Wonderland Tarot Deck

[Emperor] [Lovers] The Wonderland Tarot is based on Lewis Carroll's well-known books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. This deck is the work of Christopher and Morgana Abbey. Morgana drew inspiration for her images from Sir John Tenniel who illustrated the original Alice stories. Many of the familiar characters in the Wonderland books are pictured in the major arcana; sometimes in curious and intriguing ways. The minor arcana suits also echo the theme: peppermills, hats, flamingos and oysters. The numbered suit cards are identified in standard playing card fashion. This is a somewhat whimsical deck, but it has a deeper side as well...much like Carroll's tales. I wonder if Alice would have said of the Wonderland Tarot "Who care's for you?...You're nothing but a pack of cards!"

Number of Cards Size Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 3/8" x 4" 1989 [back design]
Order - Amazon

Language of Card Titles: English

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

Also Included: instruction booklet, title card, identical title card only mirror-reversed

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

Suit Names: Peppermills (Wands), Hats (Cups), Flamingos (Swords), Oysters (Pentacles)

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

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


[Queen of Flamingos] [Eight of Peppermills] [Five of Oysters]

Reference - The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll, notes by Martin Gardner, Bramhall House, 1960, pg. 161


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