The Golden Tarot Deck

The Golden Tarot Deck Review

No deck is going to please 100% of the people 100% of the time, of course. But The Golden Tarot Deck not only caught my eye but everyone I have interacted with who has seen it or used it really liked it.

There was clearly a lot of thought put into the choices that were made for the artwork as well as serious effort was made to produce high-quality, beautiful images in the first place. All of the images look like they could have been painted in the middle ages; however they were made digitally by the deck’s designer. She apparently took parts of actual early paintings and used software to “knit” them into new images.

The cards themselves have gilded edges, but like most things that are gilded, some of the gold will rub off slightly with use. I have not had trouble with this deck but it is not the one that I use daily; I have heard that one or two readers have had the image peel off from the card stock but that did not happen to me. Obviously that’s a fatal flaw so if you buy the deck, I recommend working with it for at least an hour or so while it is still within its “guaranteed” time period. Usually if something like that is going to happen (where a deck is a lemon due to poor production) it happens fairly early on.

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The Steampunk Tarot Cards

Although I have an appreciation for some of the “Steampunk” aesthetic, I am not a devotee of it. For example, my computer is a standard computer with no modification, even though I admire the look those offices of people who have built their keyboards out of wood and old typewriter keys. And although I am a woman who likes the flouncy dresses of the 1800’s, the movies “The Wild Wild West,” and “Going Postal,” not to mention the interesting props Johnny Depp worked with in “Sleepy Hollow,” I don’t own a lace-up corset, finger-less gloves, or any jewelry made from old watch gears.

I do, however, intend to make repeated use of Barbara Moore’s “The Steampunk Tarot Cards.” And if I weren’t working as a professional reader, I might even post or even frame an image or two from the deck; they are that appealing.

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Tree of Life Tarot Box

The “Tree of Life” wooden box is approximately 4″x 6″x 2.5″ in size and features a hand carved tree of life on the top of the hinged lid. I don’t know where it was made (perhaps India?) as there was no identifying label on the one I received.

In addition, I am not sure what wood it is made from but perhaps one of our visitors has this box and knows in which case please feel free to comment and let me/us know!

It is nicely carved and finished but was a little difficult to open initially. That passed after a couple of weeks so I assume it was a humidity thing. Anyway it certainly became somewhat easier to open.

The box is quite big enough for nearly all the tarot card decks that I own. Only one set would not fit so I would imagine that most sets that people own would fit quite nicely. It doesn’t have to be used for cards of course as I can think of a number of things it could be used for but it certainly is very fit for the purpose.

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Ceccoli Satin Bag

Ceccoli Satin Bag Review

The “Ceccoli Satin Bag” is the perfect protective bag for anyone who uses Nicoletta Ceccoli’s “Ceccoli Tarot Deck.”

This is another attractive offering from Lo Scarabeo and although it is intended to partner a specific tarot deck it is more than attractive enough to appeal to users of other decks too.

The bag itself is typical of Lo Scarabeo’s printed silk bags and it is approximately 6 inches by 9 inches in size or 160 mm x 225 mm. It is well up to their usual quality and is more than big enough for standard sized decks and would certainly handle some of the bigger ones.

Of course, once the bag is in use the picture is a little scrunched once the drawstrings have been pulled but that is true of any illustrated drawstring bag. If the bag were a little longer that would be minimized, but even as it is it is not a deal breaker.

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Universal Satin Bag

The “Universal Satin Bag” or “Universal Tarot Bag” as I have sometimes seen it called on some websites is absolutely ideal for those of you who use the Rider Waite deck!

But there is no reason why you couldn’t use this bag for any tarot deck of course and I am sure many will. The design really stands out compared to some of the more commonly seen designs.

Made by Lo Scarabeo, it is approximately 6 inches x 9 inches (160 mm x 225 mm) in size and is made from satin. It’s not massive but will certainly accomodate a standard sized deck whether boxed or not. I like cards that are playing card in size and all of my decks fitted in without a problem.

I have seen some reviews of this item that claim the picture is part of the weave, but unless the design has changed I don’t think so. To me it looks like the Magician is printed rather than woven and that would appear to be backed up by the manufacturer’s website itself where it is described as printed satin.

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