There are thousands of different tarot decks available. Each has unique features. Most are brilliantly artistic.
Some are more artistic than functional - the ones that are considered novelty. They may be breathtaking in their
beauty and full of whimsical fun, but they are rarely used for prediction purposes. For tarot readings, there are a
few decks that are more in use than others due to the ease of predictability and simplicity in functioning.
Some of the popular Tarot decks have been discussed below.

  • Deviant Moon Tarot
  • This deck features dark, surreal, very unique yet sinister creatures that can sometimes even be disturbing to the onlooker.
    It includes pictures of cemeteries and mental asylums and is believed to dig deep in the subconscious of the human mind.
    It is full of dark humor and presents to the point reading without any sugar coating. This deck takes a deviation from the
    traditional forms in more ways than one, but never fails to convey a clear meaning.

  • Rider - Waite Tarot
  • This deck is often considered as the first modern and organized approach to present tarot cards
    and is still the most influential Tarot Deck that is widely used and highly recommended by both
    beginners and professionals. This deck came up with the first pictorial representation of the Minor Arcana cards.
    The seemingly simple illustrations by Pamela Coleman Smith have timeless appeal and many decks owe their symbolic
    meanings to the ones depicted in these cards.

  • Morgan - Greer Tarot
  • This Tarot deck is a classic gem. With its beautiful borderless illustrations in rich colors that
    add a vintage appeal to the set, these cards surely will rivet attention to the reading table. This
    deck is also one of the staples recommended and used by users, both novice and experienced. It
    basically follows the Rider-Waite principles but with a more immediate approach. The colors used
    have a symbolic significance and stirs deep emotions in onlookers.

  • Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot
  • This version is recommended to be used by users with some prior experience in tarot reading.
    The salient point of this deck is that it contains 80 cards instead of 78 as in the regular ones
    for it includes three different versions of the Magus card. This deck is often referred to as a
    controversial one with dark interpretations, but this is perhaps mostly due to the reputation
    of its creator. Each card is loaded with symbolism and can convey deeper meanings than their simpler counterparts.

  • DruidCraft Tarot
  • These beautiful nature inspired large sized cards in rich colors and tempera paintings
    present a backdrop where spiritualities of Wicca and Druidry confluence. The cards are
    artistic with beautiful sky settings that create a backdrop for the flora, greenery and
    animals that dominate the scenes. The characters too are livelier, like someone just doing
    an everyday act. This inviting deck was created by Druids Philip, Stephanie Carr-Gomm and
    artist Will Worthington.

  • Shadowscapes Tarot
  • With gorgeous watercolor fantasy imagery these make a stunning deck. Created by artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law,
    this is based on the basic principles of Rider Waite Smith. However, the artist gave each card a unique touch by
    deep insight and creative prowess. The unique perspective and the mesmerizing design makes this deck a popular
    one, especially in the cases of guided readings.

  • Robin Wood Tarot
  • Full of Pagan symbolism, attractive illustrations and ease of usage this deck is popular with both
    beginners and advanced users. The designer tries to blend modern imaging with Pagan symbolism and is
    based on the orientation of Rider-Waite-Smith. The colorful images and scenes depicted in the cards
    are lively and has a lot of interpretative potential.

  • Dark Carnival Tarot
  • These beautiful hand drawn cards are inspired by the juggalo subculture and have representations of
    musical genre in America potent in significance. Based on traditional principles these cards are designed
    to give an urban graffiti feel. These cards have a light hearted twist and inspire by uplifting the
    morale as they reinvent potentials of their own.

  • Gaian Tarot
  • This takes the readers back to Earth created by Pagans and others in the honor of Gaia, the Earth,
    who is depicted as a living being who practices earth centric spirituality. This is a gentle deck but
    is highly intense at the same time. It is a favorite with all levels of readers and appeals to a diverse
    range of clientele. The figures depicted in the cards are of all shapes, sizes and ages which add to the
    uniqueness of the deck. The deck is a beautiful combination of the modern and the timeless.

  • Legacy of the Divine Tarot
  • The newest deck from Ciro Marchetti is all about storytelling and is sure to appeal to hearts that
    believe in magic and dare to fantasize. The deck beautifully depicts a story linking the origin of Tarot
    to an ancient race that is extinct at present but left for the survivors the images and messages of tarot
    as legacy with its wisdom. These help readers to delve in the past and come up with answers of the future.

  • The Sacred Circle Tarot
  • Inspired by the Pagan heritage of Britain and Ireland this deck is full of symbolic imagery based on the
    suggestions of R. J. Stewart. Sharing its origin with the bards of the Celtic Culture, it helps in understanding
    of both Pagan and Tarot history and principles. The illustrations are a combination of photographs, pencil sketches
    and digital technology that makes them come alive. The cards also depict the landscapes and sacred sites of the above mentioned areas.

  • Crystal Visions Tarot
  • This beautiful deck deserves special mention especially for the unique artwork that is full of symbolism.
    The uniqueness of the illustration lies in the softness of the artwork that mesmerizes the reader and the
    client alike with its gentle demeanor. The grace also lies in the use of colors in an elegant way. The creator
    wanted to come up with a deck that has its own salient features, but is not too deviated from the traditional line of thought.

    Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

    Major Arcana
    Chariot Death Devil
    Emperor Empress Fool
    Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
    Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
    Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
    Star Strength Sun
    Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

    Minor Arcana
    Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
    Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
    Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
    Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
    Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
    Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
    King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
    Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
    Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
    Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
    Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
    Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
    Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
    Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
    Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
    Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
    Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
    Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
    Valet of Swords Valet of Batons