Richard ShadowFox dedicated this deck “For those who hold romance dear in their heart!”
Knights and Pirates and Rogues – Oh my!
“Every fair maid’s fantasy, the dreamy men like those of romance novel covers come to life in the breathtaking 78 card Tarot deck. Each card is lushly illustrated with vibrant colors and traditional symbolism. Experts and novice readers alike will enjoy the images of Highlanders and highwaymen, scoundrels and sailors, while still providing a time-honored Tarot experience like no other. Spice up your life with Tarot Deck of Heroes!”
Author/Artist – Richard ShadowFox
Copyright – 2012 Richard ShadowFox
Publisher – Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
ISBN – 978-0-7643-4024-6
“What a dish!” was the first thought I had upon my first glimpse at this yummy deck. Each and every card shows a different scene that runs the gamut of human emotions, and the many different types of situations we can find ourselves. Just like scenes from a romance novel, the Hero in the story is dashing, muscular, has long flowing hair, and virile, so are the Hero’s found in the Deck of Heroes.
Have I wet your appetite yet? Let’s take a peek at today’s Menu and see what special dishes are being served.
Breakfast – Knight of Swords: (lwb)
Upright – Easily a person with a determined purpose, that will proclaim, “Get out of my Way,” and “There is no time to wait.” In a word, aggressive – and in all matters of life, be it business, leisure, or sexual activity.
Reversed – A simple case of defying the reality, and easily summed up in the phrase, “Don’t confuse my beliefs with actual facts!” While equally aggressive what separates the upright and reversed interpretations of this card are that when found upright they believe that they are right and acting accordingly. Yet when reversed, they simply don’t care, and act sans (without) conscience, and concern for potential failure or harm to others, direct or indirect.
Upright – Being devoted to a cause and fighting for it every day will eventually alter one’s perspective, inevitably draining the energy necessary to push ahead. Whatever the quest or cause, taking time to rest, recharge, or even reevaluate one’s strategy, is prudent, and in some cases becomes necessary to continue.
Reversed – Renewed vigor is driving you forward once again.
Upright – Here we have recognition for diligent effort and craftsmanship. In this case it is less confusing to define by comparison. This card is artistic achievement, as in the creation of one of kind works, while the Eight of Pentacles, which may also reflect craftsmanship, is more about repeating the same process with indistinguishable results.
Reversed – It is common to define this as artistic failure, but the why is not so easy to realize. It would be simple to assume there isn’t the necessary artistic talent, however more prevalent is stubbornness or egotistical behavior.
Upright – This is the mother as the giver of life, provider, and nurturer. Everything that exists has a mother in one form or another. There are many elements to motherhood, and nothing is limited or excluded by the absence of one or several aspects as long as one is present.
Reversed – The abandonment of the responsibility that completes the mother, be it unable or unwilling. A choice made in the pretest of being a mother for self-serving purpose with consequences for others that are wholly unnecessary.
I wonder what the specials will be on tomorrow’s menu?
As mentioned before, the Tarot Deck of Heroes is a 78 card deck based on the RWS structure. The suits are Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. There are 4 members in the court for each suit, Page, Knight, Queen, and King, Strength is number eight. The cards measure approx. 2 3/4 x 4 7/8 with a gloss finish, which make them easy to shuffle. The backs are reversible. The kit includes a 107 page booklet, with the Hermit on the cover, and meanings for each card, both upright and reversed and 3 spreads. This all comes in a full color, very sturdy card board box, perfect for storage.
Before I close, I’d like to draw your attention to the single Rose on the name plate of each card. Although the deck portrays men predominately in its imagery, I thought this added a very nice feminine touch, not to mention the very Romantic ambiance it adds, to an already very Romantic deck.
Be sure to click on the images to better see the detail. It’s eye candy you don’t want to miss.
“Love happens, and there really is nothing more to it than that.” ~Richard ShadowFox.