I find myself compelled to write a critical review of a lovely deck. The Nicoletta Ceccoli deck has a slightly dark, dreamy quality in soft colors with an easy, broad appeal. It is part of a further emerging genre of “Tarot” cards that have sort of a big eyed dolly theme. If a doll could take “selfies,” this would be the Ceccoli Tarot. So my question is, what are we trying to accomplish here?
It seems to me if one wants to actually read with cards, one would not choose this deck. If one wants to stare at cards, one might choose this deck. So to me, with the widespread appeal of the Ceccoli, it seems to me the art of divination and the potential for self knowledge through cards gets further driven underground. And the seeming widespread appeal of Tarot remains superficially for the masses, and the more serious practitioners remain in the minority, as it always has been. Occult used to be niche, and I feel it quite possibly still is, no matter how many decks of various sorts get sold.
Collect the Ceccoli for arts sake if you like this kind of style, but choose a deck with a solid system behind it for personal transformation.