The Goddess Tarot Deck Cards – Oct 21 2008
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I think the deck is very user friendly and I enjoy its different focus. So many women seek out Tarot readings to help them work through and understand the influence of the men in their lives upon their lives. This deck is so useful for keeping querants focused on their own issues and their own well-being.
As a beginner, cards such as the death card and the tower card were particularly disturbing to me, so to replace the images with pictures of great goddesses was the only way I could feel comfortable working with the tarot.
I've outgrown this deck for general purposes, but whenever I need guidance I find myself returning to this deck. This deck is more spiritual than any other deck out there and very gentle. It's really a very beautiful deck.
The reason I don't use this deck all the time anymore is that the imagery of the tarot is really what speaks to me when I do readings. The major arcana in this Goddess deck consists of goddesses, thus much of the imagery is hard for me to delve into and get a good 'vibe' from without spending hours researching and working with each goddess. Also, I grew less afraid of the scarier images, and once I put that fear aside, the traditional tarot blossomed since I wasn't hesitant to handle it anymore.
The Goddess Tarot is a beautiful deck. It's feminine in the best sense of the word. It's client friendly, children friendly, and beginner friendly with its gentle images. Sometimes when doing readings face to face with a querent, I'll pull out the Goddess Tarot deck with more jittery persons. There are some people that jump out of their chair when they see the death, tower, or devil card. It sounds and looks much gentler in this deck. Instead of Death you have Transformation. Instead of the Devil you have Temptation.
It's really a deck that anybody can benefit from, even if it's just to appreciate its asthetic beauty.
The Majors have, for the most part, the standard meanings, though each figure is replaced by a Goddess who represents the concept of the card. For example, the Hierophant becomes "Tradition" and is represented by Juno, and the High Priestess is "Wisdom", and features Sarasvati. They are lovely art-wise, and my only complaint is that they tend to sugarcoat a few of the darker cards. But then, I gripe about every deck in which Death is called something other than Death. Waldherr calls it Transformation. It's a peeve of mine, but the meaning is the same, and the Goddess pictured, Ukemochi, works well--she was killed, and food plants sprouted forth from her body. Life from death. It's a slightly Pollyanna-ish interpretation of the card, but it's OK.
I've heard people griping about the Minors on various web sites, but I personally like these. They are mostly re-paintings of the Pamela Smith cards, which means they're easy to learn and interpret. Their beauty stirs the imagination and really involves your emotions in the reading, and their gentle colors are comforting.
All in all, one of my favorite decks.
Most recent customer reviews
Oh my Gog, I love this deck! I'd didint want this because of the art: it was not something that would attract me at first sigh. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
These cards are beautiful, they are exactly what I was looking for when I ordered them. I rec'd them quickly and in great condition. Thank youPublished on April 12 2013 by Leeanne Cutmore
I'm a newbie tarot reader and thought that this deck would be a good place to start. It is phenomenal! Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2013 by Pen Name
The cards are best quality and they are designed very beautiful !
On the Major Arcana, I observed each card separetely, each card is an artwork. Read more
Whether used in meditation or readings, this is a wonderfully illustrated deck of tarot cards. The colors are feminine but not cutesy; the images are empowering, not overtly sexual... Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2003 by Sam
Absolutely beautiful. The artwork contains enough symbology for easy interpretation while giving insight into the characteristics of the goddesses portraied. Read morePublished on July 30 2003 by Diane Brzozowski
this is my first tarot deck and I would recommend it to a beginner or someone more advanced. It talks about all the cards and explains all the spreads (and how to do them. Read morePublished on July 28 2003
This deck is absolutely beautiful. The artwork is amazing and the companion book is very accurate. A little bit different from traditional tarot but still very accurate. Read morePublished on July 5 2003 by Robin M Goffinet