|Snowland Deck- Fun to open!|
The couple expects to be ready to ship out full decks by Valentine's Day 2013 and have some pretty great incentives if you preorder by January 31, 2013! Once the full deck is available, the special Life Themes Edition will go away forever, and the bonus options, including Noah's Card, the special Chillaxin' card, with the preorder are quite an incentive. Check it out here!
|Snowland Deck Extra- Noah's Card|
In the Life Themes Edition, you will see many name changes from "traditional" tarot. They are meant to grab the essence of the archetype while leaving archaic words behind because this is definitely a deck for the modern reader. I am particuarly entranced with The High Priestess becoming "Oracle" and The Wheel of Fortune making a change to the very sweet "Carousel" card. There are many ways of presenting traditional archetypes in a new way that are quite clever, and this is a deck that I have found easy to use intuitively while also pushing the boundaries of new ways of interpreting cards. I am always excited by cards that present themselves with new ways to look at the accepted definitions!
There is no nudity or violence in these images, and they are suitable for all audiences. I had a great time sitting with my 11 year old daughter and listening to her tell me stories about what is happening in each card, which is essentially what reading tarot is, anyway- interpreting the story the cards are presenting to us. (As a small aside, she has a bit of zombie fetish and we recently did the same thing with The Zombie Tarot, which had me rolling in hilarity.)
Despite the innocence of the images in this deck, do not be fooled into thinking it fluffy or too cute to bring hard hitting answers. There are many symbols to look for and grab on to use, and whether you prefer to read intuitively, dive deep into study of a deck, or a combination, you will find plenty of material to work with here! I am told Janet expects to have a full length book finished by Christmas of 2013, but in the meantime you can delve deep into the cards and get your own Snowland Deck journal full of readings, interpretations, insights, whatever you are feeling. This deck will be familiar, with a distinct flavor, to anyone who has used tarot before, but it is also easily read by people who have no experience with "traditional" tarot. I can back this statement up by having tested it on four teenage boys, who had varied and valid reactions to each card.
|Snowland Deck- Back|
I have included several images from the Life Themes Edition, but you can order the full deck in total confidence that the images resonate with you, because Ron and Janet Boyer have graciously provided all of them to us on their site. This is a very confident move that few tarot deck publishers or creators take, due to the risk of piracy and unlicensed use of images but it is also a favor that makes decision making easier for most buyers, as well as proclaiming a kind of faith in the universe that the deck will find its' perfect audience.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit with the Snowland Deck enough today that you will step into the world on a regular basis. May you find some of your own magic there, and leave with some from this snowy, glittery world!
|Snowland Deck- Temperance, Teaching (The Hierophant), Oracle (The High Priestess)|
|Snowland Deck- Magic (The Magician, Strength, Impermanence (Death)|
|Snowland Deck- Commitment (The Lovers), The Hermit, The Moon|
These images are from The Snowland Deck: Life Themes Edition, self published by Ron and Janet Boyer, available directly from them here.