Ghost Tarot Deck
The world of the dead is not always gloomy and dreary. On the contrary, departed people continue to live in a different reality, rejoicing and doing their favorite things. This fine line is helped to cross in the Ghost Tarot by Davide Corsi. It is worth respecting the “other side” so that the souls come to the rescue. The deck will give the key to all secrets, if you know how to interact with it correctly. And this is entirely dependent on the accumulated experience.
History of creation of the Ghost Tarot Deck
The Ghost Tarot deck was released in 2014. The author and illustrator was the already well-known artist Davide Corsi. He again created the cards data using computer graphics. However, the theme for the Arcana was the afterlife. If Corsi reflected the usual reality in the Pictorial Key, here the author suggests looking beyond. At the same time, ghosts quite calmly coexist with living people. After all, they themselves loved in the past, worked, searched for meaning.
The Ghost Tarot is an attempt to combine two realities. After all, many details escape the ordinary human eye. The limitations of this perception provide food for thought about what awaits after physical death. This Tarot inspires faith in the best. The author of the deck showed that already dead people are doing the same thing as in the past incarnation. Or it may be that this is simply an energy trace that has remained forever in the universe itself.
In general, the Ghost Tarot is not the first deck of such a mystical theme. Previously, the author Lisa Hunt has already managed to create a similar version. However, there most of the Major Arcana differed from Waite’s standard vision. The cards built their own system, which differed from the classics. Here, Davide Corsi managed to create an excellent mantic instrument, which easily intersects in meaning with the traditional one. Not only is it easy to read, but it also adds a lot of extra detail to the prediction.
Key features of the Ghost Tarot
This deck is pretty standard. It consists of 78 Arcana, the whole system corresponds to the English school. Strength comes at number 8. And in general, the cards have much in common with the Waite Tarot deck. This is noticeable in all groups. For example, consider the Major Arcana of the Ghost Tarot. The archetypes are quite appropriate and understandable – the Mistress-Mother on the Empress, the Father on the Emperor. The Chariot symbolizes movement – for this, the image of a wagon and two horses is chosen. The Lovers show a kissing couple. The main difference from the classics are the characters themselves. They are all just hazy silhouettes, like a mirage.
The same goes for the Minor Arcana in the Ghost Tarot. There is both the usual heaviness on the Ten of Wands, and the expectation of results on the Seven of Pentacles. At the same time, the appearance of living people on Tarot cards will be logically justified. They are unequivocally connected with the dead – for example, they were their relatives or, conversely, enemies. An attentive questioner may also notice some references to famous films or works. So, on the Arcana of the Sun, children are drawn hiding behind the curtains. It is possible that the author wanted to convey the atmosphere of the film "The Others", where the brother and sister really left the physical world a long time ago, they simply did not understand this.
If we talk about the suits of the Ghost Tarot deck, then everything is crystal clear. The author resorted to a simple division into Cups, Wands, Swords and Pentacles. Basically, all the cards are very gloomy. But fiery shades appear on the group of Wands. The ghost figures themselves are bluish, the bodies and faces are quite well drawn. Clouds are visible on Aces from which ephemeral hands with the symbol of the elements appear. On the Wands, a fire bowl serves as a background, on the Cups – a container with water. The very same sign that displays the suit is located at the bottom of the frame.
The court Arcana in the Ghost Tarot deck are standard and no different from Waite. At the top of the box on these cards is the corresponding symbol – a feathered helmet for Pages, a horse’s head for Knights, a female crown for Queens, and a male crown for Kings. There are no more references to astrology or Kabbalah here. The card back of this deck features a golden lattice on a lilac-smoky background. In the middle, the outlines of the eye are visible. Perhaps the author wanted to hint at what gives a way to look into the other world. The fence can symbolize the edge of two realities.
Style and symbolism of the deck
The computer graphics in the Ghost Tarot deck are more fabulous than realistic. Most of the scenes and characters again refer to Waite. The heroes are dressed in clothes of different times – from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century. To show the nature of the characters or the events shown, the author decided to “highlight” the details with the right shade. So, green tones will hint at money, practicality; yellow – for a fiery disposition, speed; blue for feelings, and gray for thoughts or projections. Again, there may be several different colors in the same group.
If we touch on the symbolism of the Ghost Tarot deck, then here it is very simple and understandable. The central place is occupied by the image of Death and the corresponding attributes. These are abandoned houses, old castles, cemeteries and tombstones. The characters seem to protect their home from the living. Even the positive Ten of Cups card shows a skeleton with a scythe. The rest of the characters seem to be dancing under the leadership of the Bony Goddess herself. Whatever it was, but they are already dead, and nothing can be done about it.
Interpretation of the Ghost Tarot cards
The interpretation of the Ghost Tarot easily correlates with Waite. You just need to determine for yourself that all the characters will show real people. However, this is not a prerequisite if the fortuneteller makes a spread on the deceased. You just need to decide on your requirements beforehand. Otherwise, the scenes shown by the author can be viewed through the usual prism. The Tower will standardly symbolize destruction, and the Moon – all sorts of secrets. Only a couple of cards are controversial here – the Six of Pentacles and the Three of Swords. Here it would be more appropriate to interpret only according to the image, rather than according to generally accepted canons.
Another approach to reading the Ghost Tarot is to reverse the coordinate system completely. If the querent practices black magic or necromancy, then it will not be superfluous to study the principles of the other world. Here the Sun will be a negative card, because all the secrets come out. But the Moon, on the contrary, will show the familiar environment for creating intrigues. It all depends on the point of view of the subject. For some, the fallen Devil will symbolize good luck, for another – the loss of all support, cunning and treachery of the environment. But this approach is typical for other decks. The use of the reversed meanings of the Ghost Tarot does not imply.
What questions is the deck suitable for?
As mentioned above, this deck is an excellent tool for reviewing situations related to people who have passed away. With the help of the Ghost Tarot, you can call souls, get in touch with them. This is an alternative to the Ouija board, the main thing is to be able to use it. Indeed, cards can show the cause of death, unfinished tasks, as well as the last will of a relative. Necromancers will be able to communicate with those ghosts that are assigned to carry out certain tasks.
In addition, the spreads on the Ghost Tarot deck are able to illuminate ordinary mundane situations. It just needs to shift the focus again. This includes both relationships between people and issues of career growth, spiritual development. The deck is very versatile and does not limit the questioner in the interpretation. This is partly due to the fact that the cards show both living people and the departed. At the same time, ancient clothes, castles and some attributes can be “translated” into modern language and seen as a reflection of reality in them.
Who are the Ghost Tarot cards for?
Fortune-telling on the Ghost Tarot will be easy for those practices that are closely related to the other world. These are shamans, necromages, sorcerers. They see the world through the prism of Darkness, so they will find a common language with the deck. But ordinary people can also work with this deck. After all, the concept of “ghost” can also mean the old days, departed soul mates or former friends. The cards will help you find out the truth, understand yourself, and enter into a dialogue with those who turned away.
Also, the Ghost Tarot deck will appeal to those who understand computer graphics. And this same feature can push her away. But here it is a matter of taste. The main thing is that, as a result, the author managed to combine several eras and parallel realities, framing it all in a very attractive package. Even a beginner will find it easy to understand the intricacies of the deck and get answers to the most difficult questions. And experienced magicians are able to make contact with the departed through these cards and their own abilities.