Chrysalis Tarot Deck Review

The Chrysalis Tarot Deck left a lasting impact on my search for medieval and fantasy-based decks.  To be fair, I did purchase this beauty at a great sale via Amazon.  For $10, I couldn't resist! Such is the life of an avid tarot deck collector ;)

Loosely based on the Rider Waite structure, the Minor Arcana cards were renamed to the different suits called Mirror, Spirals, Stones and Scrolls.  The Mirrors suite reflects the Cups, Spirals represents the Wands, Stones represents the Pentacles and Scrolls represents the Swords.  As for the Major Arcana cards, some of the names were more reflective on well known mythical characters, such as Merlin (representing as the Fool) and the Green Man (represented as The Emperor).  The card stock of the deck has a semi matte finish and is pretty easy to shuffle.  The imagery is quite colourful! When reading the cards, I felt that I was reading a bed time story to myself.  As weird as it may sound, it felt that the characters from the cards spoke to me directly.  In a way, the deck helps promote a child like wonder and allows us to seek the things in life on a more magical approach. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars