Guest Author - Karen Artino
I have heard so much about this deck from so many people that I thought I should check into them. The Crow's Magick deck is really nice. I absolutely love the images on the cards, there are so many symbols that pop with these cards. A really wonderful deck.
These cards are on the Dark side with a medieval or gothic theme to them. The background is black so the images really pop out on them. The artist is Londa Marks and the deck fits and feels really good in your hand. The card size is 2.75 x 4.75 inches = 6.99cm x 12.06cm and they are published by US Games and printed in Belgium. They were made in 1998 and these cards have the Wands, Swords, Cups and Coins, this deck also used the page.
There are key words printed on the cards but by no means is this deck for beginners since the key words are misleading. When I did a reading with this deck, the key words made no sense to the reading I was getting. So I ignored the key words and the message coming through was clear to the client.
Except for The Chariot and The Lovers, all the cards depict animals and creatures on them such as big cats (Tigers, lions,cheetahs, panthers etc), lizards, other birds like owls and some of the crows look like eagles to me. You may have to do some research on the imagery on these cards before you attempt to read them as the images are definitely pagan oriented. Most people either love them right away or will get a feeling of wanting to learn them. These cards are very powerful.
Along with the animal imagery there are also astrology symbols printed on the cards. So if astrology is your thing, these cards will be perfect for you and you will find this deck helpful to you in your readings.
The images on this deck are computer generated and this is the second deck printed by Londa Marks. This deck is not a traditional Tarot deck and very different from Londas' first deck. The back of the cards have a white border identical to the one on the front with a solid black field with a thin red frame. Two red crows in flight, one upright and one inverted. A very beautiful picture. There is also a booklet that is in with the deck for a very quick reference.
The price for this deck ranges from $16.00 to $20.00 but for the most I have seen them listed for $18.00 to $18.99. Again this deck is not for the beginners but intermediate and experienced will love this deck.
The world has many wonderful messages; all you have to do is listen.
Karen Artino - Tarot Editor