Decks Published by Lo Scarabeo
2012: Tarot of Ascension has been designed as a tool for spiritual growth and evolution. It has images set in an imaginary medieval setting, with concealed new age symbols and secrets. The minors have been altered to better reflect the seeker's upward path, with some traditionally negative cards becoming more positive.
The African American Tarot is a strong and vibrantly coloured deck of scenes and imagery of African and Afro-American culture, animals and art. According to the booklet, each card is linked with an important deity, character or location in African-American history.
The Afro-Brazilian Tarot is dedicated to the divinities of the African Yoruban and Brazilian Candomble religions, and combines these and Santeria with the archetypes of tarot.
The Ancient Italian Tarot shows artwork in a medieval Italian style. The card scenes are of a similar style as the 1JJ Swiss Tarot but with more detail and muted colour. Card titling is small and in Italian only.
An early (eighteenth century) tarot deck with some unusual features. The Ancient Minchiate Etruria Tarot has 41 major arcana cards, which include astrological signs, the four virtues, and four elements, but not a high priestess/popess.
The Ancient Tarot of Marseilles is a precise reproduction of the historic Tarot de Marseilles created in 1760 by Nicholas Conver. This version is coloured with blocks of yellow, red, green and blue.
The Ancient Tarots of Bologna is a historical reproduction of an deck from 1780, created in Bologna, Italy. It is Italian but a Marseilles style deck, and is coloured in deep blues, faded greens and oranges.
The Ancient Tarots of Liguria-Piedmont is a reproduction of a historical Marseilles-style deck from the the northern Italian region of Piedmont. The original deck was published in 1860.
Another historical deck from Lo Scarabeo, the Ancient Tarots of Lombardy cards (also known as Tarocchi Neoclassico) were originally published in 1810. The majors and court cards are in a neoclassical artistic style, the minor arcana are pip cards.
A pretty, tidy 80-card oracle based on the traditional Christian guardian angels and archangels. The Angel Voices Oracle also incorporates astrological associations, shown by the colour-coding of the angels' backgrounds and clothing.
The Art Nouveau Oracle is illustrated in a romantic, watercolour art nouveau style, and is very similar visually to the Tarot Art Nouveau. The deck itself is based on the Lenormand pattern and has 36 cards.
The Astrological Oracle has lush illustrations in an art nouveau style by Antonella Castelli. The 22 cards picture the astrological signs, as well the sun, moon, and planets as represented by Roman deities.
The Astrological Oracle is stunning oracle illustrated in a romantic, lush Art Nouveau style. There are 22 personified cards in the deck: 12 zodiac cards and 10 planet cards. As well as being a basic introduction to elemental astrology, it's also a beautiful oracle deck.
The Avalon Tarot is an Arthurian-themed tarot, but set in a fantasy-medieval world. The artwork is strongly coloured and reminiscent of comic books.
The Bach Flower Inspirational Cards has 38 lovely art nouveau, floral cards, each linked with a specific Bach Flower Essence. The essences help with spiritual or emotional unbalances.
The Barbieri Tarot is a vibrant, powerfully illustrated 78 card deck from Italian artist and master of the fantasy genre, Paolo Barbieri. Selections of his dark, fiery and detailed art have been chosen to fit the tarot archetypes.
The Black Cats Tarot is another feline-inspired deck, this one focusing on the magical black cat. The 78 cards mix fantasy and reality in its image of human-like black cats.
The Book of Shadows Tarot is the first volume in a two volume deck set conceptualised by tarot expert, Barbara Moore. This is the 'as above' deck, focusing on universal and divine energies, while the second will be 'so below' and concentrate on everyday human experiences.
This Book of Shadows Tarot is the second deck in the unique two volume Book of Shadows kit. This is the 'So Below' deck, concentrating on the magical energies that surround us in everyday life.
The Book of Thoth Etteilla Tarot is a reproduction of a nineteenth century tarot deck based on the deck created by Etteilla, who was the first to create a deck solely for divinatory use.
Strikingly vibrant, the Bosch Tarot deck depicts humans, monsters, and visions as Tarot cards. The art style is modelled on that of Dutch artist Hieronymous Bosch and has elements from his paintings. Fascinating.
Inspired by the rich and detailed artistic style of Flemish painter, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, these cards show the daily life of the medieval peasant in lively fashion. It's a rather more earthy Tarot than the Giotto Tarot by the same author - this one features drunk peasants!
The Cards of Wellbeing is a very odd oracle linked to crystals, the stars and Tibetan wisdom. The illustrations are very simple crystal or star images, and the cards have a very negative bent - a full third of the cards bely the title of being cards of 'wellbeing'.
The Cats Inspirational Oracle has 32 different breeds of cats on its 32 cards. The cards have true-to-life illustrations of each breed, and link their typical behaviour with a card keyword: the Turkish Van is swimming (Boldness), the Burmese seeking attention (Attention), the Maine Coon hunting (Pursue). The set comes with a companion book by Barbara Moore.
The Ceccoli Tarot Mini is the tiny version of the Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot, a 78 card deck of enigmatic, enchanting and sweet illustrations by the artist of the same name. The deck is a portable and readable 4.4cm by 8cm in size.
The Celtic Tarot from Lo Scarabeo is illustrated by two different authors in comic-book style art. Gaudenzi created the majors, with images of Celtic legends and mythology; Tenuta created the minors. Each suit is linked to a people of Ireland - Fomori, Fianna, Ulaid and Tuatha de Danann.
