Tuesday, 19 January 2016

New Century Tarot Unboxing

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  1. Thanks for this, Chloe - I really enjoyed seeing all these cards and wouldn't mind adding this deck to my collection. I know I would have loved this deck even as a young child because he has created a believable world that you can easily visit in your imagination. Does it read well too?

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    1. Hi Lisa, interesting, I didn't think of the similar backgrounds as creating a more cohesive world to step into... As for how it reads, I find it good, even in larger spreads. The "backdrop cloths" make the suits clear at a glance :) Just threw a Celtic Cross which I'll post to IG once there's some natural light for a photo :D

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  2. Goodness me, your voice is soothing! :-)
    That Death card is interesting; personally I'm finding each card difficult to distinguish at a glance as they are quite similar. As you look deeper you can see differences, it would just be a matter of getting to know them I imagine. Although I do love the classical art feel to them, the figures are a little raphaelite-ish? I'd love to know how they read!

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    1. Thanks, Tasha, glad you like my voice :)
      Raphaelite-ish is a good description. As for the similarities, at least among the Minors I'm finding the suits easy to distinguish because of the "backdrop cloths" behind the pips parts. And you rightly say that the more you use them, the easier they'll be to recognise. They read really well - simple for a quick first overview, with added depth as you dig in :)

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  3. I love this deck. I received it as a reward for giving up smoking just over four years ago ��

    You've inspired me to use it again. I have fond memories of it. The Stella also has small heads; maybe that is the similarity?

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    1. Ah, interesting Steve, I didn't pick up on the small heads - thanks for putting your artistic eye to the challenge of figuring out why I felt that way :) And congrats on giving up smoking - a deck is a great reward! ;)

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