mystical tarot of the saints review and deck interview

The Mystical Tarot of the Saints Review and Deck Interview

mystical tarot of the saints review and deck interview

I came across the Mystical Tarot of the Saints a few weeks ago when searching online for a saints-themed Tarot deck. I had long since given up on finding an affordable copy of the Tarot of the Saints by Robert M. Place. So I was hoping against hope (I have done several searches over the years), that someone else would have created such a deck.

When I found Psychic Nath’s Mystical Tarot of the Saints, I could scarcely believe it. It was a dream come true, especially since the artwork by Cristina Scagliotti was so lovely. By the way, if her artwork seems familiar to you, you may have already come across it in the older and rather more well-known Universal Celtic Tarot.

After a couple of weeks of umm-ing and ahh-ing, I finally pressed the ‘Buy Now’ button. By then, we were getting dangerously close to Imbolc and Candlemas but I prayed hard for the deck to arrive in time for my Candlemas self-initiation ritual on my path of Sophianic Witchcraft… and it did! As you can see in the image below, it made it to my altar just in time!

The Deck

The deck is standard size and comes in a sturdy box with a lid that lifts off. The finish of the cards is silky matte (my favourite) and the cards have just the right amount of flex in them to shuffle beautifully. There are 78 cards so no extras.

While the Majors have retained their original titles, they have the addition of a name of a Saint whose qualities are a good match with the energy of each Arcanum. The Suit names are Coins (Pentacles), Chalices (Cups), Staffs (Wands) and Swords. The Court Cards also have corresponding Saints associated with them. In total, 38 saints have been included in this deck.

The Saints in the Major Arcana

The Little White Book & The Guidebook

The companion LWB has a page for each card. The text is very small. I’m not sure but it looks like maybe 6 pt so if you’re getting on in years, be prepared to take a picture of the page you need and read it on your phone or get those reading glasses out. There are a few spreads included in the LWB but as with the Goddess of Love Tarot, there are no layout graphics. This is the second deck in a row that lacks those layouts so now I’m wondering if it’s a trend. For simple spreads, such as the ones included in this LWB, they are not really necessary.

Kindle eBook for Mystical Tarot of the Saints Cover
Kindle version cover

The info for how to read each card is really quite good but if you were hoping to get to know the saints a bit better here, you’ll possibly be disappointed. For information about each of the 38 saints included in this deck you need to purchase the full-size companion book titled ‘Secrets of the Mystical Tarot of the Saints.’ This is, however, a worthwhile investment, especially if you love folk magick and want practical tips on how to use the cards for magick, manifesting and meditation. There is also a Kindle version of the guidebook for the Mystical Tarot of the Saints (affiliate link).

In the introduction to the Secrets of the Mystical Tarot of the Saints, Psychic Nathe shares that “the ‘Mystical Tarot of the Saints’ was born in 2023 from the convergence of three long-lasting spiritual traditions.” These traditions are the classical Tarot tradition, the tradition regarding the saints of the Catholic church and the Hermetic ‘As above, so below.’ I’m a huge fan of this convergence and I honestly don’t see anybody who is not absolutely loving this deck!

Video Flip-Through to Music Showing 77/78 Cards

I’m so sorry but I seem to have missed one card out. If you can guess which one it is, get in touch and put ‘Missing Card’ in the title. Your prize is a one-card free mini-reading.

Mystical Tarot of the Saints Deck Interview

The Mystical Tarot of the Saints Deck Interview

Describe yourself in three words or lessStrength (St Martha)

MT: Loyal and hardworking.

2. How would your best friend describe you in three words or less? Page of Swords.

MT: Inquisitive.

3. What gift do you bring? 5 of Wands (Staffs)

MT: I make an excellent sparring partner in matters of faith.

4. What do you expect in return? 2 of Cups (Chalices)

MT: A loving and reciprocal relationship.

5. How can you help me serve? 8 of Swords

MT: I can help you continue the process of mental liberation toward Oneness that began when you decided to heal from Religious Trauma Syndrome.

6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself? 9 of Cups (Chalices)

MT: I’m good at enjoying the best of both the world and religion. I transcend the all-black-or-white thinking around religion, magick and the occult and combine what I love from each category for manifestation and enjoyment of life.

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