Fantasy Tarot Decks
Step into a mythical and mystical world with these fantasy Tarot cards, decks, and oracles featuring unicorns, goblins, gnomes and dragons.
The Anne Stokes Legends Tarot is a 78-card tarot deck with illustrations chosen from the work of the prolific fantasy artist of the same name. The deck is very pretty in a sleek romantic medieval style, but only loosely linked with tarot symbolism. The minor arcana are also pip cards instead of being fully-illustrated scenes.
The Barbieri Tarot is a vibrant, powerfully illustrated 78 card deck from Italian artist and master of the fantasy genre, Paolo Barbieri. Selections of his dark, fiery and detailed art have been chosen to fit the tarot archetypes.
The Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards is a set of 60 cards with fantasy art and a storytelling theme. The deck has an eclectic cast of characters and scenarios from stories, myths and legends - The Hero and The Heroine, Accepting the Quest, Pegasus, Downfall, and more. Packaged with a 208-page companion book.
Dragons are a legend in many cultures, and they appear in quite a few different colours and poses in this highly popular Dragon Tarot deck from fantasy artist Peter Pracownik.
The Dragon Tarot from Nigel Suckling is an attractive 78-card deck that blends dragonology and the European Tarot tradition. Dragons feature on the majors, aces and courts, but the numbered cards are essentially pip cards with a landscape background.
The Dragons Tarot features mythical dragons, earthly dinosaurs and feathered serpents from all cultures, myths and eras in its very colourful and useable 78 cards. Not to be confused with the other Dragon Tarot.
The Dream Enchantress Tarot is from the same artist who created the Secret Tarot. It's a fantasy, mysterious, feminine deck, and with minimal black borders to set off the luminous images.
The Enchanted Oracle is a deck of 36 borderless cards by artist Jessica Galbreth, illustrated with attractive, dark mystical imagery. The cards run the fantasy gamut, from Gothique, Shadow Weaver and Tattered Dreams to Renaissance Rose, Maiden Moon and Love Springs Eternal. The companion book is by Barbara Moore.
Take a journey into Faeryland and its beautiful scenes of elves, pixies, trolls, and of course, faeries. Digital images don't do the Faeries Oracle deck justice.
The Fairy Lights Tarot has 78 imaginative fantasy cards, created from 39 original paintings - each card is half of a bigger picture. The deck is from the same artist as the Tarot of the Secret Forest.
The Fantastical Creatures Tarot has 78 cards of mythical creatures, fantasy animals and legendary races, painted in watercolours in Lisa Hunt's beautiful and detailed style. It's based on the Rider-Waite, but in this deck Swords are associated with Fire and Wands with Air.
A magical fantasy interpretation of the Rider-Waite. The Fantastical Tarot card borders are gold and cards are traditionally named, while the artwork style is unique, wonderfully complex, and occasionally gothic.
The author of the Hugobian Tarot has produced another whimsical and humorous tarot deck, this time depicting a phalanx of male and female goblins in the Goblin Tarot.
The Hobbit Tarot draws on the world of elves, trolls, dragons and wizards as created by Tolkien in his novel, The Hobbit. The illustrations for the 78 cards have been created by fantasy artist, Peter Pracownik, who also created the Dragon Tarot.
The Legacy of the Divine is a stunning 78-card deck from Ciro Marchetti, talented artist and creator of the Gilded Tarot and Tarot of Dreams. It's roughly based on a Rider-Waite foundation, but rendered in a magical, highly realistic digital style. The deck is available as a special edition from Ciro, and also as a mass-market edition from Llewellyn.
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 Magical Menagerie has 42 cards featuring real and mythical animals from Greek and Celtic legend. A deck for self-exploration, problem-solving, magic and divination.
Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Cards are another 44-card oracle set from Doreen Virtue. The cards are designed to be easy to use and feature pretty illustrations above inspirational quotes.
The Magical Times Empowerment Cards has 44 inspirational and affirmational images. It blends creatures of fantasy and native American flora and fauna into its soft and magical watercolour cards. Each card also has an encouraging affirmation below the illustrated scene.
The Magical Unicorns Oracle is a positive set of 44 cards, for people of all ages. Its cards are based on the mythical unicorn and Pegasus legends and have pretty, detailed illustrations.
Nature's Whispers Oracle has stunningly detailed nature-inspired fantasy art. The 50 cards are designed to deepen your connection with Mother Earth and offer peace, guidance and healing. The set includes a 72-page guidebook.
The Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot has 78 ethereal, dreamlike cards created by the Italian artist of the same name. Her tarot world is haunting, a little melancholy, a place of dollhouses and child-like storybook imagery where only the rules of imagination apply.
The Oracle of the Mermaids is a very feminine deck from Lucy Cavendish, that draws on mermaid myths and legends. It has 45 cards with soft, fluid fantasy images of mermaids, each accompanied by a keyword and short divinatory phrase.
The Ring Cycle Tarot is a complex, non-traditional tarot based on The Ring of the Nibelung, an opera by Wagner. The 78 cards are adapted from illustrations by Arthur Rackham and are part of a deep system based on the mythology, symbolism, plot, music and characters of the Ring Cycle.
