Happy new year vintage mates! Sorry we’re late and sorry we got the wrong year, but Wooof and I just got back from time travelling in 1982 watching Prince recording 1999, then we got lost in 1962 and found a cool book of poetry from W.B. Yeats, and then we got tangled up in a vintage space war between aliens and robots disputing a 3 billion year old moon made of chedder cheese and denim!
Inspired by my good blogging friend Aquileana I’m pleased to post up some examples from my collection of divination cards. For many, divination cards like these offer the possibility of inspiration and guidance. They present the user with beautiful and fantastic images found in the often multi-layered artwork, along with a wide range of cultural and spiritual themes. As you will see below, some of my favourite decks are about fairies and Celtic mythology.
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Thanks for looking 🙂
Faery Wicca Tarot. Kisma K. Stepanich. Illustrated by Renée Christine Yates. 1999, Llewellyn.
The A.E. Waite Tarot. Arthur Edward Waite. Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. Originally published in 1910 by Rider.
Medicine Cards. Jamie Sams & David Carson. Illustrated by Angela Werneke. Renée Christine Yates. 1998/99, St. Martins’ Press.
The Faeries’ Oracle. Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth. 2000, Simon & Schuster.
The Fairy Pack. Claire Nahmad. Illustrated by Danuta Mayer. 2003. Godsfield Press Ltd.
Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. Doreen Virtue, PH.D. 2002, Hay House Inc.
Artists. Row 1: Kali and Yemanya by Lisa Iris. Sarasvati by Sue Halstenberg.
Artists. Row 2: Aeracura and Athena by Elizabeth Kyle. Freyja by Lisa Iris.
Artists. Row 3: Aphrodite by Sharon George. Ixchel by Lisa Iris. Ostara by Wendy Andrew.
The Celtic Animal Oracle. Anna Franklin. Illustrated by Paul Mason. 2003, Vega.
The above images feature box art and selected cards of individual sets from my collection. They have been scanned into this article to provide examples of just a fraction of the wide range of divination cards that are available. No infringement of copyright to the original publishers, writers and artists is intended. Please check out Aquileana‘s excellent overview of the Major and Minor Arcana cards if you are interested in further reading about the Tarot.