by Kay Steventon and Brian Clark
I purchased this deck to use in expanding my knowledge of astrology.
It comes with a 47 page “little white book” that is absolutely packed with information. The artwork is colorful, though muted. Every card has a lot of symbolism included in the imagery to help you remember what is going on. There are tables at the beginning of both the Majors and Minors that give you at a glance what the cards entail. Example, for the Majors, each card has an elemental symbol, astrological ruler, astrological correspondence, and Hebrew letter. For the Minors, the astrological / harmonic mode, the traditional tarot placement (wands / fire, pentacles / earth) and the associated constellation, the decanate, and the ruler of the decan.
Underpinning the 78 cards of Celestial Tarot are the ancient traditions of astrology, astronomy, and mythology.
Major arcana are represented by the twelve zodiacal constellations & the ten planets of contemporary astrology with each minor suit representing one of the four astrological elements.
In the Minor arcana we encounter the extra-zodiacal constellations.
The court cards include the Princesses which personify a season while the Prince, Queen & King embody the mutable, fixed and cardinal signs of each element.
Easy-shuffling deck with enough information in the guide book to be useful for divination as well as serving as a direction to explore for further / deeper studies.
Celestial Tarot by Kay Steventon and Brian Clark