Hi! This is a list of my favorite Tarot and oracle card decks. I started reading Tarot cards in 1992 when I was studying acting in Hollywood. LOL! Yep. I was an actress. One of my stage roles was of a romantic voodoo priestess who used Tarot to contact her deceased lovers. It was a wildly romantic play and it introduced me to what would become an undying passion-- Tarot.
You can easily learn Tarot and use it to make a deep and meaningful connection with your Spirit Guides, your Ancestors, the Elementals, Devas, Angels and Archangels. You can even connect to the Ascended Masters, the planets and all the other benevolent energies in the Universe. The fastest way to learn is to simply ask a simple question (NOT yes or no) and then take ONE card. Before reading the written meaning of the card, sit with the image on the card and see how it makes you feel. Study it quietly for a few minutes and notice what you are paying attention to. See if the answer to your question arises into your mind. And then read the written text and use what is written there to piece together a meaningful answer from your Spiritual Guidance Team.
If you want to learn Tarot in-depth, then consider taking my online course, Badass Butterfly's Midnight Tarot School. It's an 8-week course, but you can actually study at your own pace.
Below you will find a list of my favorite Tarot cards and their links to purchase them on Amazon. Your purchases through these links help to support my work and is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
- The Druidcraft Tarot
At a time when we seek a closer connection with the natural world, this beautiful deck invites us to celebrate the earth and the rhythm of her seasons. Combining the two great streams of Western Pagan tradition--Wicca and Druidry--Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, together with artist Will Worthington, have created a tarot of extraordinary depth and relevance that can help guide and illuminate your life. The Druidcraft Tarot's powerful images have emerged from a vast store of teachings and story-telling rooted in our ancient past. Use them as gateways to your inner spiritual world, and deepen your knowledge of yourself and of the earth. Let the natural wisdom of Druidcraft bring you insight and inspiration for the life issues that you face today.
- Shadowscapes Tarot
Surrender to the fantastical world of your deepest dreams . . . where butterflies float upon shifting mists set aglow by the rising sun. A place where twisting branches arc across shimmering skies, willowy fairies dance on air, and tree spirits sing from a hallowed oak. Delve into the shadows of your dreams--and awaken to truth.
Weaving together Asian, Celtic, and fantasy styles of artwork, this breathtaking new 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.
A companion guidebook presents the artist's evocative interpretations of each card's significance. It also features an introduction by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore that includes tarot basics, instructions for giving insightful readings, and practical spreads.
The 65 beautifully illustrated cards in this deck will create a powerful bridge between your psychic abilities and the ancient knowledge and meanings of the tarot; and will help you develop intuitive insights about all areas of your life, including love and relationships, business matters, and even career changes.
This fascinating deck will work for you whether you’re a novice or are already in tune with your psychic abilities. In the accompanying guidebook, psychic medium John Holland imparts techniques that he’s practiced himself and taught in his workshops, relating to colors, symbology, shapes, words, card spreads, divination, numerology, energy centers, imagination, and more. By using the cards, you’ll be able to incorporate John’s techniques when you do a tarot reading for yourself or others.
- Shadowscapes Tarot
The Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid is a 52-card divination system—an inspirational tool to bridge the unseen world of Spirit and the physical world of our day-to-day lives. Based on the rich mythology of ancient Britain’s Isle of Avalon and the wisdom teachings of its priestesses, these cards will help you find valuable and powerful insights in all aspects of life as you chart your path and manifest your destiny with clarity and purpose.
Their use will shed light on what has been, what needs illumination in the present, and what will weave patterns into the future. The deck will help you discover the potential of your own intuition as you follow the omens and symbols of the Goddess, the Kingdom of the Faeries, Merlin, and the Priestess of magical Avalon. See into the future . . . and discover that you are more than you know!
- Stella's Tarot
Stella's Tarot is a charming deck by the talented Japanese design team of Stella Kaoruko and Takao Hoei. The art is colourful, pretty and detailed, with a reasonably traditional basis to the symbolism on its 78 fully-illustrated cards. Stella’s Tarot was created for the award-winning Korean television drama Mawang (the Devil). In the popular show, mystified detectives try to connect a string of murders where the only clues are the tarot cards left behind at the crime scenes.
- Japaridze Tarot
The Japaridze Tarot is a fine art tarot of 78 cards with original artwork by Parisian surrealist artist, Nino Japaridze. Her tarot artwork is bold and evocative, exploring tarot symbolism through collage-style surrealistic paintings. Very good for opening up the unconscious mind! Published with a full-colour 176-page companion book.
- Aquarian Tarot
First introduced in 1970, the compelling art deco imagery in the Aquarian Tarot brought medieval tarot symbolism into the modern Aquarian age. The Aquarian Tarot has remained a bestseller throughout the four decades it has been in print and still resonates today with those seeking transformation.
