Arnell's Favorite Links - Updated: Nov. 9th 2017

Tarot Travel Guide of Italy ~ eBook Version: (updated Oct. 28th 2017) - full of fascinating details about Tarot's history + colorful imagery, maps & live links to magical places & artists met
Happy to share this sweet video created from highlights of our 2015 tarot tour of Italy too


Favorite Links in No Particular Order of Preference:


Most beloved Indie Decks...

Dark Goddess Tarot: a powerful deck by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince became available again as of May 2017

Tarot of the Crone a classic by Ellen L-Prince (3rd ed. w/ book in 2 piece box and like DGT, good card stock) re-published Spring 2017

Minoan Tarot by Ellen L-Prince, includes a beautifully written book which compliments a deeply expressive offering to this ancient culture

Pagan Otherworlds Tarot inspired by Celtic mysticism & luminous Renaissance art -by Linnea Gits & Peter Dunham of Uusi

Brut Tarot classic beauty by designers Linnea Gits & Peter Dunham of Uusi in Chicago

Sweet, sensual 'Eros: The Garden of Love' is a bit cheeky and a fun take on the cards

Cool B&W deck & book set Le Tarot Noir, by French illustrator, Matthieu Hackiere

Historic reproduction by il Meneghello, of Visconti de Modrone - Aka: Cary Yale Tarot

Watching progress on nearly complete, beautifully painted deck by Carmen Sorrenti (Italy)

Emi in Wonderland Tarot deck, book & box set collab from il Meneghello & Tarot Museo - (Now Out of Print )

Radiant Spleen Tarot - Unusual potent deck by artist/writer Eric K. Lerner *Read Arnell's review here

LiteraTarot - America A collaborative deck with 22 U.S. artists each creating a card that corresponds to literary work

Wheel of Change by Alexandra Genetti -long OOP, finally self-published beautifully in 2016

Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nora Huszka, so colorful & vibrant

Tabula Mundi by M. M. Meleen, especially Special Edition in wooden box with B&W & Color Versions is Spectacular

Tarot a Deck of 78 Cards by Amy Von Harrington is a funky, fun collage deck of wild whimsy

Dark Carnival Tarot cool, colorful hand-drawn 78-card deck inspired by the Juggalo music culture 

Tarot de St. Croix heartfelt deck with ties to Goddess culture My review here

Stolen Child Tarot, a wonderful self-published deck by Monica Knighton available on her Etsy site

Steampunk Tarot created & self-published by artist by Charissa Drengsen

Journeying the Sixties: A Counterculture Tarot by William Haigwood - View the 78 cards & prose - Self-Published, 2013

The Rabbit Tarot adorable 78 card deck self-published by Nakisha Elsje VanderHoeven

el Tarot de Marcelino - created & self-published by Lynyrd Narciso

The Pen Tarot - incredible trump set done in pen & ink with splashes of color. Limited edition of 100 signed & numbered sets. (OOP)

Colorful, charming Wild Green Chagallian Tarot, limited to 100 signed, numbered sets by Pen Cline (OOP)

Hezicos Tarot - A wonderful deck self-published by the UK artist, Mary Griffin

22 Arcani in 22 Numeri - A beautiful, handcrafted deck and box set by Osvaldo Menegazzi

Tarocchi Metaforici - Osvaldo Menegazzi's gorgeous handcrafted deck & box set

22 Talismani in 22 Arcani Osvaldo Menegazzi's handcrafted, incredible deck & box set

Rock & Roll Tarot by Chris Paradis (OOP)

Marie-El Tarot one of my favorite indie decks was also beautifully published by Schiffer Publishing

Gaian Tarot by Joanna P. Colbert, a blend of earth centered spirituality & cross-cultural myth

Sally Anne's unique deck, A Fool and Her Friends - Each card created for a Tarot artist (not currently available)

Artist Inner Vision Tarot; a lovely collaborative collage deck set I was proud to be a party to, many moons ago

The deeply evocative Full Moon Dreams Tarot by Lunaea

Julie-Cuccia Watts fabulous Tarot decks and art


Favorite Published Decks

Tarot of Bologna, (18th Century), published by il Meneghello (OOP)

Gaian Tarot by Joanna P. Colbert, published by Llewellyn in 2011

Deviant Moon Tarot has a dark, dreamy surreal quality - published by US Games in 2008

Karma Tarot By Birgit Boline Erfurt - Published by US Games 1983

Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy - Published by US Games 2009

Medieval Scapini Tarot - republished by U.S. Games 2004

Nigel Jackson Tarot (re-issued as Medieval Enchantment Tarot also OOP)

