A Deck Review: The Gendron Tarot

The Gendron Tarot
By Melanie Gordon

This is the deck that the majority of my clients chose when with me for an in person reading. It is named for the creator Melanie Gendron. This deck is one of my favorites. The imagery in it is very unique. The cards show images that are real looking, cartoonish and dreamy. The
combination of the different look is so well done and blended that it is
not noticeable until looking at the cards individually. The cartoon
images can best be seen on the The Hanged Man, The Sun, The High
Priestess and The Chariot cards. The cards that combine real images with a dreamy look is best seen with the Princess of Pentacles, the 4 and 8 of swords and the 2 of cups.

The different appearances is not the only thing that makes The Gendron unique. Melanie also does not limit the images to one culture or religion and nature is also very much a part of this exquisite deck.

The names of some of the cards have also been changed from the standard Rider-Waite decks. The Devil, Pages and Knights are changed to The Deceiver, Princess and Prince. Nudity is also kept to a very minimum amount on less then a handful of cards.

This is a wonderfully illustrated deck and gives a lot of meaning to
even the quarant looking at them. This is a very well done deck with all
of its aspects brought together to make it so unique.

Originally published in the May, 2008 TCBA Newsletter

4 Responses to “A Deck Review: The Gendron Tarot”

  1. Thanks for your reply. Let me know how you like it. Misha

  2. The Gendron Tarot is indeed a great deck. I don’t know if you can buy the standalone deck, but I picked up the set (which includes a pretty cool book)

  3. Nice review

    Actually picked one up based on it – on its way at the mo 🙂

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