Talented artist Patrick Valenza
presents uniquely alternative interpretations of traditional tarot with
symbolism inspired by childhood dreams. Stylized moon-faced characters
created from manipulated photographs of 18th
century tombstones are set against evocative backgrounds. Incorporated
into the artwork are surreal scenes of distant smoke stacks, insane
asylums and abandoned buildings.
booklet gives interesting card descriptions and interpretations, both
upright and reversed. The symmetric card backs, showing different phases
of the moon, allow for reversed readings. Also included in the booklet
is a unique ten-card spread called the Lunatic Spread, which mimics the
shape of the full moon, and derives energy from its circular pattern.
Deviant Moon Tarot has drawn something of a cult following and was voted as the Top Tarot Deck of All Time by Aeclectic Tarot readers.
Crystal Visions Tarot remains true to the classic Rider-Waite 78-card system in much of its symbolism, as well as in card and suit names.
The luscious card imagery also illustrates the elemental aspects of
each suit in order to aid the novice in forming associations with the
The Crystal Visions Tarot deck includes 78 cards with an additional
unknown card for gazing into future situations that have not yet been
revealed, or for exploring issues with deeper insight. The instruction
booklet offers both upright and reversed meanings.