A selection of Oracle and Tarot card decks

Inspired by my good blogging friend Aquileana I’m pleased to post up some examples from my collection of divination cards. For many, divination cards like these offer the possibility of inspiration and guidance. They present the user with beautiful and fantastic images found in the often multi-layered artwork, along with a wide range of cultural and spiritual themes. As you will see below, some of my favourite decks are about fairies and Celtic mythology.

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Thanks for looking 🙂 

Faery Wicca Tarot. Kisma K. Stepanich. Illustrated by Renée Christine Yates. 1999, Llewellyn.

The A.E. Waite Tarot. Arthur Edward Waite. Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. Originally published in 1910 by Rider.

Medicine Cards. Jamie Sams & David Carson. Illustrated by Angela Werneke.  Renée Christine Yates. 1998/99, St. Martins’ Press.

The Faeries’ Oracle. Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth. 2000, Simon & Schuster.

The Fairy Pack. Claire Nahmad. Illustrated by Danuta Mayer. 2003. Godsfield Press Ltd.

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. Doreen Virtue, PH.D. 2002, Hay House Inc.

Artists. Row 1: Kali and Yemanya by Lisa Iris. Sarasvati by Sue Halstenberg.

Artists. Row 2: Aeracura and Athena by Elizabeth Kyle. Freyja by Lisa Iris.

Artists. Row 3: Aphrodite by Sharon George. Ixchel by Lisa Iris. Ostara by Wendy Andrew.

The Celtic Animal Oracle. Anna Franklin. Illustrated by Paul Mason. 2003, Vega.


The above images feature box art and selected cards of individual sets from my collection. They have been scanned into this article to provide examples of just a fraction of the wide range of divination cards that are available. No infringement of copyright to the original publishers, writers and artists is intended. Please check out Aquileana‘s excellent overview of the Major and Minor Arcana cards if you are interested in further reading about the Tarot.

9 thoughts on “A selection of Oracle and Tarot card decks

  1. Aquileana

    What an excellent post! 🙂 You have many decks and they are all very cool. I only own a Rider Deck. But I now want to get more. (I guess I´d have to learn “new meanings”, if I do). Thanks for sharing your decks with us… And, especially, for the mention as well. I´ll link back to your post on my next post on Tarot!… ❤ Love & best wishes 😀

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  2. For Tyeth

    Hello TVTA, sorry I’m late commenting but I had a log-in issue with WordPress but they have sorted it now (yay!) There are some magnificent images in these collections, I particularly like the A.E. Waite Tarot because they look so traditional and the Celtic Animal Oracle set – they are just so well drawn. It seems that Tarot and the Force are closely linked as another saber enthusiast I know has a YouTube channel where he has done card readings and worked with Runes too. His name is Gary Ormond (aka Count Arkanus) in case you’d like to look him up. Thanks again.

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Hi FT. Hey, I just checked my stats to confirm that your comment is my official 1,000th comment on this site! I noticed last night it was set tantalisingly to 999 lol. Thank you my friend, not just for the ‘milestone’ comment but all your other comments too. Indeed, thanks to all my commentators – I feel I’ve made some great new friends here these past couple of years. I wonder if WP will send one of their little message alerts to say I achieved 1,000? They’re a bit stingy these days so maybe not. And I will look up the Count’s Youtube link you suggested, thanks for that. Actually, it would pretty cool (not sure if already done in Star Wars, the books maybe?) to have a force character who wielded runes and divination cards as well as a saber? Maybe a future hilt design for you one day with divination symbols and elements on it??

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      1. For Tyeth

        Hi TVTA, I am honoured to be part of your milestone, Congratulations!
        You may also like to look up the “Sisters of Dathomir” who are a trio of witches from the same planet as Darth Maul. They sort of combine Star Wars with a mythical/mystical (Earth bound) style form of fortune divination. (Not sure they use cards or coins like the I-Ching but they do try to forsee the future!)
        Congrats again to you and Wooof and I’m sure I’ll add a few more comments in the future.
        p.s. keep your eyes open on the stars – there may be a new saber coming your way (called Divination maybe?)

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  3. ogreatgames

    Wow, these are awesome cards. I have these as well and the golden and Vampire tarot. My friend has a rider Waite and Gypsy witch. She uses it for fortune telling, tells the past, present and future.

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Hi, thanks so much. I had a look at some online images for the vampire tarot and there are some beautiful cards – seems to be a few different packs available. The ones I saw were by Nathalie Hertz, Ian Daniels and Robert M Place.

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