The Celtic Tarot Mini is the pocket-size version of the Celtic Tarot by Gaudenzi and Tenuta. These two artists jointly created the artwork, each responsible for the major and minor arcana that show the Celtic legend and the peoples of Ireland.
The edition of the Rider-Waite Tarot has been published in honour of the centennial anniversary of the original Waite-Smith deck. This special edition has been published by Lo Scarabeo and has their typical multi-lingual borders surrounding the familiar images by Pamela Colman-Smith.
The Children Tarot has youthful and naive drawings in pastel that are for "participating in the fairy tale of life". The majors are cute and happy and the minors have pip-style arrangements with small illustrations included as well.
The China Tarot is a re-release of the Chinese-published Der-Jen Tarot by Lo Scarabeo. The majors are rather beautiful atmospheric paintings, and the minors are similiar in feel but feature Chinese suit emblems instead of illustrated scenes.
The Circle of Life Tarot is a round deck, so chosen to emphasise the concepts of circularity and cycles in life. The 78 unique illustrations depart from the usual symbolism, and are unconventional and imaginative Tarot journey.
The Classic Tarot is a reproduction of a Milanese deck, dated 1835. The art is pen-and-ink and somewhat unusually coloured in bright oranges, lime greens and pinks but is the overall effect is harmonious.
Color Your Tarot is a 22-card, black and white line art deck in the Rider-Waite tradition. It's been designed and printed to be coloured in, similar to the adult colouring books on the market.
Not for beginners, this is a tarot study tool created to illustrate Valerie Sims' Comparative Tarot reading method. Images of four different decks are depicted on each card - the Universal Tarot, Tarot of the Origins, Tarot of Marseilles, and Tarot of the Sphynx.
The Contemplative Tarot is a thoughtful deck influenced by the works of philosopher P.D. Ouspensky. It has Pagan-inspired, lifelike, three- dimensional major arcana cards, while the minor arcana owe their basis to the el Gran Tarot Esoterico and are in a flatter, less-detailed artistic style.
The Corto Maltese Tarot is about a comic book character of the same name, by artist Hugo Pratt. Corto is an adventurer and sailor and the cards illustrate scenes, places and personalities that he encounters. The corresponding card in the Marseille style is also repeated in the four corners of the pale aqua border.
The Crystal Tarots has multi-coloured cards with an art nouveau and stained glass look. The This is the 78 card edition, which was first published as a 22-card art deck, the Tarocchi di Vetro. The minors in the 78-card edition are a re-working of card designs originally by Eudes Picards.
An art tarot in homage to the great Renaissance painter and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. The images in the Da Vinci Tarot are mostly inspired by Leonardo's art, but do feature some of his well-known pieces. First published as the Leonardo aa Vinci Tarot a stand-alone deck, it's now available as the Da Vinci Tarot kit with a book by Mark McElroy.
An art tarot in homage to the great Renaissance painter and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. The images in the Da Vinci Tarot are mostly inspired by Leonardo's art, but do feature some of his well-known pieces. First published as the Leonardo aa Vinci Tarot a stand-alone deck, it's now available as the Da Vinci Tarot kit with a book by Mark McElroy.
Dame Fortune's Wheel Tarot is a deck of 79 cards - 22 majors, 56 minors and one significator from author, Paul Huson. The cards are based on the Huson's research presented in Mystical Origins of the Tarot, and have Marseilles-inspired majors and Etteilla-inspired, fully illustrated minors. The deck is complete with an instructional booklet and now published by Lo Scarabeo.
Inspired and directed by the life and works of the medieval Italian poet Dante, who is perhaps best known for his Divine Comedy. The Dante Tarot is a stunning and unique tarot deck that has tranformed the traditional tarot symbols.
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."
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.
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.
The Decameron Tarot is for adults only. It aims to show love without mystery, and its 78 cards are fully illustrated with men and woman in many and various sexual positions.
The Dragons Tarot features mythical dragons, earthly dinosaurs and feathered serpents from all cultures, myths and eras in its very colourful and useable 78 cards. Not to be confused with the other Dragon Tarot.
The Dragons Tarot Mini features dragons, serpents and dinosaurs from legend and history on its 78 cards. This is the miniature, pocket sized version of the Dragons Tarot.
The Dream Cards, while there are 78 of them, aren't a tarot deck but a stand-alone, intuitive reading deck. The artwork is a fantasy of surreal landscapes and scenes, with plenty to spark the imagination.
The Dream Enchantress Tarot is from the same artist who created the Secret Tarot. It's a fantasy, mysterious, feminine deck, and with minimal black borders to set off the luminous images.
The Egyptian Tarot has stunning, Ancient Egyptian themed artwork painted onto papyrus. The 78 cards are best for the more advanced Tarot reader and especially for Egyptophiles and students of Ancient Egypt.
The Egyptian Tarot Grand Trumps is a large-size, majors (or trumps) only, edition of Silvana Alasia's 78-card deck from Lo Scarabeo. The art has an authentic Egyptian look, painted in tempera on a papyrus background.
The Egyptian Tarot Mini has attractive Ancient Egyptian themed artwork with the appearance of being painted on papyrus. This is the miniature, pocket sized version of the Egyptian Tarot.
The 79-card Elemental Tarot is designed for manifesting change. The deck is "immersed in the elemental energies", and has a suit devoted visually to each element of fire, air, earth and water. There is also an extra card, the Significator.
