STARLORE is a beautiful 56-card Minor Arcana Tarot Deck exploring the Mythology, Folklore, & Mythical Stories of Constellations & the Zodiac.
STARLORE is a 56-card deck of revived and remastered engraved illustrations from historical artwork that is over 300 years old. It features over 60 Constellations of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and their mythological and symbolic figures aligned with playing card suits and Tarot Minor Arcana, such as Cassiopeia, Hercules, Orion, Draco, Ursa Major, and many more, including the 12 constellations of the Zodiac that mark out the path that the Sun appears to take through the year: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.
If you are curious about the myths and stories of the celestial stars scattered across the night sky, then this deck is for you! The deck of cards comes with a mini-booklet with standard Tarot keywords and numerology.
STARLORE Astronomical Tarot invites a playful exploration and dynamic interplay between playing card suits, numerology, and Tarot Minor Arcana as an excellent way to access the wisdom and revelations of the stars and Zodiac providing insight along your life’s path, connecting you to the guidance of spirit via the wisdom of the ancients and the seen and unseen worlds! Because this was originally a Playing Cards deck, there is no Major Arcana, yet the 56 cards are aligned with Tarot Minor Arcana archetypes and work perfectly as cartomancy divinatory readings.
Keeping to the integrity of John Lenthall's ASTRONOMICALPLAYING CARDS published in London in 1717, the archived deck files were restored to contemporary high-quality. Each card was digitally optimized, repairing damages to the artwork and fixing any shadowed and blurred areas, cleaning up digital noise, and enhancing the line quality and sharpness of the illustrations. There are 4 additional cards: the four “Knights” to align with the Tarot system (because they are not included as a court card in standard playing card decks). I then formatted the now 56 cards to the larger Tarot size, aligning each with the French-suited system of Clubs, Hearts, Spades, and Diamonds with the Tarot MINOR ARCANA Suits of Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. To finish, the cards were spot-colorized to make them more visually delightful, which also helps the stars to stand out, turning an antique poker deck into a contemporary Tarot experience.
Dimensions: 69.85 mm x 120.65 mm (2.75 in x 4.75 in)
Printed on quality 350 GSM Playing Card stock with a Linen finish, Keywords Mini Booklet, beautiful embossed Tuck Box printed on matte premium cardstock.