Japaridze Tarot Six of Fire

TarotBlogHop:Imbolc 2015


Crystal Visions Unknown

Crystal Visions

Welcome to our offering for this Tarot Blog Hop. Our blog hop wrangler, Karen, asked us about Oracular Anomalies. She was curious to know about “basically anything that’s made you pause and think -What are you doing here?”

Because we work with so many artists who all have different interpretations of their decks, it’s hard for us to question what a card might be doing in a deck. That comes from the heart and mind of the creator or team of creators.

Japaridze Tarot Six of Fire

Japaridze Tarot

Chrysalis Tarot Merlin

Chrysalis Tarot

Now we do field questions from our clientele. One recent deck has raised more than one set of eyebrows with its portrayal of the Fool as Merlin. That’s the Chrysalis Tarot. Of course the Japaridze Tarot with its swirling colors is gorgeous, but we still get asked about the suits since they are not named in a traditional way.

Goddess Tarot Fool

Goddess Tarot

Ghosts and Spirits Tarot Hierophant

Ghosts and Spirits Tarot

Or decks that feature lovely goddesses but no gods like the Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr. And decks that choose a darker theme like the evocative Ghosts and Spirits Tarot of Lisa Hunt.


Gilded Reverie Lenormand


Under The Roses Lenormand

Even the Lenormand decks don’t escape someone asking “what is that card doing there” because of the set meanings. A ship in the sky? No way! What about a deck that offers more than one Lady?


Art Through The Starstream


Vintage Wisdom Oracle

Let’s not even get started on the oracles we sell. From Art Through The Starstream to the Vintage Wisdom Oracle we hear from our purchasers.

We remain committed to publishing the decks that speak to us in such a way that we think they will also speak to you. If you have a deck idea, you can submit that here. Who knows. Maybe your oracular anomaly will join the rest of our amazing products.

Leave a comment about your favorite card on this post to win your choice of one of these decks. Congratulations to Gwenne M. who is our winner!


12 thoughts on “TarotBlogHop:Imbolc 2015

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  2. Karen Sealey

    I’m glad I asked that question! You’ve provided such a visual feast that I’m hard pressed to pick a favourite… though at a push, I’m going to have to say the Vintage Wisdom Oracle as she looks a lot like my grandmother and made me say – Lydia! what are you doing here? 😉

  3. Majie Swindell

    This was like Alice in Wonderland – such a garden of delightful cards. Very hard to choose; yet, The Unknown Card, Crystal Visions is so powerful, A Goddess of the Dark, just full of depth, mystery and yet what colorful energy. The candles almost look like exotic orchids. She is speaking to me.

  4. Giuliana

    I love the flying ship from the Gilded Reverie Lenormand! It’s stunning. Great read. You chose some wonderful cards to display and ponder. Keep doing your thing. 😉

  5. Chloe

    I mentioned the Crystal Visions Tarot Unknown card on the TABI blog, too (one of my favourite reading decks)! My favourite of those cards has to be Ciro’s Lenormand Ship: it hits the adventure, travel and nostalgia buttons beautifully!

  6. Gwynne Montgomery

    I’m really loving the Vintage Wisdom Oracle. That Expression card is a delight.

    I love anomalous cards in decks 🙂 If every deck had the exact same symbolism, there wouldn’t be much point in having different decks. Regardless of the deck I pull for a reading with a client, it never fails to provide deep meaning, and often because of the unique presentation and symbolism of that card in that deck.

    1. USGS Staff Post author

      Congratulations, Gwynne. You are our Oracular Anomaly winner! Please email lynn AT usgamesinc DOT com to claim your prize.

  7. Joy Vernon

    I’m a huge fan of the Japaridze deck, and the 6 of Fire shown here is striking–definitely my favorite. Even though I also love the Chrysalis and anything by Ciro and Kris Waldherr’s artwork is always beautiful. The Crystal Visions seems to be in my face lately; I might have to get it. 🙂

  8. Melissa

    I love the artwork on the vintage wisdow oracle. The accompanying book explains more about the images, though I’m finding the font just a wee bit on the small side. This deck reminds me of Ciro Marchetti’s “Oracle of Visions”, albeit with words instead of numbers. I think it’s one where I’ll be consulting the book for meanings, rather than intuiting from the images. Pure eye candy

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