Monday, October 3, 2022

Review: Tarot of the Enchanted Soul

Tarot of the Enchanted Soul 
Author: Yasmeen Westwood
Artist: Yasmeen Westwood
Red Feather/Schiffer Publishing, 2022

Description: 78 card deck, 144-page guide book, box with magnetic closure lid.

Card Size: 3 1/2 by 5 1/2

"There are those who believe in the magic of the Soul. Now there is a tool to access that magic and hear the whispers of your inner spirit." 

The Tarot of the Enchanted Soul is an interesting deck based on the Rider-Waite Tarot. The images are of a fantasy/steampunk themed style. 

A couple of cards have been renamed. The Hanged Man is Perspective, and The Hierophant is The Mentor.  

The 78 cards are edged with gold. The larger size allows for detailed scenes, although it does make them a little difficult to shuffle. 

The beautiful blue backing design gives this deck a cool vibration, while the light blue borders allow the main focus to be on the images which are exquisite. Each card contains keywords to enhance the learning curve of understanding the Tarot. 

The guidebook is designed to take you from beginner to reader and explores the cards on a deeper level of understanding the soul. 

Beginning with a short introduction to the Tarot, the book covers explanations of the Major Arcana, the Minor Arcana, and the Court Cards. You are also introduced to how to begin a reading, learning the Tarot, keeping a journal, and a walk through 7 Tarot spreads.

The bulk of the guide is devoted to card meanings. The Major Arcana section includes the image, title, quote, keywords, a short story reference, meaning, person, and thoughts for journaling. The Minor Arcana section, which is divided into suits and contains the court cards, includes the image, title, a quote, card description/meaning, and thoughts for journaling.

Tarot of the Enchanted Soul would make a great collector's deck, but is also suited for readers of all levels. This deck has found a place on my shelf. I simply love the images, and look forward to digging deeper into the guidebook, which is full of interesting insights.

King of Swords - The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die. ~ George R. R. Martin

(Review Product supplied by Schiffer Publishing)

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