Review by Mindful Tarot of Tarot by Seven's Sola Busca Revisited Tarot deck, along with side by side comparisons to the previous TBS edition of this deck, as well as comparisons to the Lo Scarabeo historical Sola Busca deck.
From a few folks around the web:
Click here to read a recent blog review by Sacred Moongrove
Tanga Okondo uses the Samhain Deck of the Bastard II for her readings
Great video review of the Samhain Lenormand by Kelly of Truth in Story
Mark Tompkins, author of The Last Days of Magic uses the Deck of the Bastard to promote his book! Thanks, Mark!
Sola Busca Revisited 3.0 Tarot Deck
Have you ever grabbed a new item, and even though it’s new and right off the shelf, you felt the ‘age’ of it in your hands? Ever been to a place you’ve never been before, and every piece of you feels the history around you even though it’s your first time there?
That’s what Sola Busca Revisted 3.0 is like when I hold it. The faces of the cards aren’t new, they’re reimagined. Set to a new light. Seen in a new and refreshing way. Yet, when you hold it, as my grandmother used to say, ‘it’s got old bones’. It has history. That history comes through, from the Berber and Gypsy feel of the back of the standard card, to the rugged look of the faces – this is old world Ancestral.
The re-thinking and re-imagining of this deck makes this Sola Busca actually usable. If you’re an Old Soul like me, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better deck than this one. Her artistry and attention to detail is bar none.
---Gwydion Pendragon September 24, 2021
I love the new deck with the updated images along with the whole ensemble! My compliments also to your choice of a printer to produce the cards so well.
I agree that the new deck is for readers and not for historians. However, you have created a new point in time for Sola Busca. Much as Pamela Colman Smith was, according to AE Waite, likely inspired by the Sola Busca images, your new deck is clearly inspired by both Sola Busca and Pamela Colman Smith’s handiwork.
I have several Sola Busca decks now and your updated deck is the only practical deck of them all in terms of accessibility and readings.
-george gunnels Sept 9 2021
Don’t tell my Red Deck, but I’m madly in love with these cards…
Today arrived my awesome deck !
Very beautiful, I'm so happy with the result.
So, 1000 X thanks for all you send.
Great deck, I love it !
Deck of the Bastard
I got my deck! Your cards are amazing and most certainly are truth tellers. The way the deck is put together is unparalleled by other decks. The artwork really draws you in and the custom backs you offer really top it off. This deck is absolute and has quickly become my favorite. Thank you i am grateful to have it.
Leslee Love, January 2021
Hi there, I wanted to let you know I received my tarot deck last week and I am so in love with it! Thank you for being amazing and sending out the correct size after I was sent the wrong one. The deck is absolutely beautiful and I love the custom back on it. Have a great night!
KimberlyF on October 24, 2019
Just want you to know how much I'm enjoying my new Deck of the Bastard! I am really picky about the decks I buy and knew as soon as I saw your offering that I would be happy with them. These are my new favorites!
Wayne H on December 26, 2019
I love your store. I will be ordering more decks from you in the near future.
The deck of the bastard is one of my all time favorites to use for my readings.
LuisaD on February 18, 2020
I just wanted to let you know I received my cards and pouch yesterday. The Deck of the Bastard Tarot is beautiful, maybe the most beautiful deck I own. The pouch is also great and a great way to carry the cards. Thank you for your excellent customer service and products.
ShadS on March 6, 2020
I received the deck and WOW I love that backing. I used the deck on Wednesday morning for the first time, actually in months.
Thank you again for your flexibility in accommodating the new deck. and I love your work!
ShelleyC on March 12, 2020
I love the deck and so does my friend and I gave you a shout out on Instagram but I see you don’t have an account. I posted pictures there and gave people your website :)
Mayada S on March 14, 2020
I think I may have just bought my last deck of cards. These are beautiful - thank you.
KeithG on October 21, 2020
Such a lovely deck! Thank you.
