"Clarity" Tarot Deck Review

Last Updated: March 15, 2024

The “Clarity” tarot deck is by Bel Senlle, a seasoned and multifaceted spiritual creator, and appears to be a black and white minimalist deck. I’ve gotta tell you – this is the least interesting aspect here. What Bel has created, whether intentionally or not, is a tool to encourage depth, personal flavour, and versatility to tarot we do not see often. Let me share with you why.

  • Guidebook: Under 100 pages including tips, card spreads and perspectives per “Major Arcana” card.
  • Artwork: By Bel who you can see their work over on Instagram
  • Inclusivity: Bel has made a conscious effort to de-gender the Court cards
  • Environmental Impact: TBC; Printed & Bound in China. (No charitable mentions) HOWEVER the deck guidebook says to get in touch via Email for additional free content which means less paper, less carbon etc.

Unique Deck Points

I have a special kinda love for tarot readers who create their own decks through their expertise and their perspective. You can ask 100 tarot readers what the Moon means, get 100 different answers, but the main themes remain the same within the resolution. The significant yet succinct guidance from the “Oracular Spectacular” chapter of the guidebook has a complimentary workshop right now, as well as I like the gentle idea of a generalized “Equinox” tarot spread, versus more specifics (“Here’s a Celtic Cross tarot spread”).

And that’s the whole thing with this deck – it is definitely not specific, so that you can radically tap into your own intuition purposefully. There’s always buzzwords in the card-slinging industry, but the visual simplicity within the deck creates a space for you to build your own tarot reading language.

The Downside of the Deck

As creative-sparking as this deck is, it is not for beginners. The Minor cards are tasters, which indicates minimal guidance for how to progress, so if you’ve never used tarot before it may be a bigger disconnect for you. The reference to them as “trump” cards, in the traditional sense of tarot as a game, enforces another idea that maybe we don’t see this as a tarot deck – maybe it’s an oracle all on it’s own standing.

This poems for the Major Arcana’s, whilst lovely, didn’t connect for me either. It’s not that they’re wrong, but when I look at the artwork on the cards I can’t find where they meet the poem – it’s almost as if they’re two separate bits of art, and not for personal development. (eg “Alchemist of Fire – Connected to the air, he became a living flare, leaving sparks and hints, and wherever he walks, footprints.”)

My Favourite Card

The Fool“. There’s something so silly and (what I’d describe as) daft about it, that it breaks down any seriousness for myself with the whole journey of reading. Sometimes, it just doesn’t need to be that difficult. Have fun with the readings, that’s my initial impression of using this deck. And as a witch, I’m a big fan of anything remotely indicative of witchcraft – so the High Priestess poem was my favourite too.

Why I Love This Deck

I love the platform of “ok so what does this image evoke for you?” in terms of intuitive development. I really enjoy the artwork, actually, which isn’t what I thought about it initially – I just wanted to see a variance of perspective, but instead I’m left exploring my own. I also like the quality of the cards and the guidebook!

I feel that those who would love this deck are those who are tarot readers with clients, to be honest. I think it offers a really nice experience for the reader to be a teacher, a Hierophant & High Priestess moment. I feel it’s a really useful deck if you’re finding your readings becoming very similar too, and you could absolutely use this in meditative and guided spaces for workshops.

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Thank you for reading my super honest review! Until next time xox

 

LB

I have been passionate about reading divination for more than 15 years. This gives me a unique perspective when it comes to creating fun, supportive and creative tarot spreads. I hope they help you find the clarity and insight you are looking for.

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