Art Nouveau Tarot by Matt Myers – a card-by-card feature by TAROT ZAMM
There’s not much written about this deck online.
It’s been out of print for a long time now.
I was lucky to have bought mine from Amazon in 2011 for USD $24 including shipping. If you take a look on Amazon these days, you can find copies from individual sellers with outrageous prices ranging from USD $182 to USD $718! I guess if you’re a serious Tarot card collector and can afford it, why not, right?
I wanted to highlight this Tarot deck because it was among the first batch of Tarot decks I bought in my growing collection. I found its colours vivid.
Product Details (Amazon.com)
Series: Tarot Cards/Ar78
Cards: 78 pages
Publisher: U.S. Games Systems; Gmc Crds edition – September 1, 1997
Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Who needs symbols?
Some people are moved by “mysticism” in tarot cards. As for myself, I feel that when you’re more in tune with the beauty around you, you’re more in tune with yourself and others. In that sense, this is a far superior deck than most of the traditional ones. Each card holds extra meaning for me because of the feelings that they invoke when I look at them. If you’re relatively inexperienced or not “connected” to others, by all means, use one of the blander, more traditional decks. If you’re moved by colours and images, this is easily one of the best decks you can find.
D. Matlack TOP 500 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars
Still my Favorite Deck for More than a Decade. A Great Deck for Beginners as Well
Over 15 years ago when I first began to learn how to read tarot cards I was recomended to get a beginner deck. Every source I checked out suggested either the Robin Wood Deck or the traditional Rider Waite deck. The first reading by a professional I ever attended was with the Robin Wood, so getting it was a no brainer. However despite its historical signifigance the Rider Waite deck just didn’t “speak to me”.
However, when I found Matt Myers, Art Nouveau Deck I was immediately hooked. I have been using the deck for over a decade and appreciate it for a number of reasons. Each suite tells a clear story which helps to eliminate the need to keep looking up definitions in the booklet. The cards are the perfect size to be held comfortably in the hand and shuffle easily. The imagery and color on these cards are superb and you can really appreciate how much work Mr. Myers put into this lovely deck.
I have several other tarot decks I use, but this is my mainstay. Often when I do a reading with another deck I will follow up with a reading from the Art Nouveau deck to check/verify the first reading. If this deck isn’t my first opinion, then it is quite often my second.