Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery

Yet another new Tarot deck.

This one was brought to my attention when I saw it displayed on one of many Tarot sites. I liked the clean look of it, the bold lines, and the pre-Raphaelite stylings. Something about it made me think these cards would be forthright and easy to read with.

The cards themselves are a little bit large for my hands, but they're good quality. Reading with them is going to require a bit of a learning curve, however, because these cards are somewhat different (I feel) from more traditional decks. Some of the cards have slightly different meanings to them from what I am used to. I'm sure I could just use the "regular" meanings, but that would be a disservice to this deck. It deserves to speak in its own voice.

The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery is designed by Robert M Place and seems to hinge on Reason, Will, and Appetite as key in many of the cards. I won't go into the philosophy; the little booklet does a good job of explaining each card, plus there is an annotated set of trumps available separately which I might pick up at a later date. Being that the cards are made by a small press—best I can tell, this is Place's own little publisher?—they cost a little more than the average deck, but as I've said, they're good quality. I'm looking forward to doing more work with them.


Suzi said...

Years ago I bought some tarot cards and a book, but I never started reading into it. I had so much time back then (before kids), I don't know why I wasted it. :)

M said...

Having worked with these card some more, I must say I'm growing very fond of them. They've joined the ranks of my favorite decks.