Australian Tarot Decks
Tarot and oracle cards and decks created in Australia or by Australian artists.
The 7th World Tarot is a self-published Australian deck of 80 cards (the conventional 78 plus two Jokers). The art of the majors as a fantastical edge, while minor arcana are unillustrated pips instead of scenic cards.
The Aboriginal Spirit Oracle is a 40 card inspirational deck, illustrated and channeled by Mel Brown, a Ngunnawal Aboriginal woman and clairvoyant. It combines aspects of feminine goddess energy with Aboriginal spirituality.
The Animal Dreaming Oracle is a 45-card animal wisdom deck featuring illustrations of mostly indigenous Australian animals. The set includes a 132-page companion guidebook.
A wholly Australian tarot deck, each of the 78 cards in the Australian Animal Tarot has a different animal, bird, reptile or insect illustrated in lifelike detail. A gemstone and four keywords are also associated with each card. Suit elements have also been changed - Wands are Earth, Swords are Fire and Pentacles are Air.
The result of the author's experiences in the Kimberley region of Australia in 1960. The 78 cards in the Australian Dreamtime Tarot bear little visual resemblance to a standard tarot deck.
The Australian Wildflower Reading Cards is a deck based on traditional flower reading, providing guidance through native Australian flower imagery and oracle teachings. This is the updated, mass-market edition of a previously self-published Australian Wildflower Oracle.
The Book of Kaos Tarot is a compelling self-published 80-card deck. The imagery uses pagan and tribal imagery and its pen-and-ink art varies from simple to complex across the cards.
The Celestial Tarot is from the author of the Spiral Tarot, Kay Steventon. The pretty, non-traditional images directly associate astrology, the planets, and the constellations with the 78 Tarot cards. Twenty-two majors are zodiacal constellations and ten planets (Pluto is counted as a planet) of astrology. Each minor suit is associated with an astrological element of fire, earth, air and water. The system includes Golden Dawn decanates, astrology, astronomy, myth and symbolism. Now available with a companion book as well as a standalone deck.
The Courage of the Soul is a deck of 50 oracle cards, designed to help the reader towards achieving their goals. Each card has a photographic illustration with a crystal component, and an inspirational message. Self-published and available from the artist.
The Creative Fire Tarot is a personal Tarot project based upon the Rider-Waite style. It has a few original variations created by using photographic collage of flowers, statues and garden settings or landscapes on a black background. Now self-published in a limited edition of 22 decks.
The Dreamtime Reading Cards draw on the wisdom and spirit of Aboriginal Australia, with illustrations created with indigenous dot painting techniques. The 36 cards feature Australian native flora and fauna, and sacred spaces of land, water and sky. Previously a sold-out self-published edition, this mass-market edition is now available.
Esther's Australia deck is illustrated with Aussie animals (both native and introduced), flora, and multi-cultural people. There are also scenes of popular landscapes and icons, like Luna Park, Ulura and the Sydney Opera House. The deck is complete and the artist is seeking a publisher.
The Far Sight Tarot is a beautifullly detailed, original tarot deck from Australian artist Helen Meinicke. It has 22 major and 56 minor arcana cards - plus alternative cards for seven of these cards - filled with personal imagery and meaning. The set, with cards and companion book, has been published in a first edition of 50 decks.
Created by an Australian artist, these hand-drawn angel tarot cards were channeled during the 2000 lunar eclipse. Each of the 22 cards in the Globalight Angelic Tarot is associated with an archangel, and shows them somewhere in the tarot scene. The majors have been published in a limited edition of 500 copies, while the minors are in progress.
The Golden Tarot is a sumptuous collage Tarot deck, skilfully blending medieval and Renaissance artwork into whole Tarot scenes. Long known as a digital deck, the Golden Tarot is now in print from US Games. The edition comes in a sturdy box with a companion book, and cards with gilt edges.
The Granny Jones Australian Tarot deck is popular but unfortunately out of print and difficult to find. The cards are non-traditional and cartoony, but sweet and warm.
Kayne's Celtic Tarot is an unpublished but complete set of majors. The cards are well-illustrated with a Celtic theme, using the story of Taleisin to show meaning in the cards. Now available as a poster-sized print which can be made into your own deck.
The Millenium Tarot: the tarot of the four worlds is a beautiful deck, rich with esoteric symbolism. The 22 card deck was published in Australia in 1984.
The Nine Lives Tarot is a 78-card reinterpretation of classic tarot imagery from the artist's perspective and personal symbology. The deck connects the nine lives of cats with the tarot's depiction of life's cyclic movement. The direct, colour-saturated illustrations were created with a combination of ink drawing and digital painting. Self-published and available direct from the artist.
The Oracle of the Dragonfae has 43 cards with rather pretty illustrations of goddesses, gods, dragons, winged fitures and fantastical characters. It is attributed to Australian deck creator, Lucy Cavendish, but actually has cards contributed by seven different artists.
The Oracle of the Dreamtime is not only an oracle but a collection of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art. It's a very well-researched deck and the artwork and symbology is based on authentic Aboriginal Dreamings.
The Oracle Tarot is a colourful deck intended to present Tarot in a positive and upbeat manner. The deck has only 64 cards: there are no court cards.
Based on the transcendental game of Zen, the Osho Zen Tarot is a non-traditional deck of 79 cards. There are many changes that suit the Zen theme, including one extra major arcana card for Osho, and four suits of fire, clouds, water, and rainbows. The cards span the range of human experience, from the stunningly beautiful to the ridiculous and mundane.
The Priestess Moon Oracle is a 33-card, vibrant oracle deck with an Ancient Egyptian meets Alice in Wonderland vibe. The deck was created by Australian artist Megan Fraser, and is a selection of her artworks spanning over 20 years. Self-published and available in a limited edition of 100 sets.
The Southern Cross Oracle is a 36-card deck inspired by the Bellinger Valley in coastal New South Wales, Australia. Each card was dot painted with the end of a feather, and features local flora and fauna, landmarks, and sacred spaces. This self-published edition has since sold out, but it's now available in a mass-market edition as the Dreamtime Reading Cards.
The Tao Oracle is a visual approach to the I Ching, in 64 cards. The cards are lovely, as you'd expect from Ma Dava Padma, who also created the Osho Zen Tarot.
The Tarot and You is a majors-only deck and book set for beginners from Australian astrologer and writer, Lindel Barker Revell. The attractive large-size cards are printed on rather thin cardstock.
The Garden Path: An Antipodean Tarot is a personal and intuitive Tarot with images of the natural world. The cards feature Australian scenery, birds and animals, as well people close to the creator. Now available in a limited edition handmade set of 22 cards.
The Universal Love Cards have 45 intuitive paintings from Australian artist Toni Carmine Salerno, and is packaged with a 60-page book. A deck for inspiration, guidance and healing.
The Watersprite Tarot has 79 entirely hand-painted watercolour cards, based on Marseille symbolism in the major arcana but with fully illustrated minors. The deck was an artistic journey created over more than ten years, and its images have a focus on symbology, colour, mood, and energy. Self-published and available direct from the artist.
From common animals such as the kangaroo and wombat, to the little-known potoroo and quoll, a wide range of birds, mammals and reptiles can be found in this unique oracle deck. Each card in the Wisdom of the Australian Animals Deck shows one animal, with keywords and rune, astrological, and crystal correspondances in the border. Now out of print, but re-created as the Australian Animals Tarot.