The long wait is FINALLY over! This weekend, the special edition Modern Witch Tarot by Lisa Sterle (published by Liminal 11) arrived in the post and I couldn’t wait to do the video unboxing to give you and me both a simultanous first glance. I know I’m far from the first to do an unboxing of this deck but that’s okay. I’m so very grateful for receiving this set as a review copy from the kind folk at Liminal 11 because I would have bought it regardless.
I’m a huge fan of Pamela Colman Smith’s artwork and the traditional RWS Tarot and this modern, feminist and witchy take on the deck really appeals to me. I like to imagine Pamela smiling down from heaven and taking the creation of this deck as a huge compliment as well as evidence of the staying power of her own art. I also like to imagine that she is nodding sagely at women finally stepping into their power and how well this deck can be used for the process of self-empowerment.
The ‘Everything is Fine’ (10 of Swords) extra card is also the image etched on the gold-plated pin that comes with the special edition deck. I love the nod to social media for the 10 of Swords as I often make that connection in my own readings for this card.
The world needs this deck – That much is clear since it is already the #1 bestselling Tarot deck on Amazon.com. I can’t argue with that: I need this deck in my life and it’s a deck that I would happily recommend to both beginners and more advanced Tarot students.
Other than the extras that come with the special edition deck and that you are able to view in the video below, the special edition deck has gilded edges, where as the standard edition has plain white edges. I must admit that I am partial to a bit of bling.
Unboxing and Flip-Through of the Modern Witch Tarot
Modern Witch Tarot Deck Interview
1. Describe yourself in one sentence.
MWT: I bring a much needed shift, away from the patriarchal power paradigm, by celebrating strong, magical women. (The Magician)
2. How would your best friend describe you in three words?
MWT: ‘Pretty darn chill,’ pretty much sums it up. She knows I know our time is coming. (7 of Pentacles)
3. What gift do you bring?
MWT: The ability to move away from any old, stagnant situation without any sense of loss whatsoever. (8 of Cups)
4. What do you expect in return?
MWT: That you step into your power as a visionary and healer. (Temperance)
5. How can you help me serve?
MWT: By helping you see what a strong, totally badass woman you are. (Strength)
6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself or our work together?
MWT: I shoot from the hip and I like your style. Let’s work together! (3 of Wands)
Me: Yes please!!!
Lisa, I AM usually one of the last people to do an unboxing/walkthrough of a Tarot or Oracle Card Deck video on my YouTube Channel, and I do not have an issue with that.
However, you are re-minding me I AM so very long overdue to resume my Deck Review videos.
In any event, I completely agree with you about Pamela Colman Smiths’ feelings about this version of her Rider-Waite-Smith. I love that it depicts a woman of color on The Magician card, and love how very inclusive it is, which certainly makes sense as Ms. Colman Smith was either bi-racial or multi-racial (sorry, I do not remember which).
I have seen this Tarot Deck’s Magician Card on the Internet, off and on for several months, and now more than ever, I need to make sure I acquire my own copy.
As always, thank you for all you do. Peace and Blessings.
The Magician and Hermit cards were among the first I saw from this deck and that clenched it for me. Hope you get that copy! Peace and Blessings to you.