The idea to create a Tarot deck was born in my mind and heart sometime around 1994. For various reason, this attempt and all attempts that followed it failed one after the other. At some point, the idea of the cards was utterly neglected and my life led me to other subjects that are less related to Tarot. But looking back, this period provided me with many answers that are directly related to the subject. So in the year 2015, I made my fourth attempt at creating Tarot cards and this time around things worked out better. After half a year of daily work, the W.S. Tarot deck was born.

This deck is different yet similar to other decks. It is different because it focuses on studying the person in all his aspects and explores the options for his spiritual development. One can say that the W.S. Tarot deck is a guide that gives us a unique method for a man’s development.
In the beginning, with the help of the Minor Arcana, the guide introduces us to man’s four functions: The instinctive function, the moving function, the intellectual function and the emotional function. It teaches us how to observe and learn those functions, and thus learn how to know ourselves.

If we can see and recognize the multiple functions, we will notice the imbalance and chaos that characterizes their behavior. The guide continues to present us the Major Arcana, which discusses The Fool’s opportunity to release himself from his bonds and become free. The Fool goes through multiple stages which explain his situation and what he must do to ascend to awakening and enlightenment.

After all, and despite everything that has been said, everyone can use this deck as they see fit, according to more or less familiar methods. In the W.S. deck, you will find the 22 Major Arcana cards, from The Fool card to the World card. Additionally, you can find the Minor Arcana cards which include 4 series: Pentacles, Wands, Swords, and Cups – a total of 56 cards. Of course, every series is divided into royal cards and number cards. Everyone who is familiar with Tarot knows that there is a similarity between the parallel characters of the various decks, but there are also differences. Same is with the W.S. Tarot deck, in which you can find things that are similar to other decks, but there are also differences, and in several cards, those differences are more significant.

Simon Winebrand