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Fiery-Airy Wands Tarot: mix & match mini deck, made to order

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A colourful Tarot deck of 128 mini cards, including both the "Fiery Wands" and "Airy Wands" versions that are on sale elsewhere in my Etsy shop - and more! This means you can choose between two different versions of most 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 corresponding to Fire AND to Air
* Double suit of Swords corresponding to Air AND to Fire
* Illustrated pip cards that follow the Rider-Waite deck
* An alternative selection of "unillustrated" but very decorative pip cards evoking the four elements
* Beautiful, atmospheric court cards
* A cover card
* Two or three gorgeous little extras: art cards showing, for example, two cats in a rose garden, or a golden autumn tree, that could also be used as pip cards

All the images come from original paintings by me, Sushila Burgess. These tiny cards are like vivid little jewels and they fit oh-so-comfortably into the palm of the hand for shuffling. 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 measure 1.75 x 2.5 inches (approx 4.5 x 6.4 cm).

On the back is a symmetrical, mirrored design, which looks the same whether upright or reversed. You can choose from any of the designs that I offer, though on these very small cards, one of the bolder, simpler designs such as "Smiling Suns" or "Mysterious Moons" might work best. There are several examples of the "Smiling Suns" and "Mysterious Moons" backs mixed in with the images of the fronts of the cards, while the final image shows all the back designs available.

The Fiery Wands Tarot is to a great extent influenced by the classic Rider-Waite deck, but with 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 this appears in the mix-and-match mini 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. I have also added a selection of extra, "numeric" pip cards decorated with little animals, flowers, trees and blue mountains evoking the elements to which the Minor Arcana suits correspond. Do feel free to request a different selection of these extra cards if you like: there are images of all the alternative pip cards on my own website:

http://www.sushilaburgess.co.uk/numeric_pip_cards.html

There is also a fantastic review of this mix-and-match mini deck on Glamour Zombie Blog, October 2017: http://glamourzombie.tumblr.com/post/166326714564

As this deck is made to order, there may be as much as 2-3 weeks before it is ready to ship. However, if you don't want to wait that long, I generally try to keep one Fiery/Airy Wands mini deck in stock (the version with the Smiling Suns back), which ships in 1-3 days:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/551550062/fiery-airy-wands-tarot-mix-match-mini
A colourful Tarot deck of 128 mini cards, including both the "Fiery Wands" and "Airy Wands" versions that are on sale elsewhere in my Etsy shop - and more! This means you can choose between two different versions of most 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 corresponding to Fire AND to Air
* Double suit of Swords corresponding to Air AND to Fire
* Illustrated pip cards that follow the Rider-Waite deck
* An alternative selection of "unillustrated" but very decorative pip cards evoking the four elements
* Beautiful, atmospheric court cards
* A cover card
* Two or three gorgeous little extras: art cards showing, for example, two cats in a rose garden, or a golden autumn tree, that could also be used as pip cards

All the images come from original paintings by me, Sushila Burgess. These tiny cards are like vivid little jewels and they fit oh-so-comfortably into the palm of the hand for shuffling. 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 measure 1.75 x 2.5 inches (approx 4.5 x 6.4 cm).

On the back is a symmetrical, mirrored design, which looks the same whether upright or reversed. You can choose from any of the designs that I offer, though on these very small cards, one of the bolder, simpler designs such as "Smiling Suns" or "Mysterious Moons" might work best. There are several examples of the "Smiling Suns" and "Mysterious Moons" backs mixed in with the images of the fronts of the cards, while the final image shows all the back designs available.

The Fiery Wands Tarot is to a great extent influenced by the classic Rider-Waite deck, but with 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 this appears in the mix-and-match mini 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. I have also added a selection of extra, "numeric" pip cards decorated with little animals, flowers, trees and blue mountains evoking the elements to which the Minor Arcana suits correspond. Do feel free to request a different selection of these extra cards if you like: there are images of all the alternative pip cards on my own website:

http://www.sushilaburgess.co.uk/numeric_pip_cards.html

There is also a fantastic review of this mix-and-match mini deck on Glamour Zombie Blog, October 2017: http://glamourzombie.tumblr.com/post/166326714564

As this deck is made to order, there may be as much as 2-3 weeks before it is ready to ship. However, if you don't want to wait that long, I generally try to keep one Fiery/Airy Wands mini deck in stock (the version with the Smiling Suns back), which ships in 1-3 days:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/551550062/fiery-airy-wands-tarot-mix-match-mini

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Sushila Burgess
229 Campbell Road
OXFORD, OX4 3NS
United Kingdom

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Fiery-Airy Wands Tarot: mix & match mini deck, made to order

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