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. The mini cards of this deck fit very comfortably in the handle for shuffling, but if you prefer a traditionally-sized tall card, try my original Fiery Wands Tarot, also with illustrated pip cards:
And another alternative is a playing-card size deck:
|Publish Date||April 10, 2016|
|Department||Tarot and Oracles|
|More Info||Fiery Wands Tarot mini deck web site|