The Epic Tarot is a rich, creative deck of high fantasy imagery illustrated in a sophisticated graphic novel style, It's a relatively non-traditional deck of 78 cards with a sword-and-sorcery theme and a powerful feel.
The Etruscan Tarot is a historically-themed art deck, based on the culture, civilisation, and mystical beliefs of the ancient Etruscans, a pre-Roman tribe who lived in what is now modern day Italy.
The Fairy Lenormand Oracle is a large-size, 36-card Lenormand deck with a fantasy fairy theme. The cards have sleek, detailed illustrations of pretty fairies in a storybook world.
The Fairy Lights Tarot has 78 imaginative fantasy cards, created from 39 original paintings - each card is half of a bigger picture. The deck is from the same artist as the Tarot of the Secret Forest.
The Fairy Tarot is a very cute Italian deck with a strong fantasy influence. The 78 whimsical cards show enchanting scenes of playful fairies and forest creatures.
The Fairy Tarot Mini is the pocket-sized, miniature edition of the cute and charming Fairy Tarot from Antonio Lupatelli. The 78 cards are whimsical and feature gnomes, fairies, elves and sylphs.
A gorgeous and unique tarot of the Fey, not the British fairies, but a more universal variety depicted in art with an anime feel. The Fey Tarot is a well-thought out and carefully designed tarot set for readers of all ages - and a beautiful, playful deck full of its own unique magic.
The Fire Tarot takes the myth of fire in all its forms and interprets it through tarot-related scenes. The major arcana each depict a god linked with fire, while the minor suits are linked with fire as help, spiritual and sacred fire, emotional fire, and earthly fire.
The French Cartomancy deck is a 36-card oracle, a reconstruction of a deck from the era of Mlle. Lenormand. The cards are numbered but untitled, and feature pastoral scenes with a playing card inset.
The Gay Tarot focuses on the experience and identity of homosexual men. While men are featured as all the major figures, women are not excluded. The 78 images are fully illustrated, with people are of all ethnicities, shapes and sizes and in modern, contemporary settings.
The Ghost Tarot is an ethereal and unearthly 78 card deck illustrated by Davide Corsi. It's set in a moonlit landscape of haunted castles, ghosts and barely visible spectres, and takes an unusual, romantic and creative approach to the standard tarot scenes.
A tarot in the style of 13th century Italian painter Giotto di Bondone, which seems unusually still and posed to my modern eye. But the Giotto Tarot is a workable deck, once you are familiar with its system.
The Golden Botticelli Tarot was created by the talented Atanassov in the style of the Italian Renaissance artist, Botticelli, who is most famous for the Birth of Venus. The 78 cards are fully illustrated and have small gold elements in the patterns and backgrounds.
The Golden Tarot of Klimt is inspired by the artistic style of early twentieth-century Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt. The art is vivid and sensual, interspersed with mosaic patterns and accented with gold metallic accents.
The Golden Tarot of the Renaissance is based on the fifteenth-century French deck, the Charles VI (also known as the Estensi) of which only 17 cards remain. Lo Scarabeo's full set of 78 cards have been created in attractive watercolours and finished with a gold leaf background.
A luxurious looking tarot based on the iconic art of Russian Orthodox Christianity. The Golden Tarot of the Tsar is one of Lo Scarabeo's metallic decks - the saints and biblical scenes have textured gold backgrounds.
The Golden Universal Tarot is a re-printing of the Universal Tarot by Roberto de Angelis, a redrawn and more dynamic version of the Rider-Waite. This edition has selected symbols and imagery decorated with gold foil on its 78 cards.
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.
The Happy Tarot is a whimsical, fun and light-hearted deck that invites the reader to see the positive side of life. The 78 cards by Serena Ficca are set in a cutesy world with sweets, ice cream and candy canes at every turn.
The Harmonious Tarot is pretty, light and flowery, like sitting in a rose garden on a sunny spring afternoon. The Tarot art, mostly by Victorian artist Walter Crane (with some additions by Fitzpatrick) is romantic, heavily floral, and quite easily readable.
The Harmonious Tarot Mini is the pocket-sized edition of the flowery Victorian cards of the Harmonious Tarot. The 78 miniature cards are just pretty as the originals, but the details are harder to make out at the smaller size.
The Heart Tarot "celebrates a vital, unimaginably potent force in our lives: love. Whether inspired by romance, family, friendship, or God, this powerful emotion is at the heart of humanity." It's only the second heart-shaped deck published.
The Impressionist Tarot pays homage to the artists of 19th century France, with 78 cards in Parisian style and feeling. The suits of Wands is based on Manet's art, Cups are Monet, Swords are Van Gogh, Pentacles are Degas and the majors are a mix of the French artists.
The Infinity Tarot has 78 cards in the shape of the infinity symbol (a figure eight on its side). The cards are illustrated in an 18th century swashbuckling style, and the unusual shape allows for a different perspective on the tarot imagery.
The Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn has been created from documents from the occult group. The deck artist was without any knowledge of their previous decks, so the result is comic-book style illustrations with familiar elements in new interpretations.
The Kamasutra Tarot is based on the "textbook of desire" best known as a catalogue of sexual positions. The cards are indeed graphic, but are intended to reflect fourth century attitudes towards sex rather than modern Western views. The imagery across the cards is also deliberately repetitive, so that the subtle cues of posture and body language of the couple are more obvious.
