Deviant Moon Tarot

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Deviant Moon Tarot

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The Deviant Moon Tarot has surreal, very unique, and sometimes disturbing moonlit artwork. It’s inspired by (and incorporates) images of cemetaries and mental asylums, and designed to illuminate deeper parts of the subsconscious. The talented illustrator is also a tarot student, and the deck is the result of three years of artistic work.

Artistically, the cards are incredibly strong and equally consistent from the Fool all the way through to the King of Pentacles. They are dark on the surface and underneath; photographs from cemeteries and tombstones have been morphed and twisted into other elements of the cards: clothing trim, headgear and shoes. The backgrounds are urban and industrial, scenes are often set outdoors but there is little natural environment; the moon rises over smokestacks, dull and dirty skies, fortified buildings – all created from photographs of a mental asylum. The figures in the cards are non-human, with layered faces and moon-like masks, wide staring eyes, bird-like feet and often elongated bodies. Despite the lack of regular human facial expressions and body language, the figures are remarkably expressive.

Deck Details

Name: Deviant Moon Tarot
Creators: Patrick Valenza
Publisher: US Games 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56

Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page
The Fool is numbered 0
Strength is numbered 8
Justice is numbered 11

Card Size: 2.75 x 5.13 in. = 6.99cm x 13.02cm

Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Brown leather look with white crescent moons and circles.

Companion Material: 48-page little white booklet in English.

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