When I first saw photos online of The Lovers Path Tarot by Kris Waldherr, I felt emotional. It was more than being moved. It was stronger, deeper. I love tarot decks and there are dozens I’d love to have. But there was this pull to have it. Like my heart ached for it. The booklet I will definitely use as the Major Arcana are connected to different couples.
This second photo gives examples of the High Priestess (Shahrazade and Shahriyar), the Empress (Cleopatra and Caesar), the Emperor (Arthur and Guinevere), the Hierophant (Romeo and Juliet), and the Lovers (Isis and Osiris) cards. There’s a lot of opportunity to do extra research into the history of the personalities of these couples and how they connect to the archetypes of their traditional Tarot card counterparts.
So, so beautiful. And they feel great in the hands.
I have two favorite cards in a tarot deck: the Death card (Persephone and Pluto) and (obviously) the Queen of Pentacles (Hera). If I fancy a deck, but those two cards don’t speak to me, I won’t buy it. It’s just one of those things. It may be the most gorgeous deck (and believe me, I’ve looked at some pretty ones), but if I don’t feel those cards, I pass. Begrudgingly sometimes.
Photos four and five are snippets of the booklet and interpretations of the cards.
The sixth photo shows more of the artwork on some of what I think are the most evocative Minor Arcana: Seven of Staves, Eight of Cups, Four of Arrows, Four of Coins.
My heart feels so… Happy to own this deck.