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Dark & Gothic Tarot Decks

Dark and gothic Tarot cards and decks, featuring vampires, shadows, and outlandish fantasies. These Tarot decks focus on the darker side of life and imagination.



Abysmal Tarot   

The Abysmal Tarot is a new alternative, art tarot with a satanic theme. It is a quality set with 22 cards by ten different artists, each featuring a Devil or demonic aspect. Published in a limited edition of 333 copies, with 22 of these decks having an extra card called Abigor.





Alchemical Wedding Tarot   

The Alchemical Wedding Tarot is a somewhat dark deck with an otherworldly, dream-like quality. The sepia-toned art was created from collage organised on computer, featuring strong imagery of people appearing in masks and semi-animal forms. The 22 cards are now available as a limited-edition deck.





Alchemy 1977 England Tarot   

The Alchemy 1977 England Tarot is a darker tarot with a horror edge. Many of the scenes on the majors feature grinning skeletons, while the court have a dark fantasy feel. The minor arcana don't have scenes, but the suit elements are decorated to fit the theme.





All Hallow's Tarot   

The All Hallow's Tarot is a modern, Halloween-themed art tarot of 22 cards, featuring goths, ghosts, punks, mediums and more. It's been self-published in a limited-edition run of 50 decks with small size, laminated cards. Now also available in a full 78 card edition.





All Hallows Tarot   

The All Hallows Tarot, previously only available in a 22 card set, is a now full 79 card deck (the regular 78 plus a Happy Squirrel card). It has a modern Halloween theme, with strange people emerging from the dark - goths, ghosts, punks and mediums - drawn in Robyn's trademark style. The deck is now in print from Tarot Connection, due to popular demand.





Anne Stokes Gothic Tarot   

Anne Stokes Gothic Tarot is a 78-card deck from the same artist as the Necronomicon Tarot. The cards are filled with a dark fantasy mix of dragons, unicorns, skulls, vampires and bats. The minor arcana cards just show arranged suit elements, rather than illustrated scenes.





Archeon Tarot   

The Archeon Tarot features a mix of traditional and non-traditional imagery in dream-like digital collage, inspired by the author's personal symbolism and mythology.





Black Tarot   

The Black Tarot is an experimental set of abstract colour collages created on black backgrounds. Only seven cards have been completed so far.





Black Tarot   

The Black Tarot is a dark gothic fantasy deck by comic book artist Luis Royo. It is meant to be used for exploring the darker side of the psyche. Now also available in a fully-illustrated version as the Royo Dark Tarot.





Bohemian Gothic Tarot   

The Bohemian Gothic Tarot is the dark sister of the Victorian Romantic Tarot. It's a deck of the shadows; dark, beautiful, a little melancholy and mysterious. The editions of the deck and a deck-and-book set are now out of print.





Corneal Edema Tarot   

The Corneal Edema Tarot is an art tarot celebrating the gothic lifestyle. The images are composed of posed photographs, graphically edited to embed them into a textured space. The 22 majors have now been published in a limited edition of 50 decks.





Crow's Magick Tarot   

The Crow's Magick Tarot is the second deck created by artist Londa. The cards have a very dark feel, probably because most of the scenes have a black background. I'm not sure how the symbols relate to traditional tarot, but the images are powerful.





Cruel Thing Tarot   

The Cruel Thing Tarot is a darkly elegant gothic tarot deck, printed entirely in black, white and red. The minors aren't fully scenic but have more interest than plain pips.





Daemon Tarot   

The Daemon Tarot is a 69-card divination deck drawing upon The Infernal Dictionary, a 19th century collection of daemon lore. The deck links 69 daemons and their attributes with each card, and assists in accessing their energies.





Dark Angels Tarot   

The Dark Angels Tarot is a gothic tarot focusing on heaven's outcast angels. "Achingly beautiful, mysterious, and undoubtedly wise, these unearthly creatures have much to teach us of our own shadow selves."





Dark Carnival Tarot   

The Dark Carnival Tarot is based around dark circus imagery, inspired by the juggalo subculture and musical genre in America. The 78 cards have a traditional basis, illustrated with an urban graffiti feel.





Dark Fairytale Tarot   

The Dark Fairytale Tarot is an exploration of the darker side of the world of the fae. It takes elements of both the Rider-Waite and Thoth foundations and blends them with lifelike medieval fantasy imagery.





Dark Goddess Tarot   

The Dark Goddess Tarot features 78 goddesses and mythical women, figures who might be considered dark, shadow or challenging. The clear, striking art is visually consistent, yet stays true to each goddess's origins. It's a deep and well-made deck, self-published in a limited edition of 1000 copies.





Dark Grimoire Tarot   

The Dark Grimoire Tarot takes its inspiration from magical texts of fiction and legend - the Necronomicon and other grimoires. The 78 cards have non-traditional scenes of horror and nightmare. Often strange, they're also sometimes disturbing, particularly in the literal Hanged Man.





Darkana Tarot   

The Darkana Tarot "combines a modern grunge style with non-traditional tarot symbolism". It's a full 79-card deck from the creator of the Inappropriate Tarot Readings group, with an extra major arcana card - the Badass.





