Kitty Kahane Tarot (AGM Urania, 2006) arrived it felt right and easy to read. I'd received a reading request that very morning: the messages I got were really clear and powerful, and that has been my experience with every reading since.
Majors are obvious in following tradition, and yet with subtle but
interesting variations. Take the Tower: while it has the typical two
figures falling from it, in this version there are a further two, who
seem to be anthropomorphic elements of the Tower itself. And this Tower
is not only blowing her top, getting rid of the obviously unhealthy
little voice in her head. She is also picking up sticks and moving from
the circumstances that have made a change necessary.
companion book, charmingly called The Magic Mirrors of the Kitty
Kahane Tarot, offers a section for each card to speak for itself. The
Tower says: "I fly through the air and break through walls: My strength comes suddenly and with shocking force, leaving me astonished at my own power and not one stone left upon another. Walls which seemed impregnable quiver in fear and would rather fall over on their own than face my fury. Now a bolt of blazing insight strikes me and I am flung like a bride's bouquet into a new dimension of space. Tower power!" Tower power indeed :)
to the Aces, these also have their own quirks. The Ace of Swords shows
the traditional sword, blade piercing up through a crown. Yet, the
crown does not simply float in the air. Instead, it is on the head of a
strange mountain man covered in flowers. Perhaps this new idea or way
of communicating is needed to bring movement to a way of being that has
become too rigid, set in stone... Or maybe we need a good grounding
from which to put this new vision into practice!
simplicity of the Three of Swords offers some different
interpretations. The heart pierced by three blades seems cracked and
fragmented, with a pool of water gathering below. Our unhelpful
thoughts leave us feeling emotionally shattered and drained.
deck is remarkably easy to read straight out of the box, while still
offering nuances and variety on every single card. The companion book,
too, while small is insightful and interesting. Altogether, a