Tarot Decks With Extra Major Arcana
Tarot decks with more than the usual 22 major arcana or trump cards.
The striking, fascinating artwork in the classic Aleister Crowley Thoth Tarot was conceptualised by the famous occultist and Golden Dawn member, Aleister Crowley, and created by Lady Frieda Harris. This edition of the deck has 80 cards, which includes three versions of the Magus card.
An early (eighteenth century) tarot deck with some unusual features. The Ancient Minchiate Etruria Tarot has 41 major arcana cards, which include astrological signs, the four virtues, and four elements, but not a high priestess/popess.
The Awakening Aeon Tarot emerged from the new energy of the Aquarian Age, and is grounded in metaphysical Qabalistic symbolism, Ancient Egyptian imagery, astrology and the I Ching. The deck has 82 textured, layered mixed media cards and includes four extra major arcana cards, designed to help the querent find their way along the Path of Life. Available direct from the artist.
The Babylonian Tarot is a unique deck based on the cosmology and legends of the Ancient Sumerians, Mesopotamians and Babylonians, who lived more than 4000 years ago. There are 83 cards in this occult deck, including an extra major arcana card titled Genesis and another court card in each suit.
The Bohemian Animal Tarot has 80 charming cards with the Rider-Waite-based tarot archetypes represented by part-human, part-animal characters. This is the first tarot deck from oracle author, Scott Alexander King.
The Buddha Tarot links the Tarot trumps and the story of Siddhartha on his journey for enlightenment. The minor arcana suits are Vajras, Jewels, Double Vajras and Lotuses. Created by Robert M. Place, who also created the Tarot of the Saints and the Alchemical Tarot.
The Cosmic Tribe Tarot is an 80-card contemporary deck with three different Lovers cards included for various sexual orientations. This gorgeous and striking deck is not for the faint hearted.
The Enochian Tarot deck is based on the Enochian magickal system, a form of ceremonial magick. The deck has 30 major arcana cards instead of the usual 22.
The Ethereal Visions Illuminated Tarot Deck is an elegant, Art Nouveau-inspired deck of 80 cards. The uncluttered, dreamy and romantic artwork is enhanced with metallic gold foil details. There are two extra cards in the deck, The Well and The Artist.
Now out of print, the Fantasy Showcase Tarot was originally published in 1980. Each card of fantasy art was created by a different artist, and six extra cards have been added to the deck.
The Gratitude Tarot invites you to discover the beauty in (sm)all things. The 79 photographic cards are aligned with the four elements of gratitude: Thankfulness, Awareness, Community and Kindness, plus the journey to gratitude. Published in a limited edition of 100 decks.
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 Magic Slavonic Tarot is a Russian-published tarot deck of 80 cards. It follows the Rider-Waite tradition with elements of Slavic folklore, and the addition of two extra cards (Intuition and Truth). The cards have very large, double borders around the central tarot illustrations.
The Minchiate Tarot is a re-illustration of the 16th century tarot-like deck, the Ancient Minchiate. Brian Williams has given a more modern style to the medieval scenes in its 97 cards (there are extras for astrological signs, virtues and the elements).
This Italian-published Native American Tarot is inspired by their shamanism, spirituality, and connection with the natural world. The card art is muted, dusty and attractive -- by the same artist who created the Vikings Tarot.
The well-known and beautiful Osho Zen Tarot, in print for over two decades, is now available in a smaller, pocket size edition. The 79 cards are similar to the size of playing cards, and packaged with a small-size version of the existing companion book.
Based on the transcendental game of Zen, the Osho Zen Tarot is a non-traditional deck of 79 cards. There are many changes that suit the Zen theme, including one extra major arcana card for Osho, and four suits of fire, clouds, water, and rainbows. The cards span the range of human experience, from the stunningly beautiful to the ridiculous and mundane.
Created in 3D modelling software, thee Quest Tarot cards are luminous, dreamlike and vivid. The 79 card deck has also been designed to be similar to a ouija board for divinatory use.
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.
The Sacred India Tarot brings tarot together with Indian mythology and spirituality. The major arcana depict Indian deities, while the minor suits depict scenes from Indian epics and legends. A deep and beautiful deck for meditation, the serious Indian scholar, or the yoga practitioner.
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 Urnash Tarot is a modern deck of vivid colours, science fiction imagery and kinetic shapes. The deck has five new pip cards and two variants of a major arcana card, bringing the total to 85 cards in the deck. It was available in a self-published edition which is now sold out, but there's also a new edition from Lo Scarabeo.
The Tarot Bagong Sining is another wonderful deck from Lynyrd Narciso. An incredibly prolific tarot artist, his decks are yet always different. The Bagong Sining is illustrated in an art nouveau style, and is unique in that it has male and female versions of each of the major arcana cards.
The Tarot Corrumpe is a humourous, sacrilegious and just plain weird deck. It has 22 standard major arcana cards plus two extra (for Truth and Intuition), which are unusually ordered following the style of the 'Tarot in de herstelde orde'. Originally published in a limited edition of 250 decks.
Tarot in de Herstelde Orde is a Dutch Tarot of eighty cards. Two extra cards, Intuition (Juno) and Truth (Jupiter), have been 'restored' to the deck, and some of the major arcana reordered. The imagery is based on that of the Rider-Waite, but has some changes in imagery and has been rendered in a more attractive and vibrant artistic style.
The Tarot of Empowerment is a beautiful 23-card deck, designed to empower the reader to make the choices that improve their life. Its inclusive and powerful tarot imagery has been reworked to remove religious symbols and replace it with more universal artistic archetypes.
The Tarot of Saqqara has 82 fine art paintings, primarily illustrating the style, architecture and knowledge of Ancient Egypt, but also with some Qabalistic, Celtic and Roman influences. The deck is a unique system of its own, and includes four extra cards to represent the initiation to the neophyte.
The Tarot of the Orishas is a bilingual Spanish/English Tarot deck that has 25 Major Arcana cards, and uses the four suits but without court cards. Element and Message cards have been added instead.
The Tarot of the Silicon Dawn is an original and modern deck of vivid colours, science fiction imagery and kinetic shapes. There are 97 cards in the deck, including extra majors, extra suit cards, and a new partial suit of the Void. It's an unconventional deck that expands the boundaries of tarot.
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 Fountain Tarot is a 79-card re-envisioning of tarot through the worlds of geometry, internet culture, art and spirituality. The creators aimed to capture the joys and sorrows of life and celebrate 'oneness' through Jonathan Saiz's original oil paintings.
The Watersprite Tarot has 79 entirely hand-painted watercolour cards, based on Marseille symbolism in the major arcana but with fully illustrated minors. The deck was an artistic journey created over more than ten years, and its images have a focus on symbology, colour, mood, and energy. Self-published and available direct from the artist.