The MerryDay Tarot is a magical, fantastical, incredible tarot deck, mixing fantasy and reality. The artwork has its basis in the Rider-Waite, but is filled with detail, dragons and natural elements. The suits are multi-cultural and all associations with formal religion in the deck have been removed.
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Mill House McCabe 1997
MerryDay Tarot review by Kim Huggens
I acquired this lovely deck a few months ago from another Aeclectic member, and I must say that it has proved to be not only a wonderful addition to my collection, but a very good reading deck too.
The artist, Louisa Poole, whilst keeping largely to the Rider Waite and some Thoth meanings, has done a wonderful job of interpreting each card differently, often changing the images in the cards and sometimes the names of the cards, a change quite noticeable in the Major Arcana. For instance, the Hanged Man is titled the JourneyMan, and instead of showing the traditional hanging man, this deck shows a man with large white wings, meditating on what looks like a small bubble. His feet are limited by metal bars, and behind his is a spoked wheel.
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More About These CardsName: MerryDay Tarot
Creators: Louise Poole
Publisher: Mill House McCabe 1997
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Elemental, Warrior, Queen, King
Major Titles: 0/22 Fool, Wizard, 1 Apprentice, 2 Oracle, 3 Empress, 4 Emperor, 5 Mentor, 6 Lovers, 7 Student, 8 Strength, 9 Teacher, 10 Lady Destiny, 11 Justice, 12 Journeyman, 13 Metamorphosis, 14 Time Lord, 15 Tempter, 16 Tower, 17 Star, 18 Moon, 19 Sun, 20 Judgment, 21 World
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Size: 4.63 x 2.87 in. = 11.75cm x 7.30cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: Black and white with the words MERRYDAY TAROT DECK and images from the invisible kingdom.
Companion Material: Companion booklet in English with two card summary of the card names, keywords, numbers and a summary of the four season information. Separate book, Merryday Tarot Numerology Invisible Kingdom (copyright 2000), was written by the deck author as is available separately for purchase. Book subjects include: numerology, explanation of the Invisible Kingdom (on which the deck is based), explanation of all the cards, and explanation of symbols used in the deck.