Borderless Decks Tarot Decks
Tarot decks with scenes that extend to the edge of the card, and are not surrounded by a separate border.
The King's Journey Tarot is based on the fool's journey of spiritual growth as he progresses through the trumps, and draws on alchemy, spirituality and the elements. There are 94 cards in this deck, including the normal 78 and an extra Spirit suit.
The Abysmal Tarot is a new alternative, art tarot with a satanic theme. It is a quality set with 22 cards by ten different artists, each featuring a Devil or demonic aspect. Published in a limited edition of 333 copies, with 22 of these decks having an extra card called Abigor.
Twenty six artists created three cards each in this collaborative tarot deck, the Artist's Inner Vision Tarot. The result is surprisingly unified, despite the range of mediums from collage to illustration.
The Badgers Forest Tarot is the fourth deck from Nakisha, with 78 borderless cards illustrated with animals in their natural surroundings. The major arcana feature deer, bison, chipmunks, bears and more. In the minor arcana, badgers are swords, foxes are cups, rabbits are wands and crows are pentacles. The deck is self-published by the artist.
The Blue Moon Tarot cards follow lunar and solar cycles, with imagery that is natural, strongly emotive, pagan and multicultural. The original 22 cards have been re-released as a limited edition.
The BlueDogRose Tarot is a watercolour deck of animal art, with simple images of domestic animals. In the suits, the Swords are Cats, Cups are Birds, Pentacles are Rodents, and Clubs are Dogs. The major arcana also feature goldfish, guinea pigs and rabbits. From the creator of the TaRat.
The Bohemian Gothic Tarot is the dark sister of the Victorian Romantic Tarot. It's a deck of the shadows; dark, beautiful, a little melancholy and mysterious. The editions of the deck and a deck-and-book set are now out of print.
The Buckland Romani Tarot is based around English gypsies and has expressive and beautiful artwork. The cards are borderless, and give the feeling that you could step into the picture. It isn't a standard Rider-Waite type deck; among other things, suits have been renamed to Koshes, Koros, Bolers and Chivs, (Staves, Cups, Wheels and Knives), and the Magician is shown as a woman. Previously out of print, it's available again from Galde Press.
The Buckland Romani Tarot is a re-print of Buckland's English gypsy tarot cards, this time from the publishing house of Galde Press. The card artwork is the same as before, though they have slightly less decorative titles, and there is an expanded companion book.
The Celtic Lenormand has 45 stunning cards illustrated by Will Worthington of the DruidCraft Tarot. In addition to the 36 usual Lenormand cards, there are extra cards for both gender balance and to extend the Pagan and Celtic theme.
The Celtic Wisdom Tarot is based on the legends and teachings of the Druids and the traditional tarot format has been changed to fit the symbolism and traditions of Celtic Britain. The card illustrations are richly coloured.
The Cheimonette Tarot has 80 cards with elegant ink and watercolour illustrations. The card art mixes new interpretations of old imagery, new and historic mythology, and the artist's own personal vision. The deck was self-published and printed by Carta Mundi, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign.
The Crystal Oracle has 44 full-colour cards with photographs of crystals and minerals. Each crystal is named on the card, and they include rose quartz to agates to gold. Packaged in sturdy cardboard case with a 44-page companion booklet. From Toni Carmine Salerno, author of the Cat Wisdom Cards and the Universal Love Oracle.
The Cultural Revolution Tarot is based on propaganda posters from the Chinese cultural revolution era in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The 78 cards show experiences from the era, from famine and oppression to scenes of daily life and local colour.
The Dreaming in Color: Luman Deck is a meditative, intuitive, channeling deck, designed specifically to teach people how to advance their own psychic powers. The art is a vibrant and lovely combination of fractals, flowers, nature scenes and dreamscapes.
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 Flower Spirit Cards are a set of nature spirit divination cards. The cards are divided into four 'suits', with photographs of bulbs, annuals, perennials and wildflowers respectively. Also published as Flower Messages with an extra card in each suit.
The heart-shaped cards of the Guardian Angel Cards are from prolific artist, Toni Carmine Salerno. The 44 cards have no pictures, just a keyword and an inspirational paragraph or prayer on a coloured background. Packaged with a 46-page companion booklet.
The Infinity Tarot has 78 cards in the shape of the infinity symbol (a figure eight on its side). The cards are illustrated in an 18th century swashbuckling style, and the unusual shape allows for a different perspective on the tarot imagery.
The Instant Tarot Reader is a book-and-deck set from Monte Farber and Amy Zerner. It includes their tarot deck, the Zerner Farber Tarot, and a very substantial 344-page companion book to get you started with tarot cards.
The Intuitive Tarot relies upon dreamy and meditative paintings to enchant. The cards are borderless and have no titles, only small numbers in black ink.
