Video Tarot
~ a Cinematic Voyage
Art by:
Teppei Ando
Written by: Arnell Ando
Published & Distributed By Arnell's Art, October 2020
In Celebration, Currently offering FREE U.S. Priority + Fun Raffle Prizes!

13 - Death - Pan's Labyrinth

Video Tarot Specs:
* 23 Card Major Arcana Deck
* Limited to 250, Hand-Numbered Sets

* Art Medium: Hand-drawings, with Layered Colors Detailed in Photoshop
* Standard Tarot Size: 2.75 by 4.75 inches - 7 by 12 cm
* Cardstock: Sturdy (330 GSM Royal), Semi-Gloss Finish
* Borderless Deck
* Card Backs: Unique Design, Reversible, (Shown Below)
*Includes: 22 Majors + Happy Squirrel card, Reading Spread, Cheat Sheet, Book - in a Flip-Top Box
*LWB: 76 Page, Soft Cover Booklet
* Titles: Familiar (20 - Judgment replaced with Liberation)
* Justice: 8, and Strength: 11

* ISBN: 978-0-578-74139-0
* Publication: October 2020

* Special Price Till Early November: $28. w/ Free U.S. Priority Mail
*International: 1st Class Mail with Discounted Postage

Video Tarot with P&H

Video Tarot deck book & box set Video Tarot is a tantalizing deck created with my graphic artist son Teppei, while he was home for a year, during a challenging time with Bipolar Disorder. Since watching & talking movies has always been our comfort zone, it was a great way to explore Tarot’s complex layers, often reflected in the storytelling medium of film. This Major Arcana deck and book set includes traditional + alternative meanings, along with an overview of these 22 celebrated art house films that correspond with the cards. It's been great fun disseminating films together, through the lens of the Major Arcana archetypes (which I've collected & shared online for decades) We hope you will support this heartfelt offering, and special price.

A rather hypnotic video of Teppei sketching cards inspired by our movie choices

Deck Set Details:

10 - Wheel - The Big Lebowski The 76 page, soft-cover book is a friendly, helpful companion. A FREE eBook version with color card images is also available with orders (upon request). Each card write-up has a section with an overview of the movie (may contain spoilers) and key ways it relates to our card. And a section sharing notes about our card art, and another with card meanings (pertaining to readings). Additional movies that also reflect each card's narrative are included for further contemplation, along with space for you to add your own.

Here is an example from our book (10 - Wheel card image is shared on this page):

10. Wheel
Movie: The Big Lebowski, 1998
Directed & Co-written by: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

The Dude (Jeff Bridges) likes to keep things chill. His priorities include bowling and having a stash of pot and White Russians flowing. His days of being a political activist have long faded in a fog. But when he returns home one night, he’s ambushed by nihilists, hired by a pornographer, demanding money owed by the trophy wife of another Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston), a prominent millionaire. They rough up the dazed Dude and after realizing they’ve got the wrong Lebowski, pee on his rug before departing. This distresses the Dude because the rug really tied the room together. Much of the calamity that ensues stems from the Dude wanting his rug replaced so he can get back to his carefree life. He’s tasked by the other Lebowski to deliver the ransom to secure the kidnapped trophy wife’s release, which goes awry when the Dude's buddy Walter (John Goodman) schemes to keep the ransom money. The easy going Dude and his explosive, Vietnam Vet friend Walter pull each other in opposing directions on ‘the Wheel’, as do others he encounters, who are all invested in the outcome of this wild ride that’s dragging him far from his comfort zone. But with the inner calm of Buddha, the Dude abides and rides the ups and downs that destiny has designated and by going with the flow and keeping his cool, finds his equilibrium once more.

In the card: The Dude (Jeff Bridges) is the central image, carrying his precious rug and having a trippy bowling dream about Maude (Julianne Moore) depicted just below. Up top is Bunny Lebowski (Tara Reid) and to the left, Jesus (John Turturro). Below him, on the left are Walter (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi) and under them, Mr. Lebowski (David Huddleston) with assistant Brandt (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Just below them is detective Da Fino (Jon Polito). And below Bunny, to the right are three nihilists, two cops and bottom right is Little Larry.

