Arguably one of the most popular tarot decks on the market, this deck created by watercolor artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is a beautiful combination of Eastern and Western mythology, her own background as a dancer, and her own unique sense of symbology.
This deck is quite visually breathtaking, as it's packed with intricate details that is almost impossible to absorb the first time around. Handled so expertly in Stephanie's hand, however, even the smallest leaf on a tree is given the same level of craftsmanship and attention as any larger focus point, never becoming muddled or confusing. In fact, revisiting familiar cards to find new details to analyze becomes a thrilling exercise! Additionally, the fairies. mermaids and other classical [and recognizeable!] creatures of fantasy makes this deck feel familiar to even the most skeptical.
The second deck I've ever owned, this deck is hands down the most popular one among my clients, but don't let its imagery fool you!- I happen to find it the bluntest deck I own!
Great Choice If: You love the Fae, in-depth animal symbology, prefer the familiarity of the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition
Don't Choose If: Intricate visual details are too much for you, think the genre of artwork is too 'fluffy' for your liking, not a fan of Rider-Waite-Smith clones
Art Style: Highly-detailed fantasy
Suit Titles: Wands, Cups, Pentacles, Swords
Court Card Titles: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Any Other Peculiarities?: Not really, although I did find it humorous that the deck was not meant to utilize reversals... whoops!