The Zodiac Tarot focuses on the Golden Dawn's astrological attributions with tarot cards to create an entirely new and unconventional deck of 78 cards. The scenic illustrations of the majors and numbered cards are set in a 1940s era world with symbolism derived from the astrological concepts, while the court cards are more stylised elemental representations.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2007
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Zodiac Tarot review by Bonnie Cehovet
I fell in love with this deck the moment that I saw it! Perhaps this was because of the baby pictured on the front of the box (and the front of the LWB - Little White Book), or perhaps it was because of the 1940's type imagery on some of the cards ... the end result is that I love this deck! (It also doesn't hurt that Lee Bursten, someone that I consider to be a very accomplished Tarotist and wordsmith, wrote the text!)
In his introduction, Bursten describes the influence of the Golden Dawn on the Rider-Waite-Smith and Crowley-Harris Thoth Tarot decks. This influence was largely based on a synthesis of diverse occult systems, including Christian Hermeticism, Qabalah, astrology, Enochian magic, astral projection and Tarot. Bursten goes on to state that the sole Golden Dawn influen...
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More About These Cards
Name: Zodiac Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2007
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Astrological
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Torches, Waves, Clouds, Stones
Court Cards: Princess, Prince, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English, Dutch
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: A complex busy tapestry like design in pastels.
Companion Material: 64-page booklet in English, Italian, Spanish, French and German.