Morgan-Greer is a Rider-Waite-Smith clone from 1979. The artwork reminds me a lot of the Aquarian Tarot, if it were done with bold coloring instead of pastels. It’s indeed a lovely deck.
Those familiar with the RWS imagery should find no trouble working with these cards. The basic images and concepts are the same, although there is a little artistic license, particularly with image perspective as many are shown closer in than traditionally.
Nothing special for astrology fans with this deck, sorry to say. So just like the RWS, you’re on your own for coming up with astrological associations for the cards. But we’re mostly used to it by now, huh?
While there is plenty of detail, overall the artwork is especially fetching with bright, richly saturated color. I like the lack of borders coupled with this artwork, as it doesn’t break the flow. If you work with reversals, note the design on the back of the cards is NOT mirrored, so if you’re looking, you can tell if a card is inverted before turning it over.
I’d tell you about the Little White book, but to be honest, I didn’t really look at it. Unless I’ve got a non-traditional deck, I just don’t bother. The cards are good quality and have a very nice coating. I expect them to stand up to use well.
I’d think this to be a suitable deck for new readers, since it’s close enough to RWS that the images will be mostly recognizable for using your books and other learning resources. Or for those who like RWS but could use a little new twist in their readings, it would be an excellent choice.
Here’s a random sampling of cards from Morgan-Greer:
Anyone have this deck? You like it?