“Man has always been interested in the mysteries of his unconscious and the future... Whether the cards help one know oneself better or point one in a new direction, they add a new dimension to one’s experience of life.” ~from the Aquarian Tarot booklet by David Palladini
- New Palladini Tarot
The creator of the best-selling Aquarian Tarot, brings to the New Palladini Tarot a more profound understanding of traditional tarot's meanings and symbolism. The New Palladini combines elements of medieval, Egyptian, Renaissance and modern art in a bold, beautifully illustrated style. Lovely symbolism adds depth to the readings, stimulating the subconscious mind. The enclosed booklet offers guidance, but not deep insight or background.
- The Goddess Oracle
The distinctive deck and book set offers insights and guidance for handling all challenges that face you, and techniques for developing all areas of your life. The inspirational deck, painted by Hranto Janto, is comprised of 52 over-sized cards, each representing a different energy or aspect of feminine wisdom. The 208-page illustrated book, written by Amy Sophia Marashinksy, presents the goddesses in alphabetical order, offering an original poem, mythological background, card meaning, and suggested ritual.
- Ancient Wisdom of Goddesses and Heroines
The beautifully illustrated 52 cards and narrative text reveal the ancient insights of goddesses through the sacred art of divination. For each card, a descriptive narrative of the goddess’ myth or heroine’s story is given along with an oracular interpretation.
“Through the cards, the goddess can re-enter your imagination to help unveil a mystery, comfort you in times of uncertainty, or shed light on a situation. When one of the Goddess cards is drawn, the unconscious is identifying with her journey, encouraging contact with this aspect of yourself.”~Brian Clark
- Celestial Tarot
Celestial Tarot is both a handbook of the heavens and an oracular guide to the inner life. The twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana are represented by the twelve zodiacal constellations and ten planets. Each minor suit represents one of the four astrological elements. The accompanying booklet introduces the greater mysteries with a chart of astrological and elemental correspondences. The descriptions of the cards explore the mythological archetypes represented in the major and minor arcana, brought to life by the exquisite artwork of Kay Steventon.
The Lover's Path Tarot features classic love stories and myths from around the world. Kris Waldherr, creator of The Goddess Tarot, narrates some of the most romantic love stories of all time while intertwining the tarot and its traditional archetypes.
The Lover's Path Tarot whispers that all love relationships mirror our relationship with ourselves. Its readers are taken on a journey where emotional and spiritual wisdom are gained by daring to love another. Featuring inspiring lovers such as Cleopatra and Caesar, Arthur and Guinevere, Cupid and Psyche, and nineteen other mythic couples, The Lover's Path Tarot allows for individual growth and understanding -- whether seeking to improve and expand upon a love relationship with one's partner or one's self.
- Luigi Scapini Medieval Tarot
This was the first deck I purchased back in 1992!
Italian artist Luigi Scapini’s lavish paintings recreate 15th century Italy in this gold-accented tarot deck. The Major Arcana and court cards have gold backgrounds in the manner of fifteenth–century European decks. Both the Major and Minor Arcana include full scenes. In the Minors, symmetrical arrangements of the suit symbols provide composition around which the scenes are arranged.
The depth of Scapini's art history expertise is evident in his lush settings and period costumes. Interesting details, and sometimes-humorous references, are cleverly imbedded in the artwork, with many of the cards depicting historical figures, for example, Rasputin as the Knight of Cups. Readers will easily relate to the universal situations revealed in the cards, for pleasurable and insightful readings.
- Cosmic Tarot
The pen and ink artwork, colored with muted pastel create a deck full of imagery that is both appealing and accessible to all tarot readers. For each of the 78 cards, the booklet by Norbert Lösche, provides interpretations on the individual level, the community, and the cosmos. Several sample card layouts are also described.
About Norbert Lösche
The creator and artistic designer of the Cosmic Tarot was born in 1951 and currently lives in Aachen, Germany. He is a self-taught artist. He originally began his professional life as a surveyor, then studied the history of art before taking up painting. It was an interest in the esoteric that led him to the tarot -- an interest which found the perfect means of expression in the creation of the Cosmic Tarot.
- La Porte Celeste--Tarocchi Della Stelle
This large, beautiful Tarot deck celebrates the mystery of the stars in a style that is reminiscent of the 19th Century decorative arts inspired by the medieval. By Giorgio M. Tavaglione. Published by Dal Negro. The boxed deck includes 78 full color cards and an instruction booklet in Italian. A must buy for any serious collector or person of Letters.
Taken from Tarot University Arkaletters: "The Porta Celeste; I Tarocchi delle Stelle (or Tarot of the Stars) is a beautiful and esoterically rich pack, being the fourth awe-inspiring Tarot by Giorgio M. S. Tavaglione, a modern Italian one-man Tarot renaissance. All of his Tarot decks were published in the early 1970's. The Tarot of the Stars stands out among his others (the Stairs of Gold, Enoil Gavat, and the Sybiline) because it provides the mainstream Continental Tarots with an answer to the fully-illustrated packs of the English-model packs that so proliferate today... Read more