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The Merryday Tarot

by Louisa Poole

The Merryday Tarot Deck
Price: $24.95
Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: 2.87 x 4.6 inches, or 72 x 117 mm.

Back of card: Black background, white printing. In the center, "MERRYDAY TAROT DECK", in block letters, arranged in three lines. Around the words, leaves & fanciful characters. Gives the appearance of a negative image. Not for inversion.

Booklet included: Yes, but it's only a folded card with only the names & keywords for the cards. Opened flat, the card measures 5.75 x 4.65 inches, or 14.5 x 11.8 cm. It is printed on both sides.

Publisher: Jackie & Rick McCabe, Salem, MA.

Comments: The four suits are related to the four seasons, though the seasons aren't marked on the cards themselves & the associations aren't what you might think:

Swords/Air/Spring: Court cards are King of Air, Queen of Swords, Spring Warrior, Elemental (Pegasus) & Air Dragon.

Wands/Fire/Summer: Court cards are King of Fire, Queen of Wands, Summer Warrior, Elemental (Unicorn) & Fire Dragon.

Cups/Water/Autumn: Court cards are King of Autumn, Queen of Cups, Water Warrior, Elemental (Mermaid) & Water Dragon.

Pentacles/Earth/Winter: Court cards are King of Winter, Queen of Pentacles, Earth Warrior, Elemental (Centaur, Satyr) & Earth Dragon.

Major Arcana (in order): Fool/Wizard, Apprentice, Oracle, Empress, Emperor, Mentor, Lovers, Student, Strength, Teacher, Lady Destiny, Justice, Journeyman, Metamorphosis, Time Lord, Tempter, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgment, World.

There is a strange numbering system to this deck which the instruction card does not explain. It's shown in the box on the bottom of the card. The major arcana & pip cards have both Roman & Arabic numerals denoting their place in the normal order of things. Court cards have only the strange numbering system. If I knew more about this kind of magic, I would understand the various number systems.

May all your days be merry!

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