I have used this deck for a couple years. I only do readings for myself, though. I don't have the confidence to try to read anyone else. I have always wanted to learn to read tarot cards. I have been fascinated by divination of all sorts. I have gotten only 2 other decks in my lifetime and they never really kept my interest. I couldn't "get in to" them. But then I saw this one and it is perfect.
These were designed by Patrick Valenza, an artist from Long Island. I think they were inspired by the graveyards he used to play in when he was younger. They images are beautiful and they really speak to me.
My youngest son got into them when he was 2 and bent the Hierophant. This was almost 3 years ago and I never got around to ordering a replacement or replace the deck. I had to special order this (shocking, I know. I can't find a decent occult shop anywhere near me that isn't really a head shop) so I can't just stop in a pick it up somewhere. I've been using it but it's hard to ignore the fact that I know which card is the Hierophant.
The new one is on the left, obviously. What I really like about the new deck is the feel for them. They are taller and slimmer. They feel better in your hands. The new cards have a stiffer card stock and aren't as floppy. I look forward to using them
My husband knew I have been wanting a replacement card and he got these for my birthday. They must have arrived sometime today because I woke up from a nap and they were on my phone waiting for me. I was so excited! He's so sweet. I've been fighting another sinus infection and it wiped me out. I have been sleeping all day every day this week. I didn't even eat today because of it. He always gets me stuff to cheer me up and this is definitely one of my favorite gifts.