This blog is designed to explore the new Fairy Tale Tarot by Lisa Hunt. But since I LOVE to blog....I am sure I'll wander off into some other musings about fairytales!!

"The Fairy Tale Tarot cards are like gazing into that pool. They reflect different aspects of each of us. They illuminate or accentuate those parts of us that we seek, or deny, or just long to understand. The cards and the fairy tales they are based on, provide a framework for understanding self and the human aspects of life. And maybe the "not so human" aspects too....the spiritual. They are the water in the pool. Clear and shimmering, reflecting clearly and yet also bringing forth tiny glimpses of those wings. It is this aspect of the cards that called to me. I feel they have things to reveal to me and I am anxious to hear them "speak."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Fairy Tale Tarot

I seldom fall "in love". It takes a lot of magic to make that happen. The only other deck that has truly captured my imagination thus far is The Faeries Oracle by Jessica MacBeth and Brian Froud....I have many other interesting and useful decks. Decks I enjoy looking at and using and learning from....but that is an entirely different matter entirely. Let me explain....

My VERY first deck was the Faeries Oracle...and of course just as in romantic love, sometimes there is an immediate connection...and it's true a first love is hard to forget...that would be the Faeries Oracle, which I still simply adore!!! I write about it at another blog called Faery Dust and Faery Kisses...

Then there were many decks in between....and I do so enjoy the Lenormand Cards...then suddenly last spring...I heard mention of the Fairy Tale Tarot. I rushed right to to check out this new creation....and was immediately drawn to it...fairy tales are rich in lessons about the human experience and are abundant in every culture. I have a special interest in things that transcend cultures, time, and countries, like archetypes...that seem to point to a much greater scheme of life than we might see at first look. So click click...preordered it...and then the wait.

Well, yesterday the deck arrived...and it is even better than I anticipated. At first, I will be honest the muted colors and lots of blues and grays, well....I just wasn't sure about it..but after looking at the cards I started to realize that the colors were perfectly suited and in fact enhanced the cards....pulling one in, so to speak, across the threshold and right into the fairy tale itself. Just like falling into an enchanted land, where just around the next corner another adventure awaits.

Today I worked more with the cards and took some tentative glances through the book. The simple little tales themselves are delightful and varied. Each touching a different aspect of human existence and unraveling a lesson that is multi-leveled. In the coming days and weeks, I will share with you my adventures with the fairy tales, the cards, and my personal musings about this enchanted journey through the world of fairy tales and self discovery.


  1. Dear Ginger:
    I just saw your post on Aeclectic--this is such an honor. Thank you so much! I believe you are the first person to host a blog focusing on The Fairy Tale Tarot. I look forward to following your posts and will be sure to have a link from my blog to yours. And I encourage you to follow your muse and wander into fairy tale land with or without the tarot deck. Believe me, there is so much to explore there. And yes, you may use the fairy tale tarot card images on the "enchantedfairytales" blog.
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. Thank you Lisa. I am very excited about working with the cards. Congratulations on creating such an inspiring deck!