Tarot: It's All The Rage
Tiny Art Collections
Whether we consider its roots as a 15th century party game or more recent use as a divination tool, Tarot has always been a topic that sparks debate and strong opinions. A recent resurgence in interest has resulted in the publication of dozens of new decks, decorated with beautiful paintings or images pulled from our favorite pop culture fandoms. The sheer quantity of miniature art available in this format is overwhelming. Here are a few that struck my fancy, but feel free to browse for more in the Divination Section of our online shop. Keep an eye out for that Buffy the Vampire Slayer deck...
"The history of Tarot Médiéval reads like an adventure novel. It was a French Tarot originally written by Francis Rolt-Wheeler and artist Christian Loring but published in the fateful year of 1939. Following the fall of France in June 1940, it seems not to have survived, and few copies of the original remain. Caitl n Matthews has translated and edited Rolt-Wheeler's text and written new material for this beautiful Tarot, whose art has been painstakingly restored by renowned artist Wil Kinghan."
"Welcome to a tarot deck of mushrooms, where you’ll find 78 unique tarot card designs based on the mysterious world of mushrooms. Based on the symbolism of the Rider Waite deck, these cards depict traditional tarot archetypes through images of fungi, from the authoritative, red-capped Fly Agaric as the Emperor to the brightly colored Chicken of the Woods as the impetuous Fool and so much more!"
Shadowscapes by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
"Weaving together Asian, Celtic, and fantasy styles of artwork, this breathtaking Rider-Waite-Smith-based tarot deck by renowned artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is infused with universal symbols found in fairy tales, myths, and folklore from cultures around the world."
"This entertaining modern twist to the classic tarot combines authenticity with a feline sense of humor in a complete deck for experienced readers and beginners alike. The sturdy keepsake box (with curious cat peeping around its edges) holds 78 tarot cards and a guidebook on how to get the most out of the cat's wisdom and psychic abilities. Megan Lynn Kott's original artwork infuses each card with playful cat behavior that brings witty and wise new interpretation to the classic Rider Waite Smith format. Julia Smillie offers thorough guidance and instructions, with charmingly cat-related readings, in the accompanying booklet."
The Cosmic Slumber Tarot by Tillie Walden
"The multi-award winning artist and graphic novelist Tillie Walden brings her beautifully unmistakable style and soulful warmth to the world of tarot. Hand-painted and bursting with color, The Cosmic Slumber Tarot evokes images recalled from collective dreams and the depths of the subconscious. Tillie's style, influenced by Manga and the art of Studio Ghibili, brings a fresh, youthful energy to the tarot. The Cosmic Slumber Tarot will strongly appeal to her legion of fans in the comics world and ever growing millennial audience of the tarot community."
"Inspired by old Nordic myths and folklore, this beautiful deck featuring a specially commissioned card by Tracey Emin, offers a new and powerful insight into the meanings of each card. Filled with symbolic imagery, it takes the reader on an empowering journey filled with magical possibilities."
"In every generation, there is a chosen one—explore your destiny like Buffy the Vampire Slayer with this magical and bold take on the traditional 78-card tarot deck. This set features the heroes you love, casting Buffy, Willow, Angel, Spike, Xander, Giles, and more in gorgeous original illustrations based on classic tarot iconography. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also includes a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning and simple instructions for easy readings. Packaged in a sturdy, decorative gift box, this alluring tarot deck is the perfect gift for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan or tarot enthusiast."
"Engage with the cosmos at a whole new level with this sumptuously illustrated tarot deck featuring captivating visions of the characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation."
"Add an element of horror to your tarot experience with this spooky and unique take on the traditional 78-card tarot deck. This dark tarot set features iconic characters from classic horror literature, films, and beyond in gorgeous and original illustrations. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as simple instructions for easy readings. Packaged in a sturdy, decorative gift box, this terrifying collectible tarot deck is the perfect gift for the horror fan or tarot enthusiast."
"Featuring deluxe custom artwork of iconic figures from the beloved Fallout franchise, this deck is a great way to enjoy the characters and lore of this popular video game. Containing both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a comprehensive guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as simple spreads for easy readings. Packed in a sturdy, decorative gift box, this compelling tarot deck is perfect for Fallout fans and tarot enthusiasts alike."
"Noted Jane Austen artist Jacqui Oakley brings her beautiful work to the world of tarot with this sublime and whimsical package. Featuring 53 characters (including Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Elinor Dashwood, and more) and objects (such as well-trimmed bonnets and a stack of novels) from Austen's books, each card doubles as a playing card and tarot card. With Mr. Wickham from Pride and Prejudice as the Devil, a teapot representing strength, and Austen herself as the Magician, it's perfect for both longtime and new Austen fans."
"Let Jareth, Sarah, Hoggle, and other beloved characters from Jim Henson's Labyrinth guide your tarot practice with the official Labyrinth Tarot Deck. Characters from Jim Henson’s beloved classic Labyrinth try their hand at tarot in this whimsical take on a traditional 78-card tarot deck, which reimagines Jareth, Sarah, Hoggle, and other denizens of Goblin City in original illustrations based on classic tarot iconography. Featuring both the Major and Minor Arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook with explanations of each card’s meaning, as well as simple spreads for easy readings. Packaged in a sturdy, decorative gift box, this stunning deck of tarot cards is the perfect gift for Labyrinth fans and tarot enthusiasts everywhere."
