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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Review: The Radiant Tarot by Alexandra Eldridge and Tony Barnstone

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Weiser Books just released a series of tarot decks, of which I have the pleasure of reviewing! There are three decks total, so expect to see 3 reviews over the next two weeks. The first is The Radiant Tarot: Pathway to Creativity by Alexandra Eldridge and Tony Barnstone. This deck contains 78 beautifully illustrated cards following the Rider Waite format and comes with a detailed guidebook on how to use the cards to spark creativity, as well as their general meanings. While this deck uses the traditional suits, the artists focused on incorporating natural elements and archetypal images to express the meaning of each card. I love the use of deer in association with pentacles. Pentacles are a very earthy suit and deer scream Earth to me. Plus, I have a deep connection with both deer and the pentacle suit, so that may be why I enjoyed it so much.

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The imagery on these cards is absolutely stunning and, when paired with the guidebook, will certainly get the creative juices flowing. The fact that this desk is specifically designed for creativity makes it unique, as there really isn't anything similar to it on the market. For each card, there is a description, meaning, musing, creative practice, and astrological note. The musings are specifically designed to get you thinking creatively about each card, while the creative practice has you creating something, from idea boxes and gratitude journals to visualizations to writing in your creativity journal. You can work through each card in order, draw randomly each day, or create spreads to conquer tasks with a flare of creativity. I love the idea of each card being associated with a creative task. This is a great way to connect to the cards on a deeper level, especially for those that are already creative and lack a connection to other tarot decks.

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The cards are sturdy and well made, which is fantastic because some of the decks recently have been very thin. This means you can use these cards over and over again without fear of them wearing out too quickly. This is a definite perk for those naturally creative people that tend to be rough on items used in their creative endeavors.

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If you are in the market for a deck to spark your creativity that you can really build a relationship with, this is the perfect deck for you. The Radiant Tarot: Pathway to Creativity by Alexandra Eldridge and Tony Barnstone is available now.



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2 comments :

  1. Thanks for the review of this new deck and I'm glad to hear they are finally making their decks with better cardstock. Huge improvement. However, if the deck were atually the color tones represented in your lovely photographs, I would be more inclined to it. Looking at non-filtered photos, the deck is way too bright, almost garishly so, and really distracts from the art or message for me. I'm realizing that color is a much larger factor in what attracts or repels me when it comes to tarot decks than I previously thought.

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    1. This is most definitely a very bright deck. Haha! You may be more interested in The Relative Tarot that I reviewed on Tuesday (11/02/2021), which has more antique tones. It too is printed on better card stock than many of the other decks I have reviewed and is highly inclusive. Its my favorite deck thus far by a large margin.

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