Black cats, ghosts, and jack o'lanterns offer enchantment and light-hearted perspectives in this lively tarot deck and book set. Book contains 148 pages, illustrated.
Another great thing about this deck is that even though she uses the Halloween symbols, they are very clearly based on the traditional placements & elements from one of the oldest decks ever-- the Rider Waite Tarot--the one commissioned by the Society of the Golden Dawn over a hundred years ago. But unlike the Rider Waite-- which many people dislike for being bland and boring, the Halloween Tarot is new and interesting. Those of you who started with Rider Waite will find a lot of similarity in the decks, but enough difference to make your second Tarot more "you" and less "everyone else."
One of my favorite things about this deck is a very personal one-- the cat on every card, who acts as a sort of guide to the emotion/meaning of that card, looks just like my cat, Tituba. So this deck seems to have been made for me.
STILL-- even if you aren't lucky enough to have a curly tailed black cat, if you like colorful, vivid Tarot cards which are a little different from the "new age" style that takes over so many Tarot decks, and if you like a good, bright spread, and if Hallowe'en is one of your favorite holidays, GET THIS DECK. I promise, it will become your favorite too!
I'm usually not a fan of theme decks, finding that most of them end up in the back of the bookcase after the initial excitement has worn off. West obviously has a pretty good tarot knowledge base as well as her excellent art skills. This deck actually works. Any reader familiar with the Rider-Waite would be able to use this deck with minimal study.
Halloween whimsy all through the year! Just like Ms. West, the creator of the Halloween tarot, I LOVE Halloween. Read more