Morgan Greer Tarot Review

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The Morgan Greer deck is a great deck for a beginner, the images take up the whole card and the color work is easy on the eyes. It follows the RWS example. Wands is Rods in this deck. I used to have this deck, lost it in the move. Its also borderless.

This deck is also my standby – my first deck and the one I always go back to. I love the vivid colors and it’s comfortable – it’s like going home.

I ordered an older Morgan Greer deck from the Book Depository and it is definitely not as glossy as the deck I bought from Amazon. The newer deck (from Amazon) is much more slick, the cards literally slide around in my hands. It feels more
Iike the Morgan Greer in a tin but unlike the small deck the colors are still as dark, the mini deck is definitely shows less color saturation. I would not call the card stock matte though, it just isn’t as glossy and slick.

when I got my first copy, a recent edition, I was overwhelmed (and not in a good way) by the strong colors. I poked around until I found a 1979 edition (I think that’s right–it’s not at hand) which has those more muted colors. And I really like it!

I have a 1979 edition from Morgan Press (pre-US Games) and it has much more saturated colors than the next generation Belgium printed USGS edition. The more recent version printed in Italy that I also own is back to looking like the rich tones of the original 1979 edition.
At least, that’s what I’ve observed in the two versions I have.

For People With Small Hands – Occasionally I see posts from people looking for decks that are small and easy to shuffle. I could never shuffle the regular  deck. My hands are too small and I have arthritis.

The Morgan Greer Tarot in a Tin is a pocket size deck. The colors are just as beautiful. The deck is a good card stock, but it doesn’t have the heavy lamination that makes the regular version so hard to shuffle. The tin makes it easy to carry in a pocket or purse.

I love the images so much–and they’re the same, as far as I can tell. But I do want a second copy, and I like the feel (both energetically as well as card-stock-wise) of older decks. And, too, there’s just something neat to me about having an early edition of a deck I like so much. Connects me to its history, a bit.

My most used deck after my Egyptian. It’s great cos it’s traditional and yet, bigger, brighter and more accessible. I do a lot of work helping other people interpret the cards – I give them a choice of 3 or 4 decks – this is the deck most often chosen. You’ll love it!The light blue in this deck stays with me always – I don’t have to use it for months – but I remember that blue

Been my go to deck for over 18 years it was the deck I was taught with. I use others but this is my favorite. I also have in German,un opened and factory sealed found in my library book store several years back.

Questions and Answers

Q:  the stars on the backs of the cards are different on each card, does anyone know why?

A: Different versions have different star patterns, and the blue coloring varies.


Q: whats better the newer or older editions?

A: The older editions are pretty much the same, except for the box color. They all have the starry back; some decks are light blue with stars, others are dark blue with stars.

Q: Is there a book (paperback) that goes with the Morgan-Greer tarot card deck? Or is there a book that anyone can recommend to help using it fully?

A: I recommend Mary K. Greer’s “Tarot for Your Self” for any deck, especially if you’re new to this. If you are more invested in the tarot you can use Richard Prosapio’s Intuitive Tarot: Discovering the Power of Your Intuition, Using the Tarot as a Tool. This book uses the Morgan Greer tarot to delve into the tarot meanings. It is also a workbook.

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Becky Rodriguez

The Morgan Geer Tarot after a brief glance through all the cards, is quite obviously a reinterpretation of the Rider Waite Deck. The pictures are more detailed and the colours are richer and darker. Some cards have changed totally though, for example, the 5 of wands just shows 5 hands holding five wands crossed. The artist of this deck appears to like zooming in on a particular part of a person, for example, in most of the court cards, only the person’s upper torso is seen. Some of the interpretation of some cards have changed and differ from the Rider-Waite Deck (an example would be the 5 of wands mentioned above).

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