Choose your card for the week of 7/13/08

Choose your card for the week from the recently released Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza. When making your selection, don’t worry about what the cards mean. Base your choice on the pictures—the stories they tell and how they make you feel.

Let us know which card you chose—post a comment!

This week I received my pre-order of Deviant Moon Tarot from Tarot Garden, and I can hardly keep my hands off it. I LOVE this deck, which is wonderfully dark and surreal. Valenza’s interpretations are rich and multi-layered.

I highly recommend reading this interview with Valenza, found at The Tarot Channel. He discusses how the deck came about as well as his artistic process. Fascinating. Also be sure to visit his MySpace page. There are excellent reviews of the deck by Solandia and Dan Pelletier at Aeclectic.

One of the reasons I’m drawn to this deck is that Valenza’s style reminds me of one of my favorite surrealist artists, Remedios Varo (1908-1963). Here’s a great book about her—Remedios Varo: Unexpected Journeys by Janet A. Kaplan.

Remedios Varo, Celestial Pablum

Remedios Varo, Exploration of the Sources of the Orinoco

15 Responses to “Choose your card for the week of 7/13/08”

  1. TarotByArwen Says:

    Grin, I chose the Page of Pentacles. I kept coming back to that wrench and thinking what a great tool it was. 🙂 Missed you last week! Glad to see you are back. I highlighted your blog in my blog yesterday.

  2. Dayna Desastre Says:

    Wow wow wow! What a beautiful deck… I really need to pick that one up!

    I also chose the Page of Pentacles. I was drawn to the look on the Page’s face, as well as the wrench. What a lovely card from what appears to be a lovely deck!

    dayna desastre

  3. Susan Gold Says:

    Arwen and Dayna, thanks for writing in.

    I’m so glad I included that Page. He was a last minute decision. (I originally had the Five of Pentacles in his place, but I thought one Five was enough–like you, Arwen, I seem to be drawn to the fives lately. 🙂

    That wrench won me over. He looks so capable with it, doesn’t he?

  4. Susan Gold Says:


    P.S. I did indeed skip my post last week. Your review in Musings has given me a shot of energy. Thank you!!!

  5. cat Says:

    🙂 I chose the Page of Pentacles, too. As I step into a new venture this week I like the red shoe on his left foot, the Moon……..and of course that oversized wrench. All seems a very positive sign that I can handle what’s coming.

    Very interesting and unusual deck.

  6. Mouse Says:

    I choose the 4 wands because I love the feeling that this card invokes, especially with the full moon high in the sky and also the ivy binding them together, soulmates creating a home together, no matter how eclectic they seem to others 🙂

    Thanks for posting this deck Susan, another for my ever-growing wishlist!

    x Mouse

  7. Susan Gold Says:

    Another vote for the Page of Pentacles! Cat, good luck with your venture this week. I hadn’t noticed that red shoe!

    And Mouse, I’m glad you like the Four of Wands. Nice interpretation! It’s probably one of the more tender cards in the deck.

    Welcome to you both!

  8. cat Says:

    Thanks, Susan……………and for adding us to your blogroll.

  9. Quirk Says:

    9 of Swords. Melancholy and filled with sorrow for lost times, people, things, opportunities…

  10. Susan Gold Says:

    Thanks for writing in, Quirk. 9 of Swords weeks are hard, but hopefully the card at least validates what you are going through. Take good care.

  11. Cathy Says:

    I chose the 4 of Wands, purely because I liked the look of the card with the two faces in the foreground and the fantastic looking house in the background. A melon-house?

    I might have to buy this deck, it looks great!

  12. Susan Gold Says:

    Hello Cathy,

    I like that melon house, too!

    I’ve been checking your blog to keep up with your journey back home. What an experience!

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  14. Sar Says:

    The Hierophant.
    He seems so sad and defeatet by his own traditions, but does not have the fantasy to think outside the box.

  15. Susan Gold Says:

    Sar, you’ve described this card so perfectly! I love your hit on it. Thanks for writing.

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