The cards in this sumptuous deck are gorgeous, some of them with a hauntingly beautiful dreamlike element. It is most certainly a must have deck for anyone who collects decks or for someone who just wants a splendid deck to read with. A couple of things to keep in mind though, if you are considering this deck: the Botticelli LWB (little white book) may be particularly problematic for a novice reader. Interpretations for several of the cards are very non-traditional. A novice who is trying to learn the Tarot but still wants this deck might want to skip the LWB for now, learn the basic meanings first, and then see how to make these cards work for you. For others with a good grounding in basic Tarot interpretation, working with these cards intuitively can be a joy, as most of the images will certainly prompt many insights. The 2nd issue is that while virtually all of these cards are magnificent to look at, there are a few cards that are almost void of all traditional symbolism. This was most noticable in some of the pip (minor arcana) cards. Still, these 'problems' (if you can even call them that) are not insurmountable and for sheer visual pleasure it would be hard to beat this deck. Highly recommended.