Fiery-Airy Wands Tarot: mix & match classic-size deck, made to order, choice of back designs

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Fiery-Airy Wands Tarot: mix & match classic-size deck, made to order, choice of back designs



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The complete Four Elements Tarot: a colourful, fully illustrated Tarot deck of 107 cards, including both the "Fiery Wands" and "Airy Wands" versions that are on sale elsewhere in my Etsy shop. This means you can choose between two different versions of many of the cards, and mix and match according to your mood. This deck contains:

* Major Arcana with a choice of The Magician AND The Juggler as card 1
* Double suit of Wands with 14 cards corresponding to Fire AND 14 cards corresponding to Air
* Suit of Cups corresponding to Water
* Double suit of Swords with 14 cards corresponding to Air AND 14 cards corresponding to Fire
* Suit of Pentacles corresponding to Earth

All the images come from original paintings by me, Sushila Burgess. This version of my Tarot deck, though totally based on my own hand-painted designs, is professionally printed on matt card with rounded corners. The cards are the traditional "tall" size: 4.85x2.85 inches (12.3x7.2cm).

On the back is a symmetrical, mirrored design, which looks the same whether upright or reversed. Since this deck is made to order, you can choose from a range of designs: the original Smiling Suns, Mysterious Moons, Narcissi on Green, Sunflowers on Indigo, Bird People and Magical Chequers, and now, in 2019, Swan Lake, Woman and Fountain, Scorpio Dragons and Cats by Starlight - just page through the images of the deck to see all the possible designs.

The Fiery Wands Tarot is to a great extent influenced by the classic Rider-Waite deck, but originally had these three variations in the Major Arcana:
* Instead of the Magician, the Juggler with his fiery torches
* Instead of the High Priestess, Juno with dagger, spear and peacock
* Instead of the Hierophant, Jupiter with thunderbolt and eagle
These variations were inspired by the old medieval deck, the Tarot of Besançon, which has "The Juggler", "Juno" and "Jupiter" as the first, second and fifth cards. I originally 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.

However, I later painted a Magician for the Airy Wands variation of my deck, and the "Airy Magician" appears in this mix-and-match deck as well.

In the pip cards, I have very loosely followed the designs of the Rider-Waite deck, 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.

For a full range of images of all the cards in the mix-and-match deck, see my own website:

Please note that this product is made to order, and there may be as much as 2-3 weeks before it is ready to ship.

As regards shipping upgrades, I have not investigated cost yet, so please contact me before ordering if you would like an upgrade. (The advertised prices are for standard, non-tracked shipping.)

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24 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Eva 17 May, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
The cards are beautiful! Lovely colors and scenes.
It's a pleasure to "play" with them..

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Linda Begley 24 Aug, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
absolutely beautiful deck. Fast shipping. Thank you

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Laurent 23 Jan, 2020

Merel Lavalaye 13 Feb, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
I love this deck. It lives in my handbag, the pokersize is perfect for it. It's colourful, easy to read and it just makes me so happy. The fact you can choose the card-size and back image is awesome. I'm very very happy with it!!

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