Getting to know the Perrin Tarot
The Perrin Tarot is my first tarot deck published under the direction of Giordano Berti. It is simply beautiful.
In typical Rinascimento style it comes in a stunning handmade book-like box with lovely gold highlights, and with a companion historical booklet as well, which I always find very educational.
Although the cards may be similar to Della Rocca’s Soprafino, they have a very distinct and bold character.
The card stock is divine; it is thicker than most decks and has a matte silky smooth finish. I love the sound the cards make when you shuffle them – its meditative. The sound makes the cards so easy to connect with. The check pattern on the backs of the cards complements the overall look and feel of the deck: regal.
Whenever I get a new deck I like to use the TABI ‘interview spread’ to get to know my new deck and see how I might work with it. So here is what it has to say:
- Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
10 of cups,
This is a deck that deals with matters of the heart, empathy and emotional maturity. Appreciating what is important and moving into action.
- What are your strengths as a deck?
Knight of Wands
The Knight of Wands' quest is moved by passion; his goal is to transform creativity into something constructive.
- What are your limits as a deck?
His limits are being in the present moment, being detached from the past or future. Saying things as they are.
- What are you here to teach me?
He is here to teach me to explore my shadow self, my passion and creativity, dealing with both indulgence and restraint.
- How can I best learn and collaborate with you?
3 of coins
Teamwork by working together, making time and space to collaborate and going deep into my tarot practice.
- What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
2 of wands
Boldness! Learning to trust my instincts and choosing my actions wisely.
I’m really happy to have the Perrin tarot in my collection of working decks. After working with it exclusively for this past month, I’ve gotten some excellent no nonsense, straight up insight and advice.
I would recommend this deck to anyone who likes historical decks, even if they are new to Tarot.
You can get your own copy of the Perrin Tarot right here!