It has been a bumpy road but after a long wait I finally am the proud owner of my Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan,John Matthews and Will Worthington!
|The Wildwood Tarot with my most (four of stones)and least (nine of bows) favorite card|
Since its publication in 2011, I have been tempted to buy this deck but I always could find a reason not to: the colors were not as vibrant as the Druidcraft Tarot, the people with animal heads has put me off, it didn't follow the R.W system and so forth. But the deck kept pulling me and then I noticed other people blogging about the cards of this deck. Some of those cards really got to me and finally I gave in: I bought the deck from Book Depository, hoping I would get the second edition with the world tree on the backs. How happy I was when I received my long awaited package (new edition). Due to prior experiences I examined all the cards; fronts and backs. It seemed okay but the second last card, the nine of vessels had a white paint stain on the back. I wouldn't be able to read with the deck because you would always be able to tell one from the other. I mailed to BD and they asked for a picture or the stained card. After I had send it, they immediately responded: “ I’m very sorry to hear about this. In this case we will be happy to offer a full refund or free replacement for the damaged item, whichever you would prefer? There is no need to return the damaged copy.”
|The Forest Lovers - Wildwood Tarot|
How cool is that. What a great service! Of course I wanted a replacement. Yesterday evening it was delivered to me by mail (again the second edition!) and after a thorough check I saw it was in perfect condition. Thank you Book Depository!
I only have flipped through the cards a couple of times, and picked my most and least favorite card. That was hard for I love all of them. And that it a first too. Never had a deck from which I favored all the cards. I am planning to play and bond with them before I am going to blog about them.
This deck is also very important to me because I want to use it for the journey I have set out for myself: to follow the turning of the wheel for one year and to search for a personal meaning for each of the holidays. Since this is the theme of this deck we couldn’t be a better match.
Or course I cannot tell a lot about the cards or the deck as a whole yet but I just wanted to share my enthusiasm and my first impressions J