Julia2009 on November 2, 2013
Perfect vintage look with all the durability of new cards. I absolutely love these. Beautiful images. Fast shipping too!
Bearsandwater on October 30, 2013
I was blown away by the quality and stunning artistry. Very fast shipping too. Thank you so much and I will definitely shop again.
Vena5 on October 22, 2013
Beautiful vintage-looking deck. I love it. Just had to have a spare!
marymama65 on October 20, 2013
Beautiful deck!!!!! One of the best I've seen.
glc824 on October 19, 2013
I am so pleased with this deck. Love it! Thank you.
Julia2009 on October 9, 2013
Beautiful tarot deck! I couldn't be happier with the custom back. You do some fabulous work.
dlaufnick on October 3, 2013
The Deck Of The Bastard is PERFECT!!!!! I collect tarot decks and I think this one is my favorite! Thank you so much!
Connie Barnett October 2, 2013
This is the most beautiful deck! I was challenged find a deck which truly inspired me to read, and which "spoke" to me, until the Deck of the Bastard. I love this deck and have a hard time putting it down. The artist is brilliant. I recommend anything she creates. She often introduces new products, but in a limited number, and they go quickly. Plan to visit her shop often, so you don't miss anything. A real treasure!
marymama65 on September 26, 2013
This is a great vintage looking deck. Familiar yet mysterious, this deck should please any Tarot collector.
Fred on September 6, 2013
Great item! Extremely satisfied! :)
Brandon on September 4, 2013
These are fantastic. Thank you so, so, so much for the fast turnaround time. I can't wait to give these to my husband for his birthday!!!!! Wonderful seller, I'm sure I'll buy from you again! Thanks!!!!
mizzbishop on August 31, 2013
Excellent...love the gorgeous, vintage artwork... Wish I had of ordered two decks...lol!
Ann Coghland on August 27, 2013
Just perfect, I love it. Thank you so much.
Lynne Tyson on August 26, 2013
Wonderful deck. Love the feel of the cards, beautiful work, really delightful envisioning of Tarot.
megmerrylees on August 19, 2013
What a stunning beautiful deck! Words cannot express how much I love this tarot deck! Anyone considering buying this deck I would suggest paying the extra money for the cards to be custom made totally worth it worth every penny! I had been searching for the perfect deck for several years and now I found it love it so much.
Lori on August 14, 2013
I ordered the deck of the bastard with personalization, and I absolutely LOVE it.
I knew it would be amazing, but it was even better than I imagined.
It is also the best quality deck that I own. Extremley professional.
I will defiantly purchase from Seven stars again.
She has wonderful communication, the whole experience was just great!
Anon November 16, 2013
Sola Busca Revisited Tarot Deck (OOP)
I wanted to let you know that the Sola Busca Revisited I ordered was delivered. They did a superb job on the printing and mail packaging.
The cards have a great feel and unusual linen-like edge texture and appearance (not bright white paper) which really suits them. They'll be kept in a beautiful box made in Florence long ago!
MJB on March 18, 2020
I was born into this incarnation with strong spiritual/divine intuition. Over the last 31 yrs I have worked with 100's upon 100's of different tarot cards. This amazing Tarot Deck is a divine Masterpiece!!! I am a Professor at a holistic Academy of spiritual and holistic art's and I urge all of my students to experience the true beauty and amazing energy that is released from every single card. Not only do I recommend this Tarot Deck, I also label it the #1 best Tarot Deck I have ever had the PLEASURE of working with!!! A++++
Lisa Laverdeon September 6, 2013
These are wonderful! I have wanted the deck for some time now. I will soon be ordering another set for one of my daughters. Arrived super-fast! Thank you!
Kristine Cheyne on August 25, 2013
These were pricey but they truly are unique. Service was very quick and the seller is very polite and helpful.
Carolyn Maas on August 22, 2013
Gorgeous cards! So excited that they arrived today. Elaine was so easy to work with and customized the deck exactly as I asked. I will treasure these cards!
