Saturday mornings were my favorite when I was a child. My Dad and I would hop in the car and go on an adventure. We’d run errands and he would have a beer on the way back. I’d have a Coca Cola in a glass bottle. Usually when we would go to the store, I would look over stationary. I loved Lisa Frank because of the bright colors and the style of illustration. In a sea of bland notebooks with Jean Book or Five Star brands, Lisa Frank boasted life in its products, and for a few dollars extra I felt like the coolest kid on the block with my rockin’ stationary.

When I learned about the creation of this majors only set of cards, I simply had to have it! The colorful and wild child inside of me needed a physical reminder of some of my fondest memories with illustration before I ever even had a clue about what I wanted to study in college.

The unicorns cuddling in the clouds, the purple and pink kitties hanging out in the sunflowers! The beautiful penguins hugging and the singing penguins are all staples of my childhood. How could you even forget the flower power hippie aliens? There are just too many endearing characters and stories present in the beautiful world of Lisa Frank. And now I’ve got a deck to hearken back to when I need some of that comfort!

The cards are buttery and shuffle really well. The backs are really cool and easily reversible which I need. I got so lucky with my seller, they had printed some really high quality cards out! This is a really lovely deck, I just wish that the full set of 78 would be made so that I could use this deck to read for my clients with. I’d love to have the tales of my life told to me by these familiar characters!

What is your most important characteristic?
Temperance. Compassion, sweetness and color to soothe you. Alleviate the stress with a soft voice that echoes nostalgia and joy weaving together to talk to you about important aspects of your life. Loosen up and tap into another side of your brain that is more open to exploration and sweetness. Dichotomy of tool and tone will delight you with useful messages.

What are your strengths as a tarot deck?
Strength. That was a funny response! This deck is really comfortable with what it has to bring to the table. Parting from the idea that we need to be comfortable in our skin, even if others are put off by aspects of our personality. We don’t need validation just because we are a little different from other people. That’s okay, you do you and keep going! It will make you stronger.

What are your limits?
The Fool. You can get caught up with the noise in your head to really hear what is being said. Remove any veils or shades you are wearing to facilitate clear sight. Have an open mind and let the messages come to you. Really listen!

What are you here to teach me?
The Moon. Find color in your intuition, and let yourself be moved by the tenderness of this strange deck. It harkens back to happy memories that should inspire. Read when your mind is most tuned into the frequency, and follow your intuition. You will feel as if you are conversing secrets over with a friend.

How can I best learn to collaborate with you?
The Hanged Man. Learn patience, take it slow. Look for any perceptions not immediately in tune with yours to help you gain new insight. Sometimes we miss out on important messages because we are so much more focused on other details that won’t necessarily help our case. It takes foresight, but it also takes an open mind. Give it time and try not to rush yourself into knowing and understanding.

What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
The High Priestess. Some things will make sense and inspire inner knowing. This should help you tune into a more quiet understanding that runs in the back burner and can be easy to miss if you are not paying full attention. When light is shed on your problem and you find everything falls into place, there can finally be peace.

Which card do you want to show off?
Wheel of Fortune. The fishbowl can be symbolic for our lives and the ecosystem we move in. It throws random obstacles at us to keep it all in motion, but there is also an element of surprise in the decisions that we make. Our decisions shape our future. Every time we take a step forward, we can be choosing to forfeit extra help from life for the sake of our own independence. Think deeply before making big moves, and understand that sometimes some things are outside our control.

How do you see me?
Justice. The fair one, the one who balances logic over the heart as a means of living. Sitting alone on your throne, but enjoying the music that jives in your life. You find peace in doing the right thing according to your own standards, even if your standards are too high for others to understand or meet.

How do you see yourself?
Death. As a bringer of change with grace. Sometimes all you need is a different perspective to be able to find a solution where you had not seen one before!

If you’re lucky, you might be able to find one of these for sale online. However, you can download the cards and have as many decks printed as you like. You could have ten decks if you really wanted to!

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