Tarot of the Enchanted Garden
Diana Lang, artwork by Rossana Pala
Lo Scarabeo/Llewellyn (September 2023)
Reviewed by N. Richards
Tarot of the enchanted garden has instantly become one of my all time favourite decks! and that’s saying something! It has a mystical quality that is difficult to define, ephemeral in its beauty and qualities.
The 78 cards along with the 128 page book, come in a compact and sturdy box that slides open vertically, gorgeously illustrated in mysterious shades of lavenders and greys the images have a surreal quality to them something in between a watercolor and chalk gives an almost three dimensional quality to them.
Based on the traditional Rider Waite Smith, Tarot of the Enchanted Garden is a weird and wonderful twist on the traditional version of the tarot; the “garden” is otherworldly in nature and so are its charming and fascinating inhabitants.
The guidebook walks you through the garden with a special spread called ” a walk through the enchanted garden,” which I found refreshing and enchanting! Along with other suggestions and guidance. Indeed I could easily imagine this deck working very nicely with clients in a professional tarot reading capacity.
Described as a “teachers teacher” Diana specialises in making the sometimes daunting world of spirituality accessible for everyone, a meditation and yoga teacher for 35 plus years Diana has published many books in the mind body spirit genre. Her expert guidance and experience is enlightening throughout the booklet , detailed meanings and keywords are given for each of the 78 cards.
Artist Rossana Pala has brought the enchanted garden to life with her use of a silvery and almost misty aesthetic.
Twilight and dusk sort of all in one, Tarot of the enchanted garden is a place you will never want to leave.
Suitable for complete beginners or seasoned practitioners, wherever you are on your tarot journey this deck is ideal for spooky season and beyond.
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