About Victoria Regina Tarot
"To experience these images is to enter into a spellbinding parallel universe, an encompassing dream world."-Brian Williams, creator of the Renaissance Tarot
Travel back in time and experience the industry and opulence of Queen Victoria's reign, a time when the sun never set on the British Empire. Featuring the exquisite steel and wood engravings of the late Victorian era, the Victoria Regina Tarot captures the essence of England's golden age.
Artist and deck creator Sarah Ovenall used original engravings from nineteenth-century commercial illustrations to create the unique collage art of the Victoria Regina Tarot. The result is a Tarot that is both nostalgic and modern. The court cards depict prominent Victorians, while the traditional Tarot suit symbols have been replaced with symbols of the Victorian age: cups become Mason jars, wands are fountain pens, coins are pocket watches, and swords become guns.
This boxed Tarot kit includes 78 black-and-white cards, a 288-page illustrated guidebook, and a luxurious black velvet Tarot bag. Release date: March 1, 2002. Pre-order now from Amazon.com, or watch this site to order your copy, signed by the authors, in the coming months. Published by Llewellyn Worldwide.
About Victoria Regina Tarot Companion
Long Live the Queen! The Victorian era ushered in the modern Industrial age. Railroads, electric light bulbs, typewriters, the telegraph . . . all were Victorian inventions. Along with such technological progress came a taste for lavish clothing, elaborate household decorations, and intricate architecture. The unique collage art of the Victoria Regina Tarot captures both the industrious ingenuity and elegant opulence of Queen Victoria's reign.
The Victoria Regina Tarot Companion is an in-depth guide to this intriguing and intricate Tarot deck. This illustrated companion includes an explanation of the symbolism of each card as well as an exploration of its historical context.
Tarot novices and aficionados alike will enjoy the three Tarot spreads created especially for this deck, including the Victoria's Sceptre spread designed for creative endeavors, and the Victoria's Chalice spread for questions of an emotional nature. Tarot collectors and lovers of all things Victorian will treasure the artistic and spiritual insights provided in this glimpse of times gone by.