Happy Tarot – Tarot deck card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm
by Serena Ficca (Author)
Happiness can change the world. With its bold colors and absolutely fresh art style, this deck makes NOW the perfect moment for exploring your very own spirit of happiness. Featuring a plethora of honest smiles, sunshine, and optimistic characters, Happy Tarot is destined to change your life for the better.
Dimensions 66 x 120 x 31mm | 240g
Publication date 31 May 2015
Publisher Lo Scarabeo
Publication City/Country Torino, Italy
Happy Tarot – Tarot deck card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.
An Amazon customer review:
5.0 out of 5 stars By Neko-san TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 4, 2015
RWS Tarot meets candy land
Happy Tarot by Serena Ficca is a lighthearted tarot that replaces the people in the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS) Tarot with children. The artwork is cartoonish even Chibi-like, and the scenery get a lighthearted treatment similar to the candy themed world from candy land or Sugar Rush from Wreaked Ralph.
These cards are the standard LoScarabeo size. The back of these cards are reversible, showing images of cotton candy clouds covered with lollypops, strawberries and … candy in a moonlighted night sky. The front of the cards have a thin border colored cream with a small symbol on top and bottom.
The Major Arcana are labeled with roman numbers (starting at 0) at the top and bottom. These cards match the imagery of the RWS tarot. Alterations to the imagery have been incorporated to follow the candy land theme and can be observed best through out the Major Arcana. For example: The Fool is walking of a cliff, but the cliff is a giant cup cake sprinkled with candy and Death is riding a wooden horse. Happy Tarot includes the symbols from the RWS tarot, but these less obvious such as the infinity symbol on The Magician hat.
The Minor Arcana are labeled with a suit symbols at the top and a number or a court symbol at the bottom. The four suits illustrated in this deck are: ice cream filled cups, cookie like pentacles, candy canes and wooden swords. Just like in the RWS tarot, these correspond to the elements of Water, Earth, Fire and Air. The pips cards are numbered 1 to 10 at the bottom and the court cards are labeled with one of four symbols: King Crown, Queen Crown, Wooden Horse Head and Magic Wand. These correspond to the King, Queen, Knight and Page.
This deck comes in a fitting box with a litle white book (LWB). The LWB is the most disappointing part of this deck. It is written in English, Italian, Spanish, French and German. There is information on how to use the cards and a divination meaning for each card. The meaning is always made a bit “happier” with the last sentence. For Example: Death, “You can find happiness by accepting endings as inevitable”; The Devil, “You can find happiness by breaking the chains that bind you”; and The Tower, “You can find happiness in releasing what is not longer needed”. Ok?!
Over all, I love this tarot lightheartedness a lot. It is basically a fun remake of the the RWS tarot and that is not a bad thing. Recommended for many collectors.
Goodreads review and rating:
The Happy Tarot by Serena Ficca
3.67 · Rating Details · 3 Ratings · 1 Review