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Jewel
On 1/2/2020 at 11:34 AM, destinyhunnie said:

I didn’t buy any but I did receive a deck as a birthday gift as my birthday was New Year’s Eve. The Robin Wood Tarot I love it!

Love that deck, fills me with nostalgia.  That is the deck I learned Tarot with some 20+ years ago.  Still have my original copy!  Hope you enjoy it!

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Jewel
On 1/2/2020 at 7:52 PM, DanielJUK said:

I think I am buying too many decks and so I want to buy less this year, it's becoming too material. I never actually get to explore and use them. So I want to slow it down a little and want to buy max 4 or 5 decks all year, I may go over that but that's my intention!

That is how I have approached it since I came back to Tarot after my long sabbatical.  I probably get closer to 6 to 8 decks a year, but I have disciplined myself to do my Deck of the Month project and spend a month with each deck and I have been really loving doing that.  I usually buy most decks I am going to get in January and March (Christmas and b-day gift certificates) and then maybe one or two here or there either given to me, traded for, or purchased for Christmas.  I am glad I slowed down on my buying because now I actually get to really enjoy and get to know my decks plus explore other decks I have had for years that I never gave the time of day to because I was too busy buying decks to use them.  What I have learned through that is that overally it has made me way more discerning, I have a real good feel for decks I am going to enjoy and add to my reading decks, and I am not overwhelmed by them anymore.

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Jewel
On 1/3/2020 at 5:26 AM, fire cat pickles said:

I broke down and ordered the Bosch Tarot! It's been on my wishlist for a while and the price was right. (The price matched exactly the rewards points on my CapitolOne card, so it was a match made in "heaven" 😉 )

~giggles~ and yes @Raggydollthat is the deck with the "10 of Poopies" :rofl:

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Jewel

Well I also have the Magical Creatures from Baba on Pre-Order but that was paid for last year so as far as I am concerned not a 2020 purchase though it will arrive this year.  It will be a b-day present for myself since it did not make it for X-mas.  I also got the Forest of Enchantment for X-mas and am really loving that deck, but as I always get a gift certificate for X-mas January is usually a month I treat myself to new decks and I just ordered the Magical Dogs Tarot and a couple of Tarot books yesterday 😆.  It will arrive Monday or Tuesday.  What can I say, I have a ton of decks but had no dog deck so though I was very torn between this one and the Mystical Cats I got the dogs.  I will most likely cave and get the Mystical Cats too but have not done so today.  I love that the cats are not anthrophomorphised and having been owned by a few cats and my relationship with my parents two cats I could totally relate to the images on these cards so it has become a deck I really want.  The Grand Luxe is also on the horizon but I have not ordered it.

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Jewel
On 1/6/2020 at 7:09 PM, xTheHermitx said:

Also I really like the Alchemical Tarot and The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery by Robert Place. Those are my main ones on the horizon.

I have the Alchemical Renewed and the companion book if you are ever interested in a trade ... I have looked through the deck but never used it, so it is in like new condition.  In the end I have just never been motivated to use it and am ready to let it go to a home where it will be appreciated.  Just PM me if you are interested.

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Penthasilia

The Spacious tarot came in and I do like it- nice break from TdM and enjoying the colors and such. 

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Decan
On 1/7/2020 at 11:26 PM, katrinka said:

I have the little Czech! I should get it out again, it's been too long.

Yeah the cards are lovely and they sell it for years now at Baba (I think).

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Starlight

Have just ordered the IJJ Swiss tarot. Someone showed me their deck over Christmas and that was it. I loved the artwork. It's coming from the UK so it might take a few weeks.

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Raggydoll
6 hours ago, Starlight said:

Have just ordered the IJJ Swiss tarot. Someone showed me their deck over Christmas and that was it. I loved the artwork. It's coming from the UK so it might take a few weeks.

Cool! I used to have that deck once upon a time 😀 I look forward to hearing how you get along with it! 

