Tarot shopping! I was browsing Lo Scarabeo’s website for a fiction project, as I wanted a character to purchase a “first deck” from a Pagan/Wiccan/Metaphysical shop. It’s the Silver Witchcraft Tarot, a boxed set.

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The Silver Witchcraft Tarot (boxed set), from Lo Scarabeo

This deck spoke to me, not only as the right deck for the story, but it appealed to my tarot-ho gene! 🙂

The boxed set includes the lovely box itself (top left, open), a companion book, (top center), and the deck (bottom). The matching bag is a separate item, but I’ve bought them for other Lo Scarabeo decks I own.

The deck is gorgeous. The images are full-size, with no border at all on the cards.

Here’s the first three cards off the top: The Fool, The Magician, and The High Priestess. I like that the image for The Magician is female; good vibe for a witchy deck.

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One of the coolest things about this particular deck is also, alas, its Achilles’ Heel. The “Silver” in the Silver Witchcraft Tarot is on the edges of the cards. As a deck, it looks great, but it looks like the process is to dip/spray/touch the cards to the silver paint after the deck is assembled and pressed down for packaging. This made opening the deck a pain, because many of the cards were stuck together at the edges. It was a bit of a process to bend the stuck pairs of cards back and forth a bit, without ruining them, to separate them. Had to employ a modeling knife to one pair, even. Still, I like the look.

 

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