Chatting With Andrea Aste

Chatting With Andrea Aste


I am very blessed to have been able to follow Italian philosopher/artist Andrea Aste’s extraordinary project “The Lost Code of the Tarot” from it’s inception. Andrea has agreed to talk to us about his project – where it is, and where it is going!

andrea-aste-with-booksI want to give a big thank you to Andrea for sharing these wonderful photos with us! And to his friend Steven Bright for the lovely photos that he allowed Andrea to share with us. Love that London bus – that is an incredible pic! Very “Harry Potter”!

BC: Andrea, I understand that this project started out as an exhibition only. In a way, you became The Alchemist, as you had ideas come to you in the form of visions, which evolved into short stories, and then a mockumentary. How did this all happen?

AA: When I started the project my ideas were simple: I wanted to create a tarot deck for an exhibition about alchemy and magic, exploring the way our fantasy can shape our own reality. Tarot has been part of my life from the beginning. My mother was a tarot collector and reader, I recall when she used her deck to scatter sparkles of magic all around our life; “The tarot is telling me that it is time for you to go to bed”… “I see in the cards that your day will be really special”… and she made our days special indeed. I wanted to evoke that feeling of wonder and magic that she was able to create. However, the project took soon a life on its own. The Origin of Tarot

While creating the deck I had a very detailed vision of a magical world in which tarot cards were powerful magic portals created by an Alchemist. Every card began to tell me a little piece of the story, capturing me and taking me on a journey of discovery of remote lands where mythical beasts live free. I saw amazing cities whose gilded domes rose in the desert like glittering flowers. I was driven by the richness details of the vision, and I decided to make it a reality. The Book Of Shadows – The Beginning

andrea-aste-asteian-libraryInspired by the Voynich manuscript and the beautiful Da Vinci’s codes, I began to create the Alchemist’s manuscript, The Book of Shadows. It is an enchanted journal protected by an obscure cypher in which the  Alchemist described his experiments and discoveries, explaining how he created the first tarot cards. The pages are covered with strange drawings, spells, magic seals and alchemical formulas. The manuscript is like an enchanted mirror, every time I looked at its pages my imagination went to another plane of reality and other strange stories came into my mind. One night I started to write them down, pretending they were the work of deciphering made by Ebenezar Everard Prescott, professor of Western Esotericism and Philosophy at the prestigious Balthazar Alfaraby Center for Anthropological Studies in Oxford (ever been there? It’s a nice building in the middle of the countryside). To make a long story short, I connected the different parts of the vision creating a mockumentary. Without knowing it, I plunged down into the Rabbit hole. In this way, after three years of ‘alchemical’ non-stop-working, the Steampunk Renaissance World came to life. Magic Is In the Air

BC: At what point in the mockumentary did you begin looking for collaborators? I have to say, it was/is great fun to see people that I know participate! It was like I was there!


AA:  The starting idea for the project was to create an exhibition where real historical finds can be mixed up with the objects I have created. Fiction and reality have to communicate in order to entertain the audience while at the same time making visitors think about the role of fantasy and myth in the representation and understanding of our very own world and life. It would be a magical experience, people will be able to interact with the parallel world and be part of it with interviews, creative workshops, etc. The purpose would be to take advantage of the same mechanism used by Orson Welles in his famous radio broadcast of the Martian invasion (Mercury Theatre on the Air, 1938). (Photo on the left from Mr. Steven Bright.)

andrea-aste-umbra-1Thus, when I started to work on the documentary, I decided to fuse animations and real action film, mingling reality with fiction. I selected a few experts in their fields, professors working with BBC in the realization of amazing documentaries, as Prof. Roger Scruton and Prof. Casely-Hayford and international experts of tarot, like Mary Greer. A super duper VIP is part of the project too: Arturo Brachetti, a famous Italian quick change performer, actor and director. He is the voice over of the animation and a very special character in the film. It was very amazing to work with all of them. The Code of the Tarot

BC: At one point in this process you had a very hard choice to make. For many reasons, you were looking at giving up the project, or doing everything alone. You chose to keep going, and do everything alone. How did this impact your life, then and now?

andrea-aste-magic-book-before-afterAA: This project marks the turning point in my artistic and personal life. It is the first project so much articulated and deeply rooted in my passions and philosophical background. It was the first time I created an animation as well as a film. I asked for help, looking for collaborators, experts and professionals … but no one here in Italy believes in dreams anymore. They don’t invest any more in art or culture. Thus I had two roads lying in front of me: give up or doing everything alone. I chose the second path. It was “monstrously” difficult.

I took care of every detail of the project working day and night. My friends became actors, one of them, Giorgio Boffa, composed the splendid soundtrack. Seeing the situation in my country, I decided to open my creativity to the world and I began to work in English. The price was high, I was secluded in my studio for three long years and I exhausted myself. But I had a goal: I wanted to make the vision real with creating a parallel world so magical to be able to make people dream.

We live in a difficult moment in our history, we need to learn to dream again, to fight for our happiness. We have lost the habit to ask ourselves what we would like to be and do. We do and are what the society tells us to do and be. Quentin Crisp, an English writer, years ago asked his audience: “What would you be like if there was nobody else in the world? Who would you be if the only opinion that mattered was yours? Because if you want to be truly happy you must be that person.” My project is an artistic way of formulating the same question, and what better way than a project about tarot, magic and alchemy to bring back our inner child? When we are children we know how to fly with the magic carpet of our fantasy. I fully re-discovered mine inner child thanks to this project. I shaped the Parallel World, and while creating it, the Parallel World shaped me.

BC: There were many firsts for you in this project: first animation, first movie, first project that was so complex and articulated – all in a language that was not your own! (Remember, Andrea has presented all of this in English, which is a second language to him.) How did you manage to make it through this time? (Out of necessity, you were secluded in your studio. That had to be difficult!)

AA: Yes, Bonnie, it was very difficult. I used to work from 8:30 am to 2 or 3 in the morning of the day after, every single day, every months. Creating a film all alone is not easy. I had to study and experiment while working on it, all at the same time! …and the film is just one of the many parts of the projects. But I knew I had to follow my path.

Then, while I was recording the interviews with real experts, my mom had a horrible stroke. I spent the last two years going to and fro the hospital, fighting for her recovery that never came. She was paralyzed, unable to read and communicate in any way… it was a living hell. She was my manager, a friend and a great supporter. She passed away a few days before my coming to your country, February of this year… she never saw the completed project.

