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Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot Cards – October 1, 2003
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Count the stars on the empress in this deck and you will count only 11. In my mind, that means the artist reproducing didn't understand the symbolism and therefor overlooked the count. They are the months of the year, the zodiac, and other things of the worldly cycles. This makes the deck a faulty product in my opinion. What other small yet important symbolic details have been omitted here? Who knows, but tarot is a language of symbols and to omit them for whatever reason makes the deck suspect from a quality assurance mindset at the very least.
I own both a reprint of the classic original RWS deck and a Universal Waite tarot deck as well.
The original has the best linework, but the ages upon ages of reprints simply make the cards look muddy, garish, and (in my very humble opinion), just kind of awful. They are hard to read with and displeasing to the eye.
The Universal Waite is a nice balance between the original deck and the Radiant RW in that it does retain the original linework better than the Radiant (most especially in regards to faces, see: The Empress). However, for me the recoloring remained much too pastel. It angered me; it was almost as if the recoloring didn't go to full opacity when the artist had the opportunity to do so.
This is why I ended up purchasing the Radiant Rider Waite Tarot--I finally knew that the boldest and most expressive colors would bring the images to their full potential, even if the boldness detracted from detail in some instances.
For some, the alterations are a problem. I say that it is imperative to know from the start that smaller details and facial expressions are not identical. I knew they wouldn't be from the get-go, but love this deck based on the vibrant execution alone. The ultra-boldness simply helps me read better and enjoy the cards the most, and I highly recommend this deck to an aware purchaser.