Robin Wood Tarot

Easy for beginners and tarot newcomers to use with its Rider-Waite foundation, Robin Wood's self-titled Tarot deck is also rich in Pagan symbolism. The illustrations in this popular deck are attractive, and brightly but not harshly coloured.

Created by Robin Wood
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Llewellyn 1991
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Robin Wood Tarot review by Tom LeBlanc, CTC

For many years, Robin Wood has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most beloved illustrators of fantasy literature and Pagan art. As such, the Robin Wood Tarot was an inevitable favorite among readers with an eye toward Pagan symbolism.

In this deck, she appears to attempt a complex meld of modern images, Pagan symbolism, and the well-known Rider-Waite-Smith orientation to create a very unique deck. However, Wood seems to accomplish this without alienating non-Pagans or violating the sensibilities of those who enjoy the RWS system. Many of the adaptations include quite subtle changes. For example, close examination of the battlers on the Five of Wands will reveal that the combatantsí staves form a pentacle, and the Ace of Wands contain... read more reviews.

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More About These Cards

Name: Robin Wood Tarot
Creators: Robin Wood
Publisher: Llewellyn 1991
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: 0 - The Fool, 1 - The Magician, 2 - The High Priestess, 3 - The Empress, 4- The Emperor, 5- The Hierophant, 6 - The Lovers, 7 - The Chariot, 8 - Strength, 9 - The Hermit, 10 - Wheel of Fortune, 11 - Justice, 12 - The Hanged Man, 13 - Death, 14 - Temperance, 15 - The Devil, 16 - The Tower, 17 - The Star, 18 - The Moon, 19 - The Sun, 20 - Judgement, 21 - The World
The Fool is 00
Strength is 8
Justice is 11

Card Size: 2.76 x 4.61 in. = 7.00cm x 11.70cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Celtic knotwork design in green, white and black.

Companion Material: The cards themselves are acompanied by a little white book. A companion book is also available separately, entitled "The Book" by Robin Wood.

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