The Hanson-Roberts Tarot is the deck I learnt to read with.. it's an easy to understand one for beginners and has positive, slightly medieval artwork that was originally drawn in coloured pencil. Some of the humans look a little odd, but it grows on you.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games 1985
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Hanson-Roberts Tarot review by Tom LeBlanc, CTC
The Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck is often a favorite
deck for novice and seasoned readers alike.
Accomplished artist Mary Hanson-Roberts' primary goal appears
to have been to provide an aesthetically pleasing,
manageable deck that is a very faithful rendition of the
Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS) system. Toward that end, her use of colored
pencil, printed on high-quality plastic-coated card stock,
provides a deck is quite durable with colors that are quite
vivid without becoming garish.
It is easy to see why
this deck is intensely popular, especially among novice
readers. Hanson-Robert's artwork is, of course,
extraordinary. In addition, the small size of the deck (roughly
playing-card size: approximately 3-15/16" x 2-3/8") facilitates
handling. This is a partic... read all reviews
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Name: Hanson-Roberts Tarot
Publisher: US Games 1985
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Swords, Rods, Pentacles
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Strength, The Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgment, The World
The Fool is numbered Unnumbered
Strength is numbered 8
Justice is numbered 11
Card Size: 2.37 x 3.87 in. = 6.03cm x 9.84cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Celtic knotwork design in green, yellow and pink on blue.
Companion Material: Small companion leaflet usually accompanies this deck in its several editions.
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