.The Tarot of Light and Shadow
The Tarot of Light and Shadow is authored by John Matthews and Andrea Aste and illustrated by Andrea Aste.
The Tarot of Light and Shadow presents a new multi-layered way of working with the Tarot: using two decks to explore the Shadow and Light sides of any question at the same time. This is the first time two Tarot decks have been designed specifically to work together. In fact, they can be seen not as two separate decks but as one deck appearing in two dimensions.
There are two sides to every question and two sides to every answer. Answers come both from within and without. Inner influences as well as outer affect our choices and may dictate our concerns. When we face a problem or issue for which we turn to the Tarot for advice, there are many different ways to approach the query. The Shadow deck gives you insight into your inner world, your subconscious, your instinct and what is not yet in the light of consciousness, while the Light deck reflects the the outer world, the rational and what is already known about an issue.
This ground-breaking two-deck system allows the reader to explore both sides of such questions at the same time, and to find the best way forward in the blending of both answers.
The corresponding cards in each deck have been redrawn to highlight the subtle differences between its two meanings. The faces of the two decks have visually contrasting colour pallets so they can assert their Light or Shadow nature clearly in a spread, but the two decks have matching back designs so users can shuffle them together if they choose.
An additional "Mirror" card is included with each deck which offers additional possibilities during readings. The deck and its uses are fully explained in the accompanying 160 page Booklet.
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Two decks of 79 Tarot Cards each
160 Page Booklet
Published 2020 by Watkins