Tarot of the Magical Forest - re-published by Lo Scarabeo in 2008

Golden Tarot of Klimt by Atanassov based on the art of Gustav Klimt

Touchstone Tarot, by Kat Black

Golden Tarot, also by Kat Black

Low Brow Tarot artist collab available from Schiffer

Motherpeace Tarot by Vogel and Noble

MerryDay Tarot by Louisa Poole

Alice Tarot from Baba Studios

Ceccoli Tarot by Nicoletta Ceccoli from Lo Scarabeo


Tarot Deck Printers for Self Publishing

My essay on Useful Tips & Links for Self-Publishing Your Own Deck - updated often

Customized Playing Cards: (Florida) Reasonably priced + can customize cards & lwb, box & size - all to order. Offers small print runs (1000 optimal). Free help from Graphics Dept.

Expert Playing Card Company: (N.Y.) tends to work with publishers & graphic artists with strong Adobe Illustrator skills but open to Photoshop based clientele

J.S. McCarthy Printers Doug Thornsjo, creator of Tarot of the Zirkus Mägi recommends working with (went back for a 2nd, larger printing).

Carti Mundi: well-established, no-nonsense card publisher. Charges extra for help in art/graphics dept.

WinGo Games Printers: recommended for challenging projects including Round Shaped Decks Tarot Art Sites

Museo dei Tarocchi Tarot Museum in Italy - And Arnell's Mini Museo Site has easy access to the highlights & decks

Osvaldo Menegazzi's - il Menegello -the legendary publisher, artist & craftsman


Fun & Free Tarot Stuff

Free Tarot Readings  Dark Tarot (in Italy)

Free Online Tarot Course by Ian Eshey

Free tarot reading using decks by esoteric artists and occultists

Free Tarot Birth Cards Calculator Makes it simple to determine the Tarot cards linked to you.

Free Tarot Card Reading with Artist Inner Vision Tarot

Free Waite-Smith e-postcards


Special Interest

DreaMythology by the talented artist, Leslie Cochran

Abracadabra Tarot Poetic, inspiring blog of Tarot life in France as an American expat

Reinhard Schmid's Tarot Art Museum (in Germany)

Eric K. Lerner's  Art Community Page and Tarot & Esoteric Site

Fortune Buchholtz's Tarot Reader site  recommended, as is her deck collection on Pinterest

Michele Jackson's art site has truly inspirational work

Site of Janet Berres, founder of International Tarot Symposium in Chicago

Blog of Mr. LaLuna (from Belgium), shares an eclectic assortment of rare and unusual Tarot decks sure to entice

Marcia McCord's Tarot Blog

Robert Place: Tarot decks and art/history

Tom Tadford Little's informative Tarot history site (luckily found in web archives)

Art Rosengarten's book, essays, deck and workshops

Rachel Pollacks' Tarot books and deck

Aeclectic Tarot Forum (no longer active but still useful as an archive)

Tarot Collector's Forum

Tarot History Forum


Tarot Reviews

K. Frank Jensen's site extensive list of deck & book reviews from his historically important Manteia collection (archived)

Aeclectic displays over 600 decks and hosts Tarot forums and reviews (no longer active but still a useful archive)

Mary Greer's Blog has Tarot reviews and interesting essays

Bonnie Cehovet's site has many Tarot deck & book reviews and will often do review for free copy (inquire first)

Tarot Passages hosted by Diane Wilkes - good resource of Tarot reviews going back several years (archive)


Commercial Tarot Sites

U.S. Games Tarot decks and books

Llewellyn Tarot decks and books

Lo-Scarabeo- Italian deck publisher

Museo dei Tarocchi publishes limited ed. Tarot decks

Il Meneghello publishes special Tarot decks plus find original artworks of Osvaldo Menegazzi

Magic Realist Press aka Baba Studios publishes fabulous Tarot decks and sets, a personal favorite

Adam McLean, a collector and well known British author produces limited edition Tarot art decks

Alida for imported Italian decks (if you don't mind weeding through the inventory)


Other Special Sites (Non Tarot related)

Amazing Yoga Instructor/Vibrational Sound Therapist Kim Teodori, highly recommended

Artist (Son) Teppei Ando's Cool Art & Short Films

Favorite (FREE!) Podcast WTF with Comedian Marc Maron Interviews with comedians and entertainers!

TED: Host talks on anything from neuroscience to political activism to comedy.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (Precious Perfume Oils)

A favorite contemporary surreal artist- Maggie Taylor

Kelly Vivanco's mysterious & unusual art,

Organized, helpful site on gardening with lots of useful tips.

Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs - My favorite for ordering flavorful loose-leaf teas & fresh herbs

Joseph Campbell foundation (the great mythologist)

Robert Monroe - (out of body experience research)

US Copyright official website