Many tarot readers love to collect decks, and I’m no exception.
This list gives you snapshot of my collection.
A deck to expand the traditional RWS Rider Waite Smith Deck, looking at what happens immediately after each card.
Ancient Egyptian Tarot by Clive Barrett
Depicting everyday life and wisdom from the time of the Pharaohs
A intriguing deck – beautiful images, with an extra major arcana card and new names for the suits, there are some new interpretations too.
These miniature works of visionary art weave a richly detailed fantasy world that is impossible to resist. The accompanying book by offers guidance derived from dreams and waking states of mind, resulting in a state of enchantment.
Gaia (Mother Nature) is the primal Greek goddess said by ancients to have given birth to the sky, sea, mountains, and all of creation. This contemporary and mythical Tarot set with accompanying spiritual guide has a focus on the healing of the earth and of the self.
This deck is an indispensable guide to the language of mythical imagery and ancient myth in the Goddess Tarot deck. It can become tool of empowerment, personal growth, and inner transformation for women everywhere.
This deck explores what it would look like to see in between two consecutive cards of the tarot. The space in between is a sacred, liminal realm, symbolic of transition and rejuvenation. It gives readings that work with the energy of tarot in a completely new way.
This independently published deck, (the name is Latin for Moon Dreams)
brings together traditional imagery inspired by the symbolism of the classic RWS deck, combined with celestial and astrological symbols, to help you connect with spirit, to bring you guidance from universal source and to channel intuition,
From the creator of the Starchild Tarot, this stunning deck is beautifully illustrated collection of powerful archetypes and guided visuals. It’s luminous is both grounding and activating. Designed with ancient motifs, the keys of this Tarot also work in harmony with the sacred teachings of the moon.
First printed in the 1970s, this deck created a sensation as a multicultural tarot designed specifically for women. It was the first round deck, depicting people of colour, older women, children, animals, and balanced roles for men and women, embracing images from ancient cultures and contemporary tribal peoples to convey the fundamental principles of cooperation, relatedness and egalitarianism. It was one of my first decks and I still connect strongly to it.
A deck that features notable women in history from different cultures and across time.
Shining Woman & Shining Tribe Tarots
First published in 1994 and revised in 2001, these decks are by Rachel Pollack, they are based on goddess lore, aboriginal art, Native American legend, and other spiritual traditions.
This second edition is packed full of colourful symbolic imagery. It combines both astrology and numerology with both RWS and Thoth influences. The guidebook not only explains the cards and gives spreads but also explains how to work out your birth cards. It’s a wonderful deck to work with and gives very powerful readings.
Tarot of Magical Correspondences
This sumptuous deck is perfect for ritual or intention work. For each of the major arcana cards has pictorial notations of the key’s Hebrew the key’s magical weapon, plants real or imaginary, the precious stone of the key, Egyptian god attribution, mystic number of the nodes of Kabbalah.
This deck has quite a strong masculine feel, and I’ve often used it when reading for male clients. The whole deck has a fantasy feel and it’s extra cards enhance readings.
This creative and unique deck, the Vice Versa Tarot features art on both sides of the card, one side showing the front view and one side the back view. Like the two sides of a coin, the Vice Versa Tarot gives perspective and flow, capturing the energy of day and night, action and understanding.
Inspired by ancient healing traditions this charming tarot deck features endearing animals in the Court Cards, chakra colours in the Minors, and natural elements throughout. The 78 cards balance masculine and feminine energy with modern minimalist art rendered in a soft pastel palette. This pocket sized deck helps to find clarity and flow along the journey of life.
This deck is ideal for someone who is new to Tarot or wants to use tarot as a tool for self-discovery and positive change. The gentle images make the underlying Tarot symbolism easy to grasp. The author David Fontana, who is also a psychologist, explains how Tarot symbols can be keys to understanding the instinctive patterns of thought and behaviour that are normally inaccessible to our conscious minds, but which determine who we are and what we can become. It’s well worth buying the out of print, but still available, companion paperback to enable full use of the deck.
A note about deck links
I’ve tried to link to the best possible sites which shows good images of a deck. Links to shops are for illustrative purposes, and may not be the cheapest place to buy a deck.
Beware of decks that seem too cheap, there are a huge number of fake decks out there, even on sites such as Amazon and EBay. Sellers who claim to send a link to a PDF or give you a Q-code of the deck guide book are almost certainly selling fake decks.