I recently purchased the Druid Craft Tarot deck.
I am not a collector. I like to use the decks I own.
This one appealed to me right away. I loved the images and since they loosely follow the R.W.S. I felt fairly confident I could read with it.
I was a bit hesitant because of the size of this deck. Most Tarot decks have cards considerably bigger then regular playing cards, but the Druid Craft deck is massive!
Consequently the pictures are bigger and so it is easier to notice the details, which is good.
Shuffling them or handling them in general though is much harder, which in my personal experience is bad.
Whenever I buy a new deck I restrict it to my personal use for a while. I want to get familiar with it, develop a bond.
I have come to realize that the Druid Craft deck speaks to me quite differently than other decks. Some of the images in the cards are very different from the R.W.S. and the 7 of Swords is a good example.
The man in the R.W.S. is walking away from a village in his tippy toes. He carries 5 swords in a way that in real life would most likely cause him some nasty wounds. His eyes also seem closed to me.
I usually get a message of sneaking around, hiding things because he does not want to face the objections of others to his actions or decisions. This behavior often backfire, as the actions are discovered and the two swords left behind are used against him. Swords are usually about thoughts and communication. Often , the hidden actions are discovered and the person has to face the angry people who are affected by them and who would not have agreed to the conditions in the first place.
The feeling I get from the image of the 7 of swords in the Druid Craft is totally different.
Here we have an old man, hopefully indicating wisdom, busy writing something.
The expression in his face suggests to me he is not doing it lightly. The fact that it is night makes me think he has been pondering over it for quite some time.
As it happened, this card came up for me yesterday. I had been thinking to address a matter in writing for a couple of days. I had not done it yet, because it was a delicate matter. The Ace of Sword came up in the same reading, telling me in no uncertain words that it was time to speak up.
As I was looking at the image I also noticed the way the swords are resting in an intricate pattern, which made perfect sense to me as it related well to the situation I was dealing with.
To sum it all up, I am finding the Druid Craft deck a very reliable one. The images have a way to reflect well my day to day life. It also confirms my belief that it is a good idea to use several decks, as in this case this card fitted the situation so much better that the same card in the other deck could. I have offered my clients several choices of decks for a while now and after this experience I know it is a practice I want to continue.