Zanoni Tarot Deck

This is a Major Arcana only deck which is obviously based on the Marseilles. The cards are larger than average at 5 1/2" X 2 7/8". The scenes appear to be watercolor paintings colored in bright primary and secondary colors. There is a checkered border around each scene. The style is somewhat primitive, but it has a certain charm. The artist had the hand-painted originals of the Oswald Wirth deck in his possession and states that this deck is the result of a long period of research and meditation. A few of the cards are named differently than is customery: Card II - The Popess, Card XIII - The Skeleton , and Card XVI - The House of God. The first ten cards (0 - IX) also have the geometric shape associated with the number drawn in the lower left side of the scene.

The little booklet that comes with the deck is fairly thorough for booklets of this type. The scene on each card is described and background information is provided. This is followed by a few key word interpretations. No reversed meanings are provided. The background information is rather esoteric and incorporates the artist's own understanding of the cards, as well as the results of the artist's research. Directions for performing a three, four, seven or 22 card reading are provided as well.

I recommend this deck for collectors.

Zanoni Tarot Deck - I purchased mine from a retail establishment, but the address in the booklet is:

Runinga U.S.A.
P.O. Box 1828
Ojai, CA 93024

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