but for any of you that are wondering if this sweet vintage feel deck is indeed a tarot deck i can confirm this really is a tarot deck!, . This set has 78 cards, four tarot suits, major arcana. The card names have all been changed (as have the suits), but they will be recognizable to anyone who knows their way around a Rider Waite Smith (this deck follows along the lines of the rider waite tarot deck).
The suits in this deck have been changed to Thought (Swords, Air), Emotion (Cups, Water), Action (Wands, Fire) and Abundance (Pentacles, Earth). Of course, some might argue that there is more to the Swords suit of traditional tarot than just 'thought', but generally, the new titling does its job and doesn't stray too far from a tarot path most readers understand. Each card in every suit shows a small picture (as does every card in the Major Arcana) with a written interpretation beneath.
The four suits each have a distinct background. For example, the Thought suit is backed with a floral and striped wallpaper. This obvious distinction between the four suits would help a newbie recognise their difference. As an example, the Emotion suit has a white and green polka dot backing. The Thought cards are cream and the Emotion cards are pink.
Not everyone wants a deck as complicated as The Thoth. Not everyone requires a deck which is loaded with esoteric symbolism like the Rider Waite. This deck does not entirely shy away from the shadows of life, it suggests ways of dealing with them and sometimes we all need this kind of guidance