Christine Candora-Hickey, August 2013
Absolutely colorful beautiful deck! Love the no borders!
Debimages, June 2014
I am 110 percent pleased with my beautiful customized tarot decks from Elaine. I feel more drawn to use them than my many other decks in my collection because they are uniquely beautiful and made professionally for me personally. I love them!
Corinne Robertson, June 2013
Fantastic!! Cards are my dream come true!
Luna Benita, May 2013
Incredible deck. Couldn't be happier- excellent work and excellent customer service! Much appreciated~
belagile, May 2013
Awesome deck, an instand favourite!
MorwennasFaeMagick, May 2013
I voted for this deck in AT 2014 as the "All Time Favorite" Deck.
rylla, Romania, February 2014
...A pathetic, dirty, meaningless patchwork...
Giordano Berti, Author & Tarot Historian, Italy, February 2014
I was responsible of the inventory and sales of Tarot Cards, at the Samuel Weiser Book Store, on Broadway in New York City, so I have seen and held many Tarot Decks. I must to tell you how impressed I am with the imagery and sensibilities of your Decks. I have one of your decks, and have ordered one more. Best wishes and hope to see more
R. Lewis Grant, April 2017
Absolutely gorgeous!!! The alterations made to the original deck's imagery are perfect - they make each altered image "fit" their meaning a bit more without being intrusive or noticeable. Really, the only way to tell that some of the images aren't part of the original deck is to have the original and Seven's "Revisited" deck side-by-side and go through card-by-card. The cards themselves are smooth and glide easily when shuffling, the standard antiqued card-back fits the feel of the deck itself perfectly, and the colors are rich, vibrant, and warm. Seven's "Deck of the Bastard" has been my favorite for a while now, but I do believe this "Revisited" deck will be taking its place as my go-to!!! Truly lovely, and will definitely be back again!!!!
Vespertine13 on Oct 4, 2018
Vintage German Lenormand
Lovely traditional images, and fun to choose the back.
Rebecca Walker on September 11, 2013
Fantastic! Beautiful cards. Highly recommended!
J Edwards on September 7, 2013
Perfect! Super-fast delivery! I'll be ordering with poem inserts next. Thank you!
Kristine Cheyne on August 25, 2013
Love the deck! Lenormand is such a delight of a deck! I also love this shop and love the seller! Marvelous always!
Luna Benita RichWitch on August 23, 2013
just wonderful! as described.
seshu1 on August 20, 2013
Looks so aged that you dare not riffle - but you can! Good traditional, very readable Lenormand. Great job!
Stella Waldvogel on August 15, 2013
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Regarding the 2017 Samhain Deck of the Bastard: I just received the deck, thank you so much! The stock feels really good in my hands and they're the perfect size for shuffling (I have smallish hands, which can be a problem with some decks). The colors are beautiful and I love the way the keywords have been placed.
Thank you again, I'm looking forward to getting to know this deck and using it.
NoelleR on December 14, 2019
Just to tell you that I've received my Waterhouse deck and it's absolutely gorgeous!
I've transformed it into my own personalized tarot deck-and loving it.
CyR on January 19, 2020
I'm at a huge Witchery market and I have been spreading your name around and talking about your decks.... So just a heads up. So many people have been interested.
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I am sooo excited!! Well, i think i have close to 20 of your decks in various sizes and card backs.
They are all incredible and most prized possessions. Oh, and a bone cloth and matching bag. And i long for a future option of the Deck of the Bastard in the large size. Oh yeah...Thank you for creating the best decks in all the land!
Wendy O on March 6, 2020
Wanted to thank you for my wonderful deck.
It is everything i hoped for. I love this deck as it is not harsh with soft soothing colors and feel to them.
JacquelineC on April 3, 2020
Cards arrived today - they look amazing!!!
(I expected this, as I also have the Lenormand cards from you :-) )
Norbert E on April 22, 2020
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Thank you very much.
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SusieS on May 7, 2020
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