|About this item
- The Gilded Tarot Royale is an update and re-working of Ciro Marchetti's first tarot deck, the ilded Tarot, ten years on.
- It's been released as a special limited edition by Ciro himself.
Gilded Tarot Royale
Self Published 2012
Ciro Marchetti makes. His work is an amazing mix of
enthralling retrotech and Carnivale-style beauty. I bought
his Gilded Tarot when it first came out, and continued
to buy new copies, passing along my previous ones to
students who showed promise. That being said, I always
treated it as "just another awesome deck I have." As a
teaching deck, I always felt it lacked something I needed,
and as a reading deck for work or private use, I
always found I had others I preferred (including the
Tarot of Dreams by the same author).
When I ordered the
Gilded Tarot Royale for a friend, I wasn't expecting to
fall in love with it myself. The improvements on the
art I'd seen on the webpage didn't move me, and I felt
I'd rather just have a regular copy of the Gilded
Tarot original deck. So, imagine my surprise when she
unwrapped her birthday present, and revealed stunning art
that made the entire room grow silent.
images do not do the cards justice. The gilded edges of
the cards, coupled with the rethought and absolutely
amazing images on the cards have made this deck my new
favorite. The pictures are well thought out and
well-considered for use in readings: the sample spread that comes
with the PDF book written for the deck is amazingly
accurate, even more accurate than my own invented spreads.
The cards speak and are lively, and the cardstock is
both firmer (for a longer lasting deck) and larger than
standard Tarot, which lends an even stronger impact during
These cards are well worth the purchase.
I recommend them to any Tarot enthusiast, and I
highly encourage anyone interested in a rich, expressive
deck of cards to consider the Gilded Tarot Royale.