Lo Scarabeo Tarot

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Lo Scarabeo Tarot


Historical tarot


78 cards + a title card and an advertising card + an LWB in a standard cardboard tuck box.

Cards measure 12 cm tall x 6.6 cm wide. The card stock is very flexible, with a smooth, mostly-matte finish. This deck could easily be riffle-shuffled.

The card back design is completely reversible.

Strength is VIII and Justice is XI. The Fool is numbered 0.

The suits are Wands, Cups, Swords, and Coins. The court cards are Princess, Prince, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are fully scenic and feature a blend of traditions. 

The concept behind this deck, as explained in the LWB, was to create a deck to mark Lo Scarabeo's 20th anniversary that blends together the traditions of the Tarot of Marseille, the Rider-Waite-Smith, and the Crowley-Harris Thoth.

This deck succeeds somewhat as a mash-up of the RWS and Thoth, but less noticeable in the mix is the TdM (with the exception of the major arcana). 

I want to like this deck. I admire the inspiration and creativity and planning that went into it. But both Pamela Colman Smith and Lady Frieda Harris created decks with such unique, visionary, and memorable art. There are no "wow" moments for me in the Lo Scarabeo tarot.


Lazzarini, Anna (artist)
McElroy, Mark, 1964- (author)


Lo Scarabeo


© 2007


78 cards


Multiple languages


RWS / Thoth / TdM


ISBN 978-0738712291



Lazzarini, Anna (artist) and McElroy, Mark, 1964- (author), “Lo Scarabeo Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed April 21, 2024, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/333.

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