Design and Content
“Beginner’s Guide to Tarot” by Juliet Sharman-Burke, with illustrations by Giovanni Caselli, is a comprehensive book and card set designed for those new to tarot. The deck, based on the Rider-Waite® system, features uncluttered, watercolor artwork that enhances understanding and connection. The 78-card deck is complemented by a 192-page illustrated guidebook, which covers the Minor and Major Arcana, layouts, and provides detailed interpretations for the complete deck.
User Experience and Quality
Users have appreciated the deck for its clarity, modern imagery reflecting diversity, and the direct keywords printed on the cards. The deck’s gold glitter gilt edges and the quality of the card stock make it a favorite for beginners and experienced readers. However, some users have reported manufacturing inconsistencies with the cutting of the cards in the latest version of the deck.
Practicality and Learning Tool
The deck is highly regarded as an effective learning tool for beginners, with its clear imagery and straightforward approach. It is also appreciated for readings and as a reference for more experienced tarot enthusiasts. The guidebook provides comprehensive coverage of tarot basics, making it an invaluable resource for learners.
About the Author and Illustrator
Juliet Sharman-Burke is a noted tarot expert and analytic psychotherapist, with extensive experience in teaching tarot. Giovanni Caselli is a renowned illustrator, recognized for his work on classical literature, art, and myths, including tarot cards. Their collaboration brings a blend of insightful knowledge and artistic mastery to this deck.
- 78-card deck with clear, watercolor illustrations
- 192-page detailed guidebook for beginners
- Gold glitter gilt edges and quality card stock
- Suitable for both learning and practicing tarot readings
- Authored by Juliet Sharman-Burke and illustrated by Giovanni Caselli