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The Rana is a perfectly functional deck. :)

 

I have the original size Mildred. That's the mini, isn't it? No need to make it bigger, they're single image cards.
Dear Mildred purposely made it small so it could be concealed from the staff at Fenwood. :evil:

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I love my Mildred Payne decks, I have her Secret Pocket Oracle and the Dark Enchantment decks but… I would go with Maybe Lenormand. Once you have a good grasp of Lenormand you could add the addition cards making a Bohemian deck for fun if you like. 
 

I personally prefer the mini sized original deck of Mildred. I do agree with @katrinka that Mildred does leave you with plenty of guessing room but that might be the fun of the deck, I have found reading with it to be much less specific then Lenormand though.  All this said I do enjoy working with her, it is my down time from Cartomancy studies deck if that makes sense. 

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4 hours ago, WizardintheWoods said:

I love my Mildred Payne decks, I have her Secret Pocket Oracle and the Dark Enchantment decks but… I would go with Maybe Lenormand. Once you have a good grasp of Lenormand you could add the addition cards making a Bohemian deck for fun if you like. 
 

I personally prefer the mini sized original deck of Mildred. I do agree with @katrinka that Mildred does leave you with plenty of guessing room but that might be the fun of the deck, I have found reading with it to be much less specific then Lenormand though.  All this said I do enjoy working with her, it is my down time from Cartomancy studies deck if that makes sense. 

I’ve been thinking this recently, too 🙂 Thank you!!

 

I think maybe each of them are in my future, but there is something appealing to just kind of “expanding” on the Lenormand system.

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Petalene

I have Mildred’s Pocket Deck Seance Edition (the blue one and it’s the smaller, original size) and I adore it. It goes in my travel kit with the Halloween tarot in a tin and Tim Burton playing cards. It’s a pretty blunt and to the point with me. It’s definitely an oracle deck, not Lenormand, so less structured and more intuitive. But it’s creepy cute and I love having an oracle deck that’s small. If you are specifically looking for Lenormand, then this isn’t it. Good luck. 

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I just recently purchased the Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot after eyeing it for a while. I’m a sucker for art nouveau and inspired illustrations, add in the shiny gold foiling and I was sold! Only downside is that it’s a little wider than I’m used to. But I’m sure I’ll adjust with how much I plan on using it!

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3 minutes ago, Rayenae said:

I just recently purchased the Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot after eyeing it for a while. I’m a sucker for art nouveau and inspired illustrations, add in the shiny gold foiling and I was sold! Only downside is that it’s a little wider than I’m used to. But I’m sure I’ll adjust with how much I plan on using it!

Sounds lovely! I hope it becomes a favorite 😀

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Figured I'd also ask here and not just in de-enabling:

 

I can't get any of these decks any time soon (unless someone in my family decides to be generous with Christmas) but I'm still really curious about these: Anima Mundi, Anieth Nature, and the Oak, Ash, & Thorn Tarot.

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1 hour ago, euripides said:

I don't know if I should be asking for de-enabling or enabling on this one... I'm supposed to be decluttering but I'm a sucker for colored pencil, and this is *gorgeous*. Does anyone have it?

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/770279550/herbcrafters-tarot-cards-guidebook-set?ref=shop_home_recs_13&crt=1

I have it and really enjoy it! It’s very well thought out. It also reads well. There is just one minor thing that has made me less inclined to use it freely in readings for others. It has a court card that is centered around vaginal steam baths (!). So the artwork and the guidebook reflects this topic. I believe it is meant to inspire confidence and I seem to remember that the guidebook encourages you to “speak from between your legs”. 😊 For me, that limits it’s use in readings for others. I’d still use it for people that I know would be fine with it though 😄

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49 minutes ago, Raggydoll said:

There is just one minor thing that has made me less inclined to use it freely in readings for others. It has a court card that is centered around vaginal steam baths (!). So the artwork and the guidebook reflects this topic. I believe it is meant to inspire confidence ...

 

That's pretty de-enabling lol. It rather makes me distrust the deck as a whole, as that practice is questionable at best - very Gwenyth Paltrow.

