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Venus Rising

The Llewellyn Tarot


Author: Anna-Marie Ferguson

Artist: Anna-Marie Ferguson

Format: Box set (book and cards) | Book: 288 pages

Box Dimensions: 14.6 x 6.4 x 21.6 cm

Card size:  8cm x 11.75cm

Publication date: 06 Oct 2006

Publisher: Llewellyn Publications,U.S.

Language: English (with English and Welsh titles)

ISBN-10 0738702994

ISBN-13 9780738702995


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From the album:

Celtic Decks

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· Edited by ilweran

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

There are many Celtic themed decks, but when you look at them they're usually solely or predominently Irish Celtic, so when I first heard that Llewellyn were making a Mabinogion themed deck I was happy. When I found out that Anna-Marie Ferguson was the artist I was overjoyed. She had previously illustrated an Arthurian deck which was beautiful but which didn't work for me as a reading deck.


The Llewellyn absolutely does work for me. I bought it when it was originally published, looked through the cards then sat down with the book and found myself nodding in agreement with every choice they made.


A few comments:

The minors have a different art style to the majors. I like the difference, I know some people have found it to be a problem. The majors are richly detailed, the minors more sketchy, less detailed.


The cards are large and have a large border. I trimmed the border completely off mine.


If you've not already done so I would strongly suggest reading the Mabinogion if you're interested in this deck. (There's a lovely edition of the Lady Charlotte Guest translation illustrated by Alan Lee. The Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones translation is considered to be the best though iirc)

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