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Fiery Wands Tarot

A deck of 78 Tarot cards from original paintings by Sushila Burgess

The gorgeous Fiery Wands Tarot deck, now with fully illustrated pip cards, and with a new Magician card that shows him floating like a translucent blue ghost above the mountain tops. And with a booklet of meanings at no extra cost!

In the pip cards, I have very loosely followed the classic designs by A.E. Waite, but aiming at a less sexist approach. I do not like A.E. Waite's blindfolded and helpless women. In my Eight of Swords, for example, the woman stands staring clear-eyed ahead, with calm dignity, and a sense of hidden strength that might lead her to break her bonds.

The Major Arcana 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.

These variations are inspired by the old medieval deck, the Tarot of Besançon, which has "Juno" and "Jupiter" as the second and fifth cards. 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. However, if you prefer a more compact deck of playing-card size, try my poker-sized deck, also with illustrated pip cards:

Fiery Wands Tarot Fully Illustrated

Another alternative is a tiny mini deck, so easy to hold and shuffle, and looking like little jewels in the hand:

Fiery Wands Tarot mini deck

Or if you like Wands to correspond to Air and Swords to Fire, try my Airy Wands Tarot, classic size or poker size:

Airy Wands Tarot

Airy Wands Tarot poker-size


Components

Tarot DeckTarot Deck (1 deck of 78 cards)

Downloads


Accolades

Action Shots

Requirements

time30-60
players1-2
age18+

Cool Factors

  • A window onto a mysterious realm, atmospheric and magical
  • Classic images without the sexism of the originals
  • "Smiling Suns" back hides whether upright or reversed


Vitals

DesignerSushila Burgess
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Publish DateAugust 14, 2015
EditionThird edition
DepartmentTarot and Oracles
ThemeMagic
More InfoFiery Wands Tarot web site



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