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Hardest Review to Write
on January 4, 2015
As the title of my review suggests this is extremely difficult review for me to write, only because I'm not sure how to articulate my experiences with this deck and my feelings towards it -despite owning the deck for over a two months- but I will try my best.
The box that the deck comes in is nothing special, just a little cardboard box. Most people will likely through this out and store the deck in something else (with the exception of hardcore collectors). The card dimensions a little longer and more narrow then most decks, and the card stock is of good quality.
The little white book that accompanies the deck is about 44 pages long and includes a spread and extra pages for notes. It briefly talks about the creation of the decks, and then gives a description, upright and reversed meaning for each card. As far as little white books go, this one is pretty good, and unlike some everything page is in English. Regardless if you're new to Tarot I would use an addition source for some of the meanings.
The artwork is beautiful, twisted, haunting, and loosely based of the Rider-Waite system. There is nothing soft or gentle about these images, so don't expect any readings you preform with this deck to be. At first I found the artwork to be very intimidating, and made my think about things and parts of myself that I didn't really want to face. For that reason I like it would be great for shadow working and other forms of meditation (if that's what you're into).
Despite how much I loved the look of the Deviant Moon Tarot, I had to spend I lot of time with the cards to get comfortable with them, because of how they effected me.
Overall, if you're into dark decks this is a must buy for you, but I would not recommend this for a beginner.