MARGARETE PETERSON TAROT REVIEW
These cards come part of 2002’s German edition Margarete Petersen Tarot that is now available as the English edition. The 78 cards feature an unsettling dark border around the beautiful and hauntingly stunning artwork.
Margarete Petersen is a Berlin artist who has been to Bavaria in Bavaria and Switzerland. Her first painting began Tarot decks (and Tarot based images) in 1979. The art she created for the deck is extremely and abstract … frequently not based on traditional symbols or imagery. The trick to reading the cards is to step back … in order to make space between yourself and the card … as well as let images to appear to you. The longer you sit with these cards, the greater number of pictures you’ll be able to be able to see.
MARGARETE PETERSON TAROT CARD DETAILS
The 78-card deck as well as the associated LWB (Little White Book) are packaged in a sturdy , durable box with an opening top that lifts off. The box is lightgray with an elegant gold printing. The center of The Fool The Fool card The Fool in printed on the top of the box in the form of a circular vignette with an edge of silver on the right side and an gold border on the left-hand side.
In her introduction, Luisa Francia describes the drafts of early versions Petersen’s cards , which came into her possession and how they differed from those of the final deck. For those who are following the making of any deck might be aware that, often, our personal preferences don’t always match those that make the final selection! The author also makes an important point by pointing out that Peterson is very skilled in working with subtle energy and is capable of describing the interaction between matter and energy. Together with Petersen as well as Petersen’s sister, Elizabeth, Francia undertook her first Tarot explorations and trance travels. There’s also an interesting tale here regarding the creation of a mask inspired by the Tarot card … that brings my mind to my favorite card, the Fool in Ciro Marchetti’s “Tarot of Dreams”. Her idea about”the “Margaret Petersen Tarot” is that Petersen goes beyond the simple options to ones that have more depth.
in her intro, Petersen states that she feels extremely “at at home” in the realms of fairy tales and myths. Her first encounter with Tarot in 1979 was a turning point. Tarot in 1979 opened an area of life that was closed in her youth. She was moved by the symbolism encoded by the cards that comprise the Tarot. Starting with the images of the Waite-Smith Tarot she began to search for more images and different levels of significance.
They are displayed with no scans and also without any keywords or meanings. The essence that the card contains is explained by way of a poetic interpretation of the Major Arcana, which is believed to connect us with stories and myths. These Court Cards can be shown to speak for themselves as well as their connection to family members of other families, and also as a representation of their place in the “social web” of our lives. These Pips (numbered cards) represent our reactions and actions in the physical world. Each component is explained by how it manifests physically and the Mental-Psychic level, and the Relationship Level. The boundaries are also explained that each number symbolizes. The final section of the book is a brief … two-page … portion about studying the Tarot. The spreads are not provided.
They are made of high-end and are made of card stock that has matte finishes. The backs feature an swirling pattern that is orange-based, which means they can’t be distinguished in reversed or upright position. The fronts of the cards have a gray-ish border with the card’s Title on the bottom, and the card’s number written in Roman Numerals, across the top (for the Majors), Title and Suit (for the Court Cards) or Number (in text) and Suit (for the Pips) in dark gray at the lower part and bottom of the card.
Some of the Major Arcana have been retitled: The Magician/Magic, The Charioteer/Chariotess, The Hermit/The Crone, The Hanged Man/Trial, Temperance/Mediatrix, and Judgment/Renewal. The Court Cards are Mother, Father, Daughter, and Son. The suits include Flames and Cups, as well as Feathers, Feathers, Cups and Coins.