"Netflix’s Emmy Award–winning series Stranger Things has captivated the imaginations of millions of viewers all around the world. Now fans can experience the series like never before, with the first official Stranger Things tarot deck! Featuring original artwork inspired by classic tarot iconography, this 78-card deck comprises both major and minor arcana and depicts fan-favorite characters, imagery, and themes from Stranger Things. Packaged in a collectible gift box, it’s a totally tubular gift for Stranger Things fans and tarot enthusiasts alike!"
"From the macabre world of Guillermo del Toro comes a deliciously twisted take on a traditional seventy-eight-card tarot deck. Designed and illustrated by Tomás Hijo, this deck features sumptuous original artwork inspired by the themes, imagery, and characters of some of del Toro’s most popular films, including Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as a simple introduction to creating and reading spreads. Packaged in a collectible gift box, this imaginative set is the perfect gift for del Toro collectors and tarot enthusiasts alike."
"Join the hunt for answers with this collectible Supernatural tarot deck and guidebook, featuring Sam and Dean Winchester, their friends, their enemies, and all the angels, demons, ghosts, and monsters of the hit TV series. The long-running television series Supernatural is now an illustrated tarot deck! Featuring original artwork inspired by classic tarot iconography, the 78-card deck includes all your favorite characters from Sam and Dean to Bobby Singer to Castiel to Crowley. The deck also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining the meaning of each card as well as a few simple spreads for easy readings. It’s the perfect gift for Supernatural fans and tarot enthusiasts alike!"
"This officially licensed tarot deck pays homage to the lore of Dungeons & Dragons by pairing characters and encounters with the Major and Minor Arcana of tarot. The characters of the Major Arcana align to the Rider-Waite Tarot while the suits of the Minor Arcana are mapped to abilities within the game of D&D. Beautifully illustrated with exclusive art, the deck also includes a booklet that introduces players to tarot, explains the meanings of the cards, and includes prompts to add dynamic twists to your D&D experience, making this the ultimate collectible for dungeon masters, players, and fans of RPGs."
"Beloved for nearly forty years, the Garbage Pail Kids have shocked, delighted, and entertained fans through a trademark combination of gross-out humor, sharp wit, and amazing artwork. Now, tarot enthusiasts and card collectors alike can celebrate their Garbage Pail Kids fandom with this official GPK tarot deck. Sure to delight GPK fans, avid collectors, and tarot readers alike, Garbage Pail Kids: The Official Tarot Deck and Guidebook is the perfect addition to your home library! "
"While tarot has been around for years, it’s seen a grand revival among those eager to learn how the cards can nurture intuition and spirituality in more creative, modern ways. And what better way to do that than by combining the classic symbolism of tarot with the fun and consistently appearing archetypes in anime?"
"Disney’s iconic holiday film The Nightmare Before Christmas is now an enchanting tarot set, offering a frightful-but-friendly take on the traditional 78-card deck. This set features all your favorite characters from Jack Skellington to Mr. Oogie Boogie to Sandy Claws himself in gorgeous original illustrations based on classic tarot iconography. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as simple spreads for easy readings. Packaged in a sturdy, decorative gift box, this hauntingly charming tarot deck is the perfect gift for the The Nightmare Before Christmas fan or tarot enthusiast in your life."
"Let Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts guide your tarot practice with this beautifully illustrated tarot deck inspired by Disney’s classic animated film Alice in Wonderland."
"Experience the majesty of the DC universe as you’ve never seen it before through this heroic updating of the traditional 78-card tarot deck. This set features a host of DC’s legendary characters depicted in gorgeous original illustrations based on classic tarot iconography. Featuring both Major and Minor Arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning as well as simple instructions for easy readings. Packaged in a sturdy, decorative gift box, this striking tarot deck is the perfect gift for any DC Comics fan or tarot enthusiast."
"The brilliantly colored tarot deck that has been popular for decades is now presented in a charming keepsake tin. For Radiant Rider-Waite, the artwork of Pamela Colman Smith has been updated and enhanced with a vibrant palette of colors, bringing new energy and radiance to the familiar scenes of 78 cards. Radiant Rider-Waite's brightness and subtle shading highlight the traditional symbolism that readers rely on for insightful readings. The card backs feature a star-filled deep, blue sky. Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot includes an instruction booklet with an Introduction by Stuart R. Kaplan. Cards in this pocket-sized deck measure 2 x 3.5 inches."
"Join the Fellowship of the Ring with the only official The Lord of the Rings™ tarot deck! Featuring original artwork inspired by classic tarot iconography, this 78-card deck comprises both major and minor arcana and depicts fan-favorite characters, creatures, and scenes from The Lord of the Rings™ novels. Packaged in a collectible gift box, it’s the perfect gift for The Lord of the Rings™ fans and tarot enthusiasts alike! "