Ostara Tarot Deck
- USD: 24.07$
A distinctly feminine, or soft energy comes through in the Ostara Tarot. There are depictions of male figures but you do feel a stronger leaning to the feminine. This deck is romantic. It’s a romance to nature, an homage to nature spirits.
The Ostara Tarot was created in collaboration with four artists: Morgan Applejohn, Eden Cooke, Krista Gibbard, and Julia Iredale. Although each artist has a distinct style, the deck is incredibly cohesive.
Includes a full-color guidebook, with descriptions including reversed meaning for each card. These are fairly standard divinatory meanings and do not stray into progressive or radical new interpretations. Of course, they are filtered through the eyes and sensibilities of the author and her intentions for the deck which gives them a focus on nature and the seasons. Nonetheless, the advice tends to be straightforward, kind, positive, and looks for the best solutions for the Seeker. No layouts are included in the book.
From one Tarot deck reviewer : If you read in an intuitive style, and feel comfortable occasionally ignoring traditional Waite-Smith or Marseille meanings, this is a great deck. The Minor Arcana are only labeled by number and court card hierarchy. Because of this, some of the Minor Arcana are a little hard to distinguish at first glance. Not only for their sometimes subtle visual incorporative of the suit’s symbols, but also because of occasional deviation from traditional card meanings. This doesn’t apply to all the cards, but a few of them threw me off. Again, if you love intuitive reading, this won’t be an issue. For those who rely heavily on elemental dignities in their reading, it can present a challenge to be unable to immediately identify the suit you’re looking at.
This is a 78 card tarot deck, with 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana. The Minor Arcana is divided into four suits of 14 cards each – Wands, Coins, Cups, and Swords. Each suit has 10 number cards and 4 court cards – Page, Knight, Queen, and King. The Major Arcana retains the traditional titles and ordering established by A. E. Waite. The Major Arcana has titles only, which are given at the top or bottom of the illustration, in contrast the Minor Arcana cards have only a number, and in the case of Court cards a one-word title.