Thomas of Hermit’s Mirror is the author of Tarot Tableau: The Fool’s Journey and Card Journaling Therapy, which I’ve covered in a Sightsee the Tarot video before here. This is a pocket size tarot deck, at 2.2″ x 3.5″, or just 0.2″ wider than a standard business card that you tuck into your wallet. Thus making Lifeline Tarot a a thoughtful, portable RWS deck with a contemporary minimalist art style. It’s perfect deck for large-spread readings, such as Thomas’s signature reading method, the Tarot Tableau.
The original 1909 illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith on A. E. Waite’s Rider Tarot deck is redrawn as a single, continuous line. Was it Picasso who made one-line drawings famous or is he just one of the famous examples of it? Either way, I’m loving a single line ink sketch tarot deck!
While certainly versatile for any type of tarot reading purpose, I find Lifeline Tarot to be best suited for psychology or therapy-based forms of readings, perhaps because its aesthetics reminds me so much of projective psychoanalytic tools like inkblot or Rorschach tests.