The fantastical Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot

In my experience, every tarot reader has one or two decks that especially resonate for them and help them to see things they might otherwise miss. I often use the dear old Rider Waite Tarot while giving readings on Keen because most people are familiar with this deck. However, my personal favorite at the moment is the Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot. I love this deck because it's colorful (the pics above don't do it justice), quirky and full of surprises.

There are so many unusual elements in this fantasy/circus themed deck that it helps me retrieve details I can't see with my other decks. Maybe this is partially due to the modern flavor of the Phantasmagoric Theater.

For instance, the Four of Swords depicts a man relaxing in his easy chair, which is chained to the wall in front of the tv.

And just look at The Lovers card above. They came into the room through separate doors, reflecting their individual lives, rolled the dice to the number six (a perfect match!) and now they're sharing the same space in perfect, childlike trust. The Lovers  can choose to exit by the doors they used to enter, or go outside together; and either way is okay. The puzzle piece in the corner represents the mystery and spice of the unknown that keeps love fresh.

If you're interested in the tarot, I encourage you to look around, experiment with lots of decks, until you  find the deck that best speaks to you and reflects your personality and reading style. It took me several years to find the one that suited me best, and while I was searching I learned something new and wonderful from each deck I bought and tried out.



# re: The fantastical Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot @ Monday, January 06, 2014 2:24 AM
Love it!!!!
# re: The fantastical Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot @ Tuesday, November 10, 2015 4:22 PM
These cards are so cool! Absolutely love them!
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