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Wheel of the Year Tarot

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on July 26, 2012 | Comments (2)

Last year, when I got my copy of the Wheel of the Year Tarot, I really liked it.

Over a year later, and guess what? I still do. You can read my original review HERE. It’s regular page is HERE.

Court cards are often the neglected cards of tarot…often considered a problem for interpretation. Also, since most decks these days are based on the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, they use the same technique of portraits that don’t tell much of a story (although they are symbolically rich).

I realize that assigning suits to a season can be problematic because people have various preferences. Luckily, the Wheel of the Year follows my preference, so that makes me love it even more.

The court cards are associated not just with a season but with the major Sabbat in that season.

Cups = Ostara

Wands = Litha

Pentacles = Mabon

Swords = Yule

Here is a picture of all courts together. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a set of courts that appealed to me so much both visually and thematically.

Reader Comments

Written By Jose' Rocha
on July 27th, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

The court cards you write about are indeed very artistic and perhaps revealing if the reader is of that mindset, I own several decks and I find the most communicative to me is the spanish tarot by Fournier. The characters and design of this deck are quite simple (perhaps crude) but,I find always quite accurate. Thank you for your post.

Written By Maria Caratti
on August 9th, 2012 @ 11:14 am

Really pleased to hear such lovely comments about my deck!

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