The Sirian Starseed Tarot was created by author Patricia Cori and artist Alysa Bartha. This deck was published by North Atlantic Books in September 2012. It is a 78 card deck, based on the traditional Tarot imagery and symbolism of the Rider Waite Smith deck, but with a unique, starseed twist!
The deck comes with a little companion book, which is slightly larger than your average LWB (little white book), which has the card meanings, some good info about Tarot reading and a special Sirian Starseed Tarot spread.
- Great, big cards you can get lost in
- Beautiful artwork with a starry, celestial theme
- Nice blend of traditional Tarot symbolism with new images
- Cards can be tough to shuffle (due to large size)
- Book lacks Court card descriptions
- Swords are replaced with Orbs (easy to confuse with Pentacles!)
The first thing I noticed about this deck as I took it out of the box was how big, glossy and beautiful it was. The cards felt sturdy and dependable, making me feel like I could really trust this deck.
The Sirian Starseed Tarot is based on traditional Tarot imagery, but it is certainly not another Rider-Waite clone. Patricia Cori has made many departures from the usual Tarot deck format by renaming the fours suits, the Court cards and some of the Major Arcana cards.
Swords = Orbs
Cups = Chalices
Wands = Flames
Pentacles = Crystals
King = Master
Queen = Sage
Knight = Adept
Page = Seeker
Many of the Major Arcana cards have also been renamed – for example, The Fool is Starseed and Death is Transition.
What is a starseed? Patricia Cori explains this in the little book that comes with the deck. Basically, a Starseed is someone who believes that their soul comes from another planet or galaxy and that they have incarnated here to help the Earth/humanity in some way.
If you want to have a better understanding of the “big picture”, the Sirian Starseed Tarot is for you. This deck is great for doing readings about your soul purpose and soul journey as the cards seems to assume a wider lens than most other decks.
The more mundane day-to-day issues seem almost silly and insignificant when working with this deck. When I do readings for myself with the Sirian Starseed Tarot, I always feel called to ask about the deeper significance of a certain event or issue and how it relates to my soul’s path.
The Sirian Starseed Tarot is a wonderful deck to have as your special, private deck. If you do readings for others, you may feel the urge to keep this one all to yourself! So far, I haven’t used this deck with clients, but I am sure it will make for some enlightening readings.
The Sirian Starseed Tarot is probably not the best deck for absolute beginners, but if the images and Starseed concept are appealing to you, don’t let your lack of Tarot experience stop you from working with this incredible deck.
Buy this deck if…
- You want a Tarot deck that will accurately answer questions about your souls path and life purpose
- You want a deck that is truly different (and much larger!) than your other Tarot decks
- You are really into Starseeds, channeling and other New Age things
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