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Thoth Tarot

Thoth Tarot

This seems to be one of those decks you either love or hate, much like Mr. Crowley himself. I really like the art in this deck, as it is definately unusual. The only think I dislike about the deck at all is that keywords are printed on the minor arcana pips. Many people like keywords printed on cards, but I am not one of them.

The deck basically follows the Marseilles style in a kind of Rider Waite way, if that makes any sense. The magician is the magus, high priestess is simply the priestess, justice is adjustment (and is VIII), wheel of fortune is simply fortune, strength is lust (and is XI), temperance is art, judgement is the aeon, and the world is the universe. Suits are wands, cups, swords and disks. Court cards may be a bit confusing for some, and are: princess (page), prince (knight), queen (queen) and knight (king). Some may have problems adjusting to "knights" being kings rather than knights. Pips are more illustrated than typical Marseilles style, but still show the number of the suit. There are different versions of the Thoth Tarot, but this is the only one I own.

These cards measure about 2.75 by 4.25 inches and handle very well. These are ideal size in my opinion. The card stock could be a little thicker, but I wouldn't call them flimsy. They seem durable, as I have used my deck a fair amount and it has held up well.

I recommend this deck for one and all, but advise that you look at the deck before buying it. This deck rubs many people the wrong way. As far as I can tell, there isn't a "type" of person drawn to the deck and a "type" of person repelled by it. I can't find a rhyme or reason in it, so check it out before you invest in it.

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