Did you get any new decks for Christmas?
Tarot and the festive period don't seem to mix well in my mind but it was a good opportunity for me to pick up few new decks. I thought things would be a bit quieter and I'd take the time to enjoy flipping through and getting to know them. Then I decided to volunteer my time for a free tarot reading on Saturday, thinking I wouldn't hear a thing but within minutes a request had come through. So I guess life's worries don't disappear over the holiday period.
It was a good opportunity for me to put one of my new decks into practice and it served me well. Here's what I got from Santa:
The Light Seer's Tarot
The card quality isn't the best but it's not the worst either and there's no colourful edging as there was on the independent version, but then my deck cost significantly less and there was no shipping fees or customs to pay. I'm really looking forward to working with this deck more and will be doing a full review soon!
The This Might Hurt Tarot
The interesting thing, and this is only my first impressions, is the comparison with the quality of the Light Seer's Tarot mass-market and this independently produced deck is minimal but in terms of card stock, significant. I'll review this deck fully once I've had a bit more time working with it, but the importance I attach to the quality of card stock and the feel of the cards has surprised me.
Lili White Tarot
This deck is part of a pair, Lili White and Lili Black. I decided to go for the white version as my eyesight isn't as good as it could be and I find lighter colours easier to see. But on receiving this beautiful deck, I did wonder if perhaps I should have bought the Lili Black and the guidebook too (so it's in French, that's what Google Translate is for). I'll be making my decision on that before we Brexit on the 31 January 2020!
Did you get any new decks for Christmas? What are you looking forward to using in 2020? Look out for some deck reviews coming soon.