Sacred Rose Tarot Deck

[Empress] [2 of Swords] The theme of the Sacred Rose Tarot is the rose as a "symbol of Western consciousness, similar to the lotus in the East." On the back of the cards are five roses: red, white, blue, gold and starry purple. The artist Johanna Sherman drew inspiration for this deck from Byzantine icons and medieval stained glass windows. Most cards show a prominent figure facing forward in a lush, natural setting. The idea for the Sacred Rose Tarot began in 1977 when Sherman's illustrated business card arrived at the offices of U. S. Games, sparking an interest in her artwork. A limited, signed edition of 1000 sets with gold edges was published in 1981. The current edition was first issued in 1982. There is a separate companion book for this deck called Guide to the Sacred Rose Tarot.

Deck
Number of
Cards
Card
Size
Copyright Card Back Design
78

22 major
56 minor

2 3/4"
x
4 3/4"
1982 SR78 sale
$14.40 (US)
[back design]
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Companion Book
Title Author Size Number of
Pages
Copyright Cover
Guide to the
Sacred Rose
Tarot
Johanna
Garguilo-Sherman
4 5/8"
x
7"
212 1999 [cover]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): full scenes

Also Included: instruction booklet, title card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength (Card 11), Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice (Card 8),
Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, 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 of companion book - James Ricklef website
Review of deck - James Ricklef website
Review - Taetia Zysshe website

SAMPLE CARD IMAGES:

[King of Wands] [Ace of Cups] [10 of Pentacles]

Reference - The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 3 by Stuart Kaplan, pgs 629, 632-633

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