Untold Tarot presents historic styles of reading little known in the modern era. It teaches traditional ways of reading used for pre-twentieth-century decks, drawing upon older cartomantic arts such as blending and pairing cards, reading lines, and following "line of sight" to piece together untold stories according to the direction in which the characters are facing. The book also includes a selection of card spreads drawn from traditional French and Italian sources, plus methods of reading cards based on the author's own extensive research.
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.
- 78 card measures 2 3/4" X 4 3/4"
- No Plastic Shrink Wrap
- Creator Oli Starfrosting
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.