Deviant Moon Tarot   

The Deviant Moon Tarot has surreal, very unique, and sometimes disturbing moonlit artwork. It's inspired by (and incorporates) images of cemetaries and mental asylums, and designed to illuminate deeper parts of the subsconscious. The talented illustrator is also a tarot student, and the deck is the result of three years of artistic work. Now also available in a borderless edition.





Diary of a Broken Soul   

The Diary of a Broken Soul Tarot, an elegantly gothic black and white deck, is the manifestation of artist Ash's shadow work. Now self-published in a 78 card edition, there is also a slightly different 22 card edition.





Diary of a Broken Soul Tarot (22 cards)   

The Diary of a Broken Soul Tarot is an elegantly gothic deck in mostly black and white, and is the manifestation of artist Ash's shadow work. This 22 card limited edition is available from Adam McLean, and there is also now a full 78 card edition.





Dracula Tarot   

The Dracula Tarot has 78 cards based completely on Bram Stoker's famous novel, Dracula. The major arcana feature characters from the book, while the minor arcana follow key storylines. The deck and companion book have been self-published by the author.





Fallen Angel Oracle Cards   

The Fallen Angel Oracle Cards has 72 cards for insight and prediction. "Every legendary villain has a story ultimately more fascinating than his hero counterpart. These fallen angels are no exception: cast out from heaven, the subversive spirits in this deck have committed at least one of the seven deadly sins to secure their place in the legions of the damned."





Favole Tarot   

The Favole Tarot features gothic art by Spanish illustrator, Victoria Frances. The cards are dark and romantic but somewhat depressing - even the Sun card has a feeling of bleakness. While the deck has lushly illustrated majors, it follows the European tradition in the minors and has repetitive pip cards instead of tarot scenes.





Ghost Tarot   

The Ghost Tarot is an ethereal and unearthly 78 card deck illustrated by Davide Corsi, in a similar style to his Tarot Draconis. Due out in mid-2014 from Lo Scarabeo.





Ghosts and Spirits Tarot   

The Ghosts and Spirits Tarot features ethereal and supernatural beings from legend and lore. The 79-card deck is from Lisa Hunt and is illustrated in her very recognisable style, as seen in the Fantastical Creatures and Animals Divine decks.





Gothic Tarot   

Photographs from cemetaries around the world are the focus of this 22 card limited edition tarot deck. The Gothic Tarot cards are almost square and all are bordered in black.





Gothic Tarot   

The Gothic Tarot by Joseph Vargo is a slick and elegant 78-card deck conveying a dark gothic mood with images of vampires, gargoyles, ghosts and angels. The actual cards don't have copyright symbols.





Gothic Tarot of Vampires   

A tarot of the depths - not only the superficial aspects - of the Vampire mythos. Sensual, violent, spiritual, and somber, the Gothic Tarot of Vampires is dark and contemporary and, yes, sometimes bloody.





Graven Images Oracle   

The Graven Images Oracle is a 'system of prediction' deck of 71 cards, depicting cemetery imagery and interesting photographs of gravestones and monuments. The images in the cards have not been altered or enhanced, but reflect the symbols and statuary as they appear in their natural condition, and are used for prediction and meditation based on their own symbolic merit. Now available.





Guardian Tarot   

The Guardian Tarot is a angel-themed, gothic deck based on Rider-Waite symbolism. Independently published.





H.P. Lovecraft Tarot   

A compelling and dark tarot deck, with sepia-toned artwork in the vein of H. P. Lovecraft, writer of horror and science fiction.





H.R. Giger Tarot   

The original Baphomet Tarot, also known as the H.R. Giger Tarot, has been reprinted in book and deck set. Fans of H. R. Giger's dark imaginings (like the aliens of the movie of the same name) will like this deck, but it may be difficult for others.





Halloween Tarot   

A fun Rider-Waite-based Tarot deck in the theme of the American Halloween holiday. The Halloween Tarot is done in lots of black and orange, vampires, skeletons, bats and jack o' lanterns abound. Frankenstein makes an unusual Emperor.





I Ching Dead Moon   

The I Ching Dead Moon has 64 cards, illustrated by artist Luis Royo. The cards are darkly atmospheric, with the I Ching hexagrams inset at the base of each card. There are also 15 instruction cards included with the deck, explaining the I Ching and the hexagram meanings.





Les Vampires Oracle   

Les Vampires Oracle is designed to deal with the difficult questions and situations in life. It has 44 cards with sleek illustrations of vampiric, doll-like characters, with guidance to help with the dark nights of the soul.





Lord of Illusions Tarot   

There are lots of plain dark colours and black line drawings in this deck that is meant to mirror our inner selves. The deck is supposed to be inspired by the Lord of Illusions movie which was based on the Clive Barker book.





Ludy Lescot Tarot   

The Ludy Lescot Tarot is a mysterious deck from the perspective of Ludy Lescot, "a young esoteric and student of the arts, whom one could meet on the steamy streets in the New Orleans French Quarter". It's an expressive 78-card deck that's a bit different.





