Everyday Witch Tarot by Deborah Blake with art by Elisabeth Alba was published by Llewellyn Publications in 2017.
Here are my thoughts and first impressions of this deck as well as some of my favorite cards and a deck interview!
I love the box the deck comes in. Nice, strong, and sturdy! You can definitely keep your deck in it without worry of it being damaged. The side of the box is magnetized for easy and secure opening and closing. I like the images from the deck they chose for the box and guidebook which are that of the Judgment card and The High Priestess.
I am really digging the guidebook! It is in full color with nice glossy pages! It is 252 pages long and includes the authors version of the Celtic Cross tarot spread, card images, cards meanings complete with a section for each card called "Things to Consider," and comes with space for Notes alongside each card interpretation which I thought was a great addition. Great job on the guidebook! The only thing I would have liked to see is perhaps an "Everyday Witch Tarot Spread".
But why Llewellyn?
You went all out for a banging box and guidebook but went super cheap on the card stock! Why? Ugh...it is pretty flimsy. If you have the Green Witch Tarot, the card stock is pretty similar, but I think Everyday Witch's may be a tad bit more thin. Everyday Witch Tarot however, takes the cake on the box. (My Green Witch Tarot box is pretty much destroyed).
I normally don't complain about card stock too much and I love a deck that can give me a good riffle shuffle without having to work it too hard, but this is a bit comical. I feel that these would bend and crease very easily. I'm honestly afraid to give them a rifle shuffle. Considering it is my only gripe with the deck, it is something I am willing to overlook however, next edition - please get better card stock!
Here are some of my favorite cards in the deck
everyday witch tarot deck interview
I love using this Deck Interview Tarot Spread by Beth Maiden of Little Red Tarot. You can read her original blog post here.
Here are my final thoughts. All in all, I really like Everyday Witch Tarot. I think it's a good deck for someone new to tarot, of a younger age, or is very in touch with their inner child. I also think it may pack a powerful punch when you least expect it. I used it after spending time at my altar and it was pretty spot on! It will also hammer away at a message it needs to get across. It's a fun, sweet, and colorful deck that is very much in the RWS (Rider-Waite Smith) style that comes with a great box and guidebook. If the flimsy card stock isn't too much of an issue for you, I would give it a try!