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by Carol Herzer, 1985
A COLORFUL AND POWERFUL TOOL FOR READINGS USING BOTH TAROT AND ASTROLOGY
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SIZES AND PRICES
PRICES FOR GLITTER AND/OR IRIDESCENT COLORS ADDED BY HAND, (BEFORE LAMINATION, WILL NOT RUB OFF), PLEASE INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COST
THIS DECK LENDS ITSELF INCREDIBLY WELL TO BOTH THE IRIDESCENT AND THE GLITTER ADDED !!
LARGE IRIDESCENT: $173
LARGE GLITTER: $173
LARGE GLITTER AND IRIDESCENT: $225
MEDIUM IRIDESCENT: $127
MEDIUM GLITTER: $ 127
MEDIUM GLITTER AND IRIDESCENT: $175
The Cosmo Astrotaro is a 56 card deck for readings It combines tarot and astrology, but in a way that is more logical, complete and clear than the traditional tarot. A direct feeling of the energies the cards represent comes through the paintings. You can use it even if you know only a little astrology, and it will help you learn. It is a very colorful and visual deck.
This deck at first looks quite different than the usual 78 card tarot, but all of the basic parts of tarot structure are there. There is a major arcana, in it each card has the tarot meaning and also been assigned a planet or house. The court cards ( king queen and page equivalent) are the 12 sign cards, and are personality types. The 4 knights represent the 4 elements, fire earth air and water. The 4 aces are included, they also are representations of the four elements. There are 12 aspect cards (conjunction, opposition, trine square, etc.). In terms of structure of the deck they parallel the 1 to 10 numbered suit cards of the regular tarot minor arcana, but instead of four suits, there is only one series. The meanings, however, are unique to the deck and based on the energy of the aspects. this deck also has a personal side, and you are free to develop you own personal take on the cards, based on your own experience and knowledge. they work exceptionally well in conjunction with the person's chart. or even just the ephemeris as a reference for transits and natal patterns. It is amazing how the cards will time and again point to something that you overlooked about what is going on for the person. Astrology can be a load of details, and this deck will sort that out for you, showing what needs to get attention in the reading.
Carol first made this deck for herself to have a deck that would work for readings like tarot, but was more complete and clear in relation to astrology. All of the parts of astrology are there: signs, planets, elements, aspects and houses. The deck can be used by itself, along with an ephemeris to get the persons planets and transits, or to supplement a full astrological reading using the birth chart. This deck that lends itself to creating your own style with it, personal associations and knowledge are linked to the cards as time goes by, as you use it more. Carol has been reading with it herself since 1985, and has her own take on certain cards, other people who use it have theirs. It works wonderfully well as a psychic tool, and as a way of sorting through the vastness of astrological information, the cards tell you what to focus on.
For examples of astrological correspondences of the cards go to page 2