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to be one of the best I’ve used. I connected previously with Alexandra Genetti’s art in the Artists Inner Vision Tarot. Alexandra’s art graces this deck, and she is also the author of the full-length and intricate book that accompanies it. In her book Alexandra says, “The goal of the Wheel of Change Tarot is to facilitate self-knowledge and sympathetic understanding of others and of the natural world of which we are a part.” This places her deck firmly in the realm of spirituality and personal growth, and as a tool for the development of these, rather than simply a divination tool. I found it to also be a very Pagan deck. The cards are resplendent with Pagan and Goddess-centric images and symbols and of course these are the images and symbols that speak most intimately to me. It is clear that Alexandra has given a great deal of consideration to the symbolism she has chosen for each card. For example: • • • • salamanders, fireworks, altar candles and an oil refinery in the fire suit (wands) drums, coins, grains and apples for the earth suit (disks) champagne glasses, a tea ceremony setting and paua shells for the suit of water (cups) sickles, garden tools and surgical instruments for the suit of air (swords).
The images are both traditional and contemporary. Many of the objects are commonplace, and used daily. I felt the use of contemporary symbols encouraged me to recognise the magick and spirituality in the everyday things around me. Alexandra Genetti is a wonderful artist and her dedication to the spiritual tool of Tarot is clear. This deck and book and the insights with them are true gifts of the spirit. Enjoy this deck as a gallery of delights, a divination tool and a system of personal development and learning. It works on many levels. The Wheel of Change Tarot deck and book set is published by Destiny Books, Vermont, part of the Inner Traditions group. Their web site is at: http://www.gotoit.com. Reviewed by Lilitu Babalon