"Etruria" Florentine Minchiate deck, 97 cards, facsimile edition published by Il Meneghello, Milan, Italy, 1986 & 1994. Another edition was published by Lo Scarabeo in 1996. A stamp with the text 'CARTE DI ETRURIA' appears on trump number XXX 'Cancer', hence the name "Minchiate Etruria" used for this facsimile edition.
In the world of tarot, the cards can be works of art unto themselves. One rare and stunning deck is the IONA Tarot, designed and printed by artist Giona Fiochi, who produced only 12 complete decks using intaglio printing in 1999. Although their history is fairly recent, the quality of
09 - The Hermit - Your Guiding Light | The Major Arcana by Cathy McClelland | There are times when we want to withdraw from the outer world. It can come in a form of wanting some private time for introspection. Or, it may be a definite feeling of wanting to psychically journey somewhere to seek a deeper meaning in life. And sometimes, life just puts you into a place where you are forced to seek a deeper understanding. The Hermit is the one who shines his lantern, showing the way.