For all that time I was clinging to my vision not to despair. I put all my soul into it. She taught me to live for my dreams, I did it with this project more than ever, and now I can share a fictional world in which dreams and magic really matter. I have never told before this part of the story, it’s too recent, too painful.

BC: This is a fictional world, a lovely parallel world that belongs to an ancient Alchemist, his Book of Shadows, and his magic. What can you tell us about this world?

andrea-aste-book-of-shadows-lettersAA: The Parallel World is a sort of Davy Jones’ locker of our conscience where odd and apparently incoherent things gather: treasure chests full of dreams, decaying shipwrecks of unfinished thoughts, galleons made of visions lost in the maze of our mind. Everything amasses here, giving creation to an ideal place constructed of mysterious pieces of the past and fragments of memories and legends, a magical place where eccentric and strange creatures live walking along narrow roads whose lamps are lit by fireflies. You can meet an enchanting siren pedaling her bicycle to and fro while carrying a gramophone singing old charlestons. There’s the weary prophet solitarily playing poker and a pegged-legged pirate with his pompous parrot stuttering Shakespeare. Just around the corner a deep sea diver with his diving suit filled with slowly swimming water coloured butterflies… In the Alchemist’s World impossible is just a colored tattoo on the arm of a cursed captain …

BC: You studied the Marseilles and Visconti-Sforza Tarot decks as a basis for your deck. What is the reason for this?

andres-aste-book-of-shadows-booksAA: The premises of the project are that a mysterious Alchemist (Johannes Athanasius Prometheisus) invented the tarot. Thus, if I wanted to create something that looks like the first tarot I had to study the most ancient cards ever found, that’s to say the Visconti Sforza decks. They were the source of my inspiration along with the tarot of Marseille, another set of very important old cards and one of the most known and used for centuries. I like both, they have symbols and images rich in details that stir my imagination. I created a deck of tarot that can be like their ancestor, the one from which every other deck originated.

BC: Can you describe for how you developed the card backs?

img185AA: For the back of my cards I wanted something special, something that could be able to represent the concept of the deck and the Alchemist’s inventiveness in the style of the Renaissance Steampunk World I created.  While I was researching and studying the matter I stumbled in an interesting tome. It was a compendium of geography, a very beautiful renaissance book coming from the Islamic world. It captured my imagination. I saw an amazing representation of the Holy City of Mecca, drawn in a very peculiar way, with no perspective and so rich of details. I found it very interesting. Immediately something clicked: I decided to represent the main plaza of Sapientia in the same style. In my Parallel World, Sapientia is deeply connected with the Alchemist and it’s the city governed by men of knowledge and philosophers. It is the city of science where strange devises and inventions are created.

The back of my tarot shows the main piazza, called The Sea of Dreams. In its centre there is a rectangular pool filled with a mystical and magical water where stars, moons and planets are slowly floating. It represents the sea of knowledge, it shows everything that was, that is and that will be.

The pool is guarded by two statues of Cyndre Mapa, the cosmic Elephant carrying the World (in traditional cosmology of the Parallel World). It is, by the way, the symbol of the city and of the Alchemist himself: is it a coincidence? I don’t think so. I need to do more research. Next springtime I am going to lead a new archaeological expedition. We will look for the lost city of Sapientia. But I cannot say more, not right now. All around the piazza, magnificent palaces rise with their gilded domes, turrets and spikes, hanging porticoes and shady colonnades, and beautiful luxurious gardens on the top of the buildings.

BC: The Majors stick closely to traditional Tarot imagery. What style did you use for the images, and for what reason?

AA: I elaborated the Visconti Sforza and the Marseille decks in my own style, but limiting my palette to only two colours: red and black. All the Alchemist’s works, manuscripts and blue prints of his whimsical inventions are made in those two colours. A peculiar choice that according to Prof. Lewis Madison Hatter, director of the laboratory of the Royal Museum of the History of Science in London, can be explained by the subtitle of the Alchemist’s manuscript: “Dissolve the Black of the Unknown in the Red of Passion”. The Black refers to mystery, the unknown, the darkness to combat with the light of reason, evil seen as ignorance. Instead Red is the symbol of the power of man’s intellect, his passion and investigative curiosity, the Truth. Well… according to Professor Lewis Madison Hatter. His theory seems sound, doesn’t it? What do you think Bonnie?

BC: Andrea, I have to agree with the good professor – mystery, intellect, and passion come together to form our world.

BC: You have changed the suit of Pentacles/Coins to the suit of Ouroboris. I find that fascinating! What was your reasoning?

AA: Yes, instead of the coins we have the Uroboros. The word derives from ancient Greek οὐροβόρος ὄφις (ouroboros ophis) and it means ‘the snake who devours its tail’. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance it became an alchemical symbol. I decided to use it because its circular shape reminded me of a coin, and, above all, for its meaning. The Uroboros symbolizes the never ending cyclicality, something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return. For the Ancient Greeks it represented the perfect form of the infinite. It is a concept I am deeply interested in.  Even the very sound of the word has something “ancestral” and mysterious. I love ancient Greek. It is my favorite language, very poetical and rich in images. I studied it during high school. Here and there in The Book of Shadows there are some fictional names that are ancient Greek words, if you get the meaning you understand the jokes: it is a sort of meta-language. I love playing with words.

BC: I love that the book that accompanies your deck is a Book of Shadows, and not a book of card meanings. How did this come about?

andrea-aste-the-book-of-shadowsAA: Actually I wanted to create a book with both sections: the card meanings and the short stories, but it was impossible. It would have been too thick and it would have found no space inside its box. One should keep in mind that when I was working on the project I was thinking about Kickstarter, a crowd funding platform, I didn’t know that the project would had to have been sponsored by a major publishing house, so I had many limits. Thus, being forced to make a choice, I preferred to focus on the story telling aspect of the project, the most important for me  because it is the one connected to my vision, the one where all magic lies.

