Herbal Tarot

[Sun] [2 of Wands] The Herbal Tarot combines the symbolic healing properties of herbs with the tarot. The deck was drawn by artist Candice Cantin under the direction of herbalist Michael Tierra. According to the creators, "the Herbal Tarot is a tool for studying the psycho-physical energy of herbs. It follows the general assignments of the Rider-Waite deck, but each card is assigned an individual medicinal herb based upon intuition, astrological and energetic values." For example, ginseng is assigned to the Fool and Chamomile to the Ace of Swords. The familiar name of the herb is written at the top of each card and the tarot name at the bottom. There is a separate companion book for this deck called The Spirit of Herbs: A Guide to the Herbal Tarot.

Deck
Number of
Cards
Size Copyright Card Back Design
78

22 major
56 minor

2 3/4"
x
4 3/4"
1989 [back design]
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Companion Book
Title Author Size Number of
Pages
Copyright Cover
The Spirit
of Herbs:
A Guide to
the Herbal
Tarot
Michael
Tierra
andCantin
4 5/8"
x
7"
222 1993 [cover]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): picture scenes incorporating assigned herb

Also Included: instruction booklet, title card, inspiration card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, High Priest,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Medicine Wheel, Justice,
Suspended Person, Death, Temperance, Pan, Tower, Star, Moon,
Sun, Judgment, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website
Review - Taetia Zysshe website

SAMPLE CARD IMAGES:

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

Reference - The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 3 by Stuart Kaplan, pgs 587, 592-593.

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