Universal Tarot

[Empress] [10 of Chalices] The Universal Tarot is a reimagining of the Rider-Waite deck by Italian illustrator Roberto de Angelis. At first glance, this deck seems quite close to the Rider-Waite, but there are many interesting differences as well. Overall, the deck has a more dynamic, less stylized feel. The clothes, objects and locations are more obviously suggestive of the Renaissance period. The colors are softer, and there is more fine detail. Many cards have different settings, and in the minor arcana, the elements of the scene are often "flipped." Some figures take unfamiliar poses or have more pronounced expressions. The card names are basically the same except the cups suit is chalices and pages are knaves. Names are given in six languages. (An older version of this deck has only five). The deck comes with a 14-page instruction sheet in English. It's also included in the Comparative Tarot. There is also a miniature version of the Universal Tarot.

Number of
Copyright Publisher Card Back Design
Regular 78
22 major/56 minor
2 5/8"
4 3/4"
2000 Lo Scarabeo
[back design]
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Miniature 78
22 major/56 minor
1 3/4"
3 1/8"
2003 Lo Scarabeo
[back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Dutch

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): Story Pictures

Also Included: instruction sheet, publisher card, title card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel, Justice
Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower,
Stars, Moon, Sun, Judgement, World

Suit Names: Wands, Chalices (Cups), Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Knave (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website


[6 of Pentacles] [Moon] [King of Wands]


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