Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Halloween Tarot Review

The Halloween Tarot Deck by Kipling West and Karin Lee is loosely based on the classic 78 card Rider-Waite Smith Deck. If you are familiar with Rider-Waite you will have no problem reading these cards easily. The Halloween Tarot is a feast for the eyes of any Halloween addict! A very cute little black cat leads us through the Fool's journey starting with the The Fool and appearing all the way through the entire 78 card deck. 

The cards are extremely detailed and quirky. The major arcana include Vampyres, Frankenstein's Monster, The Mummy, and other typical Hallowen monsters. A few of my favourites are The Empress (Bride of Frankenstein), The Lovers (Dracula and Mina), and Temperance. Even The Tower gets a makeover as The Addams Family house! 

The minor arcana are just as detailed. You will easily recognize the typical RWS images such as the six of cups or the three of pentacles. The major difference is that the Halloween Tarot has been stripped of cups, swords, wands, and pentacles and in their place you will find instead Ghosts, Bats, Imps, and Jack o' lanterns! 

The cards are made from a good quality card stock and there is a little white booklet included with the deck. There is a larger companion book available by Karin Lee but I did not order it with the cards. This deck is getting hard to find but I was able to track down and order a set from The Book Depository online. 

Here is a basic 9 card spread that I use regularly. It's a beautiful deck and well worth the money especially for a halloween fanatic like myself. I'm glad I ordered it.