So I decided to give space to the Parallel World and the story of the mysterious Alchemist, with his tarot and   manuscript and his ancestral struggle against the evil secret society Umbra. The book became the enchanted door to my world. I recreated fictional documents and places, I gave life to characters that I present as real, such as Aar Adesten, a famous Elizabethan explorer or Madame Werefkin, a quite dark tarot reader. I love her, she is my 13900366_1689218418069759_6827843662527306158_nversion of the famous Madame Blavatsky. Everywhere in the book I mixed my fantasy with real historical facts and figures in such a way that many people wrote telling me that they had fun in discovering the line dividing them, or even adding new details. I had a professor of chemistry who sent me an email explaining that a peculiar short story I wrote, in this reality, had a scientific base, and demonstrated it with some charts… I was flabbergasted. My own world is taking its ‘revenge’ over me: everything I invented is getting real! This is witchcraft!

(Photo on the left from Mr. Steven Bright.)

BC: What is the next chapter for The Book of Shadows?

AA: There are several aspects I would like to see realized: first of all the exhibitions where my art and the props I’ve created for the film are fused with ancient books and artifacts, in order to “confuse” reality and fantasy. Exhibitions set up in such a way that we could ask ourselves if we are a dream in the mind of the Alchemist or each of us is a separate dreamer, evoking his own reality.

andrea-aste-rene-the-book-of-shadowsThen there is the film, of course. I would like to see it distributed. I would like to know what people think about the two levels of reality: our (fictional) present where The Book of Shadows is discovered, and the animation: the world of magic where fantastic creatures and the Alchemist live. I scattered the film with references to my works, jokes, other films, books, quotes and riddles. I think people can have fun in discovering all the little secrets of the mockumentary.

From now on, my life will be dedicated to expanding and enriching my parallel world with other decks, animations, multimedia projects and books. Books that would mix graphic novels and creative writing. Books not only to read, but also to look at and play with. I would like to involve people in a different way, with more interactive and new media. The Tea Party

BC: What would you like people to take from this project?

andrea-aste-museo-facciataAA: I would be very happy if I managed to create a world where people can find it pleasant to travel and wander around, a place to take shelter from everyday routine, to be free to dream. I would be very happy if every traveler could find in my parallel world something precious, whatever it may be: friends, ideas, inspiration, emotions … something to bring back to reality to make it a better and happier place. Then I would have achieved my goal, and

If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber’d here
While these visions did appear.
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend …

BC:  Do you have any last words for our readers?

andrea-aste-newspaper-the-city-voiceAA: We are what we dream! Our dreams shape our lives. This is the reason why I concentrated the last three years of my life on a project revolving around tarot; because a tarot card is like a door leading to infinite parallel worlds waiting to be discovered, it is up to us to open this door with our imagination and cross the threshold …



As you can see, Andrea Aste has been a very busy person! To see more about what he is up to, visit his site.


© October 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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Review – Clair de Lune Lenormand

Clair de Lune Lenormand

Artist: Ana Tourian
Author: Ana Tourian
Independently Published


The Clair de Lune Lenormand is a 38 card Lenormand deck that follows the traditional 36 card Lenormand structure, while adding a second version of both the Man and Woman cards (one version if a side view, the other is facing forward). The background is black, with the images etched as line drawings in blue and yellow, giving the impression of being in the light of the moon. The black background, and minimalist but detailed imagery is what drew me to this deck. I am most definitely a night person! The cards and accompanying companion booklet come in a lovely black metal box, with red felt on the inside bottom. It came wrapped with a beautiful blue bow – quite elegant!

The companion booklet is of good quality stock paper, antique looking, with a lightly colored line drawing background. It is 18 pages, done in fold out style, consisting of an introduction, commentary on the deck, a bio, and a presentation of each of the cards, including a small scan of the card, along with keywords/meanings. The cover shows a scan of the Rider.

In her introduction, Tourian talks about the Lenormand system being non-esoteric in nature. She notes that the images in the Lenormand are taken from everyday life, and speak to the essence of the question or issue at hand. She states that each card carries a very direct message, not one that is interpreted by the reader. The cards are read in combination, and not singly.  Tourian recommends that the reader begin their journey into the Lenormand by doing daily two card combinations that answer basic questions, and give a general view of the day. For more advanced readings, Tourian recommends the Grand Tableau.

In her section about the deck itself, we find that the deck is true to the Lenormand tradition, with 36 cards (note: there are two optional/extra cards, one for Man, and one for Woman, making a total of 38 cards), and symbols that stand true to the system (House, Rider, Man,Woman etc.). Tourian goes on to state that the elements and subjects within the cards have been placed within the context of a common setting – the light of a full moon. Her aim was to create the qualities of mystery and fairy tale within these cards – I feel that this was accomplished admirably! Tourian has also included resources for reading the Lenormand, including videos and books.


The cards are 2.25″ x 3.5″, with a black background front and back. There is a beautiful circular image on the card back, with the card front showing the card number in the top right hand corner, and the card title centered across the bottom. The image fills the card – there is no border. The artwork is done in a technique termed etching, which was then transferred to the computer and digitally colored.



Card number 1. News, messages, something new entering the Querant’s life, short term visitor.



Card number 27. Written news, communication, message received or given, documents.



Card number 15. Protection, protector, mother, grandmother, dominant individual, boss, power, strength, weight.



Card number 5. Health, general well-being, ancestry, karma, karmic connection, things from the past, spiritual evolution, long lasting.

I don’t often work with the Lenormand, but I love this deck. I am strongly considering adding it to my All Hallow’s Eve reading this year! It is a deck that keeps its promise to add a bit of mystery and fairy tale quality to readings.

The Clair de Lune Lenormand can be purchased here:

© September 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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Review: Fin de Siecle – Kipper Fortune Telling Deck

Fin de Siecle – Kipper
Fortune Telling Deck

Author: Ciro Marchetti
Artist: Ciro Marchetti
Contributors: Fortune Buchholtz, Stella Waldvogel, Susanne Zitzi
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
ISBN #978-1-57281-845-3

Fin de Siecles Kipper cover

The Fin de Siecle is a 39 card deck (3 additional cards have been added to the traditional 36 cards – Poverty, Toil & Trouble, and Community) and 83 page companion book based on the traditional German Kipper system. While maintaining the basic concept and numbering, the visual setting (originally from the Biedermeier period in Bavaria) has been adapted to the Victorian period in London. The deck also incorporates an animated video version of each card, which can be accessed by downloading a specific app and signing up (which is free). Full instructions are included in a downloadable, full color pdf document.

