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Universal Wirth Tarot Cards – Feb 8 2008

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Product Details

  • Cards: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Tcr Crds B edition (Feb. 8 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738712922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738712925
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 7.6 x 12.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #291,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Since 1987, Art Publisher Lo Scarabeo has published over 100 Tarot decks that have been acclaimed all over the world for originality and quality. Only the best Italian and International artists are selected for our new decks, and the result is that Lo Scarabeo's decks are all recognizable as an exceptional artistic value.TraditionOne of Lo Scarabeo's goals is the preservation of traditional Tarot decks.DevelopmentNew decks and ideas are continually gathered from all over the world. This allows Lo Scarabeo to produce some of the most innovative decks available today.QualityLo Scarabeo is committed to ever increasing quality and beauty of their products.Distribution*Llewellyn is the exclusive distributor of Lo Scarabeo products in North America.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful art but confusing pips April 23 2009
By Donovan Day - Published on
Format: Cards
The Universal Wirth deck is beautifully colored with a modern touch to the illustrations we all know from the original Oswald Wirth Tarot. The Hermit is a highlight for me along with the Emperor. great faces with emotion and figures that are both lifelike and comic-book at the same time. This deck has a great color scheme and the art flows wonderfully. Every card fits in with the whole.
The big problem for me is a simple one. I'm so used to seeing Swords as air and Cups as water, so this deck is hard for me to read with since they are reversed here. I understand the history of such interpretation, but can't get past the fact that it's the opposite of the way I view the cards. For instance most cups in this deck have a butterfly motif on the Cup itself and butterflies and birds and nice blue skies as a focal point. The Sword cards contain waves, pools, the ocean, fish, lobsters etc. You get my point.
All in all, this is one of the more beautiful decks out there. If you are looking for fantastic art and a modern take on a historical deck, then by all means pick it up. However, if you are like me and typically interpret the minor arcana as Wands/fire, Pentacles/earth, Cups/water, Swords/air, and you think it may be difficult to get around this in a reading, think again before you buy.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Too confusing for a beginner... or expert! May 28 2012
By Bogus Exception - Published on
Format: Cards Verified Purchase
Confusion is an understatement...

From my blog: "The Chalices/Cups suit, which SHOULD be Water, have been confused for Air (as you'd already guessed), with the theme being butterflies (I'm not kidding) throughout, sprinkled with eagles. The Coins are treated properly as earth, and the Wands I like the best. Not only are the Wands almost always shown on fire (like they should), but on the 3 of wands you get a head shot of what is apparently the owner's Labrador Retriever. I wish I was kidding. I'd love to hear from anyone regarding how they can possibly divinate with a straight face using this deck..."

Oh, and for those of you saying that "It's no problem switching them around, as this is in the style of some Spanish school of thought", I would point out that the LWB gave all traditional interpretations.

I'll try to add pictures to the product page so you can see what I mean... It is NOT a slight difference.

Oh, and since it's Lo Scarebo the paper is of fair/poor quality. Not to worry, this deck won't get worn out.
a great illustrated deck and modernized version of the Oswald Wirth ... May 13 2015
By Taimi Lan - Published on
Format: Cards Verified Purchase
Surprised by the Cups association with Air and Swords association with Water, but ultimately, a great illustrated deck and modernized version of the Oswald Wirth Tarot.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Universal Wirth Tarot Nov. 14 2013
By Madame Zohzar - Published on
Format: Cards Verified Purchase
I like this deck. It is a good alternative to the Oswald Wirth deck especially if you have been accused in the past of not playing with a full deck.
More seriously, the colors and artwork are great. The imagery is evocative.Some previous knowledge of tarot would be useful, so it might not be a newbe deck.
I am pleased to have this deck in my collection along with many of LoScarabeo's fine decks.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
beautiful April 10 2013
By neobella - Published on
Format: Cards
this deck is simply beautiful, confusing but fresh ideas and meaning. it goes along with contemplative tarot. again the only complain is the booklets. lo scarabeo decks are great but when it comes to the booklets aghhh hate it. i mean few little pages for such a deep tarot? anyway the deck is amazing evrn though they havd the sword as emotion and cups as mental. still love it, its fresh idea and worth to give it a thought.

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