The Wheel of Change Tarot by Alexandra Genetti: A card-by-card feature by Tarot Zamm.
The vivid, detailed watercolours of this 79-card deck and book set celebrate the scope of human experience in images from cultures around the world. Ten years in the making, The Wheel of Change Tarot turns the art of Tarot into a means of bringing greater richness and meaning to everyday life.
In brilliant, detailed watercolours, Alexandra Genetti captures the scope of human existence, as her images from cultures around the world combine to make a deck full of archetypes for a new millennium.
By remaining true to the traditional structure of the Tarot but infusing it with layers of pattern and meaning drawn equally from the natural world, Goddess-centered beliefs, traditional religions, and contemporary culture, The Wheel of Change Tarot transcends any single belief system. It triggers a realisation of the deeply interconnected nature of all things and of the eternal cycle of transformation, of change, that is the only constant in the world.
The Wheel of Change Tarot includes many new spreads for doing sophisticated readings, a solitaire game designed to help beginners familiarize themselves with the Tarot, and guides to astrology and symbolism that will help readers develop their own philosophical system.
Here’s the author’s website – Alexandra Genetti
About the Author
Alexandra Genetti, besides creating the Wheel of Change Tarot, Jumbledance Tarot and related projects, she is a master fabric artist, doing fine detailed embroidery and crazy quilting as well as creating clothing, baby blankets, embroidered handbags and other handwork items. She also teaches grade 6 and 7 Astronomy in Waldorf schools and has created a curriculum for the class. She lives on 120 acres in Sonoma County, CA with her husband Ken and 2 cats.
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Destiny Books (October 1, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
A. Ybert – September 1, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars – love these cards!
I am a certified professional tarot reader, and I use these cards in my practice, regularly. They are one of my favourite decks. The artwork is astounding! There is so much detail in each card, that you have to look at it for a while to take it all in. At first, it was overwhelming, but when I started to use them in readings, I realized how specific they can be for answers.
My clients love the cards. There is such a variety of different cultures represented, that provides so much more material to add to a reading. I love that she chose to join together and unify all cultures/people. Yes, the card stock quality is poor, due to the publisher, but I don’t love them any less.
I looked at the book a little, and it seemed like she put a lot of time and passion into the writing of it, in addition to the already mentioned artwork of the deck. Give this deck a chance, and I guarantee it will grow on you. Btw, this is the only deck that I have, in which I love every single card, and my favourite is the Death card!