Decks Published by AGM Müller
The Adrian Tarot has digitally edited photographic images with a very modern, sexy feel and was created as part of a college project. A figure, usually human, floats in the foreground of the cards on the misty abstract background. Unusual thin white line drawings are overlaid on the borderless cards.
The Angel Tarot has cartoon illustrations of mostly female angels set over images of planets and the universe. The minor arcana are not scenic and have decorated pips set over similar space imagery. The titles on the large white borders are in several languages.
The Ansata Tarot contains 22 cards of very detailed, complex imagery and esoteric symbols, mixing European and Egyptian motifs. The 22 cards were first published in 1981 in German, then in English in 1985.
The Arcus Arcanum Tarot is a more male-oriented deck, and has brightly coloured, scenic comic-book type artwork. It uses the typical suits of cups, wands, swords and disks.
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.
A modern interpretation of the traditional tarot motifs, the Basic Tarot has splashy overlaid colour and heavily treated images.
A reworked Rider-Waite type tarot, featuring Pamela Colman-Smith's original drawings but in slightly more psychedelic colours. The Diamond Tarot cards are inset into thick, almost tunnel-like, kaleidoscopic borders.
The thoroughly modern artwork on the Experimental Tarot cards is partly computer generated and part clip art, but effective. A deck more for meditation than readings.
The Goddess on the Go pack is a small deck of 33 uplifting paintings of women in motion and on the go, linked with a heart-centered affirmative phrase. From Amy Sophia Marashinsky, creator of the Goddess Oracle, and artist Melissa Harris.
The Order of the Golden Dawn was an active occult society in Europe around ninety years ago which attracted some brilliant people. Their tarot deck was illustrated by Wang under instruction from Regardie, and is a work of esoteric importance rather than aesthetic interest.
The Golden Dragon Tarot is a deck of 78 cards, fully illustrated with pretty - but perhaps not historically accurate - scenes from ancient China and Chinese culture. The major arcana have been retitled to suit the theme.
The Golden Rider Tarot is a clone of the original Rider-Waite cards, repainted here in rich oils by Francois Tapernoux. His images have a softer blend of colours, but have blurred expressions and lack the line detail of the originals.
A functional but boring oracle deck, which shows only the layout of the I Ching sticks, the associated Chinese character and a few English words on a white background. The back of each of the 64 cards has a more in-depth look at the meanings.
The Jolanda Tarot is a reprint of the Swedish Witch Tarot, named after the magickal name of the creator, Jolanda den Tredjes. This version has purple instead of grey borders around the line art illustrations.
A richly coloured 80 card gold-foil deck, the Kazanlar Tarot is a mix of elements from the artist's European and Middle Eastern heritage, plus astrological, Hebrew and esoteric assocations.
The Kitty Kihane Tarot reinterprets the Rider-Waite Tarot scenes in strong blues, pinks, purples and greens, in a young drawing style. Some scenes are close to the traditional, others vary widely and uniquely.
The Magic Manga Tarot has manga-style illustrations from a mix of eras, surrounded by spider-web-like decorative borders. The artwork colouring is muted, and the cards have a slight gothic feel.
The Master Tarot is a 78 card non-traditional deck displaying episodes of Jesus Christ's life and personalities who were important to his story. The art is the creation of Amerigo Folchi, artist of the Tarocco Storico della Citta Di Ferrara.
The Messages from the Wee Folk set is designed to help you connect with the Wee Folk and the sacred energies of nature. Despite the name, the images have more than just fairies - there are flowers, insects, dolphins and more. The set has 33 cards and a large 229-page companion book.
The Mlle Lenormand Blue Owl deck (so called because of the owl on the backs) is a pocket-size Lenormand deck of 36 cards. Instead of the linked playing card, each card has a poetic verse inset into its old-fashioned imagery.
The Modern Medieval Tarot is a mix of the contemporary and the Middle Ages, blended in a smooth photographic collage. Rather than aiming for historical accuracy, it's a surreal dream-like combination of eras.