The Karma Angels Oracle is a 32-card deck with traditional angel illustrations in an iconographical style. It's a Christian-oriented deck accompanied by gentle wisdom and advice in the guidebook by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin.
The Karma Oracle is a 33 card divination oracle, representing ancient Indian gods and goddesses. The cards are very brightly coloured and patterned.
The Labyrinth Tarot is an art deck from Luis Royo, creator of the Black Tarot. The major arcana are finely detailed monochromatic art pieces, while the minor arcana suits of Wands, Pentacles, Cups and Spades are decorated pip cards.
The Law of Attraction Tarot is inspired by the best-selling book, The Secret, and its promise to help manifest anything you want in life. The 78-card deck is quite different in most imagery and meaning from standard decks, and is intended to help you achieve your dreams.
The Lenormand Oracle is a larger-sized set of 36 cards in the Petit Lenormand tradition. The simple, down to earth cards are printed on sturdy cardstock and come with a 160-page companion book explaining the meanings and how to read Lenormand cards.
The Lenormand Oracle Cards, published by Lo Scarabeo, are a reproduction of a French Lenormand deck from 1890. The 36 cards have elegant, soft imagery with a serene and spacious feel.
The Tarot of Stars Eternal is a reworking of the Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot by Dante Tarot artist Andrea Serio. The majors are very similar to Crowley's Thoth, but the minors have been expanded and have an emphasis on Decans.
The Lo Scarabeo Tarot celebrates the twentieth year of the Italian publishing house, with a deck combining all three major traditions - the Tarot de Marseilles, the Rider-Waite and the Thoth. In imagery, the cards seem like more of a blend of the latter two, but they have plenty of scope for comparative study as well as for readings.
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.
By Italian comic-book artist Milo Manara, this tarot is a mix of eroticism and fantasy. Its imagery is explicit, in the same way as the Casanova Tarot, but it doesn't go to the sexual extreme of the Priapo Tarot.
This Manga Tarot is a a deck connected with the Eastern imagination, as illustrated in the comics known as manga. It has attractive artwork which is in the manga/anime style (but not exaggeratedly so), and the symbolism is fairly recognisable. There is one significant change however - cards that traditionally showed a man now show a woman, and vice versa.
The Manga Tarot Mini is the pocket sized version of the anime and manga themed deck, the Manga Tarot, by Riccardo Minetti and illustrated by Anna Lazzarini. The 78 cards have dynamic artwork with an interesting change - cards that normally feature a man here show a woman, and vice versa.
This wonderful deck is a tarot ancestor, with only fifty cards. The Mantegna Tarot artwork, originally created in 1460, has been recoloured and highlighted with silver. What appears as mottled dark grey in the digital scans is actually bright silver foil.
The Marseille Cat Tarot light-heartedly merges the historical French tarot tradition and anthropomorphic cats, with various furry felines in place of the human characters on the cards. The deck is illustrated with strong primary colours, but more refined artwork than the traditional woodcut prints. The minor arcana also have small feline scenes amidst the pips.
The Masonic Tarot is an attractive 78 card deck inspired by the symbolism of the Freemasons. The major arcana have themed tarot scenes, while the minor arcana are simple, unillustrated pip cards.
The Mayan Tarot is inspired by the pre-Columbian, Central American culture of the Mayas. The colourful majors have the familiar cartoonish look of Mayan art, while the minors show a small rock etching-like illustration and large suit symbols.
The Meta-Barons Tarot is based around the warrior characters and narrative of The Metabarons, a graphic novel series from Jodorowsky and Gimenez. The 78 cards are illustrated with original images from the books.
The Mibramig Magical Tarot is a quirky look into the imagination of artist Mibramig. A light-hearted and joyful interpretation of the tarot universe, it's best for the more advanced tarot reader. The 79-card deck also includes an extra card for the Happy Squirrel.
The Michelangelo Tarot is inspired by and illustrated in the style of the Italian artist, Michelangelo. The tarot scenes are rely heavily (and successfully) on body language to convey the meaning. From Lo Scarabeo and the artist who also created the Giotto Tarot, Bruegel Tarot and the Medieval Tarot.
The Minchiate Tarot is a reprint of the historical Ancient Minchiate Etruria Tarot. The deck is a photo reproduction of a Florentine Minchiate deck from 1725, which has 56 minors and 41 major arcana, with cards for the signs, planets and virtues.
The Mini Royo Dark Tarot is the very small-size version of Luis Royo's Royo Dark Tarot, which is in turn the updated and fully illustrated version of the Black Tarot. These miniature cards measure 4.4 x 8 cm.
The Mona Lisa Tarot is an innovative deck that is inspired by the imagery of the painting of the same name, the Renaissancee era, and the life and imagination of Leonardo da Vinci. The card scenes often take the tarot in a new and different direction.
This Italian-published Native American Tarot is inspired by their shamanism, spirituality, and connection with the natural world. The card art is muted, dusty and attractive -- by the same artist who created the Vikings Tarot.
An ancient Egyptian Tarot themed deck with a difference - Nefertari's Tarot has a background of goil foil to the themed illustrations on the cards. This deck is stunning, and the actual cards look even better than the digital images.
The Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot has 78 ethereal, dreamlike cards created by the Italian artist of the same name. Her tarot world is haunting, a little melancholy, a place of dollhouses and child-like storybook imagery where only the rules of imagination apply.
