The Amazing, Century-Spanning Tarot
The Llewellyn Tarot is a stunning achievement that has already drawn acclaim for its depth and beauty. Its watercolor imagery invites you into a mystic world of ancient forests, sensuous seascapes and wondrous waterfalls brimming with mystery, meaning and magic. This lavishly illustrated deck is based on the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck, making readings easy. It also reveals a compelling Celtic story featuring Rhiannon as The Empress, Bran the Blessed as The Emperor, The Wild Herdsman as The Devil, Gwydion as The Magician, Llew Llaw Gyffes as the Bringer of Light and other figures from Welsh mythology.
This deck—created by famed artist Anna-Marie Ferguson—reveals Welsh myths and honors Llewellyn George, who traveled from Wales to the U.S. in 1901 to teach astrology and start Llewellyn Publications. The deck comes with a full-size book that explains the myths associated with the image on each card as well as their divinatory meanings. It also includes two original spreads.
The Llewellyn Tarot brings life to the ancient myths while keeping to a structure that makes it ideal for giving readings. It honors the wisdom and spirit two great personalities, one who strived in myth, and another who strode to open astrology in a new land. Inspiring and practical, this is the deck you will use every day and on special occasions. Whether this is going to be your first deck or your hundredth deck, it is the deck you must have.
Anna-Marie Ferguson, a Scorpio, was born November 10, 1966, in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire, England. When she was ten years old her family emigrated to rural Alberta, Canada. Anna returned to England in 1982 to undergo training in graphic design. She eventually returned to Alberta, where she continued a career in design, devoting her spare time to developing her illustrating skills, ably assisted by her three cats.
Anna's fascination with Celtic legends and the Tarot began when she was a child in England. The atmosphere of the New Forest was steeped in history, and faithful readings of the legends cultivated an appreciation of "the romantic" in Anna. Such formative influences have inspired Anna to keep this bygone age alive through her art.
"The art for the Majors is sumptuous, very atmospheric—you can really feel the Welsh mist and rain in these cards, and the sense of mystery and magic is palpable." —Aecletic Tarot
"[The Llewellyn Tarot] opens new opportunities for deeper interpretation and self-examination while continuing the Tarot tradition in our ever-changing world...Congratulations to Carl Llewellyn Weschcke and Anna-Marie Ferguson for this beautiful addition to the world of Tarot!" —Aecletic Tarot
"Llewellyn has a winner here, with a lovely deck, original content, and an easy to use product...This will make a lovely presentation to students or as gifts for your favorite tarot reader."—The Wiccan-Pagan Times
"A must have for any Tarot lover, this deck will bring back the shine in one's eyes with images that stand out as if they were right next to you."—Tarotlovers.net
"I can't praise this beautiful deck enough, and I feel that Llewellyn George would have been honored to have this deck dedicated to his accomplishments."—Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Chief Adept and Cancellaria of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie and the Imperatrix of the Societas Rosicruciana in America