With a turn of the wheel and a spin of the cog, the oracular machinery lumbers into action. The curtains slowly draw back; the time has come to reveal your destiny. One hundred and fifty years ago, optimistic scientists felt that with gears powered by steam there wasn’t anything the prim and proper Victorians couldn’t accomplish. Quaint, yet astoundingly futuristic, this aesthetic is called steampunk.
Created by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore and brilliantly brought to life by artist Aly Fell, this steampunk tarot deck offers a glimpse of the future through a lens to the past. Retooling the gears of the Rider-Waite tradition, each card's intricate artwork depicts a scintillating fusion of man and machine, nature and technology, science and alchemy, romance and fashion. The included manual offers tips, original spreads, and guidance in card interpretation.
Praise for The Steampunk Tarot
"An electric marriage of favorite geeky things, this deck is the perfect formula."
— Geek Mom Blog on Wired.com
The gears and mechanics combined with the Victorian styles are timeless, both ancient and ultramodern, giving access to past, present, and future. The breathtaking deck reflects society’s current concerns and struggles, giving new vantage points to see various issues. The book explores the symbolism and meaning of each card and shares how to give readings; it includes Barbara’s "not-so-secret reading technique" and shares five spreads. Whether you love the decks retro-tech style or the insightful potential of its symbolism, this is a deck you’ll use again and again.
Boxed set includes 78 card deck and a 312 page paperback book by Moore.
Boxed set measures 5-3/8" wide x 8-1/4" long x 2-3/8" high.
Card stack measures 2-3/4" wide x 4-5/8" long x 1" high.