Celtic Tarot Decks
Celtic Tarot cards and decks celebrating ancient British culture and legends.
The legends, history, and tradition of Arthurian Britain are the theme of the Arthurian Tarot. The major arcana cards depict Merlin, Guinevere, the Lady of the Lake and other familiar characters, while the minor arcana have landscape scenes. First published in 1991, it's been re-published as a 25th anniversary collector's edition.
The Avalon Tarot is an Arthurian-themed tarot, but set in a fantasy-medieval world. The artwork is strongly coloured and reminiscent of comic books.
The Camelot Oracle brings the Arthurian archetypes to life in a set of 40 cards by John Matthews and Will Worthington. 32 cards feature characters from the legends - Gawain, Arthur, Guinevere, and more - and 8 cards are 'Path' cards, each linked to a place on the included map of Camelot. The deck is both an oracle and guide on the journey of life.
Dragons are the theme of this deck and they appear on every card in the Celtic Dragon Tarot, with or without humans. The scenes are traditional tarot with a few changes - Swords are associated with Fire and Wands with Air.
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 Oracle is a box set designed to look like an old book. It holds two types of 20 very small cards, some with Celtic symbols, some with quotes, plus a calendar and a very basic informational book.
The Celtic Oracle is a re-issue of the Celtic Shaman's Pack. It uses the same book text as before, but the cards don't use Chesca Potter's art, and instead have very different artwork created by a variety of artists.
The Celtic Roses Tarot is a colourful deck where each card is imbued with Celtic symbols, imagery, or archetypes. Many cards also feature a rose motif. The 78-card deck is now complete, and is self-published by the artist.
The Celtic Shaman's Pack is an oracle deck of forty cards illustrated with Celtic archetypes. The artwork was created by Chesca Potter, who also created the Greenwood Tarot.
The Celtic Tarot features traditional Celtic knotwork and mythology, gorgeous colours, and very intricate detail on every card. The minor arcana are essentially pip cards in the same interwoven knotwork style.
Not to be confused with the other Celtic Tarot decks, this particular deck by Julian de Burgh shows scenes from Irish mythology in a misty, pretty watercolour style.
The Celtic Tarot from Lo Scarabeo is illustrated by two different authors in comic-book style art. Gaudenzi created the majors, with images of Celtic legends and mythology; Tenuta created the minors. Each suit is linked to a people of Ireland - Fomori, Fianna, Ulaid and Tuatha de Danann.
The Celtic Tarot Mini is the pocket-size version of the Celtic Tarot by Gaudenzi and Tenuta. These two artists jointly created the artwork, each responsible for the major and minor arcana that show the Celtic legend and the peoples of Ireland.
The Celtic Tree Oracle features the Druidic Ogham, the Celtic system of runic characters from the British Isles and Ireland, that correspond to particular trees and their attributes such as Yew, Heather and Oak. The wonderful artwork is hand drawn in earthy colours, and very peaceful.
The Celtic Wisdom Oracle is a 40-card deck drawing on Celtic lore and legend. The cards are divided into Divine Ancestors (deities) and Clan Ancestors (representations of real life issues). From Caitlin Matthews, creator of the Celtic Wisdom Tarot.
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 Druid Animal Oracle has nicely drawn and detailed pictures of animals familiar to the Druids, each symbolic of particular attributes such as the Dragon. A thorough knowledge of British landscapes, flora and fauna would be helpful in interpretation, but it's a gorgeous deck.
The Druid Plant Oracle is from the authors of the Druid Animal Oracle, and is illustrated by the talented Will Worthington. These cards feature individual plants, herbs, and flowers illustrated in natural landscapes.
The DruidCraft Tarot combines the nature spiritualities of Wicca and Druidry in a beautiful set of large-size cards. Created by well-known Druids Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm and artist Will Worthington, who also created the Druid Animal Oracle.
The Fairy Ring Oracle is the very beautiful second deck from the creators of the Sacred Circle Tarot. This one is based on British and Irish fairy legends and has fours suits of fourteen cards and eight 'fairy festival' cards.
The Greenwood Tarot deck uses pre-Celtic British religious symbols, such as images of animals, landmarks and Gods such as the Green Man, for divination purposes. This deck is long of out of print but is still popular among collectors.
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.
As the title suggests, the Legend: Arthurian Tarot is based on the myth of the Dark Age King Arthur, and his fabled court at Camelot. Each card has misty artwork surrounded by a grey border, and corresponds to a character from the legend.
The Llewellyn Tarot is based on the legends and mythology of Wales, and celebrates the Welsh heritage of Tarot publishers, Llewellyn. The cards are illustrated in a similar mystical, watercolour style to the Legend: The Arthurian Tarot. Now released in a 78-card kit.
The Merlin Tarot has 78 cards based on the Arthurian legends. The reordered major arcana, aces, and court cards are beautifully drawn, but the suits (Birds are Swords, Serpents are Wands, Fish are Cups, and Beasts are Disks) have very spare pip cards. They are disappointingly repetitive and difficult to interpret intuitively.
Ogham: The Celtic Oracle has 21 large cards, each featuring a tree significant in Celtic and Druidic mythology. Illustrated by Peter Pracownik, who has created fantasy artwork and the Dragon Tarot.
The Runic Tarot has 24 major arcana linked with the runes of Celtic mythology, while the four suits represent the seasons. Created by Caroline Smith and John Astrop, who also created the Elemental Tarot.
Based on the Celtic Pagan perspective, the Sacred Circle Tarot uses photographs of sacred sites, as well as traditional plant and animal associations from Ancient Britain. The artwork is a mixture of hand drawings, photography, and computer generated images which doesn't always blend well, but overall the deck is quite charming.
The Tarocchi Celtici is an Italian tarot deck based on Celtic mythology. Each card features a Celt god or goddess surrounded by an elaborate knotwork border.
The Tarot of Celtic Fairies is a set of fey wisdom and guidance, with 78 cards and a guidebook written by Mark McElroy. "Journey to a hauntingly beautiful fairie land steeped in Celtic lore. Vivid, luminescent scenes vibrate with significant detail, deep meaning, and sheer beauty."
The Tarot of the Druids is inspired by ancient Irish traditions and divinities, and Celtic life and culture. The images are cartoonish and somewhat comical.
The Voice of the Trees is an oracle deck re-interpreting Celtic Ogham divination, Celtic legends and tree lore in full scenic illustrations. From the artist of the Well Worn Path.
The Wildwood Tarot is a complete reconception and redesign of the popular Greenwood Tarot. This time author Mark Ryan is working with John Matthews, and illustrator Will Worthington of the DruidCraft Tarot, to the create this deck based on the seasonal rhythms and festivals of the ancient year.
The Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards is based on the mythology of the Isle of Avalon and its sacred priestesses. The illustrated cards featuring mythological characters, animal guides, and fairy guides are quite pretty. The deck used to have many 'signpost' cards, but has since been updated to replace these cards with original illustrations.
The Wisdom of the Woods is a 30-card Celtic tree oracle. The double-sided cards have an image of the tree on the front, and meanings, keywords and associations on the backs. The deck is read in a casting of nine cards with the included Celtic Wheel board.