The Frömmer Cards

I thought some of you might find this of interest. Call it a card player’s dream. A complete set of 52 silver playing cards gilded in gold and dating back 400 years has been discovered. Created in Germany around 1616, the cards were engraved by a man named Michael Frömmer, who created at least one…

Art of Life Tarot

This is just a stunning deck , but when I first saw it thought, “Oh here we go, it’s not really Tarot, it’s some kind of oracle deck.” How wrong I was. There are a number of decks that use collaged art (the Touchstone being a very fine example) but this one uses details of…

Info, Please

Originally posted on D.D. SYRDAL:
UPDATE: Found it! It’s called “Vitreous Ovum” and the artist is Martina Hoffman. Her Web site is here. Actually her gallery calls it “Homage A Leonardo.” Can anyone tell me anything about this painting? The style is very familiar, but I can’t place it. I found it here. There’s…

Ishtar – Astarte – Ashteroth

Oy, how did I not see this?  The last card I pulled before pulling Astaroth again was Ishtar from the Moon Oracle (see previous post). Ishtar-Astarte-Ashteroth… Maybe this Astaroth card IS associated with the goddess Astarte for me right now. I feel like it’s been waving a big banner at me and I’m blind in…

Here’s a Pretty Thing

No, I’m not talking about mithril. It’s the Victorian Flower Oracle, a 40-card oracle deck from Baba Studio. It almost feels like the sort of oracle Elves would use, though. Trolling Ebay for decks as I do, I started getting a little panicked at the prices I was seeing for this little deck. So a…

The Way Home

Technorati Tags: Tarot,Tarot Reading,Wildwood Tarot,The Eagle,Pre-Christian Celts This is a reading I designed, because I couldn’t find anything to address my feelings and what I needed an answer to. This comes out of my obsession with the movie “The Eagle” which you can read about on my other blog: here, here, and here. I got…

Yet Again

Everytime I use that phrase, I think of Viktor in “Underworld” who tells Selene, “I did what was necessary to protect the species, as I am forced to do yet again.” I loved Bill Nighy as the ancient vampire clan patriarch (or one of them, anyway). Protect me, Viktor. So today’s card has a repeated…

Stuck on repeat

Three cards I pulled a few nights ago: There’s Barbatos again. For a brand new deck that I’ve barely worked with, it seems to be trying pretty hard to get a message across. If we recall, Barbatos has a knowledge of all languages, including birds and animals and all manner of things. Barbatos is said…

Three Fallen Angels

I wonder if they mind being referred to as “fallen.” What do you suppose the protocol is in the angelic realm for politely referring to dissenters? Hmm.   Here are three that I pulled this evening. Andromalius (element: Water; Planet: Mars) sounds like he’d be a good candidate as a Justice card. He apparently takes…

Oracle of Shadows & Light

Next up, here’s another EBay purchase. The Oracle of Shadows & Light is a 45-card oracle deck, so not Tarot, but I couldn’t resist the lovely illustrations. The book is by Lucy Cavendish, the illustrations by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, published by Blue Angel Publishing in Victoria, Australia. It came out in 2010, and I think the…