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Raggydoll
9 hours ago, Decan said:

Yeah the cards are lovely and they sell it for years now at Baba (I think).

Yup they sell it in their shop

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Decan

Absolutely, and not a Baba deck of course, but since they still sell it maybe it's the sort of inexpensive little decks which read very well! I don't know myself (Katrinka knows!), but I suspect that! 🙂

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Raggydoll
2 minutes ago, Decan said:

Absolutely, and not a Baba deck of course, but since they still sell it maybe it's the sort of inexpensive little decks which read very well! I don't know myself (Katrinka knows!), but I suspect that! 🙂

I don’t have it but I’ve heard the same and I’ve contemplated buying it. 

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Jewel

YAY just learned that my Magical Dogs Tarot arrived at my house today! 😍  Can't wait to open it up and see it.

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katrinka
4 hours ago, Decan said:

Absolutely, and not a Baba deck of course, but since they still sell it maybe it's the sort of inexpensive little decks which read very well! I don't know myself (Katrinka knows!), but I suspect that! 🙂

It does read well. The instructions are in Czech, but it's very close to Biedermeier/Ziguener type cards, only more expressive, IMHO. The happier cards even have light backgrounds, while the less fortunate ones are darker.
 

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Raggydoll
7 hours ago, katrinka said:

It does read well. The instructions are in Czech, but it's very close to Biedermeier/Ziguener type cards, only more expressive, IMHO. The happier cards even have light backgrounds, while the less fortunate ones are darker.
 

This is very good to know, should I ever be browsing their website..

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Decan

I'll try to deal with the cards as I could (of course I don't understand a word in Czech!); but the deck is really lovely and likely most of the cards speak for themselves. The trickster (gambler) looks fabulous, bad cards are wonderful warnings, the reason I love them!! 🙂

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queenofwans

I just bought Prisma Visions Tarot, and I'm so excited!! It's not at all like any of the decks I currently have, but it is one I have been eyeing since I started tarot a few years ago.

 

Before I even started tarot, I came across James R. Eads through a limited edition BFG print that I purchased initially for my classroom (still have it, but not in my classroom!). A few years later, after starting tarot, I contemplated getting his deck, but didn't think it would be easy for me to read as a beginner and then promptly forgot about it as I purchased many other decks.

 

I'm really happy with where my culled-down collection is at now, but also wanted to treat myself to a new deck this new year. I can't recall exactly how it came back to my attention again, but when I saw it again recently, I knew I had to have it: blue has always been my favorite color, the deck just looks and seems so magical, and it reminds me of my recent wedding (especially the invites)! 

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Tagi

I already have four outstanding from 2019 through kickstarters and pre-order, I probably over did it 2019.

 

My first tarot purchase in 2020 was actually two tarot decks and a few oracles together.

 

The Vampyre Tarot because I really, really really was feeling the pull of vampires. Tarot of the Hidden Realms was the second because I am hoping it plays nice with Frouds Faeries.

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Jewel

OK so I had a chance to look through my Magical Dogs deck and read the non-card areas of the book and I have to say I think I am really going to like the deck.  The cards are beautiful, I like what I have read in the book so far, and it has 3 nice spreads to try out when I make it my Deck of the Month later this year (Currently working with my Forest of Enchantment I got for X-Mas).  It will be interesting to see how the deck reads, but the imagery is very evocative and looks to be very well thought out.  Glad to have a puppy deck in my collection and one that I am pretty sure  I will at least occassionally read with 😊

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katrinka

I ended up not making it through January. I caved and preordered the Pharos.
 

 

But I only got the borderless. All three variations are tempting for different reasons, but I figure that since it's Majors only, I don't need memory joggers.

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xTheHermitx

just got home from work, and my Tarot of Ceremonial Magik is here!!!

 

Gonna eat dinner, and then dig in.

 

 

 

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Raggydoll
Just now, Eric said:

I should have my new deck today.

Trying to build up expectations? ... Sadly -its working. Now don't make us any more frustrated and only return here when you have actual pictures. Or else! 😈

 

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