The Night Sun Tarot has created a symbolic shadow language through a synthesis of diverse cultures, tarot systems and correspondences. The geometric artwork on the 78 cards is an interesting blend of the primitive and the futuristic.
A tarot of the Ancient Greeks. Each card in the Olympus Tarot represents a myth, hero, monster or god from Greek legend, depicted in dramatic comic-book style.
The Pagan Lenormand Oracle is the first-Pagan oriented Lenormand deck, where the traditional symbols have been re-interpreted to show Pagan diversity, symbology and beliefs. It's from Gina Pace, who also created the Pagan Tarot.
The Pagan Tarot, from Gina M. Pace (known as Wicce on the Internet), combines the joys and problems of everyday life with Wiccan and Pagan spirituality. The art shows Pagan scenes and is also very modern and ultra-realistic: computers feature in several cards.
The Pagan Tarot Mini is the miniature version of Gina M. Pace's Pagan Tarot. The 78 cards have illustrations ranging from the modern and contemporary to Pagan and Wiccan symbolism.
The Pictorial Key Tarot is a modernisation of the Rider-Waite Tarot images, very similar in symbolism to the original but not quite a clone. Created in a computer-generated style, the 78 cards are detailed and reasonably lifelike, but have a slightly perfect, plastic look.
The Quantum Tarot combines modern theories of physics and quantum mechanics with tarot, through vivid space images from NASA and the Hubble telescope. It's now out in a reworked second edition from Lo Scarabeo, with two extra cards, some changed images, and new black borders.
The Ramses: Tarot of Eternity deck is another Ancient Egyptian-themed tarot, with life-like rather than stylised artwork and a real sense of history. Concentrating on the era of th Pharaoh Ramses II, the cards show events in his life as well as more mundane Egypt.
The Romantic Tarot is a 78-card deck of courtly love, emotion, passion and romance. It's set in the Victorian era and in the four most romantic European cities: the major arcana and suits are linked with Paris, Vienna, Venice and Rome. It's ideally suited for for advice, insight and solutions for matters of the heart.
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.
The Sacred Sites Tarot is a deck of significant, mystical and powerful places and structures - both natural and manmade - from across the world. Its 78 cards feature everything from Stonehenge to the Ganges to the Hagia Sophia - and unusually for a deck from Lo Scarabeo, have no multi-lingual titles on the cards.
The Samurai Tarot is a themed deck based around the samurai tradition of feudal Japan. It has non-standard tarot imagery on the 78 cards, and detailed comic-style watercolour illustrations.
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.
The Secret Tarot Mini is the pocket-size, miniature version of the atmospheric Secret Tarot. Its 78 cards measure 4.4cm by 8cm and keep the expressive feel of the landscapes and scenes of the original.
The Sensual Wicca Tarot explores sex and sexuality through the Wiccan belief system. The card illustrations generally have a Rider-Waite foundation, reinterpreted to be multicultural and Wicca. Not every card has erotic imagery, but of those that do, be warned - some verge on being X rated.
The Shaman Tarot explores shamanism and the shamanic journey through tarot. It has re-envisioned the traditional deck through new suits and re-named majors to better relate to the shamanic experience.
The Shining Angels Tarot is a round deck of 78 cards, with watercolour images of individual angels in tarot scenes. The round shape of the cards was chosen to remind us "of the angelic circle of love and protection always surrounding us".
The Silver Witchcraft Tarot merges tarot with modern pagan symbolism and magickal understanding. Illustrated in deep, atmospheric colour, it has a multicultural cast of robed characters set in glorious nature-based scenes. The 78 borderless cards are enhanced by silver metallic edges, and there's also a companion book by Barbara Moore.
The Sola Busca Tarot is a redrawing of the oldest existing tarot deck, printed in the late fifteenth century in Italy. The deck shows biblical, Roman and mythological imagery, and it was the first deck to show full scenes on the minor arcana cards.
The Sorcerers Tarot is an expressive and readable deck of high magicians, myth, and fairy tales. Illustrated by Antonella Castelli, who also did the Tarot Art Nouveau, it has a similar feel with its border of Celtic knotwork, though it has 78 fully illustrated cards.
A sweet and cute tarot of flowers, set in a wooded fairy-tale world. Every card in the Spirit of Flowers Tarot has a realistically drawn flower and a tiny, childlike fairy associated with it.
The Tarocchi degli Gnomi is one of several version of the cute Tarot of the Gnomes from Lo Scarabeo. This art edition has 22 large, rectangular cards on thick uncoated stock.
The Tarocchi dell' Alba Dorata feature gnomes, elves, pixies and fairies on its 22 cards. This is the majors-only edition, published in 1990, of decks later released as the Tarots of the Golden Dawn, Tarot of the Hidden Folk and the Enchanted Tarot.
The Tarocchi della Buona Tavola translates as 'Tarot of the Good Table' and has light-hearted Tarot images celebrating food. Not actually a tarot deck, these images are from a portfolio by Antonio Lupatella with the 22 cards on 11 sheets. A limited edition of 50 copies.
The Tarocchi delle Fiabe is a collaborative 22-card deck of illustrated fairytales, with art from 22 different artists. It's from Lo Scarabeo's Arte collection and the deck has rectangular cards varnished on the faces only.
The Tarocchi Tharbon is a black-and-white deck from Lo Scarabeo's limited edition range. The art features unusual and well-dressed birdlike characters in the 78 Tarot scenes.
