New Choice Tarot de Marseille

(4 customer reviews)
A modern hand-painted set of exquisite cards in water colour with copper gilding, now on its second, limited edition of 500 numbered copies! Each boxed set contains a 78 card stock with names in French, shiny copper gilding and a new colourful 80 page description booklet, which contains complete descriptions of each card’s meaning, explanation of the Tarot Numerology and also techniques about how to use the deck.

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Description

Classical Middle Age flair with modern symbolism

It has taken about two years to complete this new tarot deck and it’s been a labor of love. I’ve studied some of the classic Tarot de Marseille decks in order to make my deck faithful and respectful of their most important symbols, colors and the details contained within the Marseille tradition. However, in order for these cards to fit into our contemporary world I’ve made adjustments, with regards to the style of the cards and their meanings.

As an example, ‘Le Mat’ or ‘The Fool’ is represented in a refreshing and original way. While it still resembles the classic court jester of the ancient Tarot de Marseille, the version in the New Choice Tarot’s has been converted to a punk character. Given that the main significance of this Arcana is “energy without a clear direction, free from rules or from any idea of establishment”, I thought that its representation as a character at the edge of society would be suitable to a more contemporary concept.

LGBTQ+ Party scene Fashion inspired

Also other characters’ styles have been modernized, not only for the Major Arcana, but also for the Court Cards: the classical medieval style of the Tarot de Marseille has been infused with an avant-garde style.

This style of outfit has been inspired by the world of Fashion and certain Berliner places: for example, the underground clubbing scene and, in particular, the queer themed parties – an environment where not only music lovers, but also lots of artists of every genre, meet and celebrate the joy of life, wearing their favorite looks.

The ‘House God’, aka ‘The Tower’, has the resemblance of a specific Berliner Techno club.

Elegant and distinctive Minor Arcana

Another fundamental characteristic of the ‘New Choice Tarot’ is the symbolism within the Minor Arcana. In fact, for a prompt identification of each card, I’ve decided to substitute the usual baroque elements with some more specific and ‘modern’ floral decorations: each species of flower has a classical meaning, which refers to the cards particular meaning. This helps to facilitate the reading interpretation more fully.

For example: the III of Pentacles represents “a material investment that has produced its first return, or its first loss”. The Veronica flowers allegedly wish a good success in a new business. All flowers’ meanings are explained in the guide booklet included with the deck.

Some other examples here:

 

If you love the Tarot de Marseille decks but always wished for them to have a contemporary and fun feel, this is the opportunity to get a totally innovative new version!​

4 reviews for New Choice Tarot de Marseille

  1. Brian Scott

    It would have been nice to have an extra gay lovers card. I do see what looks like a gay couple being thrown from the tower. I guess we get to be thrown from our lofty positions but not get to be represented in love.

    • rosariosalerno (verified owner)

      Hi, thanks for your Feedback. The Lover Card’s interpretation goes, in my opinion, beyond the gender. In fact, my characters wanted to stick to the traditional figures of tarot the Marseille, but you can still interpret them as “love” in a more symbolic way, regardless the gender of the figures. In fact, a card of full love can be also the Sun, and there you have two male figures, representing “love under the sun light”, free to interpretate as a gay love, but still also a universal love of human beings.

  2. Luis Mariano Aparicio

    Hi. I love these letters but I see that they are out of print. When will they get new cards again? Thank you.

    • rosariosalerno (verified owner)

      Hi there,
      Good news: I recently pubblished a second edition of this deck and it is possible to purchase it through this website! Have a nice day, Rosario S.

    • rosariosalerno (verified owner)

      Hi there,
      Good news: I recently published a second edition of this deck and it is possible to purchase it through this website! Have a nice day, Rosario S.

  3. gilla

    Would like to buy your tarot.
    Greets from germany

    • rosariosalerno (verified owner)

      Hello Gilla,

      Thanks for reaching out and sorry for the late reply: when you sent this comment the deck was out of stock, but now I published a new, second edition(with some new features, check it out!) So if you still wish to buy it, now you can place an order. Have a nice day!
      Ross

  4. Hyun (verified owner)

    After searching for a Tarot de Marseille I came upon this one which takes a modern twist, different colors and additional touches created by an amazing artist.
    I don’t think I will ever buy another Tarot de Marseille deck since this one is already THE ONE from my eye’s perspective.
    I think it follows truthfully the depictions by many TdM decks I’ve seen (of course, with modern imagery, perhaps a little bit sexual nature too but that doesn’t bother me at all. Just in case someone doesn’t like sexual leaning depictions) around so that’s a bonus!
    Some hidden (or obviously seen) symbologies are depicted in the bodies as tattoos or part of the costumes!

    What I liked about this deck is the use of vibrant colors but aren’t too bold for my eyes as the other TdM decks which is one of the many reasons I bought it.
    The backs are vibrant colored too in which I saw people saying that it doesn’t match with the deck but for me it adds a whole lot to the deck’s vibrancy!

    Cardstock wise, for those who love riffle shuffling, this might be a deck hard to do so but as someone who doesn’t riffle shuffle a lot, it is not in my biggest worries.

    Gilding wise, mine is 2nd edition, I love it! It is copper and sparkly but some cards, at first, sticked together but I didn’t damage the cards or had any difficulty while trying to separate them! Always be careful though.

    For the guidebook I wished there was more “juice” about the imageries but it compensates well with the information of numerology and the language of flowers which is something that I like a lot.
    Also it comes with a little bit of more resources to read! That’s another bonus!

    Overall, I love this deck as my first (and probably only) Tarot de Marseille and I thank the artist for creating it!

    • rosariosalerno (verified owner)

      Hello, thank you for your amazing review, it means the world to me to hear that my art is so much appreciated! Have fun by using it 🙂

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