Secret Tarot Set

[Strength] [Ace of Cups] Jane Lyle's Secret Tarot draws on the culture and philosophy of the Renaissance period. The artist is Helen Jones, known for her distinctive 3-dimensional style rich with texture and color. The symbols and other design elements appear to be cast in metal. The cards have traditional names and suits. Each suit has been assigned a certain color background: wands=red, pentacles=green, swords=purple and cups=blue. The court cards are half human/half creature. The creature reflects the element associated with the suit. Many numbered suit cards feature an androgenous, faceless figure of gold. This figure interacts with the suit symbols in ways that reflect each card's meaning. The Secret Tarot only comes as a deck/book set with a companion book by Lyle (192 pages). Lyle is also the creator of the Lover's Tarot and Fortune Teller's Deck. The Secret Tarot was originally published as The Renaissance Tarot.

Number of
Copyright Book Cover Card Back
22 major/56 minor
3" x 5" 2001
Renaissance Tarot - 1998
[back design]
Order - Amazon

Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): Suit Symbols with extra elements

Also Included: instruction book

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Justice (card 3), Hermit, Wheel of Fortune
Strength (card 11), Hanged Man, Death, Termperance, Devil, Tower,
Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page~Princess

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Aeclectic Tarot website


[King of Pentacles] [7 of Wands] [Chariot]


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