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18 minutes ago, euripides said:

 

That's pretty de-enabling lol. It rather makes me distrust the deck as a whole, as that practice is questionable at best - very Gwenyth Paltrow.

It is supposedly a native practice! I do agree with you and I find it very questionable as a practice, but I can’t comment on the culture. Here’s the card - Adelita of Air. (All the courts are renamed, but i am sure you’ve seen that already)

 

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11 hours ago, Raggydoll said:

It is supposedly a native practice! I do agree with you and I find it very questionable as a practice, but I can’t comment on the culture. Here’s the card - Adelita of Air. (All the courts are renamed, but i am sure you’ve seen that already)

 

 

 

Thanks for the page. I'm thinking the deck's systems/culture might not be a good fit for me personally, overall, from some of those comments. I'm very glad I asked and you brought this up, as I think I'd have been quite frustrated with it. I mean one doesn't have to be bound by the text, but I think these divergent decks generally do need some reading into their system.

 

Ah, I looked it up: Joanna Powell Colbert, creator of the Gaian, is one of the creators. Should have recognized that technique. The Gaian is absolutely stunning and so full of wisdom, I love it. I may even end up getting this one and using it as a companion deck, and just reading the images with my own  herbal knowledge.... and realistically there looks to be a wealth of knowledge there from cultures I'm not acquainted with, so maybe I need to get over myself 🙂

 

Added bonus: the deck is coming to Fool's Dog.

 

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5 hours ago, euripides said:

 

Thanks for the page. I'm thinking the deck's systems/culture might not be a good fit for me personally, overall, from some of those comments. I'm very glad I asked and you brought this up, as I think I'd have been quite frustrated with it. I mean one doesn't have to be bound by the text, but I think these divergent decks generally do need some reading into their system.

 

Ah, I looked it up: Joanna Powell Colbert, creator of the Gaian, is one of the creators. Should have recognized that technique. The Gaian is absolutely stunning and so full of wisdom, I love it. I may even end up getting this one and using it as a companion deck, and just reading the images with my own  herbal knowledge.... and realistically there looks to be a wealth of knowledge there from cultures I'm not acquainted with, so maybe I need to get over myself 🙂

 

Added bonus: the deck is coming to Fool's Dog.

 

Well I find that it is a really insightful deck, and the way it’s built up - going from the herbs that are the easiest to learn (the aces being weeds) up to the more complex plants. The plant lore is very thorough, and the art is stunning. They have cacao as the Hierophant- one of my absolute favorite cards! So I mean it when I say that it’s one of my all time favorite decks! The one time when I actually drew that dreaded card for myself (I had not seen it before and was genuinely stumped that I had missed that card after using the deck for so long … 😄) it turned out to represent the need to be confident in my decisions/words. 

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On 9/10/2021 at 12:09 AM, dust said:

Figured I'd also ask here and not just in de-enabling:

 

I can't get any of these decks any time soon (unless someone in my family decides to be generous with Christmas) but I'm still really curious about these: Anima Mundi, Anieth Nature, and the Oak, Ash, & Thorn Tarot.

I only just saw your post in the de-enabling thread, not sure where I want to put this tho, in the enabling or the de-enabling 😄 

 

I have the Anima Mundi and the Oak,Ash&Thorn. I like the Anima Mundi a lot. I love the matte linen cardstock. I like how the artist chose the animals and what they represent, I do have to use the guidbook tho sometimes to read up on the specific animal/plant. I find it very readable. Mind you, I find the number cards in the minor arcana are at times very close to the Pagan Otherworld deck. There is actually one human, The Devil. I'm in two minds about that - on the one hand, it makes me think that it's cool cause there is no devil for animals but it is a human construct, on the other hand I kinda wish the artist had stuck with the non-human imagery of the deck for continuity. 
I got the Oak, Ash & Thorn when it came up on kickstarter, mainly because it was a project in the UK and meant less shipping cost for a change. It is cute, lovely artwork, but with a few cards I feel I don't get them. It's not that much a reading deck for me, lovely as it is. But I'm sure it works for other people.

sorry, I'm aware that did probably not help you much 🙂 

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