It’s not Tarot Tuesday or Thursday, but today I discovered some new tarot decks I’d like to share.
The first is the Dark Goddess tarot. You can see the deck and order them at the Dark Goddess website. I don’t have this deck yet, so I can’t review it, but I definitely want to order it. Each of the 78 cards depicts a goddess from cultures around the world. This is the Sun card, depicting the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet.
Here’s one of the cards from the website of its creator Holly Sierra. It’s another Egyptian themed card, depicting Ma’at, the goddess of law, truth and justice.
One of the advantages of using cards like these when writing fiction is that, for example, if you’re writing a story set in Ancient Egypt, such cards can be very inspiring.
And, even if you’re not writing a story set in Egypt, using decks like these can aid you in looking at your story in a completely different way by turning your perception or perspective around in a new direction.
The last deck I want to share is called The Burning Serpent Oracle. This deck is very special in that, one, it’s being designed by two very well-known and respected members of the tarot community, Rachel Pollack and Robert M. Place. If you’re into tarot as I am, just the mention of those two names should send a delicious shiver down your spine. Pollack has written some of the seminal texts on the study of Tarot and Place is the creator of such decks as The Alchemical Tarot and The Vampire Tarot.
The second unique aspect about this deck is that you order it over at the Indiegogo website, where you can not only place a pre-order for the deck, but you can help toward funding the publication of the deck.
It’s not a tarot deck, however. It is an oracle deck, so keep that in mind if you do want to order it.