The deck and companion book come packaged in a beautiful cardboard box that opens the long way, and has a magnetic closure. (As often as my cats knock my decks down, I truly appreciate these magnetic closures!)

In his introduction, Marchetti talks about the background of this deck – about his meeting with Johannes Fiebig, from the publishing house AGM-Urani/Konigsfurt/Urania, where they discussed various aspects of cartomancy publishing. One of the gifts that Marchetti was given was a copy of the original version of the Kipper. He was then asked if he would like to produce an updated version of this deck. Initially, Marchetti declined, due to the commitment that such a project would require in both time and effort. However, when he started working with the cards he had been gifted with, he began to see what could be done. In the end, he moved the location from Bavaria to Victorian Britain.

Each card is presented with a small black and white scan, the card name and number, and a short write-up by each of the three contributors (Fortune Buchholtz, Stella Waldvogel, and Susanne Zitzi).

The spreads that are presented are the Triple Pyramid Spread (by Stella Waldvogel) and the SOS Spread (by Susanne Zitzi).

The end of the book carries information on accessing the interactive application for this deck.


The cards are 2 ¾” by 4 1/8”, and are of good quality card stock. I love the silver edging – such grace and quality! The card backs have a black border surrounding gold imagery with the image of the face of a Court Jester in the center. The cards are not reversible.

The card faces show the same black border, with the number centered on the top, in gold. The card title is centered on the bottom, in gold lettering. A gold border surrounds the card imagery. The cards maintain a sense of continuity in that elements from one card are also found in other cards (i.e. the paintings seen in the study of the Main Male reference other cards in the deck).

Note: I have chosen to give the explanation from one of the three contributors (all three have contributed an explanation got each card). The need for the contributors has an interesting background – there simply is very little information about the Kipper system in English, so there was a need for knowledge from individuals that were familiar with this system.


1 – Main Male

(Fortune Buccholtz) “The male significator and co-protagonist of our novel. In keeping with the time, he’s a fine gentleman, a so-called Man of Qualities, and we meet him in his study. Note the paintings in the study refer to other cards. For an opposite-sex reading, he’s the partner of the Main Female, Card 2. In a same-sex reading, he’s the partner of the Wealthy Man, Card 13.”


7 – Message

(Stella Waldvogel) “Informal communications such as letters, texts, notes, memos, phone calls, voice messages and e-mails. (Card 27 is the card for formal paperwork requiring a signature.)”


8 – False Person

(Susanne Zitzi) “Don’t trust everybody or everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar. This card warns you against dishonesty and deception. Hold your cards close. Check your motivation and targets too.


21 – Family Room

(Fortune Buchholtz) “Midmorning coffee is served in a bourgeois drawing room, true to Victorian style. The drawing room in better houses was off the formal parlor, and was a place to withdraw to for entertaining close friends and family. Society visits would have been kept in the formal parlor, so we know we’re now in a welcoming and supportive space where secrets and personal matters may be shared. Literally, it’s a room and stands for all private and enclosed spaces such as living rooms, hotel rooms, offices with doors, apartments. More abstractly, it represents privacy and intimacy. This sense of closeness can also refer to the time and place, as in soon, near, right next to you, or shortly, no more than a month.


36 – Distant Horizons

(Stella Waldvogel) “This is a card of dreams and fantasies. The card that follows this one can be a dream (or fear) coming to pass. But is a card is followed by this one, it will remain just a dream for the time covered by the reading. Hopes will come to pass if Card 26 is next to this card. It can also stand for a message from overseas. The timing is usually summer.”

I love the information that Marchetti includes on the background of this deck, and on why the move from Bavaria to Victorian Britain for background. This deck is very good at showing the day to day of life, as it existed in Victorian times. The deck is very easy to use, and a pleasure to read with!

© July 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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Review: Sibila da Antevisao Deck & Book

Sibila da Antevisao –
Divino Oraculo

Author: Ricardo Pereira
Artist: Ricardo Pereira
ISBN #978-85-420-0743-5


The Sibila da Antevisao is a 52 card oracle deck, based on French playing cards. The cards are structured along the line of French playing cards, with the suits being Clubs, Cups, Swords and Diamonds, with each suit running from Ace to King (thirteen cards in each suit). In reading the cards, Pereira notes that reversals are acceptable. The cards can be interpreted by combination (i.e. two card spreads, three card spreads, etc.), with the student encouraged to use their own creativity, their own intuition, in performing readings. Existing spreads (i.e. The Celtic Cross, and Three Card spreads etc.)  can be used with this deck.

Creator Ricardo Pereira is a Brazilian digital artist, researcher of Tarot history and fortune teller. He developed the Sibila da Antevisao oracular deck, as well as writing the companion book for it. He does oracular consultations, as well as teaching Tarot courses, the Petit Lenormand, Sibila Della Zingara, and the Sibila da Antevisao.

In his introduction to the 19 page companion book, Pereira talks about the urge to create the Sibila da Antevisao as coming from a need to create an objective deck, with associations that were easy to work with. The art is digital, reflecting the themes of everyday life, including cards follow the basic precepts of the Petit Lenormand, and Sibyls in general.

The 116 page companion book has a beautiful orange background dotted with tiny yellow flowers. The cover shows the image of Love Potion – 7 of Cups. Here we see a beautiful gray tray with, from left to right, beautiful red flowers, the alchemical potion itself in a stoppered flask, followed by a wine glass to drink the potion from. The book is in Portuguese, but Pereira has an English version in pdf format that he sends to anyone who buys the book. I was very happy to see this, as it allowed those of us that need the material in English to work with this beautiful deck.

Each card is presented with a black and white image, a discussion of the card, and upright and reversed meanings. The following spreads are included at the back of the book: Tres Segredos, Calice da antevisao, Tau, X do amor, Relogio da vida, Espantalho, Tempo nublado, Calculo do tempo, Encantamnto na encruzilhada, Tunel, Frutos do amor, Peladan, Cruz celta, O Jogo do relacionamento, Circulo celestial, Passado presente e futuro, Portal astrologico, Ferradura, and Piramide do amor. There is a bibliography included at the end of the book.

The cards are 2 ½” by 3 ¾”, with quality card stock. The backs show the same orange background with yellow flowers as the book cover. I almost missed it, but Pereira has his initials placed discretely in the middle of the card, back to back, so that the cards are reversible. Nice touch!

