Helloooo! How are you all doing?
Today I’m starting #RIXTarotThursdays where I’ll be posting anything about tarot. I’ll be sharing my tarot story, deck reviews, and perhaps horoscopes for all signs.
For today, this post is dedicated to The Golden Tarot: The Visconti-Sforza Deck by Mary Packard. This is my first brand new original tarot deck, sent by my super soul tribe from down under! (Thank you, gaizerz! Labyuuuuol!)
Let me just explain why I said “brand new original”. The very first deck in my possession was a used Marseilles tarot deck and was given to me about 6 or 7 years ago. And the very first deck I purchased myself was a cheap imitation version of the Santa Muerte Tarot Deck: Book of the Dead that I got from Lazada (which I will tell you more about next time).
Anyway, back to the bida of this post.
The Golden Tarot: The Visconti-Sforza Deck has been written by Mary Packard. It was originally published on March 21, 2013. Mary Packard is known for writing children’s books such as The Kite, My Messy Room, and The New Baby. She has also written another tarot book called Tarot de Marseille.
Everything in this set looks and feels luxurious. With its black and gold theme, and the glossy swirling vine patterns against the matte background, the box and the book give off a look of class and sophistication.
The book is nothing like the other guidebooks. It’s hardbound, the pages are glossy, and everything is in full color. It contains a wide range of information from the story of the Visconti and Sforza families to the history of tarot; from the meanings of the cards to the description of the illustrations.
As for the meanings of the cards, the author has only provided keywords, so it may not be ideal for beginners. But I think it’s also good for practicing reading intuitively.
The cards are huge, it’s even bigger than my phone, which is a Samsung A50. It’s more than twice the size of a regular card. But back in the day, this size wasn’t unusual at all. Tarot cards used to be really big.
Anyway, here’s my flip-through video of The Golden Tarot: The Visconti-Sforza Deck. It’s a new YouTube channel I made that’s dedicate to all things tarot. I hope you show your support and subscribe! Thank you!