Review of the St. Jinx Arcana

A few days ago I received a beautiful, new deck called St. Jinx Arcana: The Gay Tarot. The cards have a beautiful gloss without being slippery, and they aren’t overly stiff or too thin either.

The artwork is phenomenal! First of all, it’s just plain attractive! Secondly, it sticks close to the RIder-Waite-Smith (RWS) deck. And thirdly, despite it’s close adherence to the RWS it adds subtle differences that can either alter or add to the traditional symbolism of the RWS.

The close adherence to the RWS lends itself well to being read by the novice and more advanced reader alike. The subtleties included in the artwork that perhaps stray from the RWS gives it more depth of meaning as well as alternate ones to the more adept reader.

Although I bought this to add to my collection and to enjoy rather than to read with I could easily see myself reading with it. However, the artwork probably is a bit too suggestive for those more conservative sitters who wouldn’t appreciate the deck, so it’s probably best to know your crowd or your particular client or to just reserve them for reading for yourself.

If you’d like to buy a copy for yourself, you can do so here.

 

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