One of the most popular modern styles of art, important from Japan, is known as manga. It grew up on Asian comic books and features bursts of color combined with passionate characters. In The Manga Tarot, this use of art perfectly captures the essence of the traditional Tarot, making it ideal for all Tarot readers and ideal for so many people entranced by the manga style. But that's only the beginning.
The Manga Tarot challenges you with exciting and new color schemes and a fantastic gender inversion: cards usually featuring men have women and vice versa. This plays with the Eastern idea of Yin/Yang and of the idea that all people—and archetypes—have masculine and feminine qualities. It will help you bust through any pre-conceived beliefs and help you develop astounding new interpretations that transcend anything you've done before! The Chinese letters printed on the cards, representing seasons associated with suits, returns the aura of mystery and otherworldliness that the Tarot once had, and helps put the real magick back into all of your readings. The accompanying booklet explains the inner meanings of each card and provides a relationship-focused reading that you can use right away.
If you love manga and anime art or are entranced by all things from the mystic Far East, or if you just want a new Tarot deck that will open your mind to new potentials and possibilities within a familiar and friendly format, this is the deck you need to use every day.
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