Gill Tarot Deck Cards – 31 Dec 1990
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The pictures of both the Major and Minor Arcana are very beautiful and colorful. The backs contain a Tree of Life and the symbols for it. A great deal of the symbolism that inspired these cards comes directly from classical religious literature. The one thing I didn't like about the backs is that the Tree of Life background makes it obvious when reversed cards are dealt. But, since Elizabeth Gill recommends not using reversed meanings with her deck, maybe that's not such a bad thing after all.
The cards are a strange oversize, a little wider than quite a few of the other deck in my small collection. There's a small white border around the art, and names on all the cards. But I found the width easy to use, and the cards seemed to have good stiffness, without being too hard or inflexible.
The Major Arcana are enough like the standard Rider/Waite Tarot to be understandable to even a novice, but have enough symbolism to enchant the most dedicated readers. But it is the Minor Arana that stopped most of my questions from younger subjects. All of the Minor Arcana have a single word written on them to provide a basic meaning for that card. Although some may find this limiting, simple readings do not have to be an in depth look at the soul - just answers to simple questions. And the same level of symbolism is on all of the Minor Arcana - so if you want to "wing it" you can.
The small included 24 page booklet gives you the basics of these cards as well as a sample layout - and it's not a Celtic Cross either! It's a simplified "Tree of Life" layout that can add a great deal of richness and depth to a standard reading.
I find myself being drawn back to this deck over and over again from the ones I own. A good second deck for beginners, and experienced readers will find new meanings in Gill's cards. If you haven't seen it, it has one of my highest recommendations.
My mother has taught me countless lessons in life. Her thoughts are profound, yes she doesn't claim to know all the answers, and rarely rates her own opinion. She is humourous and warm, yet sparklingly intelligent.
My mother wrote the tarot while I was a young child. I vaguely remember her doing so. I have learnt a lot from my mother, and I have a lot more to learn from her work. She has drawn from many sources, when writing her work. She has a poignant understanding of humanity, she heavily draws on Jungian Psychology, and Platonic archetypes.
What I am illiterately attempting to say is that this book, coming from such a wise and fine mind is condensed genius for me, personally. I wouldnt like to guess at what an audience will think of it, it's hard to be ambiguous on this particular subject, but read it, if you will... and maybe you can feel what kind of woman she is.