Airy Wands Tarot
A deck of 78 Tarot cards on the theme of the Four Elements, where Wands are Air and Swords are Fire
NOW FULLY ILLUSTRATED! A companion piece to my first Tarot deck, the gorgeous Fiery Wands Tarot: it has the same mysterious and beautiful Major Arcana, Cups and Pentacles. However, in the Airy Wands Tarot, the correspondences of Wands and Swords are reversed, so that Swords mean Fire and Wands mean Air.
The Major Arcana is almost exactly the same as in the Fiery Wands Tarot, except it does have a Magician card, portrayed as a translucent figure floating above blue mountains, surrounded by magical symbols. But like the Fiery Wands Tarot, the Airy Wands version has these variations from the Rider-Waite deck:
* Instead of the High Priestess, Juno with dagger, spear and peacock... but you could see her as a high priestess
* Instead of the Hierophant, Jupiter with thunderbolt and eagle... well, we are stretching it a bit more here, but if you really, really wanted, I expect you could see him as a hierophant!
These variations are inspired by the old medieval deck, the Tarot of Besançon, which has "The Juggler", "Juno" and "Jupiter" as card numbers 1, 2 and 5. I chose that deck as a model because Besançon is a special place for me - it was the destination of my very first ever journey to a foreign country at the age of 17 - and it seemed as if it was meant to be.
The "action shots" at the bottom of the page show every single card in the deck. When printed out and cropped, the cards will have rounded corners. These tall cards are of the traditional size for Tarot cards.