The Tarot 3D is the first of its kind, a tarot deck with a shifting, three-dimensional effect to its cards due to a plastic lens over the card image. The 22 large sized cards take their images from the Pictorial Key Tarot.
The Italian-published Tarot Art Nouveau is floral, ornate and lavishly decorated. It is a very uniform tarot with a very romantic, dashing style - women all young and beautiful, men mostly bulging muscle.
The Tarot Art Nouveau Mini is the miniature, travel size edition of the lovely Tarot Art Nouveau. The 78 cards have floral, ornate and romantic artwork by Antonella Castelli.
The Tarot del Fuego is a dynamic, individualistic tarot roughly based on the Marseilles pattern from Spanish artist, Ricardo Cavolo. His art on the 78 cards is a mixture of naive, pop-art and tattoo artist.
The Tarot Draconis is illustrated by Davide Corsi of the Tarot of the Elves, in a similar slick, fantasy graphic style. Dragons are featured on each of the 78 cards, in an overall dark-hued and strangely lifeless deck.
Tarot for Everyone is a kit including the Rider-Waite based deck, the Universal Tarot, and a small 64-page companion book aimed at beginners.
The Tarot for Hip Witches is a youthful 78-card deck and book set full of young and beautiful witches. The tarot images from the Witchy Tarot are bright, colourful and somewhat non-traditional. There is also a small companion book.
The Tarot Illuminati has 78 vivid, digitally illustrated cards. The cards are complex, saturated with colour, and enhanced by the lack of borders. The set also includes a companion book written by the very knowledgable Kim Huggens.
The Tarot Lenormand is the first 78-card deck based on the Mlle Lenormand oracles that were printed in the 19th century. The deck continues the Lenormand feel artistically, and has pleasant scenes of daily life and experience with a country French look.
The Tarot Mucha pays homage to the Czech Art Nouveau artist, Alphonse Mucha. The 78 cards re-interpret the tarot scenes in his flowery, elegant and iconic style. Published in a deluxe edition, with a solid box and bound companion book.
The Tarot of Atlantis is a fantasy deck, illustrating the mythical civilisation described in the writings of Plato. The 78 cards are fully illustrated and depict landscapes, buildings, and the religious and daily lives imagined to be lived by Atlanteans.
An erotic tarot based on Casanova's experiences and lfe in Venice. Naturally the art in the Tarot of Casanova contains a fair amount of nudity but the cards do relate to tarot archetypes.
The Tarot of Cleopatra is Ancient Egyptian in theme and appearance. The 78 cards feature authentic-looking Egyptian-style figures and deities painted against a papyrus-like background, with teal-coloured borders.
Created in the style of Albert Dürer's paintings and engravings, the 78 fully-illustrated Tarot of Dürer cards include heraldry and animals as allegorical symbols.
The Tarot of Jane Austen is a wonderful tarot with characters and situations from the books of 19th century English author, Jane Austen. The cards are fully-illustrated, and mainly feature scenes from Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park. Available as a standalone deck, now in a kit with a companion book.
The Tarot of Loka is a family card game set in the fantasy world of Loka, illustrated by Ralph Horsley and designed by Alessio Cavatore. The deck is inspired by medieval tarot and pays homage to tarot's origins as a card game. It can be used for the Tarot of Loka game, as a tarot deck, or as a playing card set.
The Tarot de Marseille Mini is one of the only miniature Marseilles-style tarot decks. This pocket sized deck has 78 cards in the traditional woodcut-looking artistic style.
This version of the Tarot of Marseilles is a reproduction of cards by Claude Burdel created in 1751, republished in 1987. Titled in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.
A themed tarot deck in homage to the mythical sea creature, the mermaid. The cards of the Tarot of Mermaids, naturally, have an undersea feeling, are attractively drawn, and can be used effectively for readings.
Tarot of Metamorphosis illustrates the transformation of beings or objects into something else. The 78 cards are somewhat surreal and the art ranges from dreamlike fantasies to futuristic anime art.
The Tarot of Pagan Cats sees the tarot from a cat's eye view. Based on the Rider-Waite symbolism, the pagan connection is subtle and the cards show cats behaving as natural felines in familiar tarot scenes.
The Tarot of Pagan Cats Mini is the miniature edition of the full size Tarot of Pagan Cats. It's an easily portable version of the very cute but very readable 78 card deck.
The Tarot of Pirates is a deck of legends of piracy on the high seas, illustrated in detailed and realistic colour. It features all the aspects of pirates you would expect - golden treasure, the plank, galleons, swashbuckling pirate leaders - but it still a workable reading deck.
The Tarot of Princesses has 78 cards themed around princesses from history, myth and legend. The cards have huge borders around the larger-than-life, colour-saturated illustrations.
The Tarot of Reflections is designed for introspective readings and 'shows the different aspects of the reality we live in'. The 78 cards feature a reflection of part of the main image elsewhere in the sky, background, or costume, and take some liberties with the Rider-Waite standard.
The Tarot of Reincarnation is a rather non-traditional deck, having more in common with playing cards than tarot cards. Each card is pictured by an attractive and real-looking image of an animal, which seem linked with the major arcana but less so with the minor arcana.
The Tarot of Sexual Magic is an erotic deck that embraces the sexual urge rather than denying it. While it has plenty of nudity, it is a touch more romantic and not as explicit as some of Lo Scarabeo's other adults-only decks. The little white booklet also has customised meanings for the cards instead of just keywords.