The Mystical Lenormand is another new edition of the cards used by Mlle Lenormand (1772-1843). These attractive cards were painted by Urban Trosch using the egg tempera technique.
A very trippy tarot deck, the characters on the cards of the Neuzeit Tarot (New Age Tarot) have odd faces and some of the cards are just strange. The card titles are printed in English, French and German.
The design is ultra-modern and computer-generated in the One World Tarot deck. It focuses on the astrological aspects of tarot, but also touches on numerology, color theory and other esoteric symbolism.
The Power Animal Tarot has simplistic cards without tarot symbolism, just close-up photographs of different animals that have had a graphics software filter applied to the images. At the top of each card, the title appears in four languages.
The 25 large cards of the Power of the Runes deck each illustrate a rune through a scene of old Norse life, drawn in a storybook style and surrounded by a knotwork border.
The Prager Tarot is a cut-down tarot deck with 54 cards - 22 major and 32 minor cards - based on Czech folklore . The minor arcana suits each have the four court cards, and just four numbered cards from the Ace to Four.
The Raven Cards Oracle has huge (5 x 5 inch) square cards. The illustrations are sparse, with ravens on each of the 49 cards.
A tranquil and beautiful Buddhist tarot deck. The otherworldly art in the Roots of Asia Tarot was created by Thai artist Amnart Klanprachar and aims 'to be a wonderful passage to spiritual realization'.
The Spirit Tarot has non-traditional major arcana with gentle, soft paintings. The minor arcana have photographs of nature and the outdoors - storms, sunsets, forests - with small magical and spiritual characters added. Surrounded by large white borders and titles in four languages.
The 'Sternenmadchens Wahrsagespiel Tarot' - or Starmaiden's Tarot - has a Crowley Thoth basis and intense, psychedelic, pop-art artwork with a seventies vibe. Designed by a German record producer, Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, and his girlfriend, Starmaiden. This 22-card deck is now out of print and rather hard to find.
Stella's Tarot is the 78-card version of the deck by Stella Kaoruko, previously published in a 22-card edition. The art is colourful, pretty and detailed, with a reasonably traditional basis to the symbolism on its 78 fully-illustrated cards.
The purpose for the Symbolon Tarot deck is to recreate memories from past lives. The cards show images from European myths and history, and on each corner of the card are astrological symbols. While designed for psychological or memory work, it can be used as a divinatory tool with some knowledge of astrology.
The Tarot de Marseille Convos is a modern rendition of the French Marseilles Tarot. This Swiss edition has brighter coloured, rounder illustrations.
Tarot of Gemstones and Crystals
An extensive knowledge of crystal properties and the Tarot would be helpful for interpreting cards in the Tarot of Gemstones and Crystals, as each card is represented by a crystal corresponding to the particular tarot card.
The cards of the Tarot of Hellen feature symbolic and magickal plants. The majors are associated with 22 major plants from Pansy to Centaury, the minor suits are Leaves, Branches, Flowers and Grains, and the court cards are ancient Greek deities.
The Tarot of Love focuses on love and relationships. The art is pretty and vibrant, with the 78 scene paintings cut into different shapes and set into a white background.
The Tarot Settani is a Swiss deck of 78 cards, with photographic imagery of women models on a dark background. The suit cards of the minor arcana are decorated pips, and all cards have thick brownish borders.
The Tree of Life Tarot has symbolic rather than pictorial imagery, aimed at students of the Qabbalah. Each card pictures a diagram of the tree of life and focuses on a particular path between them.
Romanticised Native American theme decks are fairly common, but this one has particularly beautiful artwork that is deep, soft and gorgeously coloured. It is Thoth- based rather than being rather based on the Rider-Waite.
The Women's Tarot has reasonably attractive cards with simple and slightly abstract paintings of female faces and figures. The white borders are very wide and some of the titles have been mis-translated, as seen on the Fool. The deck als has switched suit associations - Swords are Fire and Wands are Air.
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