Rock Art Tarot

The Rock Art Tarot deck uses ancient petroglyphs as symbols and archetypes. Symbols were used from around the world and the deck is based solely on the intuitive structure decided upon by the deck creator. The artwork looks as though it was coloured in with felt pens, and the choice of colours is unusual.

Created by Jerry Roelen
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games 1996
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Rock Art Tarot review by Formicida

The Rock Art Tarot features brightly colored renditions of rock art. The images are drawn from petroglyphs, pictographs, and intaglios from around the world. The artist and author, Jerry Roelen, spent thirty years visiting rock art sites before creating the deck. The interpretations of the images that form the core of the deck are derived from her own intuitive sense of their meanings and not from any traditional source. She says in the LWB, “My emphasis here is on what they represent to me metaphysically; only their original artists know their true purposes and meanings.”

Most of the cards have been renamed, but the connection to the Rider-Waite-Smith system is generally obvious. In general, the changed names typically reflect a more abstract description of the archetype tha... read more reviews.

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Name: Rock Art Tarot
Creators: Jerry Roelen
Publisher: US Games 1996
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Unique
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Intellect, Intuition, Emotions, Sensations
Court Cards: Mankind, Womankind, Peacemaker, Defender
Major Titles: 0 Innocence, I Illusion, II Psychic, III Intuition, IV Logic, V Wisdom, VI Lovers, VII Journey, VIII Strength, IX Meditation, X Ritual, XI Justice, XII Transition, XIII Transformation, XIV Harmony, XV Deception, XVI Unexpected, XVII Terrestrial, XVIII Evolution, XIX Illumination, XX Awakening, XXI Eternal
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11

Card Size: 3.50 x 2.25 in. = 8.89cm x 5.71cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Two large shield faces of violet and pink float against a green background. Below each shield walks a red birdman with orange head feathers.

Companion Material: Book.

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