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.
Kendra's Vintage Petit Lenormand is a vintage-style Lenormand deck, but with 54 cards instead of the usual 36. It's been designed to allow the reader to choose cards to their taste and assemble their own deck. Self-published and available from the Game Crafter.
The Kingdom Within Tarot combines astrology, Qabalah, mythological archetypes, the elements, and the cyclical nature of the cosmos into 78 Tarot cards. The deck is designed for practical divination as well as self-knowledge. The set and very comprehensive companion book has been published by Schiffer Books.
Llewellyn's Classic Tarot is a very readable fresh take on the Rider-Waite symbolism. It's been re-illustrated in a colourful, vivid and approachable style by Eugene Smith, where each card appears in a sharper focus and closer to real life than in the traditional deck.
The Love is in the Earth Crystal Tarot is from Melody, author of the Love is in the Earth book series, and takes a Thoth foundation and overlays a New Age theme. It has 79 borderless cards (including an extra major arcana card, Millenium) with busy and multi-coloured illustrations.
The Lovers Oracle is a romantic set of 44 heart-shaped cards, with images from Toni Carmine Salerno's art and short phrases meant to inspire love. The cards are also packaged in a red, heart-shaped box with a 44-page booklet.
The Lunatic Tarot has 78 cards with expressive, artistic character illustrations in brownish hues. On the back is the corresponding card from the Rider-Waite and its title in English. The large size 'portfolio' edition - approximately five by ten inches - has cards bound together with thin, tearable plastic binding, but can be separated for use. Now also available in a regular card-sized edition with titles in English and Chinese.
The Maat Tarot has 78 large-size cards rich in colour and symbolism, based on the lunar cycles and seasonal cross-quarters. The deck reinterprets and reorders the traditional deck to make a multicultural, deep and beautiful Tarot. Available as a deck only or with a hardback companion book.
The Magical Dimensions Oracle and Activator Cards has 44 vivid, fantasy images based on the artist's magical Visual Attunement art and energies from the angelic, fairy and galactic family realms. The deck is designed to assist the reader to shift and transform, and receive high vibrational advice.
The Marie-Claude Purro Tarot is from a Swiss artist of the same name. Her 22 cards are European-style, illustrated with swathes of colours, bold reds and strong darks. Now available in a limited edition printing from Adam McLean.
The Metrosexual Tarot is from the creator of the satirical Silicon Valley Tarot, and describes itself as 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy collides with the Occult'. It pictures scenes of urban life, luxuries, and conveniences essential to the stylish, trendy metrosexual.
The Morgan-Greer Tarot is a reworking of the Rider-Waite deck created in the 1970s. The cards are borderless, and the artwork has a lush, immediate feel, where the characters are shown in close-up. It's a good option for beginners.
The Mystical Cats Tarot has 78 borderless images illustrated with realistically drawn cats behaving as cats do - just inside tarot scenes. It's a pleasure to see normal cats (not dressed or in human-like positions) with feline body language matched to the feeling and meaning of each tarot card.
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 Initiation - Rainbows in the Dark is a multi-layered deck ideal for inner work and spiritual transformation. The imagery for the 66 cards is sourced from unaltered photographs taken by the artist herself while in the natural desert landscape of New Mexico.
The Orchid Healing Cards is a deck of 132 cards corresponding to vibrational healing essences created from 83 different orchids. The front of the cards has an original photograph of the orchid, while the back describes its healing energies. Designed for use by therapists, the deck can also be used as an oracle, for meditation, or for energy healing.
The Pizazz Tarot is a minimalist deck that allows colour to play as big a role in a reading as the symbolism. Silhouetted people and suit emblems are set against the striped coloured backgrounds of the 78 cards. Available from the artist in a limited edition of 100 decks.
The Quantum Tarot combines modern theories of physics and quantum mechanics with tarot, through vivid space images from NASA and the Hubble telescope. The 78-card deck is a collaboration from Kay Stopforth and Chris Butler, who also created the 2nd edition of the Universe Cards. Previously released as a 78-card, borderless, gilt-edged edition from Kunati, it's now also been reprinted by Lo Scarabeo.
The Rainbow Travellers Tarot portrays a attractive world of gentle fantasy and mystical imagery. The 78 borderless cards are based on the foundation of the Rider-Waite Tarot, and the Myers-Briggs personality profiles.
The Siamese Tarot is essentially a version of the Rider-Waite with Thai imagery, symbols, costumes and people. It has 78 borderless cards about 7cm x 10.5cm in size, plus 2 extra cards with keyword card meanings. Now available through Etsy.
