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Bon Bons

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on December 8, 2009 | Comments (9)

Recently one of my friends on Facebook commented that some tarot decks are like dessert and some are like the main course. That might explain a lot about why I like certain decks. If you were to read my Facebook page, you’d see equal posts about cookies, cakes, and cupcakes that I am baking as about tarot talk.

So, I think of this deck, the Tarot of the Magical Forest, as a box of bon bons, meaning a wonderful box of fancy, lovely, delightful, charming surprises that I love and make me feel good. This time of year, I do indulge in quite a lot of bon bon-esque treats.

I am not sure why the 4 of Pentacles makes me smile. Oh, wait. I do know. It reminds me of me in this picture. Eating a small pie at a fiber festival. All of it. Sigh.


The Sun in this deck is perfectly adorable. Many Sun cards feature a child, which for some reason strikes me as more creepy than cute. This little kangaroo’s message (per the LWB) is: “Everyone! Look and see how happy I am! Let’s play together!”


And we end again with a sweet sheep with an equally sweet lion in the Strength card. What is more fitting than the lion and lamb cuddling together? In this image, it does not seem as if one is overpowering or controlling the other. Indeed, they seem to be feeling nothing but affection.


Reader Comments

Written By Rose Vanden Eynden
on December 8th, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

I have never seen this deck before, and I’m so glad you featured it here. It has a lovely, whimsical, sweet and playful energy that I really like! Thanks, Barbara!

By the way…I *do* think that you and the 4 of Pents look similar! And that’s a way good thing. 🙂

Written By James
on December 8th, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

Fun, Barbara! I hope the pie had some fibre too.

Written By helen
on December 8th, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

Thanks for another dose of these cards – I just can’t waite… now where did he hide them?…..

Oh I think you make the best 4 Pents I’ve seen 😀

Written By Shell
on December 8th, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

I love this deck!! I use it for my readings at party. Makes people at ease when they see the images especially the ones who never had a reading before.

Written By Jenn
on December 9th, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

One of my favourite decks, I adore it but haven’t read with it as yet.

Written By Salimor
on December 10th, 2009 @ 9:27 am

This deck is come from my country, Taiwan,
I had one of this and I LOVE it too,
Don’t even know it has cross over seas.

Written By Submerina
on December 10th, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

Between the “Magical Forest” love and the pie-eating, I feel like we were separated at birth 😉 That deck is so adorable, but amazingly concise in what it “says”; has been on my wishlist forever. Are these posts a sign from the universe that I should “enhance” my collection a little more? Why yes, yes it is. Tarot is my new pie! ::OMNOMNOM::

Written By Barbara Moore
on December 11th, 2009 @ 9:09 am

Rose 🙂
James…not really.
Helen, don’t go peeking! You have to wait!
Shell, I’m so glad you’re using the deck in that way. It really is approachable and yet it is not all sugar and fluff (even if it looks that way at first).
Jenn, give it a try and let us know what you think.
Salimor, yes, Lo Scarabeo, an Italian company, picked it up and are distributing it.
Submerina…YES! Like the World Spirit, it is lovely and readable. If one has to limit their collection enhancement, I think sticking to decks that are both lovely and readable is wise. Or maybe you could put it on your holiday gift list. OR maybe after the holidays, I should run a contest with this deck as the prize. Hmmmm.


  1. Bon-bons revisited  on June 14th, 2012 @ 8:08 am

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