Cosmic Tarot Deck Review
Cosmic Tarot is an extraordinary beautiful deck that will definitely impress everyone. Detailed drawings on the cards are the first thing that grabs the eye. The images are made with ink, fine lines and painted with delicate colors.
The Cosmic Tarot deck was created by the German artist Norbert Lösche in 1986. The cards are largely in line with the Rider-Waite Tarot, but there is also significant influence from Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn system.
All Arcana contain original drawings with a plenty of tiny details that are interesting to understand. Norbert Lösche has mixed modern stuff, retro style and orientalism. With this eclecticism, you can feel the style of the 80s - the time when the deck was created.
Major Arcana cards have their own features. The Fool in a motley coat dances on the edge of a cliff. The Magician's face is shown in close-up with a shining gaze directed to the past and the future. The High Priestess looks directly at you with her deep eyes. The Hierophant's gaze is directed to the side and is like a sliver of light. The Hermit is more like an oriental yogi. And the Wheel of Fortune card is filled with a variety of signs and symbols.
In the images of the court cards, you can guess the movie stars of the Golden age of Hollywood. They are Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Rita Hayworth, Humphrey Bogart's duet with Lauren Bacall. These cards resemble colored black-and-white photos from the beginning of the last century. Kings, Queens, princes and princesses. Each of these cards is associated with a specific zodiac sign - if you look closely, these astrological symbols can be found on the card.
People's faces on the cards look quite realistic. While fortunetelling, many note the similarity between the characters on the cards and real people they know.
The Minor Arcana also have a number of differences from the classic Ryder-Waite images. Their meanings are more like the Tarot of Thoth. Here you can also see zodiac signs that explicit indication of linkages with the concept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
The Cosmic Tarot deck is released by the Swiss publishing house AGM Urania. The cards are of excellent quality, printed on heavy paper. The set includes a small book with a brief description of the cards. There is a companion book "The Cosmic Tarot book" with a detailed interpretation of Arcana on three levels - cosmic, social and individual. You can also buy the book "Cosmic Tarot Secrets" by Carmen Bisiker.
Cosmic Tarot is an original and distinctive deck that provides many opportunities for intuitive interpretation of cards. It will be a great decoration for your collection and expand your experience with the world of Tarot.