LESS THAN a month after the New York Times reported that the tarots’ illuminated version of the cards could spell doom for people who struggle with anxiety, the company behind the cards announced a change to the cards.
The New York Daily News reports that a new version of “Illuminate the Tarot” now spells out the names of the five most important tarot cards, and includes an option to “receive an audible signal from your tarot deck.”
The change, which was first reported by Business Insider, will make the cards available to all card readers.
The cards have been available for more than a year on the company’s website.
The company also said that it will make “no changes to the product, which has always been a trusted source of information and a trusted resource for people.”
The company said the new version will be available “in select locations” and will “be delivered to users’ smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices by the end of the month.”
According to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, the new tarot has the most accurate readings of any of the traditional tarot’s versions, and it’s been credited with helping people with anxiety.
“The tarot gives you information about the future and the past, and provides answers to the questions you are trying to answer, such as who will lead your life and what will happen in the next few years,” a spokesperson for the company said.
The new version is not the first change to one of the most recognizable tarot versions, as the company recently removed a card that had the same name as the book it’s based on.
In March, the Wall Street Journal reported that a company called the Illuminated Tarot Company was working on an update to the Tarocchi Tarot, and that the company would have a “fully redesigned version of that classic tarot card.”
In April, the Taricchi Tarocci reported that “the Tarot Card Company is exploring a new, completely new Tarocchico tarot with an entirely new design that we believe will be a much more accurate version of all the tarocchi tarot that has been published in the last 50 years.”