The Tarot of the 78 Doors is a deck of physical and metaphorical doors, illustrated in both a modern and medieval/fantasy style. By the same artist who created the Gay Tarot with Lee Bursten.
The Tarot of the Angels is illustrated with angels and guardians in quite easily readable Rider-Waite based scenes. The angels are not specific mythical beings, but generally white-winged human figures. More devilish versions also appear in negative or conflicted cards like the Five of Swords.
Featuring human figures with the heads of anthropomorphised animals, the Tarot of the Animal Lords cards are more charming than they sound. The animals chosen are from all over the world and include African elephants, European badgers, Australian, sea horses, birds, even a few insects.
The Tarot of Celtic Fairies is a set of fey wisdom and guidance, with 78 cards and a guidebook written by Mark McElroy. "Journey to a hauntingly beautiful fairie land steeped in Celtic lore. Vivid, luminescent scenes vibrate with significant detail, deep meaning, and sheer beauty."
The Tarot of the Druids is inspired by ancient Irish traditions and divinities, and Celtic life and culture. The images are cartoonish and somewhat comical.
The Tarot of the Elves doesn't just picture pretty elves in costume. It's been imagined as a deck that an elf might consult, one that explores a unique elven universe. The artwork is slick and computerised, and the cards are without printed titles - unusual for a deck from Lo Scarabeo. To be available as a standalone deck, and with a book by Mark McElroy.
The Tarot of the Gnomes is a popular Tarot, cute, amusing and quirky, featuring tiny rotund and buxom gnomes. All of the cards are illustrated and feature a keyword for beginners.
The Tarot of the Hidden Folk has been published in several forms, including the 22 card Tarocchi del' Alba Dorata, and 78 card Tarots of the Golden Dawn and Enchanted Tarot. This version has 78 cards of nature spirits and representations of elemental forces.
The Tarot of the Holy Grail is inspired by the legends of the Grail, the Knights Templar, and the Crusades. It's a very masculine deck of war and religion, and women appear infrequently.
The Tarot of the III Millennium is an unusual and complex tarot deck. The majors awe-inspiring; the minors are a totally different art style, with the the corresponding card from the Ancient Tarot of Bologna inset.
The Tarot of the Imagination is a surreal tarot deck painted in fine oils. Its structure is that of a standard tarot deck, but its minor arcana images are very non-traditional in both symbol and meaning.
The Tarot of the Journey to the Orient is based upon the fables told by Marco Polo of his 24 year journey through Asia and the Orient, after his return to Venice. The minors are snapshots of live scenes, whereas the East-meets-West majors are more mythical.
The Tarot of the Magical Forest is a bizarre journey through a world of strange-but-cute animals and characters in eye-catching Rider-Waite based illustrations. First published in Taiwan by Taiwanese artist Leo Tang, it's also been re-published by Lo Scarabeo with their standard borders.
The Tarot of the Master is a recoloured reprint of a Italian tarot deck first published in 1893. The Italian titles are not translated but each card has an individual keyword printed unobtrusively on the face.
The Tarot of the Mystic Spiral is a deck devoted to the "everlasting search for knowledge and wisdom is represented by the spiral", which is found in galaxies and DNA, and is an integral part of sacred geometry used in building and art.
Ever wondered what the Magician was looking at? The Tarot of the New Vision is based on the Rider-Waite, but with a fascinating 180 degree change of perspective which reveals new scenes, people and shades of meaning in the familiar images.
The Tarot of the Nymphs represents the 78 cards through the archetypes of the Nymphs, female nature spirits linked with water and youth. The cards are illustrated in watercolour, with seductive and sensual images of scantily-clad, physically perfect nymphs.
The Tarot of the Origins is a deck with a prehistoric theme. Wild animals, hunting, bones, blood, trees; images of the lives of our Stone Age ancestors.
The Tarot of the Sacred Feminine celebrates the mystery, legend and power of women and the female divinity. The major arcana feature individual goddesses, while the minor arcana suits are linked with the phases of the moon and certain cultures: Mesopotamia and Egypt (Wands), Hebrews and Christians (Chalices), Greeks and Romans (Swords) and the Celts (Pentacles).
The Tarot of the Secret Forest is a unique deck with fantasy forest scenes on both sides of the cards. The faces of the cards have the scene in colour, while the back shows it in black and white.
The Tarot of the Silicon Dawn is an original and modern deck of vivid colours, science fiction imagery and kinetic shapes. There are 97 cards in the deck, including extra majors, extra suit cards, and a new partial suit of the Void. It's an unconventional deck that expands the boundaries of tarot.
The Tarot of the Spirit World is an unusual deck with angels, demons, and apparitions from the otherworld appearing in the tarot scenes. It is a non-traditional deck with a different spin on its imagery and meanings, and is strangely compelling.
The Tarot of the Sweet Twilight is a uniquely illustrated deck with artwork very reminiscent of Tim Burton's films. It's slightly surreal, vibrantly coloured, and provides a great jumping-off point for intuitive readings.
The Tarot of the Thousand and One Nights is inspired by the Arabian folktales reputed to be the work of Scheherazade. The art is finely detailed with thick, ornate borders around each scene.
The Tarot of the White Cats is very much in the tradition of the Rider-Waite Tarot - except for the blue-eyed, white cats drawn in the cards, instead of people. The symbolism is standard and non-threatening enough for use for the Tarot beginner.
Tarot of Visconti Grand Trumps is a majors-only edition of the Visconti Tarot, and has 22 large cards with black borders and a gold metallic treatment on the artwork.
