The Gendron Tarot has 78 cards of 'visionary surrealism' with spiritual, colourful, slightly New Age art. The artwork quality is uneven: the major arcana are stunning and detailed designs, but the minors are more obviously photo-composites and several have an oddly pink cast.
The art of The Gendron Tarot is inspired by The Sacred Feminine. Through this unique tarot journey the Great God/dess and Her animal companions provide guidance for introspective discovery. Allow this spiritual deck and book set to serve as an esoteric tool to expand your consciousness, offer guidance on the road to self-actualization, and ultimately - True Self functioning.
Number of cards in deck: 78
Measurements: 2.75 x 4.75 inches, or 70 x 120 mm.
Back of card: Black field of stars, with thin gray/brown frame. In center, a blue sphere (earth?) with flowers with a violet field around it. Quite pretty. May be inverted.
Booklet included: Yes, 57 pages, 2.5 x 4 inches, or 64 x 103 mm.
Publisher: US Games.
Comments: In addition to the usual 78, there's a title card, and a card with this inscription:
I am that which emanates beauty and all manner of life, moon, dancing stars, abundant earth, ocean's depth to match my heart. I pierce the void and multiply variety innumerable. I am love without condition for I am all that is. Every act of love celebrates my spirit. I am guidance, sanctuary, your highest self; I am the way home. Hear my call and come to me for we've been separate only in dreams."
We've had this deck for some time before we could get it up. A houseguest fell in love with this & instead of scanning, we got lots of readings. It was a fair swap, I think.
Look at the Ten of Swords. Compare it to the Rider, or the Cosmic Tribe, both of which feature swords piercing human bodies. Here the swords stand as guardians to a ten-step path. My idea is the ten swords represent ten trials on ten ascending steps to the prize at the top. A friend saw it differently: The figure at the top has to take ten important steps to get down to the matter at hand. As we've said before, what you see on a card is what's important. This card, a refreshingly different Ten of Swords, lets you see both upwards and downwards. That's good.
Suits are the usual Swords, Wands, Pentacles & Cups. Court cards are King, Queen, Prince & Princess.
Major Arcana (in order): Fool, Magus, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant, Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, Hanged One, Transition, Temperance, Deceiver, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgment, Universe.
A very beautiful deck.