Introducing the Art of Life #Tarot Deck

We here at US Games Systems Inc are excited about a new Tarot deck called Art of Life Tarot which will be releasing very soon. This unique deck combines masterpieces of art with masterpieces of words. Reviews are already rolling in.

Charlene says, "…by drawing inspiration from my background in art history and my lifelong passion for quotations, I could capture the essence of the meanings behind each card while simultaneously encouraging the reader to interpret its personal meaning."


 One thing we love is the box design. It is a heavy-duty weight with a stand-up lid that serves as an easel. You can slide in your card of the day to use it for your daily focus.

Donnaleigh de la Rose was moved to tears. She says, ""I sank into the cards, their quotes, and marveled at how closely I felt they interacted with my life." You can see her full review here.

Don't miss the review from Christiana Gaudet who had this to say. "Art of Life Tarot from U.S. Games is a truly unique and valuable deck. It easily teaches two important concepts with which tarot students often struggle." You can enjoy her review here.

Janet Boyer says, "I marveled at the Art of Life Tarot." Read the full review here.

Zanna Star remarked, "I am truly impressed and delighted with the choices of art and quotations chosen by Charlene Livingstone for the cards in Art of Life Tarot." You can read the full review here. ArtofLife_Wands3

See how Tarot blogger, Koneta Bailey, uses the Art of Life tarot in her daily draw here. She comments, "The quote on the card pretty much sums it up… Don’t you think?"

Have you reviewed a U.S. Games Tarot product? Let us know! Send Lynn your link so we can highlight it here and on Facebook and Twitter.

Want this deck? Ask your retailer to order it for you from U.S. Games today. It will be in your hands as soon as we have it.

Ask A Reader 3 #Tarot

Today's Ask A Reader comes from X who has two possible apartments to move to. We drew from the Joie de Vivre Tarot. I want to point out that I drew blind and put them on the scanner without looking at them first. I was suprised by the cards! Seems like a clear cut case, but is it?

First apartment Pro/Con

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Second apartment Pro/Con

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So what advice can you offer X today? Which living situation seems to be the better of the two?

Ask The Reader 2

It's Ask The Readers day again! You are the reader. The question is:

What should I do to find love?

What would you tell this client? I drew the following three cards for the Situation, the Action and the Outcome? See the bottom of this post for how you can be the next one we all read for.

Click for a larger image of each card

Thanks for your assistance. And if you have a question you would like answered, please send it to Stella with the subject line, "Ask The Readers". We will pull three cards and ask our blog readers for their interpretations.

"This deck is so well conceived that each card could stand as its own little universe. In readings it communicates in a clear, rich and friendly way thanks to the lovely card images and characters that inhabit them." — John Alan, The Tarot Guild

Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy, U.S. Games Systems Inc, 2011

Two #Tarot Card Spreads

Two card spreads are fun to do because they are fast, but do they give you enough information? I think that they do if you consider that you can eliminate the situation card and just ask two questions about it.

Here are just a few ways to do that.

"Should I Stay Or Should I Go" This lyrical two question spread can be applied to many situation including a relationship, a job or even a housing situation.

"Hold On or Let Go" will answer whether or not you need to try harder or just step back from a situation.

"Fold 'Em or Hold 'Em" is a poker version of whether you should commit to something or bow out.

"Step Up or Step Back" would be whether or not to volunteer your time and energy.

So let's try one, shall we? Your client wants to know if they should volunteer to be a chaperone for their child's field trip to the museum. You draw the Tower for the Step Up card and the 2 of Coins for the Step Back card.


What is your advice to your client based on these two cards from the African Tarot?

What are some other two card spreads you can think of?

The vibrant imagery draws largely on the African experience, depicted in a primitive art style. Evoking universal childhood emotions, African Tarot can help you explore your true inner nature. Review by Lizzie of Lizzie's Logic

13 means Death?

