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Stunning deck by Ciro Marchetti and a really helpful book by Josephine Ellershaw
on 9 May 2017
The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti is my favourite and I bought my first deck of it back in 2006. The graphics on each card really are beautiful and having seen others that are digitally produced, I've found many flat and just lacking something but not these. They're alive and convey so much and even after 11 years they don't disappoint.
Size-wise they are not the large cards so easier to hold and shuffle and the card quality is good - my first set still has no corner separation after a lot of use.
The book that comes with this particular deck by Josephine Ellershaw, offers different interpretations to the book with the original deck when it was launched. I really liked that original book and although small(ish), it helped me develop and tune into the cards so I was expecting Ms Ellershaw's book to be quite similar but it's not! and her interpretions are wonderful, with a lot more to offer and inspire. I really started to expand my own interpretations after working with this book and can only sing its praises for being so helpful and insightful.
In 2006 I was a complete novice to the tarot and this deck was my first learning tool so for beginners I can highly recommend it and for experienced tarot readers I would recommend too because there is always something new to learn and this deck keeps giving, guiding and inspiring.
This is a lovely marriage of cards and book through someone who has obviously taken the time to work with each card and whose written guidance feels true.