Greenwood Tarot

The Greenwood Tarot deck uses pre-Celtic British religious symbols, such as images of animals, landmarks and Gods such as the Green Man, for divination purposes. This deck is long of out of print but is still popular among collectors.

Created by Chesca Potter, Mark Ryan
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Thorsons 1996
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Greenwood Tarot review by Lillie

First published in 1996 by Thorsons The Greenwood Tarot is a deck and book set that is a collaborative effort from the artist Chesca Potter and the actor/writer Mark Ryan. As a deck it announces itself as '...a journey of exploration into the symbolism and legend of the mythic forest.' As a system it draws upon the history, archaeology and mythology of Europe to align the cards of the tarot with the Wheel of the Year, the changing of the seasons as they pass through the solstice and the equinox points and through the four Celtic fire festivals of Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas and Samhain.

It was not long after its first publication that The Greenwood Tarot went out of print, due one might assume to lack of original interest in the deck. However since then it has attained such unpreceden... read more reviews.

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More About These Cards

Name: Greenwood Tarot
Creators: Chesca Potter, Mark Ryan
Publisher: Thorsons 1996
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Stones, Arrows, Cups, and Wands
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: The Fool, The Ancestor, The Star, The Archer, Justice, The Lovers, Balance, The Greenman, The Greenwoman, The Blasted Oak, Strength, Reflection, The Wheel, The Guardian, Death, The Hermit, Judgment, The Seer, The Moon, The Shaman, The Sun, The World Tree
Strength is 10
Justice is 4

Card Size: 3.00 x 5.00 in. = 7.62cm x 12.70cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: A painting of a shaman with his drum

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