Tarot of White Cats Mini is the small-size version of the Tarot of White Cats, a miniature deck designed to fit in a pocket or purse. The 78 cards are based closely on the Rider-Waite deck but illustrated with white felines in a variety of positions.
The Tarots of the Golden Dawn is a deck featuring elves and fairy-type figures - definitely not an occult Tarot, despite the title. This is the 78-card later version of the Tarocchi dell Alba Dorata and has also been printed as the Enchanted Tarot.
The Tarots of the Renaissance cards are in an Italian Renaissance style, and was painted in what looks like watercolours. This Tarot deck is an interesting visual interpretation of a previous era.
An Ancient Egyptian deck by an Italian artist, the Tarots of the Sphinx deck shows scenes of Egyptian life in flat, two dimensional drawings reminscent of tomb wall paintings.
The Tattooed Tarot is an unusual style of Tarot, with illustrations of tarot imagery tattooed onto people. The major arcana cards show people with Marseilles tarot images tattooed on their bodies, while the minors show a more generic image that corresponds to the card.
The Thelema Tarot is a re-interpretation of the Rider-Waite Tarot (rather than a Golden Dawn-related deck). It has glossy fantasy-medieval artwork with a dreamy, wistful feel on its 78 cards.
The UFO Tarot taps into the popular stories of aliens and unidentified flying objects. The major arcana are linked with myths and figures of ufology, and the minor suits with types of extraterrestrial beings. All of the cards are illustrated in a similar shadowy comic-book style.
The Universal Fantasy Tarot is set in the fictional world of fantasy literature. A world of magic, inhabited by dragons, witches, winged horses, heros, gods and demons, it is here illustrated on 78 fantastical cards.
The Universal Goddess Tarot depicts 78 goddesses from cultures around the world, each representing an aspect of women, nature and the divine.
The Universal Marseille Tarot is based on a Swiss deck created in 1751 by by Claude Burdel, retaining the woodcat look but with more natural colour shading. It has now been published as a standalone deck, and is due to published later as a kit with a companion book written by Lee Bursten.
The Universal Tarot is a multi-lingual basic tarot deck suitable for beginners. Pamela Colman-Smith's Rider-Waite images have been recoloured and redrawn in a more Italian, dynamic style.
The Universal Tarot Grand Trumps are the third of Lo Scarabeo's Grand Trumps series, and has the 22 large-sized Rider-Waite style illustrations of the Universal Tarot major arcana.
The Universal Tarot Mini is the small-size edition of Lo Scarabeo's re-illustration of the Rider-Waite Tarot, the Universal Tarot. The 78 miniature cards are a perfect size for a purse or for travelling.
The Universal Tarot Professional is a another edition of the Universal Tarot, printed with black borders and at a huge size - 3.5 by 6.6 inches. The 78 large size cards makes it ideal for use in study groups or for the short-sighted!
The Universal Transparent Tarot uses images from the Universal Tarot in an innovative way - by making a part of the card transparent, and so allowing up to six cards to layer together into a mosaic. It's similar to the Transparent Tarot but uses more standard tarot imagery.
The Universal Wirth Tarot is a modern and expanded version of the Oswald Wirth Tarot. The minor arcana are a new and unique addition, and while not fully scenic have decorative elements around the suit symbols.
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.
The Victoria Frances Gothic Oracle has 36 stunning cards of romantic melancholia. The illustrations, by Spanish artist Victoria Frances, are seductive, sinister, poetic and darkly evocative.
A Tarot of the mythology and culture of the Scandinavian invaders, the Vikings. The card art of the Vikings Tarot features natural-looking watercolours, and the symbology is based on the Rider-Waite.
A restoration of one of the oldest tarots, the Visconti-Sforza cards. The symbolism is the same in this version, but the Visconti Tarot cards have clearer colours and there are metallic gold leaf highlights and backgrounds. (The gold doesn't show up well in scans, unfortunately.)
The Visconti Tarot Mini is the miniature version of the Visconti Tarot from Lo Scarabeo. The cards measure 4.4cm by 8cm and are small enough to fit in a purse or pocket.
The Wheel of the Year Tarot is a Pagan-oriented deck that "ushers us through the four seasons—a passage of time marked by hope, abundance, reflection, and rebirth—and reminds us of our indelible connection to the earth".
The 32 Wiccan Cards are specially designed to be an easy introduction to Wicca and show symbols from Pagan life. Pleasantly, the cards have minimal text and thin borders, the less to distract from the images.
Ostensibly a Wiccan-oriented Tarot, The Witchy Tarot is full of cutely drawn long-legged Witchy stereotypes. There are plenty of pointy hats and broomsticks in this Tarot deck for teenagers.
The Witchy Tarot Mini is the miniature, pocket sized edition of the Witchy Tarot, the cute Wiccan deck aimed at teenagers. It's a simple deck perfect for fitting in a purse or taking on vacation.
The Yoga Tarot blends the Eastern spiritual discipline of yoga with the 78 cards of Tarot. The watercolour images are bright and almost psychedelic, mixing yoga positions, Indian motifs and a somewhat comic-book artistic style.
The Zodiac Tarot focuses on the Golden Dawn's astrological attributions with tarot cards to create an entirely new and unconventional deck of 78 cards. The scenic illustrations of the majors and numbered cards are set in a 1940s era world with symbolism derived from the astrological concepts, while the court cards are more stylised elemental representations.