Medicine Woman Tarot Review
The deck has a very strong Native American feel but the accompanying booklet says it is tribal and not strictly North American. Throughout the accompanying booklet there is a call to honor Mother Earth. The symbols on the cards are:
The suits have ace through ten and then the Court cards are “… exemplar (king), lodge (queen), totem (knight) and apprentice (page). I found that the cards are very good at symbolizing the elements of the cards or the feelings. In the cups (bowls) most of the cards have water in them. The pipes do not have fire but they do have a warmth emitting from them. The pipes also show creativity.
The cards themselves are a very nice size for handling (2 3/4″ by 4 1/2”). All of the cards are on a white background and then framed in a color (pipes are pink, bowls are blue, etc.) In addition the minors have their images wreathed. The pipes wreath appears to be a flower. The wreathes are not the same on each card.
The little booklet also gives three reading layouts to use. There are 2 three card layouts Turning in (a past, present, future layout) and Moving on which goes over situation and attitudes toward it. The last one is similar to the initial part of the Celtic cross. It is called The Medicine Wheel and has 7 cards.
I found this deck to be very easy to read and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys nature and the tribal symbols.