Card Images from the Golden Universal Tarot
Golden Universal Tarot review by Solandia
I remember reviewing the original Universal Tarot when it was published a decade ago. It was a new take on the Rider-Waite imagery, pleasingly redrawn by Roberto de Angelis in a more dynamic and less theatrical style and designed to reflect more contemporary thinking.
The Golden Universal Tarot has taken those same images of Roberto's, and improved upon them. Gone are the white borders with distracting multilingual titles, and in their place are black borders with decorative gold curlicues and simple numbering.
What were naturally coloured skies in the backgrounds are now textured in metallic gold, in radial patterns picked out in small dots. Other elements in each card are also highlighted in gold: the cups in the Two of Cups, the pentacles in the Seven of Pentacles, the m...
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More About These Cards
Name: Golden Universal Tarot
Roberto de Angelis
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2012
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Card Language: None
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Stylised floral curlicue design in light brown on a black background
Companion Material: 64-page companion booklet in English, Italian, Spanish, French and German.