Gilded Reverie Lenormand Review Roundup

Ciro Marchetti's Oracle of visions party puzzle

Ciro Marchetti

Acclaimed artist Ciro Marchetti has transformed the traditional Lenormand cards with a rich, new aesthetic featuring gilded edges and accents. Gilded Reverie Lenormand remains true to the iconic 36-card oracle system made famous in the 19th century by Mlle Lenormand, the fortune-teller to Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte. Recently, there has been a groundswell of renewed interest in reading with Lenormand decks. Gilded Reverie’s elaborately detailed images in vivid, jewel-toned colors render the 36-card Lenormand system more appealing and accessible than ever. A 48-page booklet provides insightful interpretations and instructions. Ciro Marchetti is an award-winning artist who has designed five tarot and oracle decks including Tarot of Dreams and Oracle of Visions. Prints, puzzles and other items featuring his artwork are popular around the world.

See the artist’s video.

GildedReverieLenormand_3002 Here are just a few of the rave reviews this gorgeous deck is receiving. (Please note that the card error mentioned in a few has been corrected. If you get a copy that has a duplicate card, just let us know!)

GildedReverie_14In her Aeclectic Tarot review, Erica says, “this deck is very enjoyable and easy to read.”

GildedReverie_3CardsPromotion002Elizabeth of Tarot by Elizabeth was “absolutely blown away by this Lenormand deck”.

Donnaleigh of Divine Whispers shouts her praise: “Luscious, opulent, rich, vibrant, gem-like, sturdy”.

Over at Tarot Notes, Zanna declares this “a treasure/jewel of a deck”.

GildedReverie_BookLily002Terri of Tarot Reviews is sure no one will be disappointed!

Alura at Everything Under The Moon says she was tickled pink by this deck.

Kayla from the Eclectic Element warns, “Don’t let this seemingly simple deck fool you, though!”

GildedLenormand_10Ship“The luxurious feel” is what Ellen from the Grey Lady’s Hearth talks about impressing her.

Enjoy one of Donnaleigh’s amazing video review of the Gilded Reverie Lenormand.

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Get yours today.

Tea Leaf Fortune Cards: Focus On The Cards part 3 of 3

In Rae Hepburn's Tea Leaf Oracle, there are a total of  cards with 182 of those being the symbols that you might see if you sat down with your own cup of tea leaves. Rae went through the exhaustive process of culling over 500 images down to 182 to make this deck manageable.

For the past two days, you have seen the back of the Tea Leaf cards as well as the bowl, the butterfly, the wheel, the ladder, the needle and thread. Now here are the last three that we are highlighting.

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How do you compare these cards and their meanings with Tarot cards? What card or cards would the Goldfish make you think of? What about the Horseshoe? And the Feather?

Remember that all comments on this week's Tea Lead Fortune series will be in the running for a reading by Stella T'arot using this deck.  Don't miss the previous posts that include the Astral cards, the Month cards and a video showing Rae Hepburn herself reading with this unique deck. Your comment on every post will count as a separate entry.

The winner will be drawn Monday and announced Tuesday on this blog, Twitter and Facebook.

Tea Leaf Fortune Cards: Focus On The Cards part 2 of 3

In Rae Hepburn's Tea Leaf Oracle, there are a total of  cards with 182 of those being the symbols that you might see if you sat down with your own cup of tea leaves. Rae went through the exhaustive process of culling over 500 images down to 182 to make this deck manageable.

Yesterday we showed off the bowl and the wheel as well as the back of these cards. Here are three more.

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How do you compare these cards and their meanings with Tarot cards? What card in the Tarot would you associate with the Ladder? What about the Needle and Thread or Butterfly?

Visit with Lizzie as she reviews this intriguing deck.

Remember that all comments on this week's Tea Lead Fortune series will be in the running for a reading by Stella T'arot using this deck.  Don't miss the previous posts that include the Astral cards, the Month cards and a video showing Rae Hepburn herself reading with this unique deck.

Tea Leaf Fortune Cards’ creator Rae Hepburn

U.S. Games Systems, Inc author, Rae Hepburn is interviewed and shown doing her pyramid reading with her Tea Leaf Fortune cards.

Excerpted from Clay McGlaughlin's article printed in The Times-Standard.

In a traditional tea leaf reading, the subject prepares and drinks a cup of loose-leaf tea while reflecting on their questions or problems. Through this process their energy is thought to influence the swirling leaves, and when the liquid is gone the tasseographer interprets images left in the dregs of the cup to search for clues about the future. While the act of brewing, preparing and drinking tea can be pleasant in and of itself, Eureka-based author and tasseographer Rae Hepburn has developed a quicker, easier method for those who lack the time, patience or facilities for a proper brew-up.

Born in the north of England, Hepburn is the creator of “Tea Leaf Fortune Cards,” an illustrated set of circular cards representing nearly 200 symbols that combine elements from the 600-plus symbols that tasseographers regularly use. Hepburn combined symbols with similar meanings to bring the number to a reasonable figure for a portable set.

See the whole article here.

Have you ever tried tasseomancy? This cards make readily available to all.

To everyone who comments on this week's Tea Leaf Oracle series , Stella will draw a winner and do a reading for them with the Tea Leaf Oracle here on this blog. Have you ever had your tea leaves read?

An Interview with the Cat’s Eye Tarot by Tarot Notes

Cats_EmperorWhat happens when cats interview the Cat's Eye Tarot? Read Tarot Notes to find out.

