Hello, soul friends!
Today's review is covering a deck that caught my attention as soon as I saw it on Instagram. I loved the simplistic and funny straight up language on the deck. A Rebel Deck through and through. I knew this would be a good fit for this foul-mouthed gal. I had the lovely creator of the deck reach out to me and offer me the deck for an honest review. We hit it off and I love that I have made a new friend who has so many similar interests and background. It was a fun and I loved the generous f bombs. As I have said before, I am eclectic and don't like to add in similar decks. Plus, I love seeing other Indie decks, and checking them out!
I hope you enjoy my review and generous pictures!
I received this deck directly from the creator of the deck, after seeing a few posts on Instagram showing these hilarious cards. I found it to be an intriguing and interesting deck. And how often do you get to see a deck that just straight up calls you out. After seeing a few pictures here and there on her website, I knew I needed to get it and check it out for myself. Loved the simplicity and also the fact that it is an independently published deck.
The website description of the Rebel Deck:
TAROT WITH ATTITUDE!
The ANCIENT PRACTICE of Tarot just got a modern make-over, REBEL DECK style! These QUICK and DIRTY messages are meant for the PRESENT moment. Ask the cards," What does life want me to know, right now?" Get yourself a daily dose of REALNESS! We added a little insult to inspiration because this Tarot has ATTITUDE.
REBEL DECK adds a little insult to inspiration. This rebellious tarot deck is quick, dirty and direct. They have the messages you may not want to hear, but need to hear. On back order due to demand. Place order to reserve deck!
58 total cards
For the "Here and Now"
CoatedEach cards measures 2 3/4"x 4 3/5"
Black fishnet carrier pouch
Makes a unique gift
Unicorns NOT INCLUDED.
My Personal Review
This 58-card deck is meant to be used as an Oracle deck than a Tarot deck. I wasn't really aware of what to expect with this deck, so upon opening it up I was a bit surprised at how blunt it was. I loved the simple color scheme and how they have messages on both sides of the card. The fact that the deck is prefaced with a warning, is absolute gold to me. It literally tells you to Brace Yourself!
As this is intended to be more of a cut through the crap and listen to the messages type of deck, I enjoyed the fact that you can almost use it as an affirmation card, or just an overall clarity type of card to pull.
The cards are simple in messages but pack a real punch! It isn't the f-bombs or generous potty words scattered throughout but the lovely way that it brings you back down to the core of where you need to stop getting in your own way.
The cards come in four colors (pink, orange, purple, and blue) with a simple message on the front and a little cute crossed out unicorn with some extra flair on the white backs of the cards.
The card stock is not very thick, semi-matte finish, slick to shuffle, and allows you get a nice bend without cracking the card stock. The finish really helps make the cards shuffle easily without sticking or scratching. The size of the cards was an average tarot size. Not too large, and not too small. The cards also came with a fishnet bag (which I have never seen before!). No guidebook is included as the cards are meant to be used with your own intuition and they are already pretty straight up.
After speaking with the creator of the deck, I was much more aware of reason why they wanted to create a deck like this. There was a bit of a need for a deck that cuts through the fluffy unicorn messages. While those are wonderful when you need a pick me up, or reassurance that you will get where you would like, but it can leave you a bit deflated if you are in the middle of your mayhem. This deck cuts through that and just straight up tells you what is up. While it may not be for everyone or work well with those who are a bit more sensitive, I found it to be a perfect fit that worked well with my sense of humor, my potty mouth, and also my no-holds-barred type of communication style.
All in all, I really have enjoyed the deck so much thus far and can't wait to bust it out with clients.
Here are some extra pictures of this fun creation:
Overall, I think this was a much needed and well-executed deck. Simple, but straight to the point. I highly recommend it!
My overall opinion is that this deck is a 4 star choice.
Artwork - No artwork
Card stock - 4 stars
Ease - 4 stars
Guidebook - No guidebook
I hope that you enjoyed my deck review, and also enjoy other deck reviews that I add to this site. I have a passion for exploring new decks and also finding various ways of connecting to my intuition. I appreciate you checking out my site and taking the time to read my review.