Margarete Petersen is a tarot deck that is also popularly known as Tarot von Margarete Petersen.
Perhaps the most significant characteristic of this deck is its powerful graphics. It offers a more abstract portrayal of the symbols, with forceful and powerful illustrations that convey strong and convincing messages to its readers. The deck can be described as surreal and dreamy. The appeal of each tarot deck; from the original release to the consequent versions consistently looks haunting and bizarre.
The Margarete Petersen tarot cards were initially published as tarot postcards. The deck, published in 2002 in Germany, is made up of 78 cards, consisting of 22 cards for the Major Arcana and 56 cards for the Minor Arcana.
Deviations from the Traditional Tarot Deck
The following are the suits under the Margarete Petersen deck:
Feather for Swords/Air
Flames for Wands/Fire
Chalices for Cups/Water
Coins for Pentacles/Earth
The court cards are as follows:
Deviations in the Major Arcana:
The Crone (Die Alte)
The Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Life (Rad des Lebens)
The Hanged Man
The Ordeal (Die Prüfung)
The Border Crosser (Die Grenzgängerin)
Card Size: 14.5 x 9.8 cm (5.7 x 3.8")
Deck Size: 14.5 x 9.8 x 3 cm (5.7 x 3.8 x 1.2")
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Includes 78 Cards and a Comprehensive Instruction Booklet
Are the cards in English?
Yes. All the cards are in English, as is the instruction booklet that accompanies the cards.
Fast arrival for such a long trip. Cards and card box arrived in excellent condition. The cards themselves are great! Really pushing my intuitive chops.
Teresa Widdowson08 Aug 2017, 05:03
I really like these cards. They seem for me personally to give me more depth and insight than other decks that I have used.