03 January 2012

Watcher Angel Tarot by Jacqueline Williams & Michelle Belanger

There are quite a few angel themed decks out there, mostly very sugary sweet or with detached absent looking beings, not so for this one here is drama, action, emotion, both good and bad.

The Watcher Angels to whom the decks title referred are the angels who chose to fall to earth for the love of human women, and learned them the arts of prophecy, root-cutting, cosmetics, and metal-smiting. Briefly mentioned in the bible book genesis, the angels story is told at large in the the first section of the "Book of Enoch",a non-canonical Jewish text.

Each major arcana is linked to one of these angels, whose name appear at the bottom of the card, the minors portray both humans and angels and the impact those had on our world, this linked to a keyword under the image.

78 cards + one extra card the 'Seeker', available as deck alone or as set with the companion book.

The homepage for the deck is here
The deck can be ordered here or at the artists Etsy store