Here's a small excerpt.

As their servant, I naturally agreed to their plan. They elected the lovely Karma (aka Karmalita, Kars, or Karsby) to conduct the interview. They also stated that they would not require my presence during the interview, and that they would arrange for the interview to be transcribed and delivered to me at their convenience.

Five New Decks

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U.S. Games is happy to announce the release of three new Tarot decks plus two new oracle decks for your holiday happiness. 

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The Cat's Eye Tarot by Debra M. Givin, DVM, is an unusual deck in that the author and artist is also a feline-focused veterinarian. The card meanings and numbering follow Rider-Waite interpretations, with reptiles, fish, birds, and mice replacing the usual suit symbols. Even the newcomer to tarot will be able to relate to these delightful images of cats and learn valuable lessons from them.

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Then we have Jennifer Galasso's Crystal Visions Tarot. It combines her love of crystal balls with a nod to a famous rock-and-roll singer. The luscious card imagery also illustrates the elemental aspects of each suit in order to aid the novice in forming associations with the cards.

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Joie de Vivre Tarot is the latest from Paulina Cassidy. It features her trademark fantastical creatures and eye for detail. Those who take a journey through this wondrous realm will rediscover their own child-like spirit.

And don't miss our latest oracle card decks!

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The Woodland Wisdom Oracle deck by Rev. Frances Munro features artwork by the talented Fantasy artist Peter Pracownik. Elves and fairies share their Woodland Wisdom to help you move your life forward in positive ways.

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Last but certainly not least is the Rae Hepburn's Tea Leaf Fortune Cards. Rae Hepburn, an accomplished tea leaf reader, teaches you to unlock the ancient secrets of reading tea leaves. Follow a few simple guidelines, and you can immediately read your fortune.

Here are some recent reviews and interviews. If you have reviewed any of these, please send that link to Stella at US Games. We would love to feature that here and on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.

So which ones do you want? Leave a comment. We want to hear from  you.

Liz’s Review of Tea Leaf Fortune Cards

Oct 17, 2011

Deck Review- Tea Leaf Fortune Cards

The art of Tea Leaf Reading is referred to as Tasseomancy. Tea has been around for some 5,000 years so it may be that people were reading tea leaves as far back as that. The reader picks up the cup and reads the patterns formed by the tea leaves. Usually the best tea leaf reading will come from readers who also have natural artistic skills but since most of us are not trained as such, there is a wonderful new deck that takes the guess work out of  tea leaf reading.

I'd like to introduce The Tea Leaf Fortune Cards by Rae Hepburn and published By US Games. Rae Hepburn has studied tea leaf reading for more than thirty years and with these fabulous cards we can reap the benefits of readings without all the hassle of learning volumes of information.

The Tea Leaf Fortune Cards are 200 lovely round cards  (12 Month of the year cards, 6 Astral House cards and 186 Tea Leaf cards) with amazingly appealing artwork that makes reading with them loads of fun, I love the round shape and I've found that shuffling them is actually quite easy. There are a couple different ways that they can be shuffled, by placing them all on a flat surface and mixing them up with your hands or, as I have found, stacking the wonderful little spheres in several small stacks and shuffling as you might do with a regular card deck, making sure to shuffle all the stacks evenly.

This deck and book set also comes with a gorgeous golden bag that you can use to store your cards in and even shake them as a method of shuffling as well. The accompanying 94 page instruction book is a wonderful resource with the history of Tasseomancy, the development of the Tea Leaf Fortune Cards, traditional reading methods, several spreads that you can use with these cards and an alphabetical listing of all 200 cards with an interpretation of each.

I had a really great time shuffling and reading with these cards and I'm simply amazed at just how accurately they read! This is a great deck for anyone who wishes to dip their toes into tea leaf reading and this form of geomancy. This is one deck that would be a wonderful addition to anyone's collection!

 

Video Review: Archeon Tarot

Sometimes I happen across great reviews. I wanted to share this one with you. Please, if you do review one of our decks, let us know! You can email Stella with the link.

So what do you think? Do you like the video format? Do you prefer the written type? What's your preference? Also, what do you personally look for in a review?

Check out Timothy Lantz's new site as well.

Review Round-Up of USGS Products #1

The response to the Calling All Reviewers post has been fabulous!

Nuevecitas 027 U.S. Games Systems appreciate all the reviewers out there who dedicate their time, energy, bandwidth and other resources to supporting and reviewing decks, books and box sets.

Our first reviewer is Mariana Aguilar of La casa del Tarot blog. Recently, Mariana reviewed Patrick Valenza’s Deviant Moon Tarot. Click here to read her review (in Spanish).

Thank you, Mariana!

Our second reviewer is well known to many deck enthusiasts for her engaging posts and reviews featuring the Tarot.

Tarot dame small Kiki, better known as the Tarot Dame, will be celebrating three years in the blogosphere. Happy anniversary, Tarot Dame!

Below are several of her thorough, entertaining reviews of U.S. Games Systems decks:

 

 

Archeon Tarot

Brotherhood of Light Tarot

Deviant Moon Tarot

Fenestra Tarot

Gummy Bear Tarot

Halloween Tarot (in tin)

Sacred Art Tarot

Sun and Moon Tarot

Tell-Me Tarot

Morgan's Tarot

Thank you, Tarot Dame!

Remember, if you've reviewed a U.S. Games Systems deck, book or box set, drop me a line to be included in the next Review Round- Up.

— Janet