The card faces show an orange border, with the card title in a red ribbon at the bottom, and the suit icon at the top of the page, with the card number (or initial, for the court cards) written on the icon. The card imagery is in the center of the card. The artwork is digital, with strong, clean colors. The deck has rather a retro 40’s feel to it. Most of the cards show human interaction, a few of them are animal based, such as the three snakes in the Nest of Snakes – 5 of Cups, and the donkey in the Donkey -6 of Swords. Other cards show simple scenes – a table set for two in Café – 6 of Cups, a pen and paper on the table in the Pen and Paper – Two of Swords, an open treasure chest in the middle of a formal living room in the Chest – 7 of Clubs, and two beautiful red potted plants in the Pansy – 2 of Cups.

In the sixth chapter of the book are mentioned some combinations possible of cards the Sibila da Antevisao deck, for exemple: Pansy and Wedding Cake means loving commitment, marriage.

Here are a few of my favorite cards from this deck:


Man With Dog – King of Cups

Meanings: father, married man, paternity, male universe, home, family, provision, faithful friendship, help, groom, romanticism, seduction, influential person

Reversed: disloyalty, infidelity, disillusion


Ruler and Scale – 2 of Diamonds

Meanings: balance, business and contract, need to measure the pros and cons of a fact, commitment and unity after the variables

Reversed: imbalance, recklessness, error


Nest of Snakes – 5 of Cups

Meanings: jealousy, envy, greed, blackmail, distrust, betrayal, estrangement, trap, competition, rivalry, falsehood, scandal, intrigue, thievery, corruption, sabotage, mental poisoning, gossip, rebellion, tension.

Reversed: loyalty, harmony, tolerance, peace


Coffee – 6 of Cups

Meanings: visit, approach, meeting, reencounter, nice indeed, promise fulfilled, surprise, intimacy, generosity, satisfaction, pleasure, invitation

Reversed: mismatch, false promise, mistake


Teenage – Knave of Diamonds

 Meanings: preadolescent or adolescent, professional vagueness, academy, fun, immaturity

Reversed: independence, maturity, ideal


Old Lady – Queen of Diamonds

Meanings: experience, protective, mother, aunt, grandma, relative, boss, wisdom, competence, wisdom, rationality, focus, leadership, independence, prosperity

Reversed: imprudence, tiredness, disease

I found this to be a very upbeat, easy oracle to work with. The titles are in Portuguese, but the energy from the card, along with the icon at the top of the card that designates the suite, allows the reader to tell the story.

The deck and companion book set can be purchased from Pereira’s site:

Link to digital version of the Sibila da Antesao comanion book:

© June 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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Review – Sibila da Antevisao (digital version)

Sibila da Antevisao –
Divino Oracula

Author: Ricardo Pereira
Artist: Ricardo Pereira
ISBN #978-85-420-0743-5

Sibila da Antevisao

I absolutely adore the cover for the digital version of the companion book to the Sibila da Antevisao! (Note: The same cover is used on the cover for the print version of the companion book.) It is done in lovely, bright colors, featuring Love Potion – 7 of Cups. In a beautiful gray tray we see a pot of lovely red flowers, followed by the love potion itself in a stoppered flask, followed by a beautiful wine glass holding the potion to be drunk. It is graceful, gracious symbolism. Loving the esoteric myself, the stoppered flask was very appealing!

Creator Ricardo Pereira is a Brazilian digital artist, researcher of Tarot history and fortune teller. He developed the Sibila da Antevisao oracular deck, as well as writing the companion book for it. He does oracular consultations, as well as teaching Tarot courses, the Petit Lenormand, Sibilla Della Zingara, and the  Sibila da Antevisao. 

 In his introduction to the 19 page companion book, Pereira talks about the urge to create the Sibila da Antevisao as coming from a need to create an objective deck, with associations that were easy to work with. The art is digital, reflecting the themes of everyday life, including cards follow the basic precepts of the Petit Lenormand, and Sibyls in general.

The cards are structured along the line of French playing cards, with the suits being Clubs, Cups, Swords and Diamonds, with each suit running from Ace to King (thirteen cards in each suit). In reading the cards, Pereira notes that reversals are acceptable. The cards can be interpreted by combination (i.e. two card spreads, three card spreads, etc.), with the student encouraged to use their own creativity, their own intuition, in performing readings. Existing spreads (i.e. The Celtic Cross, and Three Card spreads etc.)  can be used with this deck.

Each card is presented in text only, with the theme for the card, upright and reversed meanings. For example:


Seed – Ace of Clubs

 Meanings: beginning, germination, new time, novelty, something that has just been generated or produced, idea or project development, initial advance, cycle or stage of development, luck, learning, tendency to abundance, success and prosperity, health, vitality, peace

 Reversed: final, involution, failure, loss, bad luck


Love Potion – 7 of Cups

 Meanings: fantasy, enchantment, spell, illusion, mistake, interference in life and others will, unrequited passion, platonic love, self-deception, living dream

 Reversed: There is no spell. Reality. It is not the end.


Man With Dog – King of Cups

 Meanings: father, married man, paternity, male universe, home, family, provision, faithful friendship, help, groom, romanticism, seduction, influential person

 Reversed: disloyalty, infidelity, disillusion

 I very much appreciate that Pereira made the effort to translate this material into English. His stated goal is to make the material accessible to oracle fortunetellers around the world, so that it may serve as a bridge to self-knowledge. He has more than accomplished his goal!

Link to the Sibila da Antevisao deck and book review:

© June 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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Review – The Maybe Lenormand

Maybe Lenormand
Fortune Telling Deck

Author: Ryan Edward
Artist: Ryan Edward
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
ISBN #978-1572818330

Maybe Lenormand cover

The Maybe Lenormand is an expanded version of the traditional 36 card Lenormand deck, with an additional 16 cards that are “borrowed” from a tangent lineage of diverse fortune telling decks, with the aim to complete a 52 card playing deck. The cards come with a 69 page guidebook. The card box holds the deck in two piles, with the guidebook on top. The box opens from the side, and has a magnetic closure. The cover is done in black and white, with red binding, and carries an image of card 29 (Lady, the female significator).

