Round Tarot Decks
Decks with round rather than rectangular or squarish cards.
The Animistic Yoga Deck has 41 round double-sided cards that 'embrace yogic principles through metaphors found in our earthly and celestial environments'. The front side has shapeshifting, nature-based yogic art, while the back of the card offers a contemplation of the posture and guidance on how to practice it.
The Circle of Life Tarot is a round deck, so chosen to emphasise the concepts of circularity and cycles in life. The 78 unique illustrations depart from the usual symbolism, and are unconventional and imaginative Tarot journey.
The Creature Teacher Oracle has 45 round cards featuring animals from around the world. It offers insight from the animal world, but with guidance and wisdom directed towards the issues faced in modern life. It's a set for all ages, created by an author with a background in teaching and youth mentoring.
The Daughters of the Moon Tarot is a feminist deck that shows only women on its round cards. The art of the 75 cards (the court cards have only Maiden, Mother and Crone) is vibrant, uplifting and positive.
This is the earlier black-and-white edition of the Daughters of the Moon Tarot. The 75 cards are round and approach Tarot from a feminist and feminine perspective.
The Motherpeace Tarot is an unusual deck with definite feminist leanings, but unlike many feminist decks it does show a few males. This was the first of the round Tarot decks.
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 Shining Angels Tarot is a round deck of 78 cards, with watercolour images of individual angels in tarot scenes. The round shape of the cards was chosen to remind us "of the angelic circle of love and protection always surrounding us".
An unusual round Tarot deck published in New Zealand, the Songs for the Journey Home Tarot uses the standard 78 card Tarot structure, but has renamed the cards. Beautifully drawn and coloured artwork.
The Star That Never Walks Around is a non-traditional but readable round Tarot deck of 78 cards, with imagery shaped by Native American myths and legends.
The Tarot of the Cloisters is unique, in that it is made to look like stained glass from medieval cathedrals. The cards are round with easily understood, beautifully coloured artwork. Unfortunately now out of print and not readily available.
The Tarot of the Rishis is a solely Hindu tarot deck with round cards. A Hindu deity is associated witheach of the major arcana, though the minors are the normal suits of Cups, Swords, Pentacles and Wands. Still in-progress, this deck is unfortunately not yet available.
The Tea Leaf Fortune Cards is a huge set of 200 cards that illustrate the images and meanings that might appear in an actual tea leaf reading. The cards are round - to resemble a tea cup - and each has a simple picture, a title and a short piece of advice.
The Transparent Oracle expands on the concept of the ground-breaking Transparent Tarot from Emily Carding. The Oracle has 70 circular, clear cards, which allows the symbology inspired by the natural world and the universe to be read in layers and rotated as well.