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Deck of Interest—Fairy Tale Lenormand

Sep 15 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S.GamesSystems, Inc.

Do you know how to read Lenormand?

To ask Lisa Hunt to illustrate a traditional Lenormand deck was really throwing down the gauntlet. Yet, once again, she rose to the challenge, with a wink and a nod, and created a deck which appears straightforward enough to satisfy the most demanding traditional cartomancer, but also contains the tiny embedded symbolism her loyal fans look forward to.

Lenormand is not tarot. It is meant to be read precisely, based on the predominant symbolism and the placement of cards. Ms. Hunt’s drawings meet that criteria nicely. Those who choose to look closer, however, will find that the lady in Clover seems to have a blissful secret the rest of us cannot see. Then there’s Tree. Of course, we expect the face emerging from the trunk, but what about those roots reaching out like octopus arms to grasp the ground.

Arwen Lynch does a superb job of linking the appropriate Fairy Tale to each card and explaining how the archetypes in the tale lend themselves to the Lenormand symbolism.

This is a lyrical and captivating addition to the Lenormand library. Contained in a beautifully designed metal box, it’s a special treat for card lovers and the people who love us. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks.com

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Deck of Interest—Maybe Lenormand

Aug 15 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

How “Lenormand” do you want to be?

Edward honors traditional Lenormand with highly creative, updated versions of the original 36 cards and then adds 16 additional cards in order to end up with a 52-card playing card deck. The result meets the needs of those who do readings with standard playing card decks and those who are wedded to the Lenormand format.

Lenormand readers can forecast traditionally in the Lenormand style by using just the first 36 cards. Novices can do the same to get a sense of how Lenormand readings work. The more adventurous can throw caution to the wind and use the whole deck with its eclectic add-ons to see what the fates will say. While Lenormand is meant to be read with fairly literal meanings based on the cards and their placement, Edward’s dynamic, pint-sized illustrations make it hard to resist more free-wheeling interpretations.

The 72-page, full-color companion book in this beautifully-designed box set contains brief instructions for reading Lenormand, and for using Lenormand’s classic Grand Tableau spread. There is a full-page description with keywords for each card. Altogether it’s a wonderful gift for those who read, or want to read, Lenormand—or for those who want an interesting, arty deck to play solitaire with. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Dreaming Way Lenormand

Jul 05 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

US Games Systems, Inc.

What’s new in Lenormand?

Kwon Shina has added a new dimension to the very popular Lenormand divination system. I loved her Dreaming Way Tarot deck (review available on TarotWise.com). She’s delivered once again with this quirky, lyrical interpretation of the 36 Lenormand cards, advancing their power as an oracle. The accompanying 96-page booklet adds insight for those who are still new to Lenormand interpretation. Seasoned intuitives will most likely just open the box and let these powerful new illustrations take them to new heights.

Rider sits backwards on what might very well be a carousel horse. Clouds emanate from a cup of coffee (I especially relate to that one). Sardine can as Coffin. Birds sporting a bird house as a hat. And are those bricks falling out of the window of the Tower, or is it a dissolving stairway?

US Games is well on the way to being the definitive authority on modern Lenormand. Dreaming Way Lenormand is yet another feather in their cap. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Mystical Wisdom Card Deck

Apr 05 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

What does the mystical world want to teach you?

Offering guidance for the present and predictions for the future, this angel-inspired, 46-card deck is brought to life with highly energetic illustrations, vibrating at the frequencies of the enlightened beings from which they were derived. The
64-page companion book offers insight into the symbolism of each illustration, a key phrase to help users connect with the card’s message, and a dedicated mantra to access the energy of the angel, animal totem, or spirit guide associated with the card.

Gentle in their overall appearance, yet dynamic in their execution, these cards beckon us to follow them toward a life of joy and productivity. The intensely detailed content makes them excellent divination tools while the swirling coherence of colors and symbolism make them highly charged for meditation. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Book of Interest—Deviant Moon Tarot

Mar 22 2016 Published by under Anna's Books of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems Inc.

Does the moon speak to you?

Never before has the tale of discovering tarot, from the sighting of a small box in a shopping mall to the creation of one of the most successful and inventive decks of all time, been recounted in such detail and with such animation. From the moment he talked his parents into buying him that first tarot deck, Valenza practiced recreating the cards. He arrived at adolescence with advanced drawing and interpretative skills. By the age of 18, he had created the first thirteen Deviant Moon tarot cards. Then, as he matured and his style began to morph and his interests changed, he put those first thirteen cards away and didn’t return to them until 2004. When he did reconnect to the deck, it began to come to life in an extraordinary way. Digitally merging the figures with his extensive photography collection, the current version of the Deviant Moon tarot was born.

