Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck by Mary Hanson-Roberts
Tarot Cards: Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck by Mary Hanson-Roberts
Title: Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck
Author: Mary Hanson-Roberts
Format: Tarot Deck - 78 Cards
Published: by US Games 1985
The Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck by Mary Hanson-Roberts is the deck I learnt to read with.. it's an easy to understand one for beginners and has positive, slightly medieval artwork that was originally drawn in coloured pencil. Some of the humans look a little odd, but it grows on you.
"The Hanson-Robert Tarot Deck is great for the novice and seasoned readers alike, and is perfect for readings where the questioner is new to the Tarot. Beautiful illustrated colored pencil art work by Mary Hanson-Roberts, based on the Rider-Waite deck. The artwork is slightly medieval but softer looking and still keeping with the imagery. The use of the colored pencil and printed on high quality plastic coated card stock provides a deck that is durable with colors that are vivid.
The Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck by Mary Hanson-Roberts comes in a deck set of 78 cards and a well written book. The cards are the size of regular playing cards which makes it easier to work with and handle. The back of the card is Turquoise with a fancy yellow and pink scrollwork. One feature that this deck has is that the titles of each card are printed at the bottom in five languages. The English is centered, surrounded by German, Italian, French and Spanish titles for each card. This means that most people will be able to use them with out having to translate to whatever language you are the most comfortable with.
The numbers and titles follow the Rider-Waite standard form, although Strength is 8 and Justice is 11. The minor cards are traditional suits of Cup, Rods (instead of Wands), Swords, and Pentacles. The court cards are still King, Queen, Knight and Page. The Pages look like girls at times, it may be to help with the male-female balance in the Courts.
There are two companion books available for these cards. Tarot Unveiled: the Method to its Magic by Laura Clarson and illustrated with Hanson-Roberts deck which details an easy to comprehend basic system for Tarot interpretation. And the deck set has its own.
The most stunning aspect of the deck is the startling humanity expressed in the portrayal of each of the characters. Their eyes sparkle with life, unlike so many decks whose characters can resemble the same person but with just different hair. The people in this deck all have a distinctiveness and depth.
For the querent who is likely to be unaccustomed to handling the larger than standard size finds this deck much easier to shuffle prior to a reading. It is the one deck I use most often when doing readings, for I find it friendly and accurate. It is a pretty deck with medieval flavor, which the client finds comfortable. Its size makes it easy for handling as well as portability. I would recommend this one for your collection of Tarot decks". - Sally Ann is a Professional Tarot Reader and Clairvoyant, who has been doing readings for the past 20 years.