Decks Published by Harper San Francisco
The Mandala Astrological Tarot has 78 square cards, combining astrology and mandalas into an unusual tarot system. The major arcana have complex scenes while the minor arcana rely on geometric suit arrangements and astrological symbols.
The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot is suited for those who practice or are interested in the four cults of Voodoo, Santeria, Petro, Congo and Rada. The major arcana feature historical Voodooan characters.
The PoMo Taro by Brian Williams is only loosely associated with the traditional tarot archetypes, featuring renamed suits such as Bottles and Bills, and an interesting array of modern symbols. The art is simple, ink and watercolours.
The Power Deck is a meditation deck showing photographic landscape scenes on the front of the cards and explanatory text and the meaning on the back. The Power Tarot is unusual in that the pictures are postcard shaped instead of portrait style like a normal deck.
Russian Gypsy Fortunetelling Cards
These unusual Russian Gypsy Fortunetelling cards are like a puzzle. Each card has four quarter-images, which match up with the other cards to make a huge picture. The Russian lacquer box art used for the cards is gorgeous.
The Sacred Path Cards is an oracle deck based on Native American spirituality. Each high-contrast card presents a painting on a tanned hide of varying hue, set upon a black background. Cards are titled and also have an explanatory keyword.
The Santa Fe Tarot uses true Native American symbolism, as would have been used by the natives themselves, rather than romanticised images. The artist studied Navajo sand paintings, mythology and symbolism to create a very different deck.
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