This Tarot portrays the roots of Norse and Celtic belief along with the traditions and tales whose origins are lost in the mists of time - shadows of a familiar dream. Deck published in Switzerland, with U. The suits are Cups, Swords, Rods and Discs. Not quite grim, but definitely reminds me of Midwestern faces in winter when we go back there for Xmas. A raven-tressed woman draped in white holds three golden apples. As a means of meditation or reflection, especially by drawing just a single card, this deck can initiate powerful ideas and suggestions. If I am asked as for whom this deck is intended I would suggest that it is the more experienced user, someone who has used a more traditional deck and who is anxious to extend their range of Tarot possibilities.
I have found that the size of the deck, although the cards are easy enough to handle, necessitates a small instruction book. Well, it just goes to show that, in the Tarot world, the well of creativity never runs dry! I need to find the Howard Rodway book and would appreciate any feedback. This deck justifies more space as the ideas and sentiments expressed within it deserve further expression. Some of the cards are obvious - you can't miss Thor in his chariot, but I can't pin down all of them by any means, and I've read a lot of Northern myth. Ask the Cards a question or focus for your reading in the box below.
I was tired of having a lot of unused decks just sitting there, constantly being passed over for an old favorite or a shiny new acquisition. I have struggled to work out what the next deck can contain that is not discovered in this one. Please see my other auctions. This deck, loosely based on the Mabinogian is already well used in my readings because I was so comfortable with it from the first moment I thumbed through the cards. One must remember, however, that there are different types of Tarot user and, for those not intending to use the cards for divination purposes then this deck is as good as any and better than most. I've got a Mabinogion collection of stories, discounted.
If it just gave the name of the individual or event pictured, that would make this deck much more useful if you didn't know the god or story in question, you could look it up. You wont be added to any other lists. This is no meek priestess, sitting passively while she is receptive to her psychic visions, she is also a woman of action and strength who can obviously take care of herself. We are being teased so that we will want the full book to determine who is what. Product Information Pack information: 78 Cards and booklet Card dimensions: 66 x 120 mm Authors: Barbara Moore - Artword by Gabrielli, Krysinski, Rivolli They say: An unbound magical book filled with wisdom, guidance and lessons,made with images and not with words. At the time of this writing, I was unable to obtain Rodway's book by the same title, the deck does not come bundled with the text, and that is the only reason I didn't give the deck as high a rating as the Sacred Circle Tarot discussed above.
The minor arcana suits are: Rods which portray Norse gods and goddesses, Cups that feature heroes and heroines from The Mabinogion, Swords featuring characters from British Celtic legend and Discs that feature Irish Celtic personalities. The little booklet that comes with this deck provides a small amount of background information in the introduction. But then, both cultures are very popular just now. On top of that sits the world tree, whose roots reach down into all worlds. Booklet written by Howard Rodway. There is also a relatively large bottom border which has the card name in German and English and the card number.
The Major Arcana have the traditional names except for the High Priest Hierophant , and Destruction Tower. The set includes 78 cards and an instruction booklet. This review lets others know what we really are like and also helps us to improve. This does not include Sundays or holidays. Thanks for explaining the deer! The Star card depicts a raven-tressed woman draped in white holding three golden apples. All cards are sold as is. Onward to the next deck! We have lots of articles on Tarot.
I did wonder whether a predominance of female archetypes may have been a problem but it was never an issue for me. While there are some beautfiful depictions of Norse deities in the majors, the rest of the deck leaves much to be desired. Rodway and Gainsford also collaborated on the. The cards of the Minor Arcana are equally creatively designed. The Tarot of the Old Path is an excellent deck for those who seek to use female energies, but with more traditional Tarot images. Get a free reading with the Tarot of Northern Shadows: What type of prediction do you want from the tarot cards? Leave blank for a general reading.
What is very useful and very imaginative is the use of a subject for each of the Minor Arcana cards, all of them explained in the book. There are no distinct borders to the scenes and the background is often left white. It feels gentler and more spiritual. One thing that intrigues me about this deck is why it is labelled as Volume I. Picking up the deck and browsing through it did not initially attract me. The Major Arcana feature Norse and Celtic figures, with their attendant animals and runic symbols where appropriate.
The numbered Minor Arcana cards are fully illustrated. Next to her are a shield, spear and valkyrie helmet, while behind her is a spirit image of a grey long haired cat and three birds soaring against clouds. There are a lot of animals in this deck and some shapeshifting. I did not think that another Tarot with a witchcraft theme could rival the others in that field in their distinctiveness. The blend of Celtic and Nordic imagery is so natural and consistent, that one forgets that there are any differences.
Review: Tarot of Northern Shadows The Tarot of Northern Shadows Review by Michele Jackson If you would like to purchase this deck,. I'm wandering and thinking of the Greenwood now. This deck lends itself also to experimentation and I have invented my own circle deck, an arrangement that seemed to suit the pagan theme. After all, there is no reason why a female archetype cannot be made to work for a man. Runes are sprinkled liberally throughout.