Fiery Wands Tarot: mini deck, in stock, Smiling Suns back design

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Fiery Wands Tarot: mini deck, in stock, Smiling Suns back design

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Handmade item

Materials

card, ink

Now in stock, with shipping in 1-3 business days: a colourful, fully illustrated Tarot deck of 79 cards: the typical 78 plus a Juggler. Some of the cards were influenced by the Tarot of Besançon and some by the Rider-Waite deck, and all are based on beautiful 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. These cards measure 1.75 x 2.5 inches (approx 4.5 x 6.4 cm).

The theme of the deck is the Four Elements, with Wands corresponding to Fire, Cups to Water, Swords to Air and Pentacles to Earth. The designs are often influenced by the classic Rider-Waite deck, but with these two variations in the Major Arcana:
* 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 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.

Like the Rider-Waite deck, the Fiery Wands Tarot starts with the Magician. But following the Tarot of Besançon, I also painted a Juggler. So you have two alternatives for the first card of the deck: the Magician and a bonus Juggler with fiery torches.

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.

On the back is a symmetrical, mirrored "Smiling Suns" design, which looks the same whether upright or reversed.

But if you would like to choose from a range of back designs, try the "made to order" version of the Fiery Wands mini deck: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/496918150/fiery-wands-tarot-mini-deck-made-to
Now in stock, with shipping in 1-3 business days: a colourful, fully illustrated Tarot deck of 79 cards: the typical 78 plus a Juggler. Some of the cards were influenced by the Tarot of Besançon and some by the Rider-Waite deck, and all are based on beautiful 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. These cards measure 1.75 x 2.5 inches (approx 4.5 x 6.4 cm).

The theme of the deck is the Four Elements, with Wands corresponding to Fire, Cups to Water, Swords to Air and Pentacles to Earth. The designs are often influenced by the classic Rider-Waite deck, but with these two variations in the Major Arcana:
* 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 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.

Like the Rider-Waite deck, the Fiery Wands Tarot starts with the Magician. But following the Tarot of Besançon, I also painted a Juggler. So you have two alternatives for the first card of the deck: the Magician and a bonus Juggler with fiery torches.

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.

On the back is a symmetrical, mirrored "Smiling Suns" design, which looks the same whether upright or reversed.

But if you would like to choose from a range of back designs, try the "made to order" version of the Fiery Wands mini deck: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/496918150/fiery-wands-tarot-mini-deck-made-to

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Seller Details

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

sushilaburgess made this item with help from

  • makeplayingcards.com, Hong Kong
sushilaburgess made this item with help from:
  • makeplayingcards.com, Hong Kong

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