|Deviant Moon Tarot, Patrick Valenza, artist|
I love this deck! Feeling the need to acquire a new deck, I went searching on-line for one I liked. A few spoke to me to varying degrees, but Patrick Valenza's The Deviant Moon Tarot is one I just love. Here's a brief description of the deck from the Aeclectic Tarot site:
It's [Deviant Moon Tarot] inspired by (and incorporates) images of cemetaries and mental asylums, and designed to illuminate deeper parts of the subsconscious. The talented illustrator [Patrick Valenza] is also a tarot student, and the deck is the result of three years of artistic work.It's a bit odd choosing a deck without being able to handle it first, but I'm going with my intuition on this one. I read a few reviews on Amazon; one related how they appreciate the art very much but it's "too dark" for their personal taste. I can see that, though for me, it doesn't seem that way. Choosing a Tarot or Oracle deck is so very personal. For example, I like the idea of the Mermaid deck, (Tarot of Mermaids) loving mermaids, but found the actual deck rather creepy. As much as I wanted to buy into that deck, I just couldn't. I found it too gloomy and negative for my use.