I found this deck at a used book store after seeing it come up regularly on my youtube and social media feeds. Synchronicity just seems to work that way.
I bought it right off the bat as soon as I saw it because of the many references and much love given to this deck by Jacquelyn Dubois of Mother Moon Pagan Monastery. She says in one or two of her videos that this deck along with the Thoth and Rider-Waite are the only ones she uses regularly. I think she is just a doll and have learned so much from her over the years that I took her word for it and bought this deck as soon as it came into my path.
The package comes with deck and book nestled in the middle of the box and there's no rustling or clanking around in there when stored.
I still prefer to store my decks elsewhere than the boxes, preferring a handmade back or box. (More on how I store my tarot decks here.)
The book is a softback copy with black and white illustrations.
The only thing I don't like about the book is the shape. I prefer the height to be more than the width and find that books shaped with width longer than height are more difficult to store on a shelf. This is a nit-picky matter and I won't hold it against the deck.
The images on the carFds are very Asiatic. There are a lot of Buddhas, a lot of traditional style Chinese motifs and figures. Then there are more modern cards, especially those cards dealing with money seem to have a bit more of a modern vibe to them.
The colors used in the deck are very vibrant and pop out. Even the more soothing cards like the pale blue and white of Receptivity or the shades of dawn in Trust (both of which use more pastel and softer colors) stand out with a depth of pigment that pops all the more because of the black edge of the cards.
The deck contains 79 cards since there is an inclusion of the Master card which is Osho himself. I will say now that I'm not much of a follower of Osho and had only heard of him in passing before purchasing this deck. I'm also not much of a Zen practitioner so I'm sure these two factors flavor my review and readings. Someone who is a bigger fan of Osho or who practices Zen methods in their life would probably get a lot more out of this deck.
Favorite Card: Receptivity
This sort of decision is usually changing depending on mood and where I am at in my life so I wanted to have that disclaimer in there.
I love this card's cool colors and lines with the feminine form aesthetically. It also has a resonance with my whole energy being right now and I just love the way even looking at it makes me feel. I get a bit of a pulse in my 6th chakra and just feel this eave when I see it. So much love.
Least Favorite Card: Mind
I would recommend this deck to anyone into Zen or Osho of course! I also recommend this deck to those who read the cards for meditation or self-care such as those who are in or have a career in counseling or therapy and the like. This is a fantastic deck for therapeutic purposes. Lastly, I recommend it for those who are interested in oracle decks or who read tarot intuitively as this deck is not a traditional deck and does not need traditional reading methods.
I would NOT recommend this deck to those who desire a deck with the traditional symbols and images as they will not find them here.