A Happy Accident
The Muse Tarot by Chris-Anne wasn’t a deck I had planned on buying. I stumbled upon it while browsing on eBay and decided to bid on it because… why the heck not! I’m trying to build my Tarot deck collection back up mindfully***, sticking to the themes I know work for me but sometimes you have to broaden your horizons as well. If you never invite new friends/influences in, you become stagnant.
When I browsed images of The Muse Tarot before making my mind up, the bright colours pulled me in. That and the fact that the deck had been created for the purpose of stimulating the connection with the Muse–a very attractive concept to the Creative in me, I must admit. The modern, glossy artwork with beautiful models featured in many of the cards didn’t appeal as much as the colours but I was willing to risk it. The gamble paid off!
In the flip-through video below, you can also see the book that I feel this deck would be a good match for working together. The book I’m referring to is ‘Tarot for Creatives: 21 Tarot Spreads to (Re-)Connect to Your Intuition and Ignite That Creative Spark‘ by Mariëlle S. Smith.
The Muse Tarot Video Flip-through
Hay House produced this deck beautifully with regards to the quality of the box and the guidebook, as well as very good (sturdy yet flexible) quality card stock. Please be aware that this deck comes in a Chinese rip-off version. So with a rip-off copy, you will not be getting a guidebook, nor will you get a good quality deck and the Chinese box is a flimsy tuck box instead of a sturdy two-part box.
The suit names have been changed to Inspiriations (Wands), Emotions (Cups), Voices (Swords) and Materials (Pentacles). Some of the Major Arcana titles have been changed too: The Priestess (High Priestess), The Wheel (Wheel of Fortune), The Hanged Muse (Hanged Man), Awakening (Judgement) and The World Cosmos (The World.
The Court Cards are titled Page, Knight, Queen and Muse, and the Muse card has a landscape orientation. You can see an example of this in the reading below.
The deck is standard size, borderless, with rounded corners. The print quality is silky matte.
There are no Tarot spreads included with the guidebook which is why I’m so glad I already ad the Tarot for Creatives book; they really are a match made in heaven!
The Muse Tarot Deck Interview
Describe yourself in three words or less. 4 of Swords
TMT: Calm, connected, creative
2. How would your best friend describe you in three words or less? Muse of Emotions
TMT: A creative wellspring
3. What gift do you bring? 7 of Materials
TMT: The inspiration to be patient with yourself and persevere with your creative process
4. What do you expect in return? 2 of Cups
TMT: That you stop self-sabotaging and really make an effort to become your own best friend
Me: Yes, ma’am!
5. How can you help me serve? 4 of Cups
TMT: I can help you when you lose your mojo so that you focus on your potential again instead of getting lost in feelings of apathy or low-level depression
6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself? Queen of Inspiration
TMT: So you want to be more like the Queen of Inspiration — in a state of creative flow, confident and charismatic? Watch and learn, boo… Watch and learn!
Me: I will! Thank you so much!
*** Seeing clearly the roll-out of the NWO, and having my psychic circuits blown partly because of it, I had a religious melt-down in April 2020 which saw me dumping all my decks and metaphysical books in the recycling skip at the local recycling center. What I saw wasn’t wrong but how I reacted and ‘overcorrected’ through a brief return to fundamentalist Christianity nearly destroyed me and my life work. Check out the blog post links under ‘ChristoSophianic Tarot Resources‘ to learn about my journey to heal from the spirit of religiosity and integrate my faith with my calling to do metaphysical work.