The Fifth Spirit Tarot deck
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Tarot Decks I Am Lusting Over in 2021

Here are some tarot decks I am lusting over — and willing to part with my a portion of my pay-check in exchange for, in 2021 (I updated the list hence the repost).

Sorted by my level of obsession from top to bottom. Prices are in USD, excluding shipping.

1. Fifth Spirit Tarot – $55

A queer and inclusive deck for a world beyond binaries, Fifth Spirit Tarot, by Charlie Claire Burgess. It will be my next purchase once the Australia stockist, Seeker Tarot, has it.

Update: I bought it! It’s here, I have been practicing with it and absolutely enjoying the artwork and the card quality. Highly recommend it.

2. Yokai Yochi Tarot – $53

This deck portrays ghosts, folklore, and traditional Japanese artwork. All things that I am drawn to. I hesitated a bit to when I saw the cards, because it’s grey and well.. creepy, but I can’t think of a better deck to accompany me on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage I have been planning for.

You can pre-order now to be shipped in July 2021.

3. Mother Tarot – $69

A colourful, beautifully drawn, square-shaped deck, by the same creator who created The Dark Days Tarot, Wren McMurdo Brignac.

You can pre-order now until July to be shipped latest by September 2021.

4. Tarot Visions of Life – $60

This deck uses humour to illuminate different life situation and with a keyword written on the bottom of the image, it has a bit of oracle vibes. But the illustrations are colourful, light and funny. Feels like a deck we all could use to navigate during this period of uncertainty. Also free shipping to Australia. Yes pls!

5. The Ink Witch Tarot – $40

I am surprised this deck hasn’t got a cult following. The beautifully hand-illustrated cards have subtle shades of grey, making it the third grey-dominated deck on this list. It might just be the the theme of my deck choice for this year.

6. CoronaTarot – $40

Finally, the deck that fits our current life collectively. If you tend to lean against dark humour to navigate through life’s woes, as do I at times, maybe this is the best deck to get this year.

7. The Future Ancestors Tarot – $65

Created by Filipina-American artist and tarot reader, Alexa Villanueva. Read her inspiring story in full here.

8. Cosmic Cycles Tarot – $40

Created by Martina Razo and illustrated by Miriam E.G. This deck has been on my list for more than a year. I almost bought it last year but it was cancelled at the last minute by the seller due to international shipment issue no-thanks to Covid.

It’s currently sold-out.

If none of the above is your deck-of-tea, here are others that I also like: The Not So Mystical Tarot Deck $47, The Shuffle Tarot, Tarot Mood by Natalie Meraki – $40, Kaleidadope Tarot: A Dope Deck – $55, Hungry Demon Tarot – $48, The Quirky Creatives Tarot – $39, Third Eye Tarot – $48.

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Nefertiti Tarot

I like this deck from the minute I laid my eyes on it with the gold N letter on the box that looked like a tilted K for me.

I don’t know about you guys, but I dreamt about being the descendant of Egyptian¬†princess ever since I watched the mummy. The Nefertiti Tarot deck was supposed to be a way to connect with my Egyptian princess side.

Another thing, every card has the image of a cat. Although I am not a fan of cats only tarot decks, I am a huge advocate of having cats as a symbol or familia.

So what’s not to like, right? Well, there are a few cons.

First of all, the images are regal but unkind. The vibes are too serious, dark and almost sad. I hated the way they portrayed the Fool who looked mean, but loved the Devil card.

Strength card: other than the fact the Nefertiti side boob is proudly presented, the card seems stale. The lion is not tame and the lady looks robotic. Ugh.

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