TAROT OF THE DIVINE REVIEW
The deck contains a card that shows a story or individual story from around the world. However, unlike many decks with this theme, the Tarot is the Divine takes the phrase “around the world” very seriously. Although I recognize many numbers on these cards, they only make up a small portion of the deck. The majority of cards are from stories and societies that I have never heard of. This deck includes numbers from Lakota and Akan, Koreans, Maori, Yorubas, Persians, Romanians, Gunwinggu, and many other countries.
A little friend publication features the deck. It gives analysis and the beginning of each story. The LWB doesn’t contain the stories; you will need to buy Yoshitani’s Beneath Moon. This is an independent publication that includes a retelling and 78 myths.
Fortunetellers enjoy chatting about the Tarot’s universality and human nature. Yoshitani took that message to heart and sought out the styles in folklore as well as mythology from people all around the globe to bring the Tarot to life in a brand new way. Yoshitani is the first deck to make me feel like it has achieved something new.
TAROT OF THE DIVINE CARD DETAILS
The Fool (The Little Mermaid), Danish; The High Priestess, Scheherazade (Anansi), Akan); Justice (Amhaeng Eosa), Korean); Temperance (Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara), Buddhist); and also the World, Hinemoa as Tutanekai (Maori). Both of Cups, Enkidu and Gilgamesh (Sumerian), Three of Cups, Apsara, Hindu, Seven of Cups, Aladdin, Arabic. The Four of Coins are Condor’s Wife (Aymara), Six of Coins are (The Woman Who Was Kind To Insects), and Seven of Coins are (Nanahuatzin (Zatec). However, the Kings are non-human numbers. Yoshitani keeps Tarot tradition by keeping the initial names of the cards.