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The descriptions of the cards are my own, inspired by the traditional readings of the tarot as outlined by the mystic A. E. Waite in his Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Please feel free to supply your own interpretations. Cartomancy is a wonderful art that anyone can learn.

The cards themselves were designed in 1909 by Pamela Colman Smith, in consultation with Waite, for the publisher William Rider & Son of London and are thus known as the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS) deck. This particular version is the Pamela-A of 1910.

There is considerable controversy over the RWS copyright, which you can read about here, but nearly all jurisdictions, including the US and EU, consider the deck to be in the public domain.

As the Pamela-A deck is extremely rare, I sourced the images from Muzendo, a tarot expert who was kind enough to scan his original RWS decks for the enjoyment of the public. He is in no way affilitated with this site. I have modified the images slightly.

The images for the informational pages were sourced from Creative Commons and are in the public domain.

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