The Tarot of the Divine by Yoshi Yoshitari is my deck of the week and I’m so excited to explore it with you! It uses Folklore, Deities, and Fairy Tales throughout the world and when I was looking for a new deck the colors immediately caught my eye. In writing this review I’m literally sitting down with it for the first time.
Packaging and Stock
The deck comes in a sturdy flip-top box with a booklet that is about 6in x 4.5 in, while the booklet features full-color images of each card, two to a page, with a brief description. Cards have borders, are a textured matte finish, and very sturdy. They just feel like quality and I already love handling them. Shuffling will probably be by overhand – they are a little too stiff for casino-style shuffling techniques.
Imagery Follows Rider-Waite
If you are a Rider-Waite enthusiast, the imagery of Tarot of the Divine is inspired by that deck, but gives a completely new spin on it.
The Little Mermaid as the Fool? If you know the original Hans Christian Andersen story this is both accurate and heartbreaking. Janus as the Two of Wands? This deck is lighting up my intuition and my creative brain just flipping through it!
Tarot of the Divine in Use
In a quick reading for myself, it feels like the Tarot of the Divine is going to be one of those blunt decks, but with a little more nuance than, say, the Modern Witch Tarot. The richness of the illustrations means that intuition has a lot to latch onto.
The textured cards mean that if a card pops out, it was likely intentional and should be read as something important. This isn’t a deck like the Heaven & Earth Tarot that is really slippery.
I can tell already this deck is going to be fairly easy to transition into, but I’ll still work with it for a week or so before using it for clients. I’m really excited to see it in use though! There is one regret I have and that is not buying Yoshi Yoshitari’s book Beneath the Moon: Fairy Tales, Myths, and Divine Stories from Around the World. She uses the illustrations for the cards in this book that retells the stories of the characters on each card. I’m going to remedy that today.
What Clients are Saying about Sophrosyne Tarot
I was advised to ask open-ended questions instead of predictive questions which I thought was helpful because I never would have known if it weren’t for the reader. The reader provided the reading along with some advice too so the entire reading was very thorough and explained in an understandable manner.
Everything said was accurate and helpful for me to identify my flaws in order to grow as a person. I have learned a lot about tarot and what it does to help me.