Like any relationship worth its salt, these cards are charming, beguiling, and unimaginably satisfying. They are almost impossible to leave alone. The cards are indeed heart-shaped, which makes them unusual and enchanting and you just want to pick them up. When you do you'll want to get to know these cards on their own terms.
There are many ways to work with these wonderful cards. You may want to just spread them out and draw cards from the mess group. The artistic skill of the designer can cause a topsy-turvey state of confusion, allowing your intuition and imagination to come out. You won't be stuck staring at the cards and getting nothing from them. When you look at the cards your heart will leap and your eyes will be enchanted. Elves and Dutch matrons and Greek oracles and faeries and gluttons and children will prance through your reading until your head spins with possibilities.
In the book and movie Practical Magic, one of the girls asks her aunt, “What does it feel like to fall in love?” Her aunt answers by asking if she knows the feeling of putting your arms out and spinning around really fast. “Well, that's what love is like. It makes your heart race. It turns the world upside down.” Precisely. And that's exactly what happens with The Heart Tarot and what makes it so perfect! If you want to delve into the beauty, strangeness, and complexities of human relationships, this is what you can expect. Fortunately, it is a beautiful ride.
Don’t assume that romantic relationships are the only ones explored here. On the contrary, you can also enjoy gaining insight and wisdom about all sorts of relationships: filial, paternal, maternal, fraternal, passionate, destructive, platonic, timid, aggressive, unrequited, selfless, fleeting, or eternal. One card shows a young boy lying on his stomach on a piece of paper so large it covers the floor. He has a box of crayons and is drawing a huge heart with an arrow through it suggesting simple, hopeful, trusting love or perhaps naivety. Another card shows an intense and elegant couple dancing a tango across a floor with knives embedded in it. In another, a childish pair of eyes peer over a tabletop seeing eight fantastically decorated cupcakes just begging to be eaten.
This deck is perfect for anyone with a sense of whimsy and an eclectic personality. It is also an excellent choice for more seasoned readers, particularly those who read for public events and want to add a novel touch.
Don't lest the apparent simplicity of this deck mislead you. It can provide you with amazingly complete and thorough readings. If too much information challenges you, don't give up! Begin with only small spreads, no more than four cards, and work your way up. For more experienced readers—you brave and active souls—just pick as many cards as you wish and find your wisdom as you can.