Drawing classic symbolism and meaning from the world's most popular tarot deck, Llewellyn's Classic Tarot is firmly rooted in the foundation of modern reading. Whether you are new to tarot or a seasoned reader, this easy-to-use deck is your perfect guide to the wonderful world of tarot. Discover evocative artwork based on the colors and symbols of the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith system, but with a fresh and relatable perspective. With Llewellyn's Classic Companion focusing on both the classic and 21st century interpretations of tarot, you have all the tools you need for better reading and understanding.
The cards are a comfortable size for shuffling and handling (7cm by 11.7cm) and borderless but for the strip at the base with the title. The suits are the traditional Cups, Swords, Wands and Pentacles and the court cards are Page, Knight, Queen, King. The backs of the cards have a repeated diamond tile pattern, alternating red roses and white lilies.
The 256-page companion book that comes with the set, Llewellyn’s Classic Companion, has been written by Barbara Moore. It offers some basic tarot information for the newcomer to tarot – history, characteristics of a tarot deck, correspondences and reversals – then quickly moves on to the card explanations. Each card is illustrated at full-size in black and white, and accompanied by keywords for upright and reversed positions, astrological and elemental correspondences, and a list of symbols explained in a brief phrase, followed by an informal explanation in a paragraph or two. The back of the book also provides some introductory info on how to read tarot cards, and a few sample spreads.