The Sakki-Sakki Tarot incorporates the structure and divinatory meanings of the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck, together with Astrology, the Kabbalah and personal symbolism. The deck has an extra card, The Artist, for our individual and collective creative journeys.
The ShadowScapes Tarot is a stunning Tarot deck from artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, with gorgeous watercolour Tarot imagery in her unique flowing yet detailed style. Long-awaited by its many fans, the deck is now out from Llewellyn in a bordered edition with a companion book.
The Sorcerers Tarot is an expressive and readable deck of high magicians, myth, and fairy tales. Illustrated by Antonella Castelli, who also did the Tarot Art Nouveau, it has a similar feel with its border of Celtic knotwork, though it has 78 fully illustrated cards.
The Tarocchi degli Gnomi is one of several version of the cute Tarot of the Gnomes from Lo Scarabeo. This art edition has 22 large, rectangular cards on thick uncoated stock.
The Tarocchi dell' Alba Dorata feature gnomes, elves, pixies and fairies on its 22 cards. This is the majors-only edition, published in 1990, of decks later released as the Tarots of the Golden Dawn, Tarot of the Hidden Folk and the Enchanted Tarot.
Le Tarot de Belmont is a rather dream-like fantasy tarot deck of 22 cards. The figures on the cards are unnaturally tall and thin, though the tarot symbology is recognisable. The cards also have thick checkered black and white borders, which add to the effect of peering through at another world.
The Tarot of a Moon Garden is a feminine, romantic deck with a fantasy feel. Butterflies, unicorns, castles, and faeries are everywhere in this enchanted garden, and it's a nice, pretty deck.
The Tarot of Atlantis is a fantasy deck, illustrating the mythical civilisation described in the writings of Plato. The 78 cards are fully illustrated and depict landscapes, buildings, and the religious and daily lives imagined to be lived by Atlanteans.
The Tarot of Dreams is the follow-up work from Ciro Marchetti, creator of the Gilded Tarot, in collaboration with Lee Bursten of the Gay Tarot. It is a new concept in Tarot, with 78 printed cards plus 40 additional digital cards on CD.
Tarot of Metamorphosis illustrates the transformation of beings or objects into something else. The 78 cards are somewhat surreal and the art ranges from dreamlike fantasies to futuristic anime art.
The Tarot of the Elves doesn't just picture pretty elves in costume. It's been imagined as a deck that an elf might consult, one that explores a unique elven universe. The artwork is slick and computerised, and the cards are without printed titles - unusual for a deck from Lo Scarabeo. To be available as a standalone deck, and with a book by Mark McElroy.
The Tarot of the Gnomes is a popular Tarot, cute, amusing and quirky, featuring tiny rotund and buxom gnomes. All of the cards are illustrated and feature a keyword for beginners.
The Tarot of the Hidden Folk has been published in several forms, including the 22 card Tarocchi del' Alba Dorata, and 78 card Tarots of the Golden Dawn and Enchanted Tarot. This version has 78 cards of nature spirits and representations of elemental forces.
The Tarot of the Imagination is a surreal tarot deck painted in fine oils. Its structure is that of a standard tarot deck, but its minor arcana images are very non-traditional in both symbol and meaning.
The Tarot of the Lepidopteran People is a stunning fantasy deck of part-human, part-elf and part-butterfly creatures. It's illustrated in such vibrant, alive colours and has a bit of an anime feel. There's also an extra card titled Lepidoptera.
The Tarot of the Secret Forest is a unique deck with fantasy forest scenes on both sides of the cards. The faces of the cards have the scene in colour, while the back shows it in black and white.
The Tarot of the Sweet Twilight is a uniquely illustrated deck with artwork very reminiscent of Tim Burton's films. It's slightly surreal, vibrantly coloured, and provides a great jumping-off point for intuitive readings.
The UFO Tarot taps into the popular stories of aliens and unidentified flying objects. The major arcana are linked with myths and figures of ufology, and the minor suits with types of extraterrestrial beings. All of the cards are illustrated in a similar shadowy comic-book style.
The Undersea Tarot is illustrated by comic book artist, Frank Fradella, who also created images for the Fradella Adventure Tarot. This deck has fairly simple imagery of mermaids, mermen, fish, and real and fantasy inhabitants under the ocean waves.
Much as expected, the Unicorn Tarot is in the Rider-waite style with pure white unicorns added on every card. Possibly better collected for the artwork than for insightful readings.
The Universal Fantasy Tarot is set in the fictional world of fantasy literature. A world of magic, inhabited by dragons, witches, winged horses, heros, gods and demons, it is here illustrated on 78 fantastical cards.
The Waking the Wild Spirit Tarot is a whimsical, non-traditional deck, the tarot imagery has been recreated as a mix of fairy tales and the natural world. The card art is animated and vital and the deck as a whole approachable and friendly. While the Llewellyn edition is no longer in print, decks are available from Poppy Palin.