Osho Zen Tarot
When I opened this deck, I could not contain the "oohs" and "ahs". This is a stunning deck. Despite the name, I wouldn't call this a tarot deck. It is a new system of something, but not tarot in my opinion. There are 79 cards, comprised of 4 suits and the majors. Court cards are indistinguishable from the rest of the deck. Other than the Fool and the Lovers, all names and meanings have been completely changed. Even the meaning of the fool has been changed. Despite all that, this is probably one of my all-time favorite decks. The artwork is tremendous, and the cards titles and descriptions are moving. The deck simply rings true for me and makes an excellent meditation deck.
Major Arcana consists of: 0-the Fool, 1-Existence, 2-Inner Voice, 3-Creativity, 4-the Rebel, 5-No-Thingness, 6-the Lovers, 7-Awareness, 8-Courage, 9-Aloneness, 10-Change, 11-Breakthrough, 12-New Vision, 13-Transformation, 14-Integration, 15-Conditioning, 16-Thunderbolt, 17-Silence, 18-Past Lives, 19-Innocence, 20-Beyond Illusion, 21-Completion, and the Master (no number). Suits are Fire, Water, Clouds and Rainbows. Court cards are King, Queen, Knight and Page, although not in any traditional sense. They are indistinguishable from the rest of the suit except for an arrow icon rather than the number.
The cards measure about 3 by 4.5 inches and are a little large for me to handle effortlessly. They are not impossible, though. The stock is perfect for my tastes. I have noticed some wearing on the back of the deck, but not on the front of the cards.
I recommend this deck for EVERYONE, although not as a primary tarot deck. This deck is wonderful for meditation and self-awareness work, which can always help any tarot reader (or anyone for that matter). Collectors will find it a must!
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