~ A’ohe lokamaik’i i nele i ke pan’i ~
*No kind deed has ever lacked it’s reward. To live with Aloha is to have a giving nature*
HazelMoon’s Hawaiian Tarot is a wonderful deck by Katalin E. Csiskos, that blends Hawaiian spirituality, the power of ancient and modern beliefs and the love of nature in all it’s glory. This is a wonderful deck that shows us the importance of living happy, contented lives and the rewards of living in harmony with one’s self and the glorious beauty of Mother Nature in all her majestic forms.
This is a traditional 78 card deck, with Strength numbered 8 and Justice at number 11. The card stock is fabulous to shuffle and the cards have a glossy lamination that just makes the imagery pop. When going through the deck, I noticed that many of the cards depict landscapes, and according to Katalin, in Hawaii the land or “aina” is very sacred to it’s peoples and thus protected closely.
The Major Arcana each have a Roman numeral at the top and name of each card at the bottom and I just love the choices of coloring and situations portrayed that give me a complete “sense” of the message of each card. All of the Major Arcana have the traditional names with the exception of the Devil, which has been renamed The Evil, in which the Hawaiian belief is that nothing is more evil than the disrespect of the land, nature or the animals that inhabit it.
The Minor Arcana are arranged by suit, starting with Sticks, representing Wands in most decks, followed by Swords, Cups and Lava Stones equivalent to Pentacles or Coins. The Courts are represented by Boy (Page) Warrior (Knight) Queen and King. I absolutely love the way Katalin has used color and scenes that depict all the different aspects of each suit perfectly.
This is a wonderful deck that not only pays homage to nature in all her glory but the healing and teaching aspects that we can all learn from to use as guidance, healing and understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. I would quite happily recommend this deck to anyone both novice and experienced alike!
Author/creator: Katalin E. Csiskos
images used with permission from Katalin E. Csiskos