has now unleashed the highly anticipated Deviant Moon Tarot upon the world! And let me tell you, if the exquisite, highly-detailed online images whetted your appetite, the actual deck goes above and beyond expectation! (After my deck arrived in the mail, I was almost shaking trying to unwrap the cellophane.)
As Patrick revealed in my interview with him a few months ago, he created each image made by manipulating digital photographs taken of 18th century tombstones. He noted:
"I would explore cemeteries and abandoned buildings, taking many photos of textures or objects of interest to blend into my drawings. Rotted doors and windows became buildings and structures, while tombstones parts were fabricated into clothes, accessories, or even the citizens themselves. I like to think the photos contain some of the `spirit' found in the places I have visited, and that perhaps some of their energy will reflect in the cards I have made.Read more ›
I called up my friend and asked him if I could take the cards out for a test drive with him. Usually, what I like to do is go through the cards, and at least look through the deck and get familiar with it before I dive into a reading. Especially because I find those 'artlsy' decks to be more advanced if you aren't already familiar w/tarot imagery. BUT, my friend was very IMPATIENT, and insisted that I take the new cards, riffle, shuffle, cut, x amount of times for his reading...as much as it made me cringe, I did as he asked, and my reading was so amazingly clear, concise, and just really spot on. The cards often gave me LITERAL meanings with the picture. For example, the question was about his career in our company as we're also work colleagues. He had worked before for Tower records, was high up and involved in the music industry. He has many times told me, and I quote him exactly, "My world was turned UPSIDE DOWN when Tower went out of business, I had vested so much time in that company and I thought that was going to be my career". When we did his spread, I literally laughed out loud because the card for distant past- South Card in the C.C. spread was "World Reversed". I couldn't believe it.Read more ›
The physical cards themselves are rather slippery, making them a tad difficult to handle without spilling them. But this made me pay attention to how I shuffle them, and I'm sure with further use it will be easier-- but just something to note.
So far, the readings I've done using these cards have been full of wry humour and straightforward truth. This deck has a crystal clear "personality" that refuses to compromise. Absolutely no fluff here, just an unabashed and incisive approach to "traditional" Tarot reading.
I ended up getting this deck a bit wet when I dropped my bag into a snow bank. The glossy sheen that I mentioned before made the cards feel slippery actually saved them (thank goodness) from total ruin! There was minor edge damage to the two cards on either end of the deck, but other than that, it's perfectly fine. I still love this deck and use it regularly, both for myself and others. I find people respond to the images strongly-- for better or worse-- and that seems to help make the readings memorable and poignant for everyone involved.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this deck; the colors are brilliant and the art itself is reminiscent of dream imagery. I like the matte finish and medium-weight stock, as it makes for easier shuffling. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Susan Jenkins
Beautiful deck! Card stock is great and at first I thought the imagery was strange, but it spoke so clearly to me once as I got the deck and I fell in love with it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Faunus
I did not order these off of Amazon, but I found them in my favorite little hole in the wall metaphysical shop in my town. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nicole Pearson
I pick a deck by the fool... For his soul was bitten like mine... I stayed away from this deck for a long time because it looked dark to me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by nuisjud