You’ve never seen tarot cards quite like these. Imagine the celebrated “Rider Deck” infused with the horrors of Night of the Living Dead, and the result is The Zombie Tarot—a crazy, campy interpretation of a classic divination system.
In this zombified parallel universe, wands become limbs, pentacles are biohazard symbols, and the Major Arcana is full of shambling corpses. Along with the 78-card deck, readers will receive instructions in a 96-page full-color book; its contents explain how to survive the zombie apocalypse and forecast your future using one of three different card layouts.
The secrets of The Zombie Tarot await you!
All I know about tarot readings I learned from watching movies/tv, so I am almost positive I know nothing about doing a proper reading. However, when I received my copy of The Zombie Tarot in the mail from the always awesome Quirk Books, I sat down and read through the manual and then began scanning the cards…hours later I was ready to attempt a reading. I say hours because the cards are so amazingly detailed that I had to spend time scrutinizing each one at length.
The manual in The Zombie Tarot gives you several card layouts in order to conduct your reading. I choose to use the ‘Gravestone’ layout as it seemed most fitting to a reading for surviving the undead.
Card #1 The Knight of Cups: Romantic*Adventure*Moody – He’s the one with the ready smile and a surfboard underneath his arm. A natural charmer, the Knight of Cups is always ready to schmooze-and always keeps one eye on the exit. He can be fun to have around, but his mood will change like the surf, and he’s often likely to steal more than a kiss. Watch your heart, literally.
Card #3 The Star: Recognition*Inspiration*Achievements – You’re on the right track for the important things in life while good luck and a fresh attitude bring new opportunities. Take a minute to revel in your accomplishments and then move on to the next level of awesome. Others look to you for inspiration and guidance while scraping zombie goo off their shoes . What’s your plan?
Card #6 The Sun: Success*Enlightenment*Hope – Sweet success! The morning sun has risen and the rescue teams have arrived. After foiling a hostile takeover by the undead you’ve earned a one-way ticket to a safer place. Now it’s time to make plans for the future: consider traveling to warmer climates or getting a new job. There’s good money in corpse disposal nowadays…
The Zombie Tarot is perfect for the next time you’re with a group of friends, sitting around watching Night of the Living Dead and discussing who has the best plan for surviving the uprising. Don your scarves, bangles, baubles and crystal ball and get ready for a fun night of reading the cards. The cards will speak the truth as to who will survive and who will not.
Purchase The Zombie Tarot via Amazon by clicking the image above. You can, also, head to Barnes & Noble online (HERE) or go to your local Barnes & Nobel to pick up your copy.
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