Deck – The Animal Wisdom Tarot
Creator – Dawn Brunch
Artist - Ola Liola
Publisher - Cico Books
Date purchased - 2019
If you're a fan of Disney and love Lady and The Tramp, the Animal Wisdom Tarot deck might be the one for you. This deck follows on nicely from last weeks review of the cute and cuddly Tarot of the Magical Forest. The Animal Wisdom Tarot is another deck with sweet animals, this time they are a bit like an animated film version and you almost expect them to speak with a Hollywood celebrity's voice. It is a lovely colourful deck and very reasonably priced and easy to get a hold of. So if you're in the market for an animal deck here is what's good and what's not.
Favourite/Stand Out Cards
From the Majors, the Rooster and the Rabbit were just too cute. The Whale is also a chosen mammal in another deck (the Naked Heart) and although in this deck most of the animals are much sweeter, the whale is probably the most natural of all the images.
The names of the suits in the Minor Arcana have been changed and here Branches represent what would traditionally be the Wands. The Tiger is magnificent as the Guardian (King) but the range of colours in the other cards are what really elevate this suit from the usual overload of oranges and reds.
The suit of Feathers (Swords) is overall a colder feel with a blue palette. The pig stuck with ten feathers is less blood-drenched than many 10 of Swords cards but that vulture really is menacing so conveys the message of the card well.
This is the best deck for…those who like colour and character in their animals. If you can't wait for the next Madagascar movie, this deck is for you. If you like gritty realism then maybe avoid.
We've seen the cute Tarot of the Magical Forest and now the sweet Animal Wisdom Tarot but if you're looking a more serious animal deck, look out for next weeks review of the Naked Heart Tarot.
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