WELCOME to the Gathering! We are so glad you are joining us to celebrate the Winter Solstice.
We start at 7pm - so please arrive early. Location:3030 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati 45211 Time: 7pm-9:30pm Parking: Parking is on the street (plenty of space) and at the funeral home (3042 Harrison Avenue)
Please bring a notebook and a deck of Tarot cards (if you have them) to our Gathering. Other materials and refreshments will be provided.
If you don't have a deck and want to buy one for the workshop, below are some decks that I recommend. You can also do your own internet search to find a deck that resonates with you. There are so many decks to choose from!! There are independent tarot makers and mass produced decks. All have there own symbols, type of artwork, and mood. If you do not want to buy a deck for the workshop - don't worry, I have plenty to share!
Please feel free contact me if you have any questions before you buy! I am not familiar with all the decks out there - but I have seen many of them. Some are more difficult to read because of size (sorry ShadowScapes and and Fairy Tale Tarot) others maybe have a symbol system that is very different from the traditional archetypes (which isn't inherently bad). I recommend getting a deck that is few on words and heavy on symbols. You want to make sure that the minor cards have a rich story to them. Some just give you two arrows or three cups and since we are working very intuitively the more dynamic the picture the better. If you need help with your purchase please contact me. Also, a couple of these decks are sold independently so you will want to be mindful of time when purchasing. Again - feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Golden Tarot - The Golden Tarot is a collage Tarot deck, skilfully blending medieval and Renaissance artwork into whole Tarot scenes. Comes in a sturdy box with a companion book, and cards with gilt edges. One of my favorites.
The Radiant Rider-Waite - n The Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot, is re-illustrated and updated Rider-Waite Tarot (The classic tarot deck). Compared to the original, these cards are much more luminously coloured and three-dimensional. A good deck that is very closely aligned with the original cards. This is one of my go to decks to refresh my learning.
The Morgan Greer Tarot - My favorite deck for readings! I love the colors and the close-ups of the people. I also like that every card has a picture, which is important when reading intuitively. The Morgan-Greer Tarot is a reworking of the Rider-Waite deck created in the 1970s. The cards are borderless, and the artwork has a lush, immediate feel. The deck definitely has a '70's vibe.
The Legacy of the Divine Tarot - Another of my favorite decks and the book that goes with it is wonderful. The Legacy of the Divine is a stunning 78-card deck from Ciro Marchetti, creator of the Gilded Tarot and Tarot of Dreams (two more to check out). It's roughly based on a Rider-Waite foundation, but rendered in a magical, highly realistic digital style.
Numinous Tarot - The Numinous Tarot is a new, independently produced radical deck that strives to bring a variety of experiences to the wonderfully complex symbolism of the Tarot. The Numinous Tarot shows the beauty of diversity in the world, from body type, ability, race, to gender identity and expression. The beauty of this deck is that it follows the structure of the traditional tarot while brining representation and diversity to the deck.
Melanated Classic Tarot - The original tarot deck lacks diversity among the people represented. Modern day tarot creators have begun to reimage decks to reflect our more diverse world. The Melanated Deck is based off of the classic rider waite deck but takes representation into consideration. This is a fabulous modern deck for the beginner because it updates the images but still keeps the symbolism.
Vanessa Tarot - The Vanessa Tarot is a cute and sassydeck inspired by pop culture heroines. It's light-hearted, fun, feminine and still very readable deck. Packaged with a small tin along with a booklet. This is a whimsical deck that is more modern.
Cat Tarot - The CatTarot is a 78-card deck of felines illustrated as famous figures from literature, history, TV and movies. The cast of characters is diverse, from Marilyn Monroe to Genghis Khan to Captain Nemo to Luke Skywalker. A charming, humorous, and beautifully illustrated tarot deck.
Wizards Tarot - The Wizards Tarot is a tarot deck and a school of magic, where the major cards feature the professors and the minor cards feature the students. It has photo-realistic digital art and a distinct Harry Potter feel.
Cosmic Tarot - Great images, wonderful colors. Picture on every card. This deck is filled with imagery and is good for intuitive readings.
Voyager Tarot - The Voyager Tarot is a deck of pure symbolism that reflects our present day circumstances, in bright and colourful photographic collages of images from multiple cultures. This deck evokes a lot of imagery.
Bonefire Tarot - The Bonefire Tarot is a vibrant reimagining of the Rider-Waite, painted in a style influenced by vintage tattoo art. It's inspired by the symbolism of the 'bone fire', a time for ritual celebration, cleansing, rebirth and renewal.
LLewellyn's Classic Deck - Llewellyn's Classic Tarot is a very readable fresh take on the Rider-Waite symbolism. It's been re-illustrated in a colourful, vivid and approachable style. Comes with a great guide book.
The Witches Tarot - The Witches Tarot overlays natural Pagan symbols on the traditional tarot structure. It is a digital collage deck.
Efflorescent Tarot - The Efflorescent Tarot (efflorescent meaning 'bursting into flower') is based on the Rider-Waite tradition and comprised of its own illustrated world of characters, objects and places. The 78-card deck is currently available from the artist through Etsy (in full-colour or black and white versions). I recommend the color version for our purpose.
Vivid Journey Tarot - The Vivid Journey Tarot is a 78-card Rider-Waite based tarot illustrated in a flowing, vivid artistic style. The cards are colourful and uncomplicated, easy to interpret, and have a warm and friendly energy.