Design and Artwork
The Universal Waite® Tarot Deck/Book Set features the iconic drawings of Pamela Colman Smith, re-colored with the artistry of Mary Hanson-Roberts. This thoughtful enhancement brings a new clarity and vibrancy to the original Rider-Waite artwork, making the symbolism more accessible and engaging for both newcomers and seasoned tarot readers. The serene color palette also renders the deck suitable for meditation as well as divination.
Symbolism and Themes
Retaining the rich symbolism of the Rider-Waite tarot, this deck offers a fresh perspective on traditional tarot imagery. Hanson-Roberts’ coloring adds depth and subtlety to the original meanings, allowing for a deeper understanding and connection with each card’s symbolism.
This set is not just a tarot deck but a comprehensive tool for tarot enthusiasts. It includes the 78-card Universal Waite Tarot deck, a spread sheet for layout guidance, and the “Pictorial Key to the Tarot” by Arthur Edward Waite. The book covers various aspects of tarot, including symbolism, divination methods, and detailed interpretations of the Greater Arcana, making it an invaluable resource for tarot study.
About the Artists
Pamela Colman Smith’s timeless tarot illustrations are brought to new life by Mary Hanson-Roberts’ coloring. Hanson-Roberts is also known for her own tarot deck, the Hanson-Roberts Tarot, showcasing her talent for enhancing traditional tarot imagery with her distinct style and color palette. Their combined efforts in the Universal Waite Tarot Deck create a harmonious blend of classic and contemporary tarot art.
- Re-colored artwork by Mary Hanson-Roberts
- Deepens understanding of the Rider-Waite symbolism
- Included spread sheet for guidance on layouts
- Comprehensive guidebook by Arthur Edward Waite
- Ideal for both meditation and divination
- Perfect for all levels of tarot enthusiasts