THE THIRD EYE TAROT




The Third Eye Tarot was illustrated by @brittsart. She takes commissions if you'd like a custom made illustration. I'm planning on getting one made!
I love how well this deck reads straight out of the box. You can just as easily spot the influences of the traditional symbols and can run with the new, almost gestural quality of the characters in these illustrations. Their animated emotions make it easy to envision how they would move next. That adds a rather refreshing layer of life to readings.

There was definitely a need for a deck of this style in the divination community. It will surely please a lot of the Tumblr witches crawling over the Tumblrsphere. There are so many of us!

Something you can tell right away when looking over these cards is that their backgrounds are not color gradients in most cases. This detaches the concepts and actions from context and makes for more possibilities of environment. These events could happen just about anywhere! Something else that I rather like is that the characters in the cards have very expressive faces. This conveys feelings really well and will help a lot of people relate how they feel to how the characters in the cards feel.






The card stock is sturdy and buttery, it also does not yield much. Will endure use and age gracefully, and fans out very smoothly. The card backs are extremely attractive, they actually kind of remind me of what a quilt with psychic motifs would look like. I rather like the open eyes. You can tell if a card is upright or not. These cards are kept in a Limited Edition pouch that I quite love made by the Baba Studio. Ivory with silver embroidery. The inner lining is mint and reminds me of the card backs. Perfect fit!

The feel of this deck is also quite wonderful! You get a lighthearted and positive feeling just by looking at the illustrations. The color palette delights with the contrast of minty pastel colors versus fully saturated dark colors and textured backdrops. This deck caters to what I love the most about manga and fantasy illustration. It almost has a MMORPG feel to it that evokes nostalgia and happy memories. The result is a feel good reading no matter how dark the subject!

Something many will be able to appreciate is the illustration style. Bright colors, sketchy lines that are gestural and suggest this being drawn by hand even if it is illustrated in a digital medium. I love that about it! The style is also very current and will attract young readers to the world of divination, which I am looking forward to have happen. The community needs more fresh eyes.

Whether you’re looking for an art deck or for a serious tool to use, you’re going to enjoy your experience with this tarot deck. I think it is best to pull out when you need a pick me up. The kind humor of the cards could just about turn any bad day around. I know that is when I will reach out for it the most.

I found out about this deck thanks to @tarot-dreams on Tumblr. We both followed the deck as it was a work in progress and really looked forward to the day it would finally be published. When it first came out, he was actually the one who alerted me to it having become available. We geeked out about it together.

Without further ado, let's take a stab at the interview spread. Conversations with cards...




What is your most important characteristic?
Queen of Coins. This card equates this tarot deck to a dependable friend that is always eager to hear your latest update and willing to look after you. Whether your life is going well or not, they always have something wise to say and are willing to invest time in helping you feel better. This is the type of relationship that is uplifting and that you feel like coming back to because you know you can trust that friend.

What are your strengths as a tarot deck?
Seven of Swords. Warning the querent about upcoming difficulties ahead of time so they can see it coming and plan accordingly. There are less casualties when conflict is forewarned, but then it is also up to the querent to follow the suggested steps forward. It's really a collaborative effort.

But the warnings will be there, clear as day. You need only be conscious of your surroundings.

What are your limits?
Nine of Wands. Don't try to tackle it all in one sitting. Take your time with each issue and case, devote the energy to tend to each situation carefully. There will be news you don't like that may rub you the wrong way, but try to see where it's coming from before you get upset. It is easy enough to get jaded with how life wears us out sometimes, but putting in the effort to understand another point of view can be helpful.



What are you here to teach me?
Wheel of Fortune. Using this tarot deck is meant to teach us how to be at peace with and accepting of change. Changes are natural, and many times necessary for you to be able to move forward with your life. That feeling of hanging on in the hopes to keep circumstances as they have been often times leads to disappointment.

Learn to balance the good and the bad, then roll with it. Don't get stuck trying to protect the dying!

How can I best learn to collaborate with you?
King of Wands. This King has a good-natured smile in him. Move forward with enthusiasm and full courage in yourself. Encourage others much in the same way you may feel encouraged by the good vibes of the deck. I like the implication of passing the torch and being contagious with encouragement. Be less concerned with what others will think of your decisions, and try to focus instead on the wild pursuit of your dreams.

What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
Nine of Swords. Ouch! Learning to accept bad news with grace. Learn to identify the influences in your life that are overstepping your boundaries and hurting you. Process how you feel before you cut those influences out, but definitely get rid of the negativity. It isn't doing anything other than hurting you. I guess by the time you've worked with this deck enough you'll be able to see it coming before it hits. (Refer to question #02.)



Which card do you want to show off?
Death. Good one. A lot of the issues we face can be outside our control. Following the undertones suggesting to accept change and circumstances as they are, I come to find with this interview spread that the cards are supportive of letting go that which no longer serves. It's okay to let things go and it is also okay to watch circumstances die. Chances are there are new chapters waiting to commence immediately after we've cleared the slate.

As hard as it is to accept endings, it can also be a liberating feeling once its all said and done.

How do you see me?
Ace of Cups. Aww. This resonates with me on a personal level because of where I am currently at in my life. Accepting of and giving love. Being tuned into feelings and letting the intuition serve as a compass. Giving up resistance and just accepting what comes with an open heart can be a challenge, but it feels good. Investing the effort into being an open channel of good vibes most certainly pays off. ✌️✌️

How do you see yourself?
Ten of Coins. Full circle, back to the very start of this interview spread. This deck is very much like a reliable friend to turn to when life gets difficult, or just when you need some advice. There is a prevalent warm aura cast around your spreads, a mental glow that feigns the feeling of being in good company. Good vibes all around!



The Third Eye Tarot
is an endearing artist deck. It reads just as well as a Rider-Waite Smith with its more casual and laid back vibe. The fantasy and almost MMORPG elements just add to it. I rather like this deck and I hope you enjoy the review.
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