I. Shadowscapes Tarot overview
Shadowscapes Tarot deck from the author Stephanie Pui-Mun Law deserves a masterpiece in a diverse Tarot world. The deck currently stands Top 10 of All Time by Aeclectic community site. In response to many fans’ expectations, Llewellyn Publications released a version of Shadowscapes with a large companion book. Some people will consider this Tarot deck graceful, beautiful and mysterious in a miraculous fairy scene. And so they are not interested in it. But others – fans of the fantasy genre – enjoy it anyway.
This deck is fundamentally composed based on the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith version that blends with the iconic system of fantasy wonderland and cultures around the world. Each of Shadowscapes cards is a delicate watercolor painting. The style of drawing with rich and luxurious details and the wonderful movement of watercolor will make their owners charmed.
The cards in Shadowscapes Tarot are delicate watercolor paintings – a work of art – and can be seen in its elegant details and rhythmic movements. The reader will be hypnotized by the same beauty. When the reader starts to get used to it, they seem to be lost because of that beauty and can understand the messages of each card. However, when you become familiar with it, you will no longer be afraid of that mystic beauty, so this problem will quickly fade with time and experience.
Furthermore, it seems that this deck works well with people who have a type of reading based on questions like “what do you see going on when you look at the card?” And the answer becomes part of the experience. But even if the drawing makes you distracted and cannot read it in a classic way, there are other ways to get used to it. For example, these images easily make people think it is particularly effective in opening a world of imagination.
Although Shadowscapes Tarot basically follows the classic Rider-Waite-Smith style, it is not a copy of RWS. Law has deciphered the traditional images of the card, pondered their meaning and reinterpreted it with her new look. With many cards, she used a unique perspective, and it is obviously her style. Therefore, for less experienced readers (especially those who depend on RWS template), this is not an easy deck. It requires deliberate thinking and time to get used to the cards. However, the time you spend will bring you to separate cards, you will find new paths. In other words, this is a worthwhile journey.
In fact, every time we look at the cards, we can gain more experience and our own understanding of them. One of these detailed origins is the very popular and subtle appearance of nymphs, dryads, and fairy in every scene on the cards. However, you will often have to look very closely to see them, and you will have to think about what they are doing to be able to understand the messages that these characters convey. For example, there is a fairy who is looking at a skull in the Wheel of Fortune (the skull is a traditional illustration of death in our perception) but you may easily ignore this character because the Wheel behind is too gorgeous to hide her.
Menu of Contents
- I. Shadowscapes Tarot overview
- II. A summary of some cards in Shadowscapes Tarot
- The companion book of the Shadowscapes Tarot
- III. A guide to read Shadowscapes Tarot effectively
- IV. Reversed meaning of Shadowscapes Tarot