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Talisman Tarot

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$63.00

In the stunning Talisman Tarot, creator Oli Starfrosting strips the trumps down to a few simple lines and colors. This allows the power and magic of these potent patterns to be apprehended in their purest forms and frees them from external references. The Pip's take their ques from the cartomatic tradition. Swords & wands are figured in indigo, the cups & coins in ruby red. The court cards subtly comport themselves according to their station and style.

The planographic printmaking process that Starfrosting employed in creating the original monoprints gives this deck a marvelous artistic unity and enhances correspondences that emerge when laying out the cards.

Available as a deck alone or with the the Amor Fati companion 36 page book.

The deck is printed in the U.S. and features premium 410 gsm silk card stock, velvety matte coating, and a durable, gorgeous post-consumer recycled silk-cover box. The card backs and box design radiate the beauty of azure and gold lokta paper. Like other artisanal decks no plastic is used in the packaging and the deck arrives without shrink wrap.

 

Specs
  • 78 card measures  2 3/4" X 4 3/4"
  • No Plastic Shrink Wrap
  • Creator Oli Starfrosting
Book

The Amor Fati book is an instructional treatise on divination, both a guide to divination with the Talisman Tarot (with applicability to Tarot de Marseille decks more generally) & a map to exploring divination as an embodiment of the principle of amor fati, or love of fate, loving what is unfolding, becoming worthy of what happens.

If you've been stymied by TdM decks or left cold by overly-rigid systems, Amor Fati will ignite a slow-burning fire in your heart for the power of this style of reading. Want to learn most how to do the most deeply rhythmic, lucid, stunningly & stingingly accurate readings, how to use Tarot as a tool for greater trust & manifest delight? Treat yourself or a pal to the Amor Fati book. Printed with stellar quality, bound with a magic-drenched cover and gorgeous hand-feel pages: a talismanic text to treasure.

 

Customer Reviews

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Laura Kurszewski
Wonderful Deck!

This deck is absolutely gorgeous. Excellent card stock. Beautiful imagery. Very pleased with my purchase.

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Brad Gadberry
Dynamic and Appealing

I’m enjoying getting to know the Talisman Tarot from TarotArts.

The box describes the deck as a “Monoprint tarot inspired by Magic, Cartomancy, & the Tarot de Marseilles.” I am not crazy about tuck boxes (who is?), but this is one of the nicest, maybe the nicest, I have handled: sturdy, pretty, and wonderfully tactile. I was offered a free matching velvet bag as well.

The images have a primitive (in the best sense), cave-drawing-like feel. I find this very appealing. What’s happening in the card doesn’t immediately present itself. You have to look at the card for a while and let the image emerge. For me, the effect of this is that studying and working with the cards is a more dynamic process than with obvious representational imagery.

In the suits, the creator (Oli Starfrosting) used a cool, predominately blue palette for the “hard” or “active” suits, and a hotter, predominately red palette for the “soft” or “passive” suits. This struck me as backwards or at least counter-intuitive at first, but now that I have spent some time with the deck, it feels right. These palette choices somehow “calibrate” the deck, dialing up the energy for the low-energy suits and dialing it down for the high-energy suits.

I find the court cards an especially strong aspect of the deck. With more traditional decks, we derive the energy of the card predominantly from the rank and suit. Here the imagery is also strongly comminicating a certain energy. Also, I’m finding it easier to bring out and ponder a shadow side to the court figures.

For whatever reason, the orientation (i.e. whether the figure faces left or right) is reversed from the TdM standard for most but not all of the court cards:

Page of Coins
Queen of Coins
King of Coins
Knight of Swords
Queen of Swords
King of Swords
Page of Wands
Knight of Wands
Page of Cups
Knight of Cups
Queen of Cups
King of Cups

I have yet to figure out if there is any system or layer of meaning to these choices on how to orient the figures.

I’m sensing that a main value of this deck is that I will be able to apply what I know, what I have worked out, for TdM as a whole, but also be able to think about the imagery in a freer, more intuitive way. Hope so.

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Phyllis
Lovely Deck

This is a lovely deck I look forward to getting to know. I did get the booklet along with the cards and enjoyed reading the authors incite into his deck and tarot reading. Beautiful quality.

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Cynthia Tedesco Tedesco
Talisman Tarot

Gorgeous tarot: 'pip' style but manages to be a 'conversation for reading...'

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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Laura Kurszewski
Wonderful Deck!

This deck is absolutely gorgeous. Excellent card stock. Beautiful imagery. Very pleased with my purchase.

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Brad Gadberry
Dynamic and Appealing

I’m enjoying getting to know the Talisman Tarot from TarotArts.

The box describes the deck as a “Monoprint tarot inspired by Magic, Cartomancy, & the Tarot de Marseilles.” I am not crazy about tuck boxes (who is?), but this is one of the nicest, maybe the nicest, I have handled: sturdy, pretty, and wonderfully tactile. I was offered a free matching velvet bag as well.

The images have a primitive (in the best sense), cave-drawing-like feel. I find this very appealing. What’s happening in the card doesn’t immediately present itself. You have to look at the card for a while and let the image emerge. For me, the effect of this is that studying and working with the cards is a more dynamic process than with obvious representational imagery.

In the suits, the creator (Oli Starfrosting) used a cool, predominately blue palette for the “hard” or “active” suits, and a hotter, predominately red palette for the “soft” or “passive” suits. This struck me as backwards or at least counter-intuitive at first, but now that I have spent some time with the deck, it feels right. These palette choices somehow “calibrate” the deck, dialing up the energy for the low-energy suits and dialing it down for the high-energy suits.

I find the court cards an especially strong aspect of the deck. With more traditional decks, we derive the energy of the card predominantly from the rank and suit. Here the imagery is also strongly comminicating a certain energy. Also, I’m finding it easier to bring out and ponder a shadow side to the court figures.

For whatever reason, the orientation (i.e. whether the figure faces left or right) is reversed from the TdM standard for most but not all of the court cards:

Page of Coins
Queen of Coins
King of Coins
Knight of Swords
Queen of Swords
King of Swords
Page of Wands
Knight of Wands
Page of Cups
Knight of Cups
Queen of Cups
King of Cups

I have yet to figure out if there is any system or layer of meaning to these choices on how to orient the figures.

I’m sensing that a main value of this deck is that I will be able to apply what I know, what I have worked out, for TdM as a whole, but also be able to think about the imagery in a freer, more intuitive way. Hope so.

P
Phyllis
Lovely Deck

This is a lovely deck I look forward to getting to know. I did get the booklet along with the cards and enjoyed reading the authors incite into his deck and tarot reading. Beautiful quality.

C
Cynthia Tedesco Tedesco
Talisman Tarot

Gorgeous tarot: 'pip' style but manages to be a 'conversation for reading...'