Hello, soul friends!
Today's review is covering a deck that caught my attention for it's beautiful Alphonse Much style artwork. I loved the details, color, and overall theme of the cards. I couldn't wait to get my paws on it and work with this beauty.
I hope you enjoy my review and generous pictures!
I got this deck via a swap group and just loved it. I have a lot of different Tarot decks, but this artwork was just too beautiful to pass up. It was a bit different from my other Tarot decks, so I thought it would be a good addition to check it out.
Amazon's description of the Tarot Mucha:
An extraordinary tribute to art nouveau pioneer Alphonse Mucha, this deck embraces the fresh beauty of the dawning of the twentieth century along with the eternal wisdom and understanding of the tarot. This special edition contains full-bleed images and a booklet that reveals every secret hidden in the cards.
The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
My Personal Review
This 78-card deck is meant to be used as an Tarot deck, allowing you to devise your own meanings of the cards, as well. The dimensions of the deck are 3.2 x 2 x 5 inches and published by lewellyn Publications and Lo Scarabeo Decks.
The box is beautiful. I love the thickness of the box. The image is very much the Mucha aesthetic, and I love the tones used throughout the deck. They are bright without being overpowering. There is a subtle quality, and yet ethereal vibe going on. The artist, did a fantastic job of incorporating Mucha's famous pieces and other similar artistically pieces to tie it all together.
The card backs are as lovely as the images on the front of each card. Reversals are up to the reader, as the image doesn't really allow for reversed cards. The cards are high quality with a nice feel that makes shuffling smooth. The number and symbol is printed on the front of each card which corresponds to descriptions in the guidebook. There is nothing harsh, garish, or obscene in this deck. It can be used to read for any client, without upsetting them and I found even some of the darker cards are actually really beautifully done. The card stock thicker, semi-gloss without being sticky, 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. This card stock is very different, but it is enjoyable to have. I love the smooth and easy way this deck shuffles.
The size of the cards was an average tarot deck size. Not too large, and not too small. The guidebook is simple, but gives enough to encourage you to develop your own special meanings of the cards. It comes in a variety of languages. It really does lead one to using their intuition and also diving into all of the details in the cards. This may not be the easiest to just pick up for those who are not used to having to rely too heavily on intuition, but with practice and an open mind, it can quickly become a gentle favorite. If you are familiar and comfortable with Tarot, then this deck can be a breeze to work with. That being said, it is a beautiful deck.
For anyone familiar with Tarot, this would be a lovely addition that brings beauty and comfortable images to the RW traditional tarot. The colors are beautiful, the borders tie the deck together, and the Mucha style really is astonishing throughout the deck. I have enjoyed using it not only for clients, but also my own personal readings. It also is a dream to photograph. I love the Mucha style. His artwork always mixed plants, graphic patterns, flowers, animals, and the ethereal colors just really create a beautiful deck.
It is a wonderful vintage inspired Tarot deck with so many elements brought together in such a cohesive and elegant way. The images are clear yet, they convey mystery. It's an interesting effect, that I have not seen in other decks. This deck is perfect for those who love Vintage, Mucha, and art nouveau or those who prefer gentle images, and those who are as intrigued by ephemera as I am.
The Tarot Mucha deck presents lavishly illustrated oracle cards infused with the beauty and inspiration from Mucha's art pieces. The deck is rich in symbolic detail. These nostalgic cards truly capture his work and influence.
All in all, I enjoyed it a lot and have found it to be wonderful to use with clients, without hesitation, if the messages will be well-received. It is comforting, supportive, and also allows for subtle breakthroughs to be made without showing off. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves vintage, gentle, and high quality decks.
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 5 star choice.
Artwork - 5 stars
Card stock - 4 stars
Ease - 3 stars
Guidebook - 2 stars
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.