Book Reviews, Tarot

The Light Seer’s Tarot (Deck Review)

The Light Seer’s Tarot is so gorgeous. My 19-year-old son, who never pays much attention to my decks, has commented on this one because it’s stunning. He’s especially drawn to that Knight of Swords.

Can I just pause for a moment to appreciate how awesome decks are now? I bought my first deck in 1999 and I’ve bought countless decks since, but the ones coming out in the last five years or so have really upped the game. So many great creators taking Tarot to the next level.

Anyway, back to this particular deck. It’s borderless and thankfully has no Roman numerals on the Majors (Roman numerals are the bane of my existence). Suits are Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles and Courts are Pages, Knights, Queens, Kings. The cards follow the standard RWS system with nothing renamed or extra. So it reads right out of the box but it’s also completely re-envisioned with all new imagery.

Backs are reversible.

Any “dusty” look is from the fanning powder I put on, not the design of the cards.

The little book that comes inside the box contains spreads: Light of the Day Draw, Light and Shadow Spread, Light Worker Illumination Spread and Calling in Love Spread. I went to the website for the deck and was delighted to find a free downloadable PDF called The Field Notes that you could print and pop into a binder or import into an app like GoodNotes and use as a tarot journal with this deck.

The differences between the book that comes with the deck and the PDF are that, while they both contain brief meanings for the upright (Light Seer) and reversed (Shadow Seer) positions, the book describes the picture, while the PDF gives you questions to explore that relate to the picture. There is also space to take your own notes. Both the book and the PDF contain an affirmation for each card. The PDF also contains a new spread, the Trust Fall Spread (my favorite of Chris-Anne’s spreads for this deck).

This deck seems particularly well-suited for meditation and, of course, shadow work.

5 out of 5 stars

The Light Seer’s Tarot

Chris-Anne

Hay House

2019

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