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Spirit of Flowers Tarot
Price: ú18.95

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Designers: Laura Tuan & Antonella Castelli.  Publishers: Lo Scarabeo.  Size: 660cm x 1200cm (2.8 x 4.7). Price includes shipping. 
Description

This is another offering from the Lo Scarabeo stable, concept by Laura Tuan, and artwork by Antonella  Castelli.     The deck uses the language of flowers to convey the different concepts of the cards.    Each card shows a beautifully painted flower, along with  fairies and elves.

 

The artwork is delicate, and pastel colours prevail here.    Each image looks as though it was originally created as a watercolour.    The actual design of each card roughly follows the Rider Waite pattern, though heavily interlaced with sweet faced cherubs.   This said, I would not regard this as a beginner´┐Żs deck ´┐Ż you need a pre-existing understanding of the Tarot to be able to make the associations required to interpret the cards.   

 

For example  the Hanged Child presents us with a gleefully excited female fairy hanging upside down from a beautifully depicted poppy flower´┐Ż.not exactly likely to convey a sense of sacrifice and surrender -  more likely to suggest having an excellent time!!

 

Because of the flower/fairy theme throughout the suits do not have actual cups, swords, pentacles or wands´┐Ż.instead each of the suits is colour coded against the Elemental attribution.  Thus the Chalices comprise primarily of blues and violets, the pentacles are green and gold, wands are primarily reds and pink, and the swords are white.

 

Interpretations rely heavily on the meaning of specific flowers, which I found quite interesting ´┐Ż those poppies indicate regret over a committed error according to the booklet.   The spread given is the Corolla ´┐Ż an interesting self-examination spread.

 

If you like decks in the Hanson Roberts genre I think you will probably like this one too.    The artwork is exquisitely delicate, and the deck is a very pretty one.


Images

The Lovers
The Lovers
Hanged Man
Hanged Man
 
The Devil
The Devil
Moon
Moon
 
5 Wands
5 Wands
8 Chalices
8 Chalices
 
Queen Chalices
Queen Chalices
5 Swords
5 Swords
 
7 Swords
7 Swords
7 Pentacles
7 Pentacles
 
Queen Pents
Queen Pents
8 Wands
8 Wands