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What’s On Your Wish List?

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on December 3, 2009 | Comments (7)

I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I am often asked for a wish list, which I (being a lover of many things) have no trouble providing. In the spirit of dreaming and wishing, I am asking you dear readers to let me know what cards from any Llewellyn or Lo Scarabeo decks you wish to see and I’ll do my best to post them.

Additionally, I’d like to know what is on your tarot wish list, both books and decks.

One dear friend of mine (and fellow blogger) said that the Tarot of the Magical Forest is on her wish list. This is one of my favorite decks (read my full review here), so I thought I’d share some of my favorite cards from this deck. There will be three today and three on Tuesday.

The Tarot of the Magical Forest is a quirky, sweet,  and slightly bizarre version of a Rider Waite Smith deck. As such, it can be used easily by anyone familiar with that tradition.

The 3 of Wands is a wistful, beautiful, quietly hopeful image. I love the softness of the ship, which I imagine becomes clearer and clearer as it nears the shore. The frog (per the LWB, it is a frog) seems so small, but it is his intent and focus that will bring the ship home.


The Hierophant just delights me, seeming to be solemn and comical all at the same time. And I am absolutely positive that in the Magical Forest, owls never hunt mice.


The Stars. What’s not to love about this card? It is so very sweet. The LWB says: By starlight, Pretty Sheep goes to the Magic Lake, “I look at my reflection in the water that I pour and let trickle lightly down the green grass. I renew the magic and hope of the forest.”


May the stars in the frosty December sky renew the magic and hope in your lives.

Reader Comments

Written By Regina di Bastoni
on December 3rd, 2009 @ 10:18 am

The Tarot of the Magical Forest truly is a magical deck! It’s so sweet looking. I also like the scans you’ve provided in this post. It’s fun to see the card images close up.

Written By lada
on December 3rd, 2009 @ 10:42 am

I would like to see the ‘strength’ card from one of the erotic decks, if it is possible to post such.
Or, the Aces from the “elves” deck that generated such controversy; I would like to see how they portrayed a positive note.

Written By Rose Vanden Eynden
on December 3rd, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

What a great deck! I’ve never seen this one before–thanks for highlighting it, Barbara.

I’ve got several Tarot decks on my list to add to my collection, if any of my friends and family are so inclined this holiday season. I love reading about decks that others enjoy!

Written By Helen
on December 3rd, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

Thanks Babs for show these – I’m smiling so much, you should see my face. I just love them. The postman delivered it the other day, but alas Santa grab the package from my little hot hands before I could open it and with a Ho ho ho he hid it away. 🙁

I shall content myself to look at these images – only 20 more sleeps till he leaves it in my stocking 😉

Written By Shell
on December 3rd, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

This is one of my favorite decks. When I use for readings for others, people love the images.

Written By Zanna
on December 4th, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

Very cute, although I already have more Llewellyn decks than any one person should!

Written By Barbara Moore
on December 11th, 2009 @ 9:12 am

Lada, I will do the Aces from the Elves in January and will look through the strength from some erotic decks and see if I want to put them up (I’m a weird old prude sometimes).

Shell, I’ve not used it with others yet, but am looking forward to it. It seems that most people would respond favorably.

Zanna, well, technically this isn’t really a Llewellyn deck. It is a Lo Scarabeo deck. Which Llewellyn distributes in the States. So, maybe that is enough of a loop hole for you 🙂

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