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Witchy Wednesday | Kim Kran’s ‘The Wild Unknown’ Review

Published: 2016, by HarperOne.
Pages: 208 (+78 Cards)

For a legion of contemporary seekers, ‘The Wild Unknown’ is more than a tarot deck, it’s become a resonant guide for people all over the world, inspiring them to share countless images of their readings, tattoos, and art prints from the deck. Each of the seventy-eight cards in Kran’s ‘The Wild Unknown’ tarot deck is a work of art that explores the mysteries of the natural world and animal kingdom. Hand drawn in her spare, minimalistic style, they strike imagine invite deep contemplation.

From my experiences, ‘The Wild Unknown’ is a very positive, happy deck, which favours hard work and loyalty. It’s a very stable deck, which I absolutely adore about them. There is no messing around with them, they’ll approach you honestly, but also protectively.
The areas and issues that the deck works in for me is very much surrounding my lack of self-confidence, and areas where I can refine my skills. It’s a gorgeous deck for anything where you’re feeling a little insecure.
I feel so connected to my copy of ‘The Wild Unknown’, enough to describe it as my soul deck: the deck I’m most connected to. It helps me in so many areas, mainly when it comes to making difficult decisions, but I always reach for my ‘The Wild Unknown’ deck. There’s a lot of weight and heaviness to some of life’s decisions, and I’ll always reach for this deck in particular whenever I need something to guide me through the darkness towards the specs of light.
From many readings, they value focus and teamwork, enough to be appreciative of me adding little stickers to their back regarding their meanings to help guide me along to becoming a more effective, intuitive reader.

The deck itself is a very stable deck, composed of seventy-eight cards with thick cardstock that makes them incredibly easy to shuffle and use without any risk of damaging them. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, depicting animals as the different suits and majors. There are no humans illustrated in this deck, which may intimidate some readers when it comes to interpreting the cards, however, the use of the animal kingdom is incredibly effective in this deck. Although, the backs are a little disappointing, finding them somewhat unattractive, my use of stickers has cleared that up quite simply for me.
The guidebook is a little disappointing, however, considering there is very little information on each card – there being a paragraph at most – so I couldn’t recommend this deck for beginners, but there is just enough information to assist with spreads and basic interpretations of the cards.

My relationship with ‘The Wild Unknown’ is everything to me, and from readings my deck feels the same about me, favouring protection and stability that being with me brings.

4 thoughts on “Witchy Wednesday | Kim Kran’s ‘The Wild Unknown’ Review

  1. This was actually so sweet to read, and so different to your normal book reviews! You relate so much to yourself and I’m so glad you take the time to explain the terminology and what the catches to the deck are while still explaining so well what you’ve done to improve the shortcomings. I loved this post a lot. 👌💜

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    1. Yes, it’s quite different to reviewing a book because there’s such different characteristics to discuss. I actually interviewed my deck for this too as research so I had something to write about. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, thank you for reading! 🙊💖


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