Aeclectic Tarot
Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Forum Archive

Golden Tarot

  > Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Tarot > Tarot Decks


 
firemaiden's Avatar
firemaiden  firemaiden is offline
keeper of the toaster
 
Join Date: 07 Jun 2002
Location: Poitiers, France
Posts: 10,828
firemaiden 
keeper of the toaster

firemaiden's Avatar

Song Deva, you are too funny

I just got my copy too, and am thrilled.

I did a reading with it and found it really wonderful to work with. I loved the little demons on the Justice Card.

I wonder why Kat felt the need to make it conform so much to the RWS? or was that the publisher? surprised me, because I have another universal games deck - the New Century, which is not tied by the same constraints.
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #401
retrokat's Avatar
retrokat  retrokat is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 12 Aug 2002
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 570
retrokat 
Citizen

retrokat's Avatar

Hi Firemaiden,

Glad you like the deck

In answer to your question, USGS didn't pressure me at all. They basically let me do whatever I wanted, and only changed about 3 cards in the whole deck. If I'd had the time & better facilities with the first version, I would have made that more RWS too.

I've always used a RWS deck. I struggled with a Visconti Sforza for awhile, but having to remember or look up meanings always made me feel a bit detatched from the reading. Maybe RWS is like an old pair of slippers, easy and comfortable. And I like that.

So why did I bother making Golden, you may ask?

I guess I wanted to make a pair of comfy old slippers that you could wear to the Ball.

So many people are commenting on the RWS thing, I started a page for it over at my site:

http://www.goldentarot.com/rwsclone.htm
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #402
retrokat's Avatar
retrokat  retrokat is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 12 Aug 2002
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 570
retrokat 
Citizen

retrokat's Avatar
AS though I didn't have enough on my plate...


(Excuse the bad pun.....)

I've just become host for the Vegetarian channel at Bella Online:

http://www.bellaonline.com/site/vegetarian

Any of you who are vegetarians are most welcome to call by - let me know what you think. So far, I've just uploaded a few articles.

So.. do you reckon cookbooks sell better than tarot decks? Hmmm.. perhaps a better idea for my next project... *grin* "Kat Black's Vegetarian Diet - Compassion without the Carbs"
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #403
retrokat's Avatar
retrokat  retrokat is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 12 Aug 2002
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 570
retrokat 
Citizen

retrokat's Avatar

Have just listed two of my favourite cards on eBay, the Star and Seven of Cups:

http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/goldentarot/

Also, do you all know about the Study Group thread?

http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread...threadid=24214
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #404
retrokat's Avatar
retrokat  retrokat is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 12 Aug 2002
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 570
retrokat 
Citizen

retrokat's Avatar

Does anyone here live in Madrid? Or know anybody who does?

I desperately need a picture - well, a close-up of a small element of a picture - that's in the Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Because it's such a tiny thing in the picture, I can't find any source where I can get a close-up of it - and I'm too far from Spain to go there myself and photograph it, or try to buy a print of the painting in the shop (if they even sell it).

Help?!
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #405
Emily's Avatar
Emily  Emily is offline
Wanderer
 
Join Date: 14 Feb 2002
Location: England
Posts: 7,664
Emily 
Wanderer

Emily's Avatar

Well the Golden is sold out again on Amazon UK, I didn't get my copy (yet) - but I'm still waiting, eventually I'll get it.

Kat - I bet you never realised just how popular your deck was going to be.
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #406
dyfed's Avatar
dyfed  dyfed is offline
Resident
 
Join Date: 16 Apr 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 2
dyfed 
Resident

dyfed's Avatar
LOVE THIS DECK!!


Kat... I was introduced to your website a year ago, and pre-ordered the Golden Tarot from Amazon.com. I was hoping to have it by last Halloween, but as everyone here knows, that was not to be. I was one of the people that had my order cancelled by Amazon at the lower price, but I was able to immediately re-order at the $25 price. (However, this time I did it through the link on your site so that you would get commission!) I didn't have a problem paying the price, because the deck is SO WORTH IT!

In the meantime, I ordered 2 tarot bags from you through eBay... the bags are the best I've had... you may remember that I was the one who paid you more than I won the bags for. I love them.

Anyway... my seemingly endless waiting is over... and I have been using your deck for about a month now. I am a professional reader, and I have been using your deck daily for my personal readings, and for client readings. I am thrilled at the accuracy of the readings! The images you have chosed are wonderful! The cards are the most beautiful I have seen. I originally learned to read the cards with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, but before I bought your deck, I had been working almost exclusively with the Crowley Thoth deck. But since the Golden Tarot came in it's Amazon box, I haven't used anything else. I love it!!!
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #407
Emily's Avatar
Emily  Emily is offline
Wanderer
 
Join Date: 14 Feb 2002
Location: England
Posts: 7,664
Emily 
Wanderer

Emily's Avatar

Well I eventually got my Golden - It came in the post this morning - I was supposed to be going out but changed my plans so I could be here to accept it.

It was well worth the wait. Each card is a little work of art, it feels like a deck thats been around for a very long time, which I suppose in a way it has. The gilt edges are lovely and it shuffles like a dream. Its also a nice size, I have smallish hands but this deck is ideal. I've been doing readings with this deck for most of the day now, its really easy to read with and the extra animals and symbolism has had me reaching for a symbol dictionary. lol

I really didn't think that I would find a deck to rival my love for the Morgan Greer but in the Golden I have. I can't stop taking it out of the box just to look at it.
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #408
Aure's Avatar
Aure  Aure is offline
Citizen
 
Join Date: 20 Jan 2004
Location: Finland
Posts: 332
Aure 
Citizen

Aure's Avatar

I have a problem... My Golden is aging fast... I noticed today that the gilding is wearing off turning the edges whitish.

I know that will happen eventually anyway but do your decks look used already?
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #409
dyfed's Avatar
dyfed  dyfed is offline
Resident
 
Join Date: 16 Apr 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 2
dyfed 
Resident

dyfed's Avatar

I've been using my deck daily for well over a month, and my deck is showing no signs of wear at all... the gilt edges are like new!
 Need help? Get your live Tarot Reading now      Top   #410
 


 


Tarot Cards & Reviews Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Tarot Card Meanings Forum Archive
Aeclectic Tarot Forum Links
· Tarot
· Tarot Special Interest
· Beyond Tarot
· Forum Library

Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Angel Decks
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Cat Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· List All Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Tarot Books
· What's New

The Aeclectic Tarot Forum closed permanently on July 14th, 2017. The public threads remain online as a read-only archive and resource. More information on our decision can be found here. Thank you for being a part of our active community over the past seventeen years.

Copyright © 1996 - 2017 Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Contact us.