Creator(s): Howard Rodway, Sylvia Gainsford
Number of Cards: 78
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol.IV, pp. 444, 446
Tarot for the Old Path is a Wiccan Tarot designed with 8 well-known leaders in the Craft
(Margot Adler, Janet and Stewart Farrar, Lois Bourne, Patricia Crowther,
Aislinn Lester, Pauline Newberry, and Kim Tracey) acting as consultants,
providing “card descriptions, meanings, and symbolism”.
The Major Arcana is renamed to reflect the Wiccan overlay:
0 The Fool, I The Magician, II The High Priestess, III The Empress, IV The Emperor, V The High Priest, VI The Lovers, VII Mastery, VIII Strength, IX The Wise One, XI The Wheel of Fortune, XII The Lone Man, XIII The Close, XIV The Guide, XV Temptation, XVI The Tower, XVII The Star, XVIII Illusion, XIX The Sun, XX Karma, XXI The World.
The suit cards are Rods, Cauldrons, Swords, and Pentacles. The court
cards are named Page, Knight, Queen and King. Each suit has a
predominate colour (orange for Rods, blue for cauldrons, yellow for
Swords, and green for Pentacles). Most cards feature flowers and birds that correspond to the card
meanings, as well as astrological and elemental symbols appropriate to