Chinese Tarot Deck

[Heavenly Master] [Nine of Swords] The Chinese Tarot is the work of Chinese artist Jui Guoliang who painted these elegant images in 1989 using ink and watercolor. The theme of this deck is the legends, customs, myths, symbols and religion of China. For example, the Hierophant is Chang Tao Ling, the Heavenly Master, who was the first great teacher of Taoism. The Yin Yang symbol is pictured on the Wheel of Fortune. These correspondences are described briefly in the instruction booklet written by Stuart Kaplan. Titles for the cards are printed in both English and Chinese. The minor arcana suits are staves, swords, cups and coins.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 3/8" x 4 3/8" 1989 [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English and Chinese

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): story scenes

Also Included: instruction booklet, title card, inspiration card reading in Chinese "Great Mercy, Great Pity"

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Heavenly Master,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice,
Hanging Ghost, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon,
Sun, Confucius, Universe

Suit Names: Staves (Wands), Cups, Swords, Coins (Pentacles)

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website
Review - Taetia Zysshe website


[Queen of Coins] [Six of Staves] [Strength]

Reference - The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 3 by Stuart Kaplan, pgs. 572, 577.


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