I’ve been doing a lot of astrology posts recently, so I thought it would be nice to get back to a rather purer form of divination, but with a lighter focus. So I’m going to take a look at my favourite tarot deck, the Deviant Moon Tarot.
I’ve chosen 10 cards from it, on impulse, to look at, to try and show what I love about this deck. The photos don’t reproduce the colours richly enough, and they are not perfectly in focus, but they should give an idea.
The pack has fantastic art work by Patrick Vanenza, and has a nocturnal or twilight feel, a somewhat gothic but fairytale world peopled by freak families, mutants and hybrid people, finding their way through. The artist used graveyards and deserted mental hospitals as inspirations, and the characters seem to wander this strange world making up their stories, or discovering them…
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