In his introduction Edward talks about the Lenormand borrowing from German cartomancy, as well as tea leaf and coffee ground symbol reading. The Grand Tableau is said to give an overview of the Seeker’s well being, or a detailed answer to a specific question.

In his section on reading the cards, Edward includes the Grand Tableau, three card strings, and a five card daily line.

The card presentation includes a small color image of the card, a primary keyword, a short discussion of the card, who the card may represent as an individual, and additional keywords. Additional cards (cards 37-52) include Lion, Bacchus, Rapiers, and Sick Bed. At the end of the guidebook Edward presents the Tres Grand Tableau (a reading using all 52 cards), followed by several lined pages with which to take notes.


The cards are 2 ¼’ by 3 ½”, with a white outer border, followed by a black inner border. A stylized eye looks out from the middle of the card. The backs are reversible.

The card fronts show a white background, with a thin inner black border The card number, and a picture of the associated playing card, are centered at the top of the card. A stylized color drawing is centered at the bottom of the card. The images follow traditional symbolism.


Ship (3)10 of Spades

The primary keyword for Ship is Distance. Appearing in a reading, it can indicate a vacation, a prosperous global business venture, or a person foreign to the Seeker’s location. Other keywords include travel, trade, foreign, water, and longing.


Scythe (10) Jack of Diamonds

The primary keyword for Scythe is Cut. Appearing in a reading, this can refer to broken relationships, broken contracts, or loss of hope. Other keywords include danger, slice, harvest, edit, autumn, and abrupt.


Book (26) 10 of Diamonds

 The primary keyword for book is Knowledge. Appearing in a reading, Book refers to secrets, to things not known, or to things that the Seeker is working to know. Other keywords include secrets, projects, lesson,  hidden, occult, and information


Lady (29) Ace of Spades

 Lady is the significator for a female Seeker. Appearing in a reading for a male, it indicates an important female in his life.


Rose (40) 3 of Spades

 The primary keyword for Rose is Allure. The Rose represents romance, attraction, and beauty. In a reading, it represents beauty and the arts. Next to the Letter, it refers to poetry. Other keywords include charm, art, romance, seduction, captivate, and tender.

Clearly the deck name, Maybe Lenormand, comes from the addition of the extra 16 cards. While they can add information to a reading, they are not traditional to the Lenorand style of reading. Also, this deck does not include extra cards for the Lady and Gentleman significator. If you are looking to read within traditional Lenormand structure, it would be easy to just set the extra cards aside.

© May 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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Review – Dreaming Way Lenormand

Dreaming Way Lenormand

Author: Lynn Araujo
Artist: Kwon Shina
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
ISBN #978-1-57281-758-6

Dreaming Way Lenormand cover

The Dreaming Way Lenormand is a traditional 36 card deck, which comes with a 91 page companion book. The artist, Kwon Shina, is the same artist that did the artwork for the Dreaming Way Tarot. This is a gentle deck, with whimsical artistry.

The companion book is a LWB, 2 ½” by 3 ½”, with a sturdy, full color cover. The image on the front of the book is that of Garden, and shows a golden watering can containing green plants, purple flowers, and a bird perched on one of the plant leaves.

The introduction is about the Dreaming Way Tarot, and its connection with the Dreaming Way Lenormand. The presentation of the cards is text only, giving the card name, number, and playing card association, with a short write-up of the card, and keywords. There is a short section on reading with pairs of cards, and then reading with a five card line of cards. The spread presented is a ten card Spiral Spread.


The cards are 2 ½” by 3 ½”, of sturdy cardstock. The card backs sow a series of three houses, flanking each other, with several images of the same figure floating throughout the card. The figure is dressed somewhat like a clown, with a butterfly head. The card faces show the card number at the top, and the card title and playing card association across the bottom. There is no border on the cards.

The imagery is done in watercolors, in pastels. The artwork is very whimsical, which adds to the ease of connection with this deck for reading purposes. Steam rising from a cup of coffee becomes clouds, a full grown fox lies draped over the shoulder of a woman in formal dress,    the Rider is riding his horse through the clouds, Snake is winding itself around a female figure that is standing, the mother bird in Birds carries her birdhouse with her. I love the imagination that comes through in these cards, which are indeed of a very dreamy nature.

Some of the cards that I found most interesting were:


Ship (3) 10 of Hearts

 Here we see a masted ship, floating in a small container of water There are clouds above the ship, and rain coming from the clouds. The ship represents adventures and journeys yet to be taken. It also carries the energy of freedom of choice. Keywords are travel, transportation, adventure, exploration, and journey.


Clouds (6) King of Clubs

Being a coffee lover, I adore this card, which shows steam rising from a cup of hot coffee, forming clouds above the cup. The image of the clouds warns us not to become enmeshed in a false sense of security. Keywords are sudden troubles, confusion, daydreaming, issues, challenges, and distractions.


Mice (23) 7 of Clubs

I think mice are cute, so I absolutely adore the two little fur people in this card as they carry away a rather large piece of cheese. Mice warns us to be aware of thievery, including things that drain our time and energy. It can also indicate that we are running out of time and/or options. Keywords include theft, loss, destruction, erosion, and deterioration.


Book (26) 10 of Diamonds

 Here we see a dark pink book, with gilt edges, against a lighter pink background. The back cover has a little door cut into it, which makes one want to peek inside! The doorway is symbolic of how books open our minds to information and knowledge. The Book can refer to formal or informal learning. Keywords include knowledge, wisdom, information, learning and seeking.

The Dreaming Way Lenormand is a lovely deck that I enjoy reading with. Not truly versed in Lenormand, I am sticking to the smaller spreads for now. One thing that I was not fond of was the smaller size of the cards. When I brought this up to Lynn Araujo, she gently reminded me of the nature of the Grand Tableau and Petite Lenormand spreads, which require a number of cards. Smaller cards make laying out the reading easier, and, of course, smaller cards are easier to carry with us! This is a lovely deck that certainly has its place in the Lenormand world.

© May 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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Rview – Mystical Wisdom

Mystical Wisdom

Author: Gaye Guthrie
Artist: Josephine Wall
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
ISBN #978-1-57281-832-3

Mystical Wisdom cover

Mystical Wisdom is comprised of 46 cards and a 64 page guide book. The cards are based on Archangels, Goddesses, Spirit Animals, Fairies, and Mystical Creatures. The cards are meant to deliver uplifting messages and gentle encouragement – to help one move past life’s challenges, and into a space filled with joy.

