In honour of World Tarot Day my favourite deck of all time has been and will always be the original printing of the Mythic Tarot Deck by Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke. It was the deck I learned to read with and its the one I resonate with the most due to its imagery and mythology. My love for the Mythic happened quite by chance. I had used other forms of divination systems like playing cards and coffee cups from an early age but never came across tarot until I was a young teen.
I found this deck at a bookstore when I was shopping for books in the “new age” section as I used to spend any money I had back then on books or music. Imagine my surprise when I was perusing the new age section in a now defunct chain book sellers only to have the Mythic Tarot pack fall (complete with hardback booklet) and bump me on the head. I picked it up off the floor and glanced at the image on the front cover showing Demeter as The Empress Card (which ironically turned out to be my personal tarot card). The more I looked at this image the more I saw the symbolism within it and something inside me just clicked and I found myself needing to know more. Since that day the Mythic Tarot has fueled my obsession with the tarot.
Being a professional reader I’ve gone through several decks as some clients can be quite rough with the cards and corner, warp or bend them. I’ve probably gone through 4-5 decks in the last few decades and have never thrown them out instead creating artworks with left over cards from old decks. I have a pack I am currently using for clients and a last “reserve” pack hardly used given to me by a friend which I save for personal readings.
Suffice to say I am not happy and do not like the New Mythic Tarot due to its “coldness” so its quite disappointing that a deck I have loved for so long is now out of print. Although it can be pricey to obtain an original pack of the Mythic Tarot I would highly recommend it especially if you are into Ancient Greek mythology and dont resonate with the standard Rider Waite Tarot.