Tarot of a Moon Garden
Tarot of a Moon Garden
Tarot of a Moon Garden by US Games
by US Games
TAROT OF A MOON GARDEN The imaginative art of Karen Marie Sweikhardt weaves traditional tarot
symbolism mythicexpression elemental magic and reflective phases of lunar energy into a tapestried
focusfor seer and seer alike. Each card in this deck measure 2 3/4 x 4 3/4
Tarot of a Moon Garden delivers its arcane secrets on the wings of dragonflies, butterflies, angels, and fairies. Unicorns and dolphins bring insightful messages from far-way lands. This luminous deck weaves together traditional tarot symbolism, elemental magic, and the reflective phases of the moon. Tarot of the Moon Garden follows the traditional four suits of tarot with dragonflies forming the hilt of the suit of swords. Dragons indicate areas for transformation and warn of temptation. Let the lunar energy of the Moon Garden inspire you as you explore the places your imagination with lead you. Booklet by Laura E. Clarkson includes upright and reversed meanings.
Paintings by fantasy artist Karen Marie Sweikhardt.
At first, I wasn't sure I was going to like this deck, but it seemed to just kind of "grow" on me as I began to use it more in Tarot readings -- and clients requested this deck a lot for readings. It's actually a very delightful and charming deck of tarot cards. Each of the cards depicts a night scene, with the exception of the Sun Card, which shows a bright and glorious sunny morning. Some readers dislike this deck because they feel that it's too "cute," however, I think of it more as being a "magical fairyland" type of deck. It is a fun and enchanting deck to read with, once you become accustomed to it. There are no frightening images in this deck, so it's a good choice for the beginning young reader or anyone else that either wants to read the cards or get a reading but is hesitant about the traditional images of most decks. Tarot of a Moon Garden reduces any "harshness" that may be found in some decks.
You'll find delightful images such as flowers, castles, fairies, dolphins, and hot air balloons. Artist Marie Sweikhardt works with the idea that the moon is an enchanted place with whimsical creatures, lush jungles, mysterious caverns, and exotic flowers -- like a lunar Garden of Eden.
It is a soft and gentle deck that follows the Rider-Waite tradition and symbolism but in a much calmer way. It's a deck suitable for reading for or about children as well. Although not the deck for everyone, it's certainly a welcome change for a few moments of escape into an enchanted land of childhood magic. When the mood is whimsical, this can be a very nice deck to turn to. In August 2007, Tarot of Moon Garden was reintroduced and is once again available. So if you missed it during a time of being out-of-print, it's available again.
-- Velvet Angel, on Tarot Wisdom Readings
This imaginative deck weaves traditional images with mythic expression and elemental magic into a 78-card deck full of inspiration and insight. Beautifully illustrated by Karen Marie Sweikhardt this whimsical, full-color deck depicts an enchanted garden with exotic flowers, castles, and hot air balloons. The first thing that grabbed my attention was the colors and dreamlike images and it was a real pleasure to work with. The card stock is terrific and shuffles very easily and the image on the backs are not only reversible but intricate and pleasing to the eye.
The Major Arcana are stunning to look, at depicting fairies, dragons, butterflies and unicorns and even the moon herself makes an appearance in several of the cards. The Minor Arcana have dragonflies for the hilts of the Swords suit, mystical trees in the Staffs suit, there are butterflies, ferns and other foliage in the Cups suit and the Pentacles suit with it's large pentacle orbs floating across it's images. This deck is a delight to look at and definitely a joy to work with and makes a terrific deck for both beginner and experienced alike.
-- Liz Christy, on Lizzie's Logic