Barbara Walker Tarot

[Magician] [10 of Cups] Barbara Walker's interest in the tarot grew out of her study of medieval heresies and Goddess worship in Europe. The Barbara Walker Tarot reflects her knowledge of religious symbols, pagan rites and the power of the feminine. The dominant colors are yellow, white, red and black - the last three being the colors of the original feminine trinity: Virgin, Mother and Crone. The Court card figures are deities from diverse cultures. Each numbered minor arcana card is assigned a keyword meaning that is printed at the top. These keywords and the card titles are given in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The Barbara Walker Tarot is described more fully in The Secrets of the Tarot: Origins, History, and Symbolism also by Walker.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 3/8" x 4" 1986 [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): story scenes and symbolic images

Also Included: instruction booklet, title card, author card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, Papess, Empress, Emperor, Pope,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice,
Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, House of God, Star, Moon,
Sun, Judgment, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Prince (Knight), Princess (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website


[Queen of Swords] [Ace of Cups] [6 of Pentacles]

Reference - The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 3 by Stuart Kaplan, pgs 646, 648-649.


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