The Illuminated Tarot

The Illuminated Tarot 'folds' the traditional 78 cards of a tarot deck into just 53 cards, by combining certain combinations of major and minor arcana cards together into one. The deck is constructed upon playing cards, and also includes a Joker card.

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Created by Caitlin Keegan
Tarot Deck - 53 Cards - Clarkson Potter 2017




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The Illuminated Tarot review by Pixna

You might wonder how a “real” Tarot deck could consist of just 53 cards. That’s what I wondered too, until I got the deck and began using and studying it. The author “folded” the Majors and Minors together so that some cards do double-duty as either a Minor or Major or both, depending on how the reader wishes to interpret them or where the cards fall in a layout. In other words, you can give the Major/Minor cards as much weight in a reading as you like. But all the Minors (Clubs=Wands, Spades=Swords, Diamonds=Pentacles, Hearts=Cups) and all the 22 Majors are represented and accounted for, along with the very appropriate addition of a Joker card for the Fool. The Pages and Knights were blended into a single Jack, and this works quite nicely with combining the qualities of those two court... read more reviews.



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More About These Cards

Name: The Illuminated Tarot
Creators: Caitlin Keegan
Publisher: Clarkson Potter 2017
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 53
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 50
Suits: Hearts, Clubs, Spades, Diamonds
Court Cards: Jack, Queen, King

Card Size: 3.50 x 5.00 in. = 8.89cm x 12.70cm
Card Language: English






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