Since the Tarot itself is a journey, it is only fitting that the theme of Marco Polo's travels provides both inspiration and context for a Tarot deck. Tarot of the Journey to the Orient reveals the meeting of East and West, a meeting filled with mutual curiosity and respect. Baraldi, who uses attention to detail and careful research to reconstruct the desired atmosphere, captures the delicate style of the Orient as well as the powerful meanings of the Tarot symbols. By examining the cards from twin points of view and language, readers can enhance and expand their understanding.
While Llewellyn's Classic Tarot has my name on the cover, I did not so much design this project as direct it. Llewellyn wanted a deck that was designed to be faithful to the traditional tarot images, symbols, and meanings recognizable to most modern tarot readers and students. Creating a faithful yet new expression of timeless tarot imagery is... read this article