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
- Rider - Waite Tarot
- Morgan - Greer Tarot
- Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot
- DruidCraft Tarot
- Shadowscapes Tarot
- Robin Wood Tarot
- Dark Carnival Tarot
- Gaian Tarot
- Legacy of the Divine Tarot
- The Sacred Circle Tarot
- Crystal Visions 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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