May Mystery Deck Revealed

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Well you've all done great at guessing this deck. Are you suprised to learn it is the African Tarot by Marina Romito and Denese Palm.

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The exuberant imagery of African Tarot draws largely on the African experience, depicted in a primitive art style. Marina Romito has reinterpreted the standard Rider-Waite images with symbols inspired by indigenous South African culture to create an accessible, uplifting deck. Evoking universal childhood emotions, African Tarot can help you explore your true inner nature.

AF78backThe back design of the cards is inspired by the Shagaan culture (one of the indigenous ethnic groups in South Africa); the tortoise symbolizes the slow coming of justice.

The miniature deck is perfect for small hands.

55-page booklet includes individual card meanings as well as card combinations.

Marina Romito holds a degree in philosophy, but is primarily a seeker of greater global harmony and truth. She was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Denese Palm has long been involved in the field of human rights, and particularly with women’s group in rural economic assistance projects.

Enjoy a few more images from the amazing African Tarot deck.


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AF78_11Wands
AF78_13Pentacles

May Mystery Deck: Clue 5

Welcome to the May Mystery Deck contest. This is clue number five.

We’ve got a very special prize for this one. You can win the hot-off-the-presses Magical Times Empowerment deck by Jodi Bergsma.

What do you have to do to win? Oh that’s easy! Just leave a comment. You can leave one per day for up to five chances to win. Get a bonus entry by sharing the post on your Facebook, Pinterest or via Twitter (hashtag #USGSTarot). Then let us know in separate comments that you shared it.

Now on to the clues!

CLUE NUMBER FIVE

Some have called me childish, but I prefer childlike.

Check back tomorrow to see if you were right. The mystery deck will be revealed. and the winner will be announced Monday.

May Mystery Deck: Clue Four

Welcome to the May Mystery Deck contest. This is clue number four.

We've got a very special prize for this one. You can win the hot-off-the-presses Magical Times Empowerment deck by Jodi Bergsma.

What do you have to do to win? Oh that's easy! Just leave a comment. You can leave one per day for up to five chances to win. Get a bonus entry by sharing the post on your Facebook, Pinterest or via Twitter (hashtag #USGSTarot). Then let us know in separate comments that you shared it.

Now on to the clues!

CLUE NUMBER FOUR

My size is ideal for small hands.

Check back tomorrow to see the next clue. The mystery deck will be revealed on Saturday and the winner will be announced Monday.

May Mystery Deck: Clue 3

Welcome to the May Mystery Deck contest. This is clue number three.

We've got a very special prize for this one. You can win the hot-off-the-presses Magical Times Empowerment deck by Jodi Bergsma.

What do you have to do to win? Oh that's easy! Just leave a comment. You can leave one per day for up to five chances to win. Get a bonus entry by sharing the post on your Facebook, Pinterest or via Twitter (hashtag #USGSTarot). Then let us know in separate comments that you shared it.

Now on to the clues!

CLUE NUMBER THREE

Both my creators are women.

Check back tomorrow to see the next clue. The mystery deck will be revealed on Saturday and the winner will be announced Monday.

May Mystery Deck: Clue 2

Welcome to the May Mystery Deck contest. This is clue number two.

We've got a very special prize for this one. You can win the hot-off-the-presses Magical Times Empowerment deck by Jodi Bergsma.

What do you have to do to win? Oh that's easy! Just leave a comment. You can leave one per day for up to five chances to win. Get a bonus entry by sharing the post on your Facebook, Pinterest or via Twitter (hashtag #USGSTarot). Then let us know in separate comments that you shared it.

Now on to the clues!

CLUE NUMBER TWO

Justice is important to my creators as well as my back.

Check back tomorrow to see the next clue. The mystery deck will be revealed on Saturday and the winner will be announced Monday.

May Mystery Deck: Clue 1

Welcome to the May Mystery Deck contest. We've got a very special prize for this one. You can win the hot-off-the-presses Magical Times Empowerment deck by Jodi Bergsma. 

What do you have to do to win? Oh that's easy! Just leave a comment. You can leave one per day for up to five chances to win. Get a bonus entry by sharing the post on your Facebook, Pinterest or via Twitter (hashtag #USGSTarot). Then let us know in separate comments that you shared it.

Now on to the clues!

CLUE NUMBER ONE

I can be said to be a very cultural Tarot deck.

Check back tomorrow to see the next clue.

The mystery deck will be revealed on Saturday and the winner will be announced Monday.

#Tarot Blog Hop: Beltaine 2013

Welcome to the U.S. Games Systems Inc's stop on the May 2013 Tarot Blog Hop. The blog before us was Chloe's Inner Whispers and the blog after us is Alison's Game of Thrones. You can find the Master List at Arwen's blog. The subject was "What traditions are important to you in how you read Tarot?"

In our participation in this Blog Hop, we've developed a tradition of sharing images of one card from many decks. Who better to represent the tradition of tradition than the Hierophant or Pope?

This card traditionally shows a spiritual advisor with figures below him. He is the voice of God and/or the intercessor of the faithful. He represents traditions and spiritual authority.

Here are some images from some our decks. Which is your favorite?

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Ancestral Path

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Rider Waite Smith by Rider, Waite and Smith

GhostsSpirits_5Hierophant

Ghosts and Spirits

Ukiyoe_5Hierophant

Ukiyoe Tarot

GummiBear_5Hierophant

Gummi Bear Tarot

Chinese_5HierophantHeavenlyMaster

Chinese Tarot

Thoth_5Hierophant

Thoth Tarot

So what do you think when you see the Hierophant? And what are some of the non-traditional meanings for you? Do you have a favorite U.S. Games deck Hierophant who didn't show up today? Tell us about it.

<— Chloe's Inner Whispers | Alison's Game of Thrones –>

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