This deck was on my wishlist, but was low priority on that list. I know that people love it, I just never really understood the big draw. But when I saw it at a local metaphysical bookstore, in a mini version (I love mini tarot decks), and had a couple bucks in my pocket, I figured ‘why not?’ And I’m SO glad that I gave it a chance. After our shopping trip, when we were sitting down at a restaurant later, I flipped through the images and found myself giggling. Here was a cast of adorable witch people doing adorable witch things. It made me rethink some other decks that have been low priority on that wish list too.
The main draw for this deck is its cast of characters. They seem like people you might meet at Pagan Pride day, navigating the little dramas of life. The backs of the cards are also really cute, with a black cat, a broomstick, and a witch hat floating in space. Seriously, everything about these cards is cute.
The cardstock is pretty typical, not too thick, which I like. And this is a borderless edition, which I also really appreciate. As tiny as these cards are, they were easy for me to riffle shuffle, and that’s great for my arthritic hands. The mini size is just perfect for throwing in a purse, and I think I’ll probably be taking it to work with me for draws on the sly.
Let’s take a look at what the cards have to say!
- Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic? Queen of Wands. This card will help me find my passion for life, will help me manifest the things that I really, REALLY want to do with my life. Great!
- What are your strengths as a deck? Ten of Swords reversed. This deck shows that when you think things are over and done with, like you’ve just had enough, there’s always a rebirth to look forward to. There’s always a way to come back from the deepest, darkest times in your life.
- What are your limits as a deck? Six of Pentacles. It won’t just give me what I want. I’m going to have to work for it with this deck. It won’t just dispose little nuggets of wisdom, I’ll need to work to develop my own understandings.
- What are you here to teach me? Two of Swords. Sometimes it’s good to be stubborn, to stand my ground, even when it seems like I’m not getting anywhere. It’s OK to keep fighting even if it doesn’t seem like I’ll win.
- How can I best learn and collaborate with you? Six of Swords reversed. Don’t give up! Keep staying and trying to work through the difficult lessons of life. I shouldn’t just turn away from them, but should see what I can learn from them instead.
- What is the potential outcome of our working relationship? Knight of Swords. I will learn a lot. I will grow my knowledge of the tarot and also of life in general through working with this deck.
So this deck gives me some hope. I pulled the Blasted Oak from the Wildwood Tarot for March, which corresponds to The Tower, and so I’m prepared for some difficulties ahead. I feel like this deck would be a comforting companion through difficult times, and that feels really good to me.
Blessed be! <3