The cards and guidebook come in a sturdy, cardboard lift-top box, featuring a full color image of the Peacock card top of the box. The 64 page guidebook starts out with the thought that the cards offer guidance for the present and predictions for the future. We are told that we hold within us the power to change our lives, and the free will to choose our circumstances. Each card can carry different meanings. Reversed cards and cards that fallout when shuffling need to have more attention paid to the issue connected with the message of the card. It is advised to handle the cards with love and care.

Each card is presented with a black and white scan, the card title, the essence of the card, the card meaning, and a mantra. Card titles include the Archangel Gabriel, Animal Bond, Children, Competition, Good Fortune, Gratitude, Illusion, Legends, Memories, and New Beginnings.

From the book:

Moving Forward
Get Ready For Positive Change

 Situations and events of the past are clearing and making way for positive changes. Turn the negative experiences into a positive and more rewarding future. You have the resources and ability to move forward now. Take a leap of faith knowing that the angels will open doors for you and present a clearer and smoother road ahead. Don’t let fear or stagnation hold you back.

Mantra: I am ready to move forward with confidence.

At the back of the guidebook are instructions for doing one, three, and four card spreads, and the traditional Celtic Cross spread. There are also blank pages for taking notes.


The cards are 3 ¾” by 5 ½”, with glossy, sturdy card stock. The card backs are lavender, with a white flower in each of the four corners. Gold imagery is centered on the card backs, which are reversible. The card faces show the image to the edge of the card (no border) making it easier to enter the card, if one chooses to. The card title and manta are placed at the bottom of the card, in a colored strip. The art style is fantasy, using muted colors.


Vacation (Mantra: Take Time For Relaxation and Adventure) shows a young girl on a flying carpet.


Archangel Gabriel (Mantra: Messenger of Creativity and Hope) shows the Archangel holding children, and surrounded by children.


Archangel Raphael (Mantra: Provider of Healing for Mind, Body, and Spirit) shows a female figure facing the left hand side of the card.


Choices (Mantra: Make the Best Choices) shows a female figure with a globe in her hand.


Creative Wonderment (Mantra: Follow Your Passion) shows a young female figure, in a pink gown, ascending golden steps coming from a golden piano.

I find these cards to be easy to work with, and to cover a wide breadth of subject matter. What we as individuals find that we are faced with in life, we can find in these cards. The art is gentle and flowing, and I appreciate the lack of borders, which makes entering the card for meditation or journaling very easy. Doing readings with these cards is only the beginning of what they can be used for. Bring out your imagination, and find yourself supported in ways you never dreamed of!

© April 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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Review – The Nomadic Oracle

The Nomadic Oracle

Author: Jon Mallek
Mattang Book
ISBN #978-0-993140907

The Nomadic Oracle cover


“The Nomadic Oracle” consists of a deck of 56 cards, with a 465 page companion book. Originally published in 2010 by Ambient Studio, this review covers the 2014, updated version, from Mattang Book. The book morphed at the speed of light from 144 pages to the current 465 pages! Color mapping now has a chapter of its own, there is a double-page presentation of the Aspect Matrix (for easy cross-referencing between Families and Realms), along with sample readings. The Aspect card entries show interpretations from Fire to Consciousness as required by a 7 card reading (a specific reading created for this deck), making quick first impressions easier to achieve.

I want to take a moment here and share something from the Nomadic Oracle site that I find to be relevant. Mattang Book is “a collaborative exploration in consciousness, offering oracle readings and healing …”. A mattang is defined as a tool to help people show their children how to see beyond the horizon.

In his Author’s Note, Mallek advises the reader to approach the oracle as if it were a very good friend (which it is!). This friend will take things seriously, and never have an agenda of their own. He also explains his use of the term “left hand path to consciousness”. While in the West this may be seen as a dark path, Mallek defines it as “an expanding path to consciousness”, a “shaman’s path”. There is no intention to manipulate the power of intention except through the Higher Self. There is a big difference, and the reader needs to keep in mind the intended meaning of this phrase when working with this material. Expanding awareness releases the Higher Self at all levels of consciousness.

Mallek states that the Nomadic Oracle has a responsibility to try to illuminate the world as it is, as a first step to enlightenment.

Part 1 introduces the Nomadic Oracle, working with energy, the Aspect Matrix, the power to say no, multidimensional spreads, and the Healing Oracle. The Aspect Matrix consists of a matrix made up of 51 of the 56 cards in this deck. It is comprised of the Elements, the Senses, and the Aspects (the Families and Realms). Each Aspect card represents one of the five elements within its group. Together with the Senses, and the Elements and Spirits, there are ten groups.

Part 2 is all about using the oracle. The reader can approach this oracle is a casual manner, or in a very formal manner. I think that most readers use both techniques, depending on the circumstances. (Especially those who choose to do journey work or meditation.) My personal preference, whether reading causally or formally, has always tended toward structure – towards the use of specific spreads. Others will choose to read in other, less formal, ways. Mallek talks about making friends with the cards, formatting the question, and using a specific 7 card spread, with the cards defined as: the Context, the Here and Now (the “Om Point”), Practical Guidance, the Undercurrent, the Overview, the Receptive, and the Creative.

Mallek talks about the flow of the reading, and about background energies. He talks about converting the 7 card reading into an Information Angel, and drawing two extra cards: Portal (there is a path, but the way may be blocked), and the Drum (the door is open, the light is at the end of the tunnel). Portal and the Drum are seen as thresholds. Instructions are also given for a 5 card spread, and for Super Spreads.

Part 3 talks about building a relationship with the cards. And that it takes patience and time.

Part 4 talks about the cards and the commentaries. The Elements and Spirits are used to draw attention to particular energies. The five Elements and Spirits cards represent energies which originate outside of ourselves, and can be felt as incoming. The Senses which the Elements are paired with, represent energies with origins inside of the self, and which through their actions can be viewed as outgoing. The sequence of the cards from Fire, through Water, Earth and Air, to Consciousness allows the oracle to choose how to describe or predict the frequency of an incoming event.

