So last year at TarotCon while being overwhelmed by amazing tarot decks, I came across this deck called the The Tarot of Physics by Dan Horn and Corrine Kenner. Now, I myself, even though I'm a nurse, I hate science and math. So as you can imagine, I don't like physics. I find it difficult, uninteresting and just not my cup of tea. But for some reason, I was intrigued by it. So I went to Dan Horn's presentation later that day about the deck and the connection between physics and the spiritual world... and things started coming together. I thought it was so interesting how he was merging these two very different world and actually having it make sense. Later that night, I watched my friend Jenna Matlin using the deck and I saw how powerful and interesting her readings were. That is when I decided I definitely needed this deck.
Deck Summary: This deck brings together two world that seldom agree on anything: science and spirituality. The Tarot of Physics takes the physics and Quantum Theory and translates them into a divination tool. As stated on their website as Corrine Kenner says, "We live in a world of Newtonian physics, where time is linear, and every occurrence — even those we can’t explain — somehow conforms to the laws of nature. Give us an effect, and we’ll find the cause. A newer branch of physics, however — quantum physics— suggests that time doesn’t unfold just as we perceive it. In quantum physics, time seems to flow in every direction, and events in the future seem to travel back to influence the present. As those events bounce back and forth through the time stream, they even seem to communicate with each other — which could explain how tarot cards are able to depict events that haven’t yet occurred."
The Packaging and Card Stock: The Tarot of Physics comes in a simple beige tarot bag. The packaging is perfect for deck in its plainness because the deck is very straight forward. The card stock is great, with laminate in the back so the cards won't rip. The cards are printed on a paper tat is actually very pretty.
The Cards: Each card has symbols and diagrams of different aspects in physics, energy, electricity, astronomy, and chemistry. Under the symbol or diagram, there is a caption describing what the picture is of, which is helpful for those of us who are not well versed in scientific jargon. This makes this deck is a must have for scientists, engineers of all sorts, chemists and anyone who enjoys science. The Major Arcana has the traditional names from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. The Minor Arcana is split into four suits: Energy is Wands, Space is Cups, Time is Swords and Matter is Pentacles. All the scientific symbols on the cards relate to the traditional meanings, sometimes very obviously and sometimes very interestingly. For example, the Fool is represented by the Big Bang and the caption on the card say, the beginning of everything. Makes sense right? Some other cards like this are The Hanged Man which is represented by suspension, Death is represented by the Black Hole, and one of my favorites, the Five of Swords that is a Vacuum (a lack of anything). Then we have some other cool cards like the Three of Matter which is represented by the Gear where the caption says, "Moving gears force other gears to move" and the Two of Space represented by a Plane with the caption "Two-dimensional space is measured in coordinate pairs". I'm obviously not going to go through every card but the cards are all very cool and unique.
Divination Potential: This deck is unique but the reading I have given with it are phenomenal. They have depth and are very straightforward. I especially enjoy using it with people who are into science or engineering, because they get an absolute kick out of it.
Final Note: This deck is a must-have if you are interest in seeing how physics and metaphysics can become one.
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