The Witches Tarot

[High Priest] [6 of Pentacles] The Witches Tarot was created by Ellen Cannon Reed to "express traditional ideas of tarot with ... traditional Qabalistic symbolism, in a way that would appeal to paganfolk and others." The images by artist Martin Cannon are bright with a luminous clarity. The people in the deck are usually beautiful and wear either no clothes, robes or other medieval-style dress. There are no borders on the cards. Each suit has a color theme: Wands = yellow, Cups = blue, Swords = Red and Pentacles = Green. All the court cards of a certain type (for example, all the kings) are similar. In Reed's system, court cards in readings do not have a specific meaning of their own: they modify the next card dealt. Reed has also written a book to go with this deck called The Witches Tarot (320 pages). In it, she discusses the meanings of the cards, the Qabalistic Tree of Life, pathworking and other ways to use the Witches Tarot.

Number of
Copyright Publisher Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 3/4"
4 1/2"
1989 Llewellyn [back design]
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Companion Book
Title Author Size Number of
Copyright Publisher Cover
The Witches
Ellen Cannon
5 1/4"
293 2001 Llewellyn [cover]
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Language of Card Titles: English

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

Also Included: instruction booklet

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, High Priest, Lovers,
Chariot, Strength, Seeker, Justice (Card 10), Wheel (Card 11),
Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Horned One, Tower, Stars, Moon,
Sun, Judgment, Universe

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

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

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website
Images - Aeclectic Tarot website
Review - Taetia Zysshe website


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