Beautifully printed, this book is a visual feast as well as a stellar documentation of the creative process. After telling us his story, Valenza takes us on a personal tour through the deck. Each card is reproduced as a full page illustration. Valenza tells us how he interprets the card and gives us a peek at how the card came to life by sharing preliminary sketches and reference material with us. Tarot lovers, artists, or those who are curious about creative esoteric reality will find this a very special treasure indeed. SHOP FOR THE DECK

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Deck of Interest—Angel Inspiration Deck

Feb 03 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Which angel do you need today?

Kim Dreyer has digitally rendered 44 beautiful and emotive angels to create this inspirational deck. Winged guardians from other realms permeate many belief systems and Dreyer’s inclusive imagery reflects that multi-cultural foundation. She has even transformed several of the traditionally male angels into female form.

The 60-page companion book provides valuable insight into each card. It provides a keyword for the card, the name of the associated angel, an interpretation of the guidance which the card is suggesting, questions from the angels, and affirmations to repeat in response to those questions. There is a separate chart packaged with the deck that provides correspondences between angels and specific needs.

You can feel a lightness of energy as you hold the cards. Just viewing the ethereal images lifts the spirits. It’s a great deck, for comfort as well as guidance. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2015 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Legrande Circus & Sideshow Tarot

Jan 19 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems Inc.

Have you been to the circus lately?

The 78-card deck remains true to the traditional Rider-Waite format while also capturing the excitement of old-fashioned, traveling circuses and sideshows. The circus is a world which Joe Lee knows well and it infuses his graphic artwork.

His Major Arcana cards merge tarot and circus icons while taking on the style of mid-century circus posters. His Minor Arcana cards express traditional symbolism with depictions of day-to-day life under and around the big top. From the glitz and glory to the sweat and strain, readers enter this mysterious world for a tour that is meant to reveal the deeper wisdom of the ages.

This is a unique, dynamic, and insightful deck. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Pixie’s Astounding Lenormand

Jan 05 2016 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems Inc

What do you see in these little cards?

Comprised of illustrations from the Rider-Waite tarot and “The Green Sheaf”, this 36-card petit Lenormand pays homage to Pamela Colman Smith. It is fundamentally a series of collages pieced together from Smith’s artwork. The pieces of the Rider-Waite cards add layers of meaning to the simple Lenormand images.

On the surface it’s a series of images which trigger intuitive information in the reader. For those who are familiar with Smith’s work, each card is a little mystery to be solved and built upon.

Fun, thought-provoking, and already a sensation on the web, this small deck in its metal container is a treat for beginners and seasoned diviners alike. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2016 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Book of Interest—Exploring Tarot using the Radiant Rider-Waite®

Dec 21 2015 Published by under Anna's Books of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

How much do you know about TAROT?

Venefica has been studying tarot, searching for answers, since she was twelve. It has revealed many of its secrets to her, but it has not lost its mystery. There are always new layers to uncover and that’s what she is committed to do. Now she is teaching us to do it as well. She tells readers that “the tarot is a partner on your life-path”. People usually arrive seeking answers but leave with clarity and self-guidance.

The book includes a Glossary of Tarot-Related Terms, descriptions and interpretations for all Major and Minor Arcana cards, an appendix of Tarot Symbolism, a Troubleshooting section, sample spreads, and basic instructions for working with a tarot deck.

Full-color, updated modern design, utilizing the illustrations from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot deck, make this book a new and valuable addition to any tarot afficianado’s library. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2015 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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Deck of Interest—Inspirational Wisdom of Angels & Fairies

Dec 15 2015 Published by under Anna's Decks of Interest, US Games

U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

How magical is your life?

This fanciful parade of fairies, angels, dreams, doorways, magic bubbles, and moonlight is as powerful as it is endearing. The Wisteria Fairy smiles coyly from her branch, the Mushroom Fairy’s green-beaded hair flows behind her as she marches through a forest of mushrooms, and Pegasus blesses the rainbow in the Fairy of Fantasy’s creative world. This ethereal cast of characters sprinkles stars and uses blossoms as trumpets as the 44 cards in this beautiful deck seem to come alive in your hands.

Mastrangelo’s sophisticated layering of vibrant colors creates an energetic (sometimes nearly 3-D) effect. Munro’s 60-page companion book adds insight, as well as affirmations, prayers, and special exercises. The compilation of symbolism in each card makes this delightful deck perfect for daily meditation or one-card readings. SHOP FOR THE DECK

© 2015 Anna Jedrziewski and InannaWorks

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