REVIEW: THE MUSE TAROT
September 20, 2019
It's finally here! *squeal* *squeal* *squeal* *squeal* *squeal* *squeal*
WHAT I LIKE:
1. THE ARTWORK & CARD STOCK.
I have always love Chris-Anne's work. Her decks are worth waiting and worth the prize. Yes, it is expensive and way beyond my usual budget. How can you not love a 400 gsm cardstock with silky soft matte lamination and gilded edges???
Chris-Anne is truly a gifted artist and sacred creator.
The deck has a vertical box with a lid. You also get an extra postcard from her.
There are extra cards in the deck: first one is a card that explain which suit is which and the second card was another Empress card. The Muses are the Kings and they are in landscape form.
Pink gilded edges. Look how thick that deck is! Chris-Anne is known to have thick decks.
There is no guidebook in the indie version but there's an online guidebook.
I purchased mine on Kickstarter. It only took her a week or less to get her project successfully funded. That's how great her decks are.
I waited for over a year since I first saw it on Kickstarter and it was still in its production process.
5. THE INTERVIEW
INTRODUCE YOURSELF: The Hanged Muse
The Muse Tarot introduces itself as a guide to help you to release and see the world in a totally different perspective. As sacred creators this is crucial when you hit a road block in the middle of your project.
WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS? Temperance
Yes! I like that this deck will remind you to do everything in moderation and maintain balance. It will remind you what is too much or too little in your life.
WHAT ARE YOUR LIMITATIONS? The Empress
As the mother of the deck, The Empress card symbolises love for creation but she can smother you too much. As sacred creators, we can be guilty into pouring out too much energy in the beginning and having not enough energy to finish.
WHAT CAN I LEARN FROM YOU? Ace of Materials
The Ace of Materials is about planting seeds of inspiration and nurturing it to grow - that's the hard part. So I'm looking forward to learn how to nurture these seeds so I would be able to see what they look like when they're fully grown.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONNECT WITH YOU? Muse of Voices
The best way to connect with this deck is to join her 'dance in the wind'. Use the wind to nudge you in the right direction as I create and let it lead me to the finish line.
OUTCOME OF OUR RELATIONSHIP: 9 of Inspirations
I so dig the 9 of Inspirations being the outcome of my relationship with the deck. It is true that creators tend to fade in the project creation in the end - we are so pumped at the beginning but it always takes us a long time to finish it (some actually don't). This is me precisely. I have a lot of projects that I started but didn't get to finish. The 9 of Inspirations reminds me to pick up the energy I left with these projects and finish them.
WHAT I HATE:
It's not 'hate' but more of a challenge to shuffle the cards.
I have always admired / stalked Chris-Anne (on Instagram) since I started this journey. She is so inspiring and very creative in all that she do which makes one aspire to be like her. To me, it's always hands down that whatever deck she releases I have to have it because it never disappoints. Although, I have to be honest it's more than my Tarot budget but as soon as you hold it in your hands, the practical regret fades. If you are a sacred creator then go and treat yourself with the The Tarot Muse for it will be such a great aid in your creation process. Personally, it made me list the projects I need to finish when I started working on this deck. The online guidebook is so informative - probable the most creative guidebook you will ever experience. If you miss the indie version, you can get the mass produced version on Amazon.
That concludes my review of the The Muse Tarot.
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