Reviews of this deck:
My Druidcraft tarot became a favorite after I trimmed it but the cards are thin and the card back is so “meh” in comparison to how stunning the images are so I changed the backs and made the cards sturdier by simply using contact paper. I’ve done this before and it’s easy as well as very durable, my other deck that I did this to is holding up very well and I couldn’t take the backing off now even if I wanted to.
It is my second favorite deck, right behind Wildwood Tarot. It’s images are natural, and the symbolism very Celtic/Norse, but still very readable. It’s more of a pagan deck than some. The artwork is beautiful. Someone said once the large feet made the characters look Hobbit-like, but to me that simply adds to the magical and otherworldly feel of the artwork.
I don’t think you’d be disappointed
this was my absolute “go-to” deck for many years…LOVE the artwork and its spirituality…and especially love the larger book. It is filled to overflowing with Celtic lore and meanings (remember tho’ I never advocate memorized book meanings) that enrich the cards in myriad ways. Definitely get the larger book…it is worth every extra money.
I received my cards and I am absolutely in love with them. I have the book and also the app so that I can become more familiar with the cards and their meanings, even when I don’t have the physical deck or book with me. It’s a win-win situation and I am thrilled.
A very special deck! It draws on the RWS in that it keeps the names of the suits and most of the majors (The Devil becomes Cernnunos) but is immersed in Wicca and Druidry. It is in close harmony with the wheel of the year (Celtic festivals) the seasons, elements and nature in general. It also has the ancient tale of Ceridwen and Taliesin running through it, which adds another layer of challenge and survival to the Fives. If you know the RWS you’ll follow this deck easily. The creators (Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm) are prominent in all things Bardic and Druidic as well as being wonderful people, and the artwork is by Will Worthington, so win-win
Love this deck, it’s my main deck for readings. Absolutely fab for reading intuitively and never ceases to amaze me how I can see something completely different in the imagery in every spread. Personally I love the larger size and don’t find it a problem. I’ve got small to medium sized hands but turn them on end and soon got used to shuffling them that way. If I was being really picky, I would prefer a ‘prettier’ back (have a bit of a ‘thing’ for card backs/designs lol) and perhaps slightly thicker/glossier
Questions and Answers:
Q: there are two versions: one that has just a pamphlet in the deck box, and another version that has a good size, detailed book to accompany it. Can anyone tell me if I should get the larger book? If it’s necessary to understand the deck properly?
A: Not necessary, but a fabulous asset. So much more than a standard LWB, and worth the extra cost. Druidcraft tarot is available as an app and has the meanings from the book included. Plus all the cards etc. worth a look.
Q: Is this based on the rider waite deck?
A: If you’re used to RWS, DruidCraft will work nicely for you, but there are some changes. First, DC has foll0wed the Marseille Majors by switching Strength and Justice. So Strength is card #11, the center of the Majors. Some other changes: Cernunnos is the Devil card, and card #14 (Temperence) has been changed to Fferyllt. If you get this deck, I recommend to get the boxed set with book. It’s a lovely deck and easy to work with, IMHO. If I had a choice, I would change the size of the cards (they are big) and also I was not ecstatic about the feel of the ink on the cards. They are not as slick as I would prefer. Still worth it, to me.