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The Rider Tarot Deck Cards – January 1, 1971
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That being said, I do not recommend this edition of the cards. The illustrations used to print this deck appear to be poor scans of the original artwork, resulting in a loss of clarity, a loss of some lines, and a thickening of some other lines. Pamela Colman Smith’s original hand-lettered titles have been replaced with cold typeset titles instead. The back of this deck is the worst kind of generic – a black and blue plaid background. And, worst of all, the coloring of this deck is absolutely atrocious. The colors are garish – almost neon or fluorescent colors – quite harsh. In addition, there are a host of odd coloring choices, such the dove on the Ace of Cups being the same color (gray) as the sky from which it is descending and the face at the upper left of the 7 of Cups is colored the same shade of blue as the blue background of the card, etc. Very amateurish.
Pamela Colman Smith’s art has a quiet dignity that has withstood the test of time and fickle changes of style. It deserves a presentation much more dignified than this.
Instead of this sloppy presentation, I recommend either the The Original Rider Waite Tarot Pack or the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set (the best edition currently in print, in my opinion).
I have to admit I am a novice tarot user. I have long been fascinated with the ancient practice. When I saw Ms. Crispin's book THE CREATIVE TAROT: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life I knew that this would be my chance to begin to learn tarot in a new, modern and practical way. Crispin has found a way to teach the way of tarot in a clear, concise and easy to understand way. Her experience and expertise shines in this wonderful guide. I was so excited to being reading and learning. I began right away and I have been practicing every day. I have already found it be be a great way to work through difficult times, feel closer to my dearly departed father and find my creativity when it is blocked. The layout of this guide is amazing. It will not only help guide new practitioner but it will also help guide and aide long time tarot users as well. The guide helps you find exactly what you need and provides the ancient interpretations and Crispin's new modern take. It is a perfect marriage of past and present. I adore this guide and look forward to continue to gain confidence and knowledge in the art of tarot. It is no something learned over night and requires you to take time to learn the card and ways to read them. It is a journey of self expression and understanding.
About my deck: I bought the RIDER TAROT DECK. This deck is an amazing deck and works perfectly with this guide book. The cards are beautiful, sturdy and a perfect compliment to the book.
But I sucked it up and started to read with them, and they feel good. They have a nice energy about them. And unless you're completely OCD or just really bent out of shape, you don't notice the logo ALL THE TIME. After I noticed it, it kind of faded away and became inconsequential. They're a bit odd getting used to. As I mentioned, they're slick. But it's actually not that bad.
The plaid backing to the cards, while it initially made me unhappy, I like it. For me, when I do readings, if I see a reversed card I get stressed. I don't like reversed cards. Bad news of any sort frightens me. So, with this, there's no initial stress during the reading. I very nearly wanted to just get a different deck and let these gather dust, but they feel good once you get over the logo, the slickness, the plaid and the blinding colors.
They're responsive. And I'm glad to have my own Rider Waite Deck. Though I will be buying a more muted set, these will be a set that I use when in need of advice.