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The Tarot Art Nouveau Deck

by Antonella Castelli

The Tarot Art Nouveau Deck
Price: $22.95
Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: 2.65 x 4.75 inches, or 67 mm 120 mm.

Back of card: Maroon & white, low contrast, lots of detail. Can be inverted.

Booklet included: Yes, a long sheet with 20 panes. Featured on this one, a 9 card diamond-shape layout. See below for details.

Publisher: Lo Scarabeo. Printed in Italy.

Comments: This is a typical Lo Scarabeo deck, with lots of male & female nudes (females more than males) & a typically magazine illustration feel to it, with generous heaps of ornamentation & details.

In this deck, all the kings have consorts, the most outrageous one (Pentacles) shown above. All the queens are solitary. I once asked the publisher about an overtly sexual deck (say the Tarot of Tantra, for example) & he responded with cards from a deck in progress, the Casanova Tarot. Which he eventually produced.

If your curious, here's that nine card diamond layout. Start at the left with one card. Put two cards (numbers 2 & 3) in a vertical row to the right. Then put cards 4, 5 & 6 in a vertical row to the right of that. Place cards 7 & 8 in a vertical row to the right & finally place card 9 by itself to the far right.

Here's what the cards in the diamond layout mean: Card one represents the querent, the person asking the question (the instructions call this person the "consultant", which is a mistranslation). Card two represents the "curses" behind the question. The third card represents the opportunities of the question. Card four is what the querent will have to accept to get the desired outcome. Card five represents some future question to be pondered. Card 6 represents the necessary burden or price that must be paid to get the answer. Card seven is the task that must be done. Card eight gives a new point of view. Card nine is the solution to the problem.

With as many naked young females as are shown in this deck, I'm certain that all male users will have a most enjoyable time using the nine card diamond layout!

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