Published in the mid seventies, and unfortunately now out of print, this brilliantly coloured Balbi Tarot deck makes use of astrological, alchemical and Qabbalistic symbols in its major arcana. (The minors are standard pip cards.)
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Heraclio Fournier Vitoria 1976
Tarot Balbi review by Sonia Reid
The Tarot Balbi found its way to me serendipitously when we helped out a friend by taking a vanload of "junk" to the tip! The deck was brand new and I was delighted to add it to my collection!
Created by Italian artist Domenico Balbi, who is, I gather (from the short background given in Spanish), a specialist in metaphysics and parapsychology, this bilingual deck deserves to be more popular than it presently is. The brightly coloured cards incorporate astrological and alchemical symbols as well as Cabbalistic lettering and are an endlessly interesting.
Balbi's use of colour is unconventional and fascinating! The Magician has flowing green curls, purple and blue trees and shrubs are dotted about colourful landscapes, and horses with pink, blue and green manes... read more reviews.
Similar Decks to Tarot BalbiTheme: Qabalah
Category: Decks of the 70s
More About These CardsName: Tarot Balbi
Creators: Domenico Balbi
Publisher: Heraclio Fournier Vitoria 1976
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Marseilles
Minor Arcana Style: Decorated Pips
Suits: Copas, Oros, Espadas, Bastos
Court Cards: Sota, Caballo, Reina, El Rey
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Size: 2.76 x 4.33 in. = 7.00cm x 11.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, English
Card Back: Unknown