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Universal Waite Tarot Deck Cards – March 5, 2012
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Overall, nothing special, just a good, reliable deck great for anyone from beginners to pros.
On another note, I think Amazon needs to start looking at some more efficient packaging. Compared to the deck of cards, the shipping box was HUGE! Quit killing so many trees guys, use envelopes maybe?
This is a wonderful Tarot deck, and I'm so happy to have it in my collection. It's amazing what a colour palette update can do! I really appreciate Pamela Coleman-Smith's drawings and deep symbolism for the first time. The back of the deck is lovely, the size of the cards is average, and the cardstock is glossy and not too thin or thick. I use this deck as my current go-to divinatory deck, especially if I'm doing a Celtic Cross spread. I've still toyed with the idea of getting an actual RWS deck - more for the sake of tradition than anything else - but owning this deck is, for me personally, even better because I actually like and connect with the imagery, and that is due 100% to the updated colouring of the cards. I am extremely happy that I purchased these cards, and I would instantly recommend them to any beginner student of Tarot. They may not be as exciting as some decks, but they have helped me immensely on my quest to learn the Tarot. The vivid and artistic colours make all the difference.
The Universal Waite Tarot deck contains 78 cards: 22 Major Arcana and 56 pip cards with the traditional images.These images are iconic, making learning to read and interpret the cards easier. The traditional Waite tarot contains images with symbolic features that draw your intuition and subconscious. Many of the symbols are repeated in many cards through the deck, making the relationships between cards easier to determine. This is an especially nice feature for readers who like having a conversation with those they are reading. This simple and iconic images allow the reader to ask, "what do you see in this card?" or "how do you relate to this card?" "What does it make you feel?"
I love this about the Waite tarot. In contrast, when I read using the Deviant Moon tarot, the people I am reading for often fear the macabre images. While I can relate to the Deviant Moon, not everybody else can. Yet the traditional Waite has images to which many can relate.
I like my Deviant Moon deck because it fits with my current understanding of life, but wanted to see how my deck relates to their original inspiration. The size of the cards are about 2.5X4 inches. These cards aren't as long as my Deviant Moon tarot, making them a bit easier to shuffle, but larger than a deck of Bicycle cards. Depending on shuffling skills, you may want to consider the size of your deck when selecting which deck you will use to read.
The glossy cards make shuffling the deck easy and simple.
The card backs are designed to keep the direction of the cards hidden until they are flipped. Excellent if you read with reversals, if you don't read with reversals, overlook this detail.
A booklet is included to assist with readings that contains both the upright and reversed meanings of each card. The booklet also contains directions for a Celtic cross spread and directions for a divination.
Overall, very satisfied with this deck.