Lunatic Tarot   

The Lunatic Tarot has 78 cards with expressive, artistic character illustrations in brownish hues. On the back is the corresponding card from the Rider-Waite and its title in English. The large size 'portfolio' edition - approximately five by ten inches - has cards bound together with thin, tearable plastic binding, but can be separated for use. Now also available in a regular card-sized edition with titles in English and Chinese.





Necronomicon Tarot   

The Necronomicon Tarot is the completion of author Donald Tyson's trilogy that draw on the mythology created by H.P. Lovecraft, the occult writer. It's a dark deck (as you might expect) with 78 cards fully illustrated with computer-generated art. Also comes with a companion book.





Oracle of Shadows and Light   

The Oracle of Shadows and Light is a cute and quirky little oracle of 45 cards. It features large-eyed faeries, ghosts and angels that are reminiscent of Blythe dolls, each with a slightly shadowy personality or theme.





Raven's Tarot   

Hand illustrated and painted, Raven's Tarot has a very contemporary and slightly gothic and alternative look. Some cards are titled, others have only numbers, but all have a thin white border around the tarot scene.





Royo Dark Tarot   

The Royo Dark Tarot is an expanded and updated version of Luis Royo's original Black Tarot. Now with larger cards, better quality images, and most importantly - fully illustrated minor arcana.





Savage Tarot   

The Savage Tarot is a deck of 78 cards with imagery of the dark underworld - the savage beauty and macabre aspects of life. Self-published in a limited edition of 100 decks.





Secret Tarot   

The Secret Tarot has card scenes and costumes that are a mix of eras from medieval and Renaissance to the 19th and 20th centuries. The art is a little comic-book-ish and features female nudity, but is very atmospheric.





Shadow Tarot   

Not your regular tarot deck, the major arcana cards of the Shadow Tarot are based on the 22 Tunnels of Set as described by Aleister Crowley. The deck is intended to assist contact and integration with our shadow energies, facilitating access to unexplored territory in the psyche.





Solleone Tarot   

Colourful, super-real and in-your-face, the Italian-published Solleone Tarot cards have a medieval style and occasionally use bloody and violent imagery.





Surrealist Tarot   

The Surrealist Tarot is a very strange and surreal, 78-card self-published deck. It's based on the LaVey Personality Synthesizer Clock as well as Crowley, Waite and Sprague's systems.





Tarot of Shadows   

The Tarot of Shadows is an unconventional Russian-published set of 78 cards, with dark, demonic and fantasy art scenes set on white backgrounds.





Tarot of the Night   

The Tarot of the Night is new from Richard Shadowfox of the ShadowFox Tarot and Tarot Deck of Heroes. This 78-card deck is illustrated in a 3D graphics style and has a horror movie feel.





Tarot of Vampyres   

The Tarot of Vampyres is a new vampire deck created by British illustrator, Ian Daniels. "The vampyre legend is rooted in darkness and seduction, but its enduring message is one of spiritual hunger—to drink in the everlasting divine." The art is stunning - romantic, brooding and dark.





The Book of Azathoth   

The Book of Azathoth is an homage to the American sci-fi and horror author, H.P. Lovecraft. The 78 card deck is designed to give the feel of being of Lovecraft's universe, as used by one of his characters. Self-published and available from the artist.





Vampire Tarot   

The Vampire Tarot draws together tarot, Bram Stoker's novel Dracula and vampire myths over the ages. From Robert M. Place, who created the Alchemical Tarot and Tarot of the Saints, it is a well-researched and deep look at the links between tarot and vampires, and is illustrated in his distinctive artistic style. The set also includes an excellent companion book.





Vampire Tarot   

It almost seems like Tim Burton helped with the Vampire Tarot. Full of elegant vampires, bloodied fangs, full moons and desolate landscapes, it's refined and only slightly macabre.





Vampire Tarot of the Eternal Night   

The Vampire Tarot of the Eternal Night is another vampiric deck - this one from Lo Scarabeo. It has photo-real images with an edge of horror by Davide Corsi, and a companion book by Barbara Moore.





Vertigo Tarot   

The Vertigo Tarot is a modern, slightly surreal and very gothic Tarot deck with dark artwork. By comic-book artist Dave McKean, it is a very popular deck and has been hard to find - but is to be republished in 2008.





Wormweird Tarot   

The Wormweird Tarot is a true tarot of horror - there are few romantic gothic visions in this deck! Described as "an Absinthe-fulled descent into a Victorian never-land of plague, dark magick and monsters", the cards feature skeletons and piles of bones, ghosts, ghouls and more. The images were created using stage illusions and wax sculptures that were then photographed.





Zombie Apocalypse Tarot   

The Zombie Apocalypse Tarot is a gruesome take on the Rider-Waite, featuring zombies, the undead and plenty of blood. The 79-card deck (there's an extra major titled 'Undeath') has photographic imagery that makes the apocalytic feel entirely plausible.





Zombie Tarot   

The Zombie Tarot is from the creator of the Housewives Tarot. This 78-card deck is a retro oracle of the undead, where 'wands become limbs, pentacles are biohazard symbols, and the Major Arcana is full of shambling corpses'.








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