Ancient Egyptian Tarot Decks
Ancient Egyptian Tarot cards and decks, celebrating the culture, spirituality and legends of Ancient Egypt.
The Ancient Egyptian Oracle: The Cards of Ra-Maat are a set of 72 cards intended for divination. The deck is divided into Pylons (the blue cards); Arits (similar to chakras); Cubits (the black cards); and Deities (the white cards).
The Ancient Egyptian Senet Tarot Oracle Deck uses the historical tarot structure to build a unique deck of wholly Ancient Egyptian deities, icons, and symbology. The regular 78 cards are titled in Chinese and English, and there is one extra card that sums up the trumps.
Tarot structure and Egyptology have been blended seamlessly in this lifelike-looking deck of Ancient Egypt. The author has drawn on a mix of Egyptian history, mythology and daily life to produce the very readable 78 Ancient Egyptian Tarot cards.
The Anubis Oracle has 35 cards of Egyptian spirituality, including one Key card featuring Anubis, 26 deity cards, and 8 cards showing several deities in relationship. The illustrations have been created for the deck by talented artist, Kris Waldherr.
The Apologia del Libro de Thot Tarot is a limited edition of only 999 decks, created in 1980. The artwork is Egyptian in style.
The Book of Doors Divination Deck is a 65 card oracle deck, based on the symbols and deities of Ancient Egypt.
The Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot is the companion deck to the book, The Sacred Tarot, by C. C. Zain. These cards were first designed in black and white in the 1930s, and then redesigned in full colour in 2009.
The Cartouche Cards are an ancient divination system using Egyptian and other mythology, with simple illustrations and only 25 cards in the deck. Now out of print and difficult to obtain.
The Desert Fox Oracle is an Egyptian-themed oracle of 30 cards, reflecting the number of days in the Ancient Egyptian lunar calendar. It's designed to be a flexible and fast to use deck for clarity and insight.
The Egipcios Kier Tarot is a 78-card Tarot deck created by an Argentine occultist in the early 20th century The deck has traditional-looking Egyptian artwork with a central gold background, and associates Hebrew letters, the Tree of Life, and other esoteric symbols with Egyptian hieroglyphs.
The Egyptian Lenormand merges ancient Egyptian gods and symbols with the Lenormand divinatory system. The 37 cards were channeled by the artist, and are bright and colourful with a strong Egyptian flavour.
The Egyptian Pyramid Oracle is a set of 25 cards, drawing on Ancient Egyptian mythology for fortune-telling. The deck is divided into five houses of Power, Temptation, Inspiration, Wisdom, and Change with five cards each.
The Egyptian Tarot has 78 cards in typical Ancient Egyptian artistic style, line-drawn in brown on a mottled papyrus-like background. Majors have themed titles and Tarot-like scenes, while the minors have decorated pips in suits of Pentacles, Cups, Swords and Sceptres and courts of Slave, Warrior, Mistress and Master. The drawings were produced as illustrations for the 1901 book, Practical Astrology.
The Egyptian Tarot from Fournier is yet another of the many Ancient Egyptian-theme tarot decks, but is more attractive than most. The traditional-looking art is illustrated in muted watercolour, and the cards are titled in English and Spanish. It's not strictly a tarot; the minor cards are just numbered 23 - 78 and aren't placed in suits.
The Egyptian Tarot is designed to take the reader on a journey through Ancient Egyptian culture. It has 78 hand-illustrated, scenic cards featuring Egyptian symbols, good luck charms and images. Self-published and available from the artist.
The Egyptian Tarot Grand Trumps is a large-size, majors (or trumps) only, edition of Silvana Alasia's 78-card deck from Lo Scarabeo. The art has an authentic Egyptian look, painted in tempera on a papyrus background.
The Hofmann Tarot is printed on the front of 22 postcards. It's a self-titled German publication with images that appear to have been drawn in pastels on a black background, based on Egyptian mythology and in an Egyptian style.
The Holy Tarot of Tot is a 78-card Russian deck with an Egyptian theme. The art is of the stereotypical Ancient Egyptian style, here in saturated colour with black borders. There are no titles on the cards, just numerals, hieroglyphics, and suit symbols like those on playing cards.
The Ibis Tarot has stylised ancient Egyptian figures and hieroglyphs in rather pretty scenes. I like the colours used for each card in this deck, but some Egyptian knowledge would help with interpretation.
The Isis Oracle has 44 cards inspired by the mysteries of the Ancient Egyptian goddess, Isis, to help the reader on the path towards spiritual mastery. The companion book contains guided meditations, rituals and visualisations to deepen the impact of the cards.
The Journey into Egypt Tarot features 78 dynamic, highly realistic images from the talented artist, Julie Cuccia-Watts. It blends the Ancient Egyptian calendar, her astrological system, and tarot with skill, and is one of the few decks to showcase the diversity of the Ancient Egyptian population.
An ancient Egyptian Tarot themed deck with a difference - Nefertari's Tarot has a background of goil foil to the themed illustrations on the cards. This deck is stunning, and the actual cards look even better than the digital images.
Another Egyptian themed tarot deck, but with a Japanese flavour. The artwork of the New Egiptian Tarot is black on white, cards are titled in English and subtitled in Japanese characters. I believe there is another version of this deck with same art, but white on black.
The Ramses: Tarot of Eternity deck is another Ancient Egyptian-themed tarot, with life-like rather than stylised artwork and a real sense of history. Concentrating on the era of th Pharaoh Ramses II, the cards show events in his life as well as more mundane Egypt.
The Tarot of Cleopatra is Ancient Egyptian in theme and appearance. The 78 cards feature authentic-looking Egyptian-style figures and deities painted against a papyrus-like background, with teal-coloured borders.
The Tarot of Saqqara has 82 fine art paintings, primarily illustrating the style, architecture and knowledge of Ancient Egypt, but also with some Qabalistic, Celtic and Roman influences. The deck is a unique system of its own, and includes four extra cards to represent the initiation to the neophyte.
The Tarot of Transition is an Egyptian-themed deck with quite plain artwork in the familiar sideways perspective of Ancient Egyptian art. The majors depict deities, like Isis, Ptah and Hathor, and the minors are divided into suits of Ankh, Ded, Heset and Kheprera.
An Ancient Egyptian deck by an Italian artist, the Tarots of the Sphinx deck shows scenes of Egyptian life in flat, two dimensional drawings reminscent of tomb wall paintings.