Popular Tarot Cards


Antique tarot cardThose who have an interest in collecting playing cards often find an interest as well in tarot cards, which have a related history. Herewith, a listing of some of the most popular decks of tarot cards: 

1JJ Swiss Tarot Cards – A well-known deck, has been around since 1974.

Aquarian Tarot Cards – The popular and compelling Aquarian Tarot by David Palladini is joined by Psychic Tarot by Craig Junjulas (126 pp., paperback) to create a tool for psychic development using the tarot. Cards measure 3″ x 4-5/8″.  

Art Nouveau Tarot

Avalon Tarot – This deck is believed to be out-of-print. However, on a related note, you might be interested in the Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards.

Blank Tarot Cards– Everyone looks for blank tarot cards eventually; these have a nice design on the back.

Bohemian Gothic Tarot – By Karen Mahony, Alex Ukolov.

Cagliostro Tarot Cards – Revised edition of the Cagliostro pack first published in 1912.   Interpretations and astrological symbols are printed on each card.  No longer available.

Cary Yale Visconti Tarocchi – Very nice historical deck, suitable for collectors.

Tarot of the Cat People  – Science fiction and fantasy combine to create a stunning tarot deck and book set by Karen Kuykendall. Situated in a distant place known as the Outer Regions.  

Celtic Dragon TarotCeltic Dragon Tarot – The Celtic Dragon Tarot is the first deck to use the potent energies of dragons for divination, magickal spell working and meditation.  

Celtic Wisdom Tarot

Connolly Tarot  

Crowley Thoth Tarot – The tarot deck designed by Aleister Crowley.

Crystal Tarot

Dali Universal Tarot Cards – By Salvador Dali. Cards have full gilt edges. Deluxe packaging.  Expensive.

Dante Tarot – Discontinued, but a very attractive deck.

Dragon Tarot  – Journey into the far reaches of Dragonland . . .  A very popular deck but, of course, everyone loves dragons.  Nice cards, and fun as well.

Druidcraft Tarot

Egyptian Tarot  – by C Compe.  There is also an Egyptian Tarot deck by Silvana Alasia, and an Ancient Egyptian Tarot by Clive Barrett.  Also somewhat related is Nefertari’s Tarot.

Faery Wicca Tarot – The 83-card Faery Wicca Tarot is a unique system that blends traditional tarot images with the mystical symbolism of modern Faery Wicca. It is based on the ancient Bardic system of understanding the universe, which is considered to be the shamanic roots of the Irish Faery Faith, a pre-Christian, pre-Celtic spiritual tradition. 

Fairy Tarot

Fantastical Tarot – by Nathalie Hertz, who also did the Vampire Tarot.

Fenestra Tarot – This deck came out in 2006.  It’s quite attractive, with unusual imagery.

Fey Tarot – actually, the Fey Tarot kit.

Gilded Tarot

Goddess Tarot  – Draws inspiration from the many goddesses honored throughout history and all over the globe.

Golden Dawn Tarot HermitGolden Dawn Tarot – Out of print.

Golden Tarot – by Kat Black.

Golden Tarot of the Tsar  – By A. A. Atanassov.  From Lo Scarabeo.


Halloween Tarot Deck & Book Set – Black cats, ghosts, jack o’lanterns and more!  You don’t have to wait until October 31st to jump into the festive, spooky world of Halloween.  The 78-card Halloween Tarot deck offers both the fun and the mystery of the holiday, with monsters and other creepy creatures, eager trick-or-treaters, etc.  

Hanson-Roberts Tarot  – By Mary Hanson-Roberts, not surprisingly.  A very popular deck. 

Herbal Tarot – The Herbal Tarot, by Michael Tierra and Candis Cantin, was designed to integrate the healing properties of traditional herbs with the symbolism of tarot.  Each card features a different herb, identified by name, and related by its characteristics to a specific tarot card.  

Housewives Tarot: A Domestic Divination Kit With Deck And Instruction Book

Instant Tarot Reader

Jungian Tarot – Jung, the great psychologist, was quite interested in the tarot as a symbol system. 

Legend: The Arthurian Tarot

Leonardo da Vinci Tarot  – another fascinating deck from Lo Scarabeo of Italy.  Nothing to do with the Da Vinci Code except, of course, in the sense that everything that has to do with Da Vinci could have something to do with the Da Vinci Code.

Lord of the Rings Tarot

Tarot MagicianTarot of Marseilles – an old standby, there are actually a number of different Marseilles decks in print, because the original design is long out of copyright.

Tarot of a Moon Garden – The Tarot of a Moon Garden offers a mystical world inhabited by butterflies, dolphins, unicorns, dragons, exotic birds and magical figures.  

Morgan-Greer Tarot

Native American Tarot

Necronomicon Tarot Kit – Grim Agents of Cosmic Forces… or so they say…. Anyway, who doesn’t like H P Lovecraft, so here’s a fun deck to go with your collection of his stories. 

Old English Tarot – This gracefully designed deck is set against a tapestry of medieval England.  The Major Arcana features traditional scenes and figures; the Minor Arcana is a visual journey into an era that spurs the imagination.  

Osho Zen Tarot

Pythagorean Tarot

Quick & Easy Tarot  – It’s quick; it’s easy . . .  It has the meanings printed right on the cards.

Renaissance Tarot Deck & Book Set

Rider Waite Tarot Deck  – The world’s most popular tarot deck, and probably the best one to learn on. We have a page devoted to a discussion of the Rider Waite tarot deck.

Rider Waite Original Tarot Pack  – Facsimile edition of the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck originally printed from plates that were destroyed during the bombing of London in WWII.  Conceived by A. E. Waite. Cards designed by Pamela Colman Smith.  The rich, figurative designs that are the hallmark of this set will help everyone to understand and enjoy the unique language of tarot. Pack includes: deck of 78 full-color cards; The Key to the Tarot, fully revised and updated with an introduction by Liz Greene; divinatory chart.  

Robin Wood Tarot

Runic Tarot

Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg

The Sacred Circle Tarot: A Celtic Pagan Journey – Celtic theme, good imagery.

Secret Tarot – We’ll say no more . . .

Tarot of Oz – Tarot using Wizard of Oz characters and mythology – actually, a very intriguing pairing, and this works well, especially for those who prefer their tarot decks to be a bit on the bright side.  Also good for collectors of Oziana.

Unicorn Tarot – Because everyone likes unicorns.

Universal Waite Tarot Deck – Popular alternative to the Rider tarot deck, to which it is related.

Ukiyoe Tarot – an attractive tarot deck with a Japanese flavor.

Vampire Tarot Vampire Tarot

Visconti Sforza Tarot Cards – This complete 78-card deck includes stunning full-color reproductions of 74 original Visconti-Sforza tarocchi cards, circa mid-15th century (Milan, Italy), plus four cards recreated to replace cards missing from the original deck.  Not inexpensive, but stunning.

Tarot of the Witches

Witches Tarot


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