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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.
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on February 20, 2017
It took me a while to buy this deck cause it used to scare me. So I decided to purchase this last October to do my shadow work and boy, it was a pleasant surprise. This deck reads in a very accurate, compassionate and even in way.
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on June 24, 2016
Wow! I have to say I am beyond happy with this purchase. This deck is beautiful, it speaks volumes to me. In case anyone is wondering, I chose the 'hardcover' option and received the Deviant Moon Borderless Edition of cards which includes the small 'leaflet'. This is my third tarot deck ever. My first was a cheap book store one with the theme of Shakespeare, I had a hard time connecting with that set of cards and eventually I fell out of tarot all together. The second was a "Easy Tarot" set which was okay ( I do have a comparison for size in the photos included which shows a "easy tarot" card and the Deviant Moon next to it) I first saw the Deviant Moon set and it captured me. I love these cards they are even better in person. If you think you might enjoy this set, do not hesitate and go for it! I highly doubt you will be unsatisfied. The package came in a proper hard cardboard box which was snug and securing the package of cards, which were wrapped up in plastic wrap, then the cardboard box, then more plastic wrap around the cards themselves. Would recommend this item!

It's been a week now and I'm still loving this set, worth every penny! I'm getting great readings with this deck, it's connected with me. The card stock is great as well they are holding up no problem. I thought I would include a few of my favourite cards just on imagery alone. :)
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on March 31, 2013
This deck is amazing, creative and still holding the dept of tarot, with some interesthing and thoughtful twist from the Rider-Waite
The moon spread in the booklet I use again and again with surprising results.
Congratulation to this artist his work is fascinating.
At first it felt a little bit dark, but that is part of us too!
So I don't necessarily use it for insecure clients because of one or two squeletons and blood drips...
I have been using this deck for few years now, still love it as much.
It's provocative in it's imagery, straight to the point symbols that will impress the peoples mind and make the message sink in.
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on May 6, 2014
I also have the Rider deck, but somehow, this one talks to me more than the latter.

It is rather dark and creepy, so it isn't for the fluffy bunnies out there. But is is beautiful under candle light, while meditating on what the cards are trying to say. They are very dynamic and expressive, the scenes are beautifully rendered and the characters are strangely attractive. The deck in general seems to be based on the Rider, so Rider users will not be so lost with this one (except for a few number switches)..

The cards are very briefly explained, so if you use this deck as a first deck, it might be useful to get a secondary book on Tarot such as Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack.

The only downside is the card texture. I would've put a more resistant coating on it. But it seems to be holding well, and maybe it's just that I just prefer glossy finishes.

All in all, if you like the bizarre, and are fascinated by anything that does not conform to logic, you should appreciate this eerie pack.
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on February 13, 2016
I still haven't learnt how to use these cards properly but I can attest towards their quality! I love dark themed things and these cards may be just the perfect amount of creepiness without going overboard. The artwork is amazing and holds some of that wow factor when displaying to a friend. Cards feel solid and have a nice size to them.
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on June 22, 2016
Awesome. The art is really great, and inspiring. The deviant moon isn't for everyone, but the ones whom were drawn to it, will all benefit from this book. Even though the diviner's own subconscious mind is the ultimate guide, the book does help.
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on April 20, 2016
Can`t say enough good things about this deck! It`s dark imagery is wonderfully haunting while still carrying enough hints from the RW deck that it can easiy be interpreted by a beginner. Excellent card stock too! Two thumbs way up!
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on March 31, 2013
I followed the artist when he started this project and when it finally came out I was not disappointed at all. They are simple gorgeous and I would have never guessed the cards were crafted from images he took of cemeteries and tombstones.
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on January 26, 2013
I bought these as a gift for my brother, and he loves them. The art work looks amazing, and is just the right amount of creepy! The booklet is easy to understand, and he was able to start giving readings right away.
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