Buffy Tarot In my neverending search to find strange things to sell on ebay I came across several Buffy tarot decks....
None of the decks are real, they are all just ideas of who would be which cards.
The first deck isn't very good...although the images are great. The First Slayer is the 0 card, aka, the Fool. The Magician is Joss...that's ok, too. But then it turns into things like The Mother and the Mayor which aren't even real tarot cards.
This deck is better. Xander is the Fool, which isn't an insult since the Fool is a sort of happy wanderer. Jenny Calendar is the High Preistess, another one I agree with, but wouldn't have thought of. Buffy is Strength. Faith is Temperance, which is total casting against type. Willow and Tara are the lovers, and Spike is Death. Those are all pretty good.
But Angelus is the Magician, and Darla is the World, and Wesley is the Emperor, which makes no sense at all. Willow is the Devil, what's up with that? Faith or Angel should have been the Devil. Even Cordelia would have been a better choice, since the Devil represents greed and pleasures of the flesh (although she's changed since the first 3 seasons).
While searching I came across this, Doomsday Deck . A Buffy book about an evil tarot deck. The book description is "Arts and Crafts and Evil." I never read the Buffy books, other than the Watcher's Guide. They just don't seem to be very good.
And, finally, free online tarot readings by a woman named Tara...and who's obviously a Buffy fan, since she uses Amber Benson's pic.
I was really hoping I'd find a Buffy Tarot deck I could buy, it would go so well with my Hello Kitty Tarot Deck.
September 06 2002
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