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TarotBlogHop: Ancestors Advice


It’s time for the Tarot Blog Hop again. This time our wrangler is Louise Underhill. She’s challenged us to ask our ancestors for advice for the coming year. Since we are a company rather than an individual, we thought we would ask Pixie to help us out here.

Pixie aka Pamela Colman Smith was the underserved artist of the Rider Waite Tarot. Many now refer to that deck as the Rider Waite Smith Tarot to honor her. We hold her in high regards here.

We decide to honor Pixie by showing off the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Tarot as well as Pixie’s Astounding Lenormand.

Her work graced many books including Bram Stoker’s last novel, The Lair of the White Worm. Her cousin, William Gillette (known for his work acting as Sherlock Holmes), collected some of her work. You can see them at his home, his castle actually, in Connecticut.

Here are some images from the Commemorative set.

rwscommemmorative_1swords001 rwscommemmorative_1wands001
rwscommemmorative_1cups001 rwscommemmorative_1pentacles

Next images from Pixe’s Astounding Lenormand. This features images found in the Smith-Waite® Tarot deck and “The Golden Vanity”.

pixieastoundinglenormand_1rider pixieastoundinglenormand_28gentleman
pixieastoundinglenormand_28lady pixielenormand_34fish

Thank you so much for joining us on yet another Tarot Blog Hop. We hope you find treats as you continue to hop your way through.


Tarot CSI Case #1

Sherlock Here's the scoop, Tarot sleuths: I post a string of Tarot cards and you guess the crime that's been committed.

Well, it won't always be a crime…but I'll let you know if that's the case.

Speaking of cases, I'm calling these exercises Tarot CSI. For Tarot CSI Case #1, I'm going to share what I think is a rather easy crime to decipher.

Let's see how you fare, gumshoe:



Tarot CSI Case #1

PCS Ace of Wands PCS 7 PCS 12

Put on your deerstalker, come close with that magnifying glass…and guess the crime.

The above images are from the Smith-Waite Centennial Edition Tarot deck, which is part of the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set. The ISBN for this box set treasury is 978-1-57281-639-8, and is available at your favorite local or online bookseller. If you don't see it in stock, you may ask for it by name and ISBN number and they will gladly order it for you.

— Janet