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Fiery Wands Tarot Fully Illustrated

A poker-size deck of 78 fully illustrated 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.

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 compact cards are of playing-card size, but if you prefer a traditionally-sized tall card, try my original Fiery Wands Tarot, also with illustrated pip cards:

Fiery Wands Tarot

Or 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


Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 78 cards)



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Cool Factors

  • Classic designs without the same sexism as in the originals!
  • Compact cards are easy to hold and shuffle
  • Reversible "Mysterious Moons" back design


DesignerSushila Burgess
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Publish DateDecember 01, 2016
DepartmentTarot and Oracles
More InfoFiery Wands Tarot Fully Illustrated web site

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