Each card is presented with a black and white image, a short synopsis of the cards energy, how the card would be read in each of the positions in a 7 card spread, and commentary about the card. The Elements and Spirits cards have who they are companion to listed under the card image (for example, Fire has “Companion to Scenting Action, the Sense of Smell listed under its image). The Senses have the sense they represent (smell, taste, touch, sound, sight), as well as the Elements and Spirits they are twinned with. For example, Scenting Action lists “the Sense of Smell, twinned with the Elements & Spirits of Fire”. The Family of Emotions have the Element they are associated with listed under the card image. For example, Debt & Domination has “Fire in the Family of Emotions” listed under the card image. In the Realm of the Active Path, the Realm of Time, the Realm of Guidance, the Family of Protection, the Realm of Territories, the Realm of Abundance, and the Family of Transition, the associated element is listed under the card image. For example, Kundalini lists “Fire in the Realm of the Active Path”.  For the Infinite Self, the principle that is associated with each card is listed under each image. For example, Shakti lists “the Receptive Principle” under the image. The two Jesters have “the ‘not- card’” listed under their image.

Part 5 is a chapter that specifically deals with color mapping. Color mapping refers to the “bubble of perception” that allows us to sense the subtle energies of Fire, Water, Earth, Air, and Consciousness. These energies are color coded, and can be used to draw out the details in a 7 card spread.

Part 6 speaks of Inconclusions – the nomadic nature of the cards, and Rainbow Consciousness.

At the end of the book is a Appendix that lists influences, sources, and a bibliography.


The cards themselves are 3¾” by 5½”, using a sturdy, non-glossy card stock. A plastic surface was avoided to ensure that the colors remain vivid. The cards were offset printed and die-cut in Malaysia. The card back shows a ¼” light colored border, surrounding the inner imagery (look for the faces!). Predominant colors are yellow, green, and purple, and they are reversible.

The card faces show a white background, with two thin borders. The image is centered on the card, with the card title, element, and realm centered below it. Some of my favorite cards include:


Portal (Water in the Realm of Guidance):

“There is a path ahead, but the way appears to be blocked. The Universe is inviting you to seek out this threshold. Portal suggests that this could be more of a case of stepping out of one idiom and into another. If entry were impossible for you, there would be no path and Jester Portal would apply.”


Healer (Water in the Realm of Abundance):

“Trust and detachment are implicit energies here. Healing, which may begin with a simple request or intention, rises and radiates throughout the entire organism. Commitment and patience might be called for but the outcome could bring genuine relief.”


Intruder (Water in the Family of Protection):

“Protection of the mind and its emotions.”


Protection (Consciousness in the Family of Protection):

“The accumulated security and protection of your energy body and your entire being”


Stopping the World (Earth in the Realm of Time):

“Time to relax. It may be that, in your eagerness to find a solution, you have become out-of-phase with the energy of the situation.”


Transition (Air in the Family of Transition):

“The winds of change are shifting and restless.”


 Kundalini (Fire in the Realm of the Active Path):

“The hottest card in the oracle, Kundalini refers to your raw, exposed, and highly reactive life-force.”


 Ritual Intention (Water in the Realm of the Active Path):

“A card to remind us that actions speak louder than words and that the world is full of good intentions. Make your actions deliberate.”

 I found these cards fun to work with – they teach in a very intricate but heart centered manner. I loved the artwork, as well as the focus on the elements. My feeling is that these cards could easily be used by individuals of all ages, from diverse backgrounds. Dip your feet in the water – see which direction your journey takes!

 © March 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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Review – The Hermes Playing Card Oracle

The Hermes Playing Card Oracle

Author: Robert M. Place
Artist: Robert M. Place
Hermes Publications
ISBN #978-0-692-56238-3


“The Hermes Playing Card Oracle” is a standard playing deck of 52 cards, with the addition of two Jokers. It comes with a small LWB that gives the meanings of the cards. The deck can be used for card games, or it can be laid out in the traditional pattern termed the Grand Tableau, and used for divination. Small symbols are placed on the cards which can be used for divinatory meaning.

The LWB (Little White Book) notes than in the late 18th century, we saw the first publication of oracle decks in which each card was illustrated with a symbol that was primarily used for divination, with a small image of the playing card associated with each symbol. One of the most popular of these decks was the Petit Lenormand, which was first published in Germany in 1847.

I love that Place has reversed the imagery, with the card resembling a standard playing card, with the inclusion of one small symbol. There is a very gentle, well put together look to these cards. The symbols are very simply drawn, and do not detract from the playing card aspect of the card in any manner. The symbols on the ace, 6,7,8,9,10 and the three royal cards of each suit are the same as in the Lenormand oracle. If the number 2,3,4 and 5 pips of each suit are removed, the deck can function as a standard Lenormand oracle deck.

Place notes that the cards can be used for any card game, but that if they are used for divination, they should be laid out in the Grand Tableau pattern (four rows of eight cards, laid left to right, from the top to the bottom row, with the remaining four cards constituting a fifth row, centered under the top four rows). If the Grand Tableau is to include the two jokers, the pattern is six rows of nine cards, laid out left to right, top to bottom.

The most important cards, according to Place, are the significators: the Ace of Spades, representing the subject of the reading, if she is a woman, and the Ace of Hearts, representing the subject of the reading, if he is a man. The Ace of Hearts may represent a love interest for a woman, while the Ace of Spades may represent a love interest for a man. The cards can be used in any layout recommend for the Lenormand cards.

The LWB give the meaning for each of the symbols in this deck. For example, the Moon on the 8 of Hearts can represent honor, intuition, and drams. The gentleman riding a horse on the 9 of Heart can represent a messenger, a visitor, or news.  The letter being carried by the bird on the 7 of Spades can represent a message, news, or a document. The candle on the 2 of Diamonds can represent peace, solitude, and meditation.


The cards themselves are 2 ½” by 3 ½”, on glossy cardstock. The backs of the cards show a ½” white border, surrounding a blue and white background, with an image of Hermes in the center. The backs are reversible. The card faces show a white border surrounding the card image. The icon for the suit, along with the number (for the pips) or letter (for the court cards) is in the upper left hand and lowr right hand corner. The card faces are reversible.


The Jokers are very nicely done, with one wearing, gray shoes, red leggings, a red cap, and a green tunic, with the other wearing red shoes, gray leggings, and a green tunic and cap. This Joker is also strumming an instrument.

I find this deck quite interesting, and I think that you will too!

© March 2016 Bonnie Cehovet
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