It's the Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr and I'm loving it. The illustrations are rich and imaginative yet still full of symbolism that help trigger retrieval, making readings a breeze. I'm also a sucker for new and interesting representations of goddesses from all over the globe. My only criticism of the deck is the flatness of the stave suit--I know you can only do so much with sticks, but the cards get a little homogeneous for me. That and there is a drawing of a lion with its legs bending in the wrong direction-- like knees instead of elbows. If you're a internationally renowned illustrator, you think you'd be able to Google a picture of a lion to double check anatomy. But that's the art snob in me being picky...
All nit picking aside, I'm excited to get back in the swing of reading. I used to be adamant about it--maybe even good at it--until my deck went "missing". (A friend "borrowed" it without asking, or telling me. I was more embarrassed for her than anything. I didn't even really want them back after that. It just seemed like bad Juju...) It just took me a long time to find a deck that was appropriate, something that jived, one that I was excited about and this one was IT! While thumbing through the cards I thought to myself, "I could do this..." and was instantly whisked away to La La Land thinking about cups and queens and lace collars and--
I think I've found my summer project! :)
Anyone else been sprinkled with pleasant surprises?