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The Robin Wood Tarot Cards – March 5, 2012
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This deck is overtly Pagan, and will probably not suit anyone who likes Christian imagery in their deck. All of the images are close enough to the "standard" of the Rider-Waite Tarot, to be read without difficulty for anyone familiar with that deck. This deck uses swords=air, wands=fire symbology.
The best book on tarot reading in general to go with the deck is "Tarot, Plain and Simple", which uses illustrations from this deck. Robin Wood's own book, "The Robin Wood Tarot, The Book" is a better choice for finding out the details behind why certain cards are depicted the way they are, and is very interesting reading in its own right, but is not as clear on basic divinatory meanings, or basic Tarot reading.
Some of the notable card imagery in this deck:
The Magician: The Magician is depicted as a Wiccan High Priest, wearing a crown of antlers, but still wearing the traditional red and white and with all the familiar symbology.
The High Priestess: Unquestionably a Wiccan priestess, with her Dianic crown and pentacle necklace, she is depicted in a familiar way, with much the same symbols as would be expected, but outdoors.
The Heirophant: Robin Wood's disatisfaction with organized religion shows clearly in this card (for more details, please read her book) and is unusually negatively aspected.
All of the minor arcana are fully illustrated, and very clear.Read more ›
Medieval:Tarot de Marseilles
Christian:Rider-Waite or Universal Waite
Egyptian:Alestair Croweley Thoth Tarot Deck
Native American: Santa Fe Tarot
I fail to understand the criticisms leveled by some that the art is not "dark" enough. Certainly the Ten of Swords still holds its power. The symbolism of The Devil, of course, has no horned boogeyman with ridiculous medieval overtones, and maybe that's what some of these people are referring to. However, the actual symbolism of the card, the idea of being in bondage to something that is negative, is still intact.
Overall I find this deck eminently useful and very well done. I would recommend it highly as a first deck, or as an addition to a collection. Either way it is highly commendable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hands down, my favorite deck. It really resonates with me.Published 5 days ago by Sandra L. Johnston
I LOVE this deck!!! I have been reading tarot for a number of years and, in all my avid deck-gathering I always overlooked the Robin Wood deck, thinking it too basic. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Una Hunt
This is one of my favorite tarot decks, it has really beautiful imagery.Published 4 months ago by C. Summers
cards are an individual thing. These work great for me and how I use cardsPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful deck. Wish the card stock was slightly thicker. Loved it anyway!Published 6 months ago by Raven Forest
Astonishing design with vibrant colors. Love it. The cards are thinner than I expected though, hence easy to bend.Published 7 months ago by Jade Tran
Robin Wood's Tarot is my go-to deck most often. I have a couple of these, as I read tarot in a few different places. The RWS are now my back-ups. I love the imagery.Published 7 months ago by Herneshunt