Monday, June 9, 2008

Tarot of the Masters by James Ricklef

The Tarot of the Masters is from Tarot author James Ricklef, and is inspired by classical paintings from the old masters. Unlike most decks with the similar theme, this deck was drawn in pen and ink and coloured on the computer and has a uniform look across the cards. It's been self-published in a first edition run of 55 decks and has been sold out.This is a nice representation of the high pristess as instead of the standard black and white pillars' of a waite rider, there is a red which in my opinion represents the mars, wands
and blue which represents Venus and the feminine aspect which is the cups.
there is symbolic cresent to show the rulership which is the moon.
It is very easy to use.

The fool is on a trapeze with a clown at the bottom.... very subtle on the leap of faith which is seen.
Death has no skeletons but the an open grave and a door, i feel it signifies the closing of something and the beginning of another more then focus on the ending part of death which is positive.

This is one of the suits which caught my eye. the eight of wands in the rider waite shows only the 8 wands. for many times in readings i feel it is of swift passions of rashness. Showing a young couple running away with thoughts of eloping is very very suitable and the same as my feelings. good work.

All in all, i feel it is a deck which i would use for readings and is one which i am expecting to receive. In fact i made orders for it.

For a look at the all of the deck.

1 comment:

James Ricklef said...

Thank you for your review of my Tarot deck. I hope it's given you many wonderful readings so far.
By the way, if you're interested, I now have a Tarot Blog:
Bright Blessings,
James Ricklef