Apr 18, 2011

Deck Review- The Spiral Tarot

Dedicated to her Celtic grandmother, Kay Steventon has brought us the wonderful Spiral Tarot with it's magical images and rich coloring. Kay's grandmother instilled in her at an early age that life is like the ancient symbol the spiral, everything begins, runs it's course and ends only to begin again. This is a lovely deck  both intuitive and Mystical to work with.

The Spiral Tarot is a 78 card deck measuring about 2 3/4" x 4 1/8" and is just the right size to shuffle and hold in your hands. The cards have a nice glossy lamination that seems to make the imagery shimmer with life. All the cards are edged in a beautiful purple marbling effect that really is quite attractive.

The Major Arcana are quite lovely in their blue, gold and emerald hues, picturing traditional tarot images found in other Rider Waite clones. Each card has the element, Hebrew letter (Golden Dawn attribution) and astrological glyph among the images and if you look really closely each Major Arcana card you can see the the tree of life in the background

The Minor Arcana are also full of golds and blues and emerald tones that absolutely make them stand out fantastically, I just love the colors used in this deck. The Minor Arcana  are where all the action takes place and each Minor card is brimming with lively, active scenes. There is a companion book that goes with these cards that you can buy separately and I really wish I would have ordered that too, to gain a little extra depth and information on the cards.

This deck is a great deck for beginners and experienced alike as it's so easy to work with and it's answers are clear and a bit playful. I had a fantastic time working with this deck and would recommend it for anyone.

Publisher: US Games Systems
Artist: Kay Steventon
ISBN: 1-57281-097-1

Images used with permission from US Games

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