Lo Scarabeo is celebrating 30 years with this limited numbered edition of 1,987 copies to honor the year they were founded in Italy. The gorgeous, colorful artwork is by Fabio Listrani, artist of the Night Sun Tarot.
LS says this limited edition is printed on the highest quality paper. It is, indeed, a thicker card stock, but it's also glossier than their standard decks.
At first glance, I like how the suit colors are similar to the Albano-Waite Tarot's coloration system.
It is the RWS-style deck I read with the most and prefer to most RWS. So the suits in this familiar color palette work very well for me.
I also LOVE how the 10 of each suit is a painting of a butterfly or moth showing the culmination and completion of each level! I still need to read with it to give it a better overview, but my first impressions are very positive.
Update 11/17: I also purchased the standard edition of this deck to use for readings. As far as I can tell, it's exactly the same card stock!
My initial impressions have stayed with me. It's really a beautiful deck! It was a joy to read with at my friends' Dia de Los Muertos celebration. Many of my sitters complimented the artwork on this deck.
I notice that the skeletons in the deck are great subjects for reflection, as they can represent literally anyone—we're all bones at our core!
Coffin box: 7" x 4" (178mm x 102mm)
Deck: 4.75" x 2.75" (120mm x 70mm)
Book: 4.75" x 2.75" (120mm x 70mm) 128 pages on glossy paper with a few of the cards in color. English (pg. 5-54), Italian (55-68), French (69-82), Spanish (83-94), Portuguese (95-106), Russian (107-118) and Chinese (119-128).
Here are the photos of the cards.
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a tarot reader and deck creator who enjoys studying the stars and using astrology in her readings. She was born under a Sagittarius Sun with Libra Rising and Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her approach to tarot, creativity, and divination. Music, dancing, poetry, and lemon balm tea are her current well-being aids.
She's a Portuguese-American who loves to travel and connect with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante, who perpetually reminds them to laugh and play and take walks in nature, whether rain or shine.
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