Rendered in the rich style of traditional Chinese artwork. The vibrant colors and clear messages of The Chinese Tarot Deck offer an aesthetic and accessible tarot experience. Jui Guoliang has created elegant ink and watercolor designs. With skillfully blend archetypal symbols of Ancient Chinese literature, legend, philosophy, and culture. The Major Arcana draws upon the benevolent wisdom and insight of inspirational figures such as Confucius, Kuan Yin and Chang Tao Ling, the Heavenly Master. The fully pictorial Minor Arcana are equally endowed with the lessons of Chinese history. The booklet by Stuart R Kaplan offers a description of each card’s symbolism, with both upright and reversed meanings.
One of the most beautiful Tarot decks I have ever seen. The visuals portray their own unique message and much is based on Chinese culture and heritage (a lot of flowers, trees, elders, and weapons). What I noticed is that the booklet, though gives cultural meanings for its trumps, does force the cards into the Rider-Waite message system which doesn’t work for this deck. The backs of the cards are a beautiful red and gold. The cards are slippery. I gave it 5 stars to validate the artist and his awesome artwork.
A truly unique card in this deck is Major XII Hanging Ghost comparable to Waite’s XII Hanged Man. Also of note is Major V Heavenly Master