This was always a suspicion of mine, but when I reviewed this deck, I was convinced, and nothing’s going to change my mind. There’s nothing even remotely Tarotical about the images, only the card titles. I don’t even like it all that much (except insofar as it’s a part of my Tarot-family). And as a part of the review process I pulled it out and threw several spreads of different kinds, and it read well. Or … *I* read well, drawing on my knowledge of Tarot much more than on the images.
I have one deck, designed by a Magical teaching order (both the deck and the order are called “Servants of the Light”) that thinks it’s superior to doing lowly readings, an arrogance it probably got from the ethos of the Society which is all about Theurgy (“High Magic”) not Thaumaturgy (“Low Magic”).
I have a known-favourite that does absolutely everything. And I have a huge number of decks that also do absolutely everything, and do it just as well.
I think it’s all down to me.
If you love some decks more than others, you will respond to them better when you are using them. And that’s what I think it’s all about.
I’ve just got to a point where regardless of the deck that’s actually in my hand, I’m dealing with Meta-Tarot, or Tarot-Oversoul, which I love unreservedly, so any and all decks in my hand are going to throw me good readings.