The Silver Witchcraft Tarot merges tarot with modern pagan symbolism and magickal understanding. Illustrated in deep, atmospheric colour, it has a multicultural cast of robed characters set in glorious nature-based scenes. The 78 borderless cards are enhanced by silver metallic edges, and there's also a companion book by Barbara Moore.
Evocative watercolour paintings that invite response. The Soul Cards have no established meaning, it's all up to your intuition to decipher the images.
The SPILL Performance Tarot is an artist-led project, created as part of the 2009 SPILL Festival in London, England. The deck was a collaboration between a commissioned photographer and more than 20 artists, and has 22 edgy, innovative major arcana and 56 object-focused minor arcana.
The Tarocchi di Marco is a bright, simple deck with 22 full-colour cards of personal art. The deck has been self-published by the artist, in a limited edition of 25 with a handmade box.
The Tarot Discovery Kit is a set with the 78-card Zerner-Farber Tarot, a 60-page guidebook for beginners, and an interactive Tarot Discovery DVD with card presentations, music and meditations.
The Tarot Illuminati has 78 vivid, digitally illustrated cards. The cards are complex, saturated with colour, and enhanced by the lack of borders. The set also includes a companion book written by the very knowledgable Kim Huggens.
The Tarot of Creativity consists of 78 cards grounded in numerology, psychology, Kabbalah and the tarot. Illustrated with original surreal paintings, the major arcana, aces and royal cards all use unique images, and derive their meaning from traditional tarot keywords. The lower cards 2-10 display a painting for each suit, with dual meanings (upright and reversed) written right on each card. These titles are based upon numerology and the energy of the suit. This deck is designed to be a positive and empowering tool for creative manifestation as well as for intuitive insight.
The Tarot of the Crone is a tarot of transformation and the Crone's journey. Previously available as a limited edition deck of only 100 copies, it has now been reprinted in a second edition, with card titles and borders.
The Tarot of the Midnight Masquerade is a limited edition and luxurious set of 28 cards (plus two title cards), presented in a handpainted, themed wooden box. The deck has 22 majors and four aces based on the Rider-Waite tradition, an alternate Wheel card and a Happy Squirrel card, drawn in vibrant pastels and featuring masked characters at a ball.
Tarot Rikit is a stunning majors-only deck inspired by Southeast Asian visual cultural themes, and designed to have a cosmopolitan pan-Asian feel. It's by Lynyrd Narciso, and is available in a limited edition of only 50 copies.
The Templar Tarot is a unique art deck based on the legends of the Knights Templar, a medieval group of monks and warrior knights. It has 79 card, the extra is a major arcana card titled 'The Magic Flute'.
The second edition of the Templar Tarot has greatly expanded upon the first, both in number of cards as well the revelations and lessons in the deck. There are 22 new cards - 21 majors plus an extra 'Ascension' card - making a total of 101 cards in the deck.
The Cook's Tarot celebrates cooks: those who gather, create, serve food and physical and spiritual nourishment for others. The deck has 78 lively cards depicting modern scenes of kitchens, restaurants and cooking, all based on the traditional Rider-Waite imagery.
The Peaceful Path Tarot has 78 multi-spiritual borderless images designed to act as a basis for compassionate change, and help find your own life path. The deck is self-published, and hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
The White Rabbit Oracle is a 59-card oracle deck of playful and whimsical art collaged from vintage imagery. The playful white rabbit of the title (who is modelled on Alice's rabbit and pops up throughout) invites you on a journey into your own Wonderland –- a journey of self-discovery, inner adventure, and wonder.
The Wickwillow Tarot is designed to transcend any particular theme, and offer deep symbolism without being too esoteric. It has 78 colourful cards, loosely based on stained glass and mosaic art. They're also borderless and without numbers, titles, or other distractions.
The Wild Green Chagallian Tarot is the third deck from Penelope Cline, creator of the Pen Tarot, and was inspired by both the paintings of Marc Chagall and by plants and weeds found growing wild. It's a 23 card deck, with an extra 'Muse' card included with the majors, and has been self-published in a limited editon of 100 decks.
The Wisdom Well is a borderless, illustrated deck that merges Tarot with Jungian psychology in its 36 archetype cards.
A Pagan/Witch-friendly deck, the Witches Tarot has substitutions such as Pan for the Devil, and the Seeker as the Hermit. Knowledge of the Qabbalah would help interpretation, as each of the major arcana correspond to a place on the tree of life. The cards are painted and borderless.
Symbolism, numbering, scenes, figures, and art from the ancient Mayan culture have been fitted into the standard 78 card Tarot framework. The major arcana of the Xultun Tarot are untitled and use Mayan numbers only, but the minor arcana have English titles as well.
A reworking of the Enchanted Tarot by the same authors, the Zerner-Farber Tarot deck uses more vibrant colours and removes the borders from the cards so more of the quilted, fabric tapestry artwork can be seen.