You don’t have to be a witch to be enchanted by these cards.
1. The Marigold Tarot
This gorgeous black and gold deck is illustrated by Amrit Brar and sold on her website. It’s modeled on Rider-Waite-Smith so no special booklet for interpreting the cards is required. The artist sites that the illustrations on the card reference anatomy, nature, and distinctly Punjabi imagery. It is also available with gold-gilded edging to make for an extra glamorous deck.
2. Considerate Cat Tarot
This adorable pastel deck actually is centered around images of rescue cats! It’s the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith system, but it also comes with a guide book. This deck was created by Madeleine of @Madeleineillustration on Instagram, which is where I originally noticed it and couldn’t take my eyes off it. It’s the perfect deck for any cat-lover.
3. Golden Universal Tarot
This one is a Rider-Waite deck, but with a little more glam. Every card is dotted with metallic so it gleams. The original Rider-Waite art was reimagined, brightened and decluttered by artist Roberto de Angelis, so that it still bear the same symbolic wait, but in slightly more realistic tableaus. It’s classic looking deck that is meant to age well, taking on a more antique look over time as the metallic sheen distresses with wear.
4. Wild Unknown Tarot
Everything by Wild Unknown creator Kim Krans is beautiful — including this tarot deck. Her brand has extended beyond just this 78-card deck to include guided journals and a top-notch oracle deck, among other things. This deck comes with an illustrated guidebook and a quality keepsake box for your deck. The art on the cards are nature-inspired.
5. The Prisma Visions Tarot
The Prisma Visions Tarot was created by James R. Eads originally as a Kickstarter campaign, but now they’re releasing their fourth edition! It’s vibrant, colorful, and evocative. And maybe one crazy cool feature is that the minor arcana when arranged in order form one long panoramic image, while still managing to stand on their own as individual cards.
6. Pagan Otherworlds Tarot
Pagan Otherworlds Tarot is an 83 card deck with the traditional 78 plus a few extra. I am always drawn to it again and again because the art is just spectacular. The art used for the cards was hand-painted using traditional oils by Linnea Gits and all text is hand lettered by Peter Dunham. The deck is inspired by the visual beauty of nature, early Celtic mysticism and the luminous beauty of Renaissance paintings.
7. Personal Space Tarot
Personal Space Tarot is illustrated by Emilee Graverson and in collaboration with Alex Morrison. Its minimalistic, tri-colored cards are not only easy on the eyes but also strives to create images and characters that don’t prescribe to a gender-binary.