Joie de Vivre Tarot
From Paulina Fae (aka Paulina Cassidy)
Popular tarot artist Paulina Fae has filled both the Minor and Major Arcana with charming new characters that bring their inspirational messages of joy to everyone. Those who take a journey through this wondrous realm will rediscover their own child-like spirit.
French for “joy of living”, the Joie de Vivre tarot deck is designed to access the child-like energy in each one of us to help stimulate, enhance, and inspire joy in our own lives. The living beings in the Joie de Vivre realm that inhabit this deck are all sentient souls of love who want nothing but the best for those who take a journey through their world. They will help you tap into intuition and connect to divine sources. Joie de Vivre Tarot deck will help awaken a response from deep within your heart, mind, and spirit.
—Introduction to Joie de Vivre, by Paulina Fae
Paulina Fae is the creator of Paulina Tarot, Witchlings Deck and Book Set and Spiritsong Deck and Book Set published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Her unique vision, fantastical style, and fanciful designs are loved and collected worldwide.
Joie de Vivre was voted Top Ten Most Popular Tarot Decks of 2011 by Aeclectic Tarot.
Joie de Vivre was chosen as one of Tarotize's Top Ten Tarot Decks of 2011 and was named Favorite Whimsical Deck.
What Customers Are Saying About Joie de Vivre Tarot
I can review this deck with one word -- "whimsical" -- it's like cute Goth. The colors are in the pastel range, in a way that seems to dampen the gloss from the cards. Shady but definitely not dark. The queen of cups is a mermaid with a blue heart on the end of her tail; she is sitting on a rock delighted by a couple of fish jumping out of a large cup. The water is a grayish blue, and the sky is kind of yellow, reminds me of hazy morning light.
The creepy does come through. The queen of swords is wearing a worn dress, messy hair, skulls hanging from her waist and a rickety sword in her hands... she looks annoyed to say the least. But then you see the Devil and he’s not as scary as in other decks. Oh, he looks mischievous, with his wicked grin and cricket style legs/arms. He has shrunken heads hanging from his shirt and has a person on marionette strings. He reminds me more of a street performer.
These cards are full of so many intricate details that you could spend hours just looking through the cards. They could easily serve as your go-to deck for readings.
-- Lilac Wolf, on Pagan Writers Community
Paulina Fae created the charming Joie de Vivre Tarot. Her style of art, her use of color, her images, are so delicate and perfect! I have not set it down since I received it! French for 'the Joy of Living' the name truly captures that child-like joy and essence.
I have searched through the deck to find a favorite card to display for my review and cannot find just one! So being the Pisces I am, I chose 'The Moon.' I also love the night, and the music of the night. Paulina has named Phantasm, with an audience of 3 mesmerized white owls, named Haze, Daze and Maze. Owls, the symbol of Wisdom, just investigate their little faces, they are lost in the watery world of stars reflected on the peaceful water of the night. And a colorful dragonfly sitting on the end of the violin, cannot get close enough, I think. How creative and lovely, not a style many may copy! We moon people delight in being different, in every way imaginable. The last thing I notice is the golden glow of the stars surrounding her as she lights up the night.
A lovely lady of mystery, and wonderful card to meditate on. What wisdom do the white owls hold for you? Take time to sit with them awhile, and see what your mediation reveals.
A must have deck for any Tarot Reader. Even the Rider-Waite diehards will enjoy this one, as on each card, is a symbol from the most traditional Tarot decks. You just must look closely and see what else is hidden within each playful card. Enjoy!
-- Linda, on Maiden of Mystery
Cards measure 2.75" x 4.75"