So today is one of those days that holds a lot of fear for some folks. Friday the 13th! I mean there's even an seemingly-never-ending horror movie series, right? And let's not even talk about covens and black cats and ladders.

But what about the thirteenth card in the Tarot deck? What does it mean when you get this in a reading? Should you hide under the bed? Leave town? Pretend it didn't happen?

Not really. Death traditionally means change. In some decks like the Sun And Moon Tarot, it's been given the additional title of Rebirth to show what happens after the change. Or Transformation in the Joie de Vivre Tarot.


Think of the Death card as unavoidable endings that lead to new ways of being. And isn't this last Death a happy fellow from the Halloween Tarot?


So, what do you see the Death card as? How would you read it in a reading about a job? What about love? How does this card make you feel? Any funny stories to share about this thirteenth card of the Tarot?

Death (sometimes riding a pale horse), in order of appearance:

  1. Cary-Yale Visconti Tarot
  2. Rider-Waite Tarot
  3. Crystal Visions Tarot
  4. Joie de Vivre Tarot
  5. Halloween Tarot

Ask The Readers

You are the reader today. I had the following question so we are going to throw this open to all our blog readers. This is now your client. The question is: 

What do I need to do to grow my business exponentially?

What would you tell this client? I drew the following three cards for the Situation, the Action and the Outcome? See the bottom of this post for how you can be the next one we all read for.

Situation: Ace of Coins

Action: 9 of Coins


Outcome: Princess of Coins

Thanks for your assistance. And if you have a question you would like answered, please send it to Stella with the subject line, "Ask The Readers". We will pull three cards and ask our blog readers for their interpretations.

"Fantasy artist Galasso has transformed classic tarot imagery into a vibrant tour, through a crystal ball, into a magical world filled with fairies, fantastical creatures, and exotic flowers. Color creates the backdrop against which the story of each card is told. Lyrical and mysterious, the illustrations almost sing." — Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight Magazine

Spring – A Joyous Celebration of Rejuvenation, Hope and Happiness (#Tarot & the Vedas)

by Preeti Poojara 

Basant-panchami"In the Spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love," wrote Lord Tennyson. As per traditional Hindu calendar Vasant Panchami is the first day of spring. Vasant Panchami is the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu month Magh. Spring is a passage between winter and summer. Around Vasant Panchami, you can still feel the chill in the weather. Winter is not yet over, yet dullness of the winter seems to be dispersing. You can feel those happy romantic vibes in the air. Traditionally, the festival of Holi indicates the end of winter. Holi is the festival of colors representing colorfulness and joy of spring. It also indicates the victory of good over evil. It is the festival of growth, renewal and rejuvenation. The entire season of spring is the time for physical and spiritual revival. Vasant Panchami is also celebrated as the birthday of goddess Saraswati, goddess of speech, sound, universal knowledge, wisdom and all forms of art. Shatrupa Saraswati is beautiful goddess having hundreds of forms. Generally she is portrayed

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Ostara Blog Hop

You got here from Pamela's blog.

We are excited to be a part of the Ostara Blog Hop. The theme this time around is "Paint Your Journey." We couldn't think of a better way to paint a journey than through Tarot and Oracle cards. So join us as we follow the Ace of Wands (another card associated beginnings) through some of its incarnations in various Tarot decks published by U.S. Games.

From Batons to Wands to Sticks and Staves, this suit is commonly associated with the South, Fire and Summer. So even though Ostara is about Spring, we will be exploring the Ace of Wands. 

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Interview: Lisa Hunt and the Ghosts and Spirits Tarot part 3

USGames: What surprised you the most about creating your deck?

Lisa: This project was 50% preplanning, 50% spontaneous improvisation. I pulled the plug on premeditation even while researching the ghosts. I chose those ghosts and spirits that called out: "We need to be in your deck!". I had little trouble matching ghosts/spirits with card meanings as if their inclusion in the deck was preordained. I was also surprised by

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