For today’s post, I have decided to do another Tarot deck review. This time I will be sharing my thoughts on the Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. The text in the guidebook is by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore. As with my previous Tarot reviews, I will preface this by stating that Tarot is a very individual practice, so some people will jive with decks that I do not, and vice versa.
The Shadowscapes Tarot is a really beautifully illustrated deck, full of Faeryland imagery, which my readers will know I adore. It is a deck that utilizes faeries from all over the world, as well as animals that are associated with the fae in interesting ways. All of the cards and suits are given their traditional names, which is a bit different from other decks with faery energy. Many other decks that are utilizing Faeryland imagery choose to rename the suits, and rename several major arcana cards to give the deck a further wild forest feeling.
The colors of the deck have a lot of purples and blues, while also using a lot of oranges and reds in the wands suit (which makes sense as this suit is the one associated with fire). I feel many of the cards have a very watery feeling to them even cards outside of the cups suit, which personally appeals to me. The style of the cards have a lovely ethereal energy, with the figures being given a look that seems truly otherworldly, which does fit with the Faeryland type of energy the deck is trying to give. I also do love the design of the back of the cards, with the purple pattern and the circle that contains elements of each of the suits!
With all of that said, I adore this deck, but I do not think this is the perfect Faery centered deck. I find this one is really great for reading for other people, but not as good for reading for myself and personal development. So I adore this deck for its intuitive energy and beauty, which makes it perfect for intuitive readings for my loved ones. But for my own personal readings and development, it is not quite ideal, which just means that there is another Faery centered deck that works better for my personal development (but more on that in a different review). However, I will still continue to use this deck for reading for others, as I have found that its Faery energy is ideal for reading for others in my personal experience.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading my thoughts on this deck. Have you ever read with the Shadowscapes Tarot? Would you consider trying out this deck in the future? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Note on Image: The image at the top of the post is a picture of the Tarot kit and guidebook. I found the image on https://www.amazon.com/Shadowscapes-Tarot-Deck-Stephanie-Pui-Mun/dp/0738727326.
- Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
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