Saturday, July 14, 2012

Archeon Tarot

Today I couldn't decide on a new deck of the week... I tried the Archeon but even after three hours shuffling it wasn't calling me....  odd, I don't know why... I love a lot of the art, love the crows especially but something is not right yet. It could be the shininess or the regimented borders... I think the cards would be much better if they were bigger and had no borders, borders take a lot away from this deck I think but it is too small to trim. Its all personal opinion, but I think Tarot and Oracle cards should be bigger than playing cards!

This is one of my favourite cards in the deck, love the colours and composition and the crow! See how that border and big words at the bottom spoil it? I could handle the words even if the cards were borderless.

Funny how I have a phobia of birds (well.. the *F* word....) but I am attracted to Corvids.... must be my dark shadowy nature... strains of Edgar Allen Poe....

I love this Tim Burton short movie of Vincent Malloy quoting The Raven!


We watched Dark Shadows the other night, loved the atmosphere and the aesthetics... the make up and acting was excellent, but the storyline was kind of boring. Would have been amazing on a big screen just for the atmosphere.... kind of funky 70's music they chose gave an interesting twist.


  1. I had this deck years ago; I bought it when I saw the Five of Wands and the Seven of Swords. But like you, I just didn't ever click with it, no matter how often I used it. For me it was 78 pictures of lovely art, but not tarot. :)

  2. Have you seen it trimmed ? it looks way better, but then the cards are so small. I just think the black and white border is sooo distracting, and they dont need that huge bit at the bottom. Its like it stops the cards from connecting with each other?