Meaning: Learning to go with the flow, realizing there is a reason for everything. An elevated awareness of the laws of change and natural cycles can assist with one’s personal karma and destiny. The art of timing is key. Good fortune is possible while understanding the laws of attraction. Taking responsibility for one's own fate.

More Films with the 10 - Wheel card theme: Small Change, The Man Who Wasn't There, Down By Law, The Man Without a Past, Croupier, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Short Cuts, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Extract.

Your movie choices:

Video Tarot hand drawings by Teppei Ando

Raffle with Special Prizes (See all prizes on this page):

We want to invite you to the 'Pre-order phase' even though decks arrived (early!) We're extending FREE shipping for all U.S. Orders, till early November. And fun raffle PRIZES! Each deck will be hand-numbered and that's also your Raffle number. Prizes will be shared online in November. Winners will be contacted by email. 5 lucky ducks will receive one of the following unique offerings:

  • Signed, original hand-drawing of a Video Tarot card by Teppei Ando (choice of our Fool or Empress) - Watch Teppei in action here

  • Handmade, double-sided, talisman (magical pendant), inspired by art in the Video Tarot, crafted by Arnell Ando (choice of 2)

  • Very Limited Edition, Premium Cardstock, Large & Colorful 2021 Video Tarot Calendar - Showcasing All the Cards (8.5" x 11" - 21.59 x 27.94)

  • 18 - Moon Card (Ghost World) High Quality T-shirt, made in California (your choice of size. In black or white)

  • Hand-collaged glass candle featuring Video Tarot cards (front, back & sides) great for ritual, doing readings or watching movies in the dark (choice of 2)

    Video Tarot Calendar

    Video Tarot Cards with their Movie Match-Ups:

  • 0 Fool - Movie: Inside Llewyn Davis, 2013
    Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
  • 1 Magician - Movie: Jackie Brown, 1997
    Director and Creator: Quentin Tarantino
  • 2 Priestess - Movie: Soul Boy, 2010
    Kenyan Female Director: Hawa Essuman, Written by Billy Kahora
  • 3 Empress - Movie: Juno, 2007
    Director: Jason Reitman, Screenplay: Diablo Cody
  • 4 Emperor - Movie: Sanjuro, 1962
    Japanese Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • 5 Hierophant - Movie: Milk, 2008
    Director: Gus Van Sant, Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black
    Video Tarot T-shirt - Moon Card

  • 6 Lovers - Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive, 2014
    Director and Creator: Jim Jarmusch
  • 7 Chariot - Movie: Mad Max Fury Road, 2015
    Australian Director: George Miller
  • 8 Justice - Movie: True Grit, 2010
    Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
  • 9 Hermit - Movie: PI, 1998
    Director: Darren Aronofsky, Screenplay: Written with Sean Gullette
  • 10 Wheel - Movie: The Big Lebowski, 1998
    Director/Screenwriters: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • 11 Strength - Movie: Winter’s Bone, 2010
    Female Director: Debra Granik, Story by: Daniel Woodrell
  • 12 Hanged Man - Movie: Cool Hand Luke, 1967
    Director: Stuart Rosenberg
  • 13 Death - Movie: Pan's Labyrinth, 2006
    Mexican Director & Creator: Guillermo del Toro
  • 14 Temperance - Movie: Paterson, 2016
    Director & Creator: Jim Jarmusch
    Video Tarot Talismans and Candles

  • 15 Devil - Movie: Cape Fear, 1991
    Director with Screenplay by: Martin Scorsese
  • 16 Tower - Movie: US, 2019
    Written and Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • 17 Star - Movie: Amelie, 2001
    French Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
  • 18 Moon - Movie: Ghost World, 2001
    Directed by: Terry Zwigoff & Written by Daniel Clowes
  • 19 Sun - Movie: Bottle Rocket, 1996
    Director: Wes Anderson, Screenplay with Owen Wilson
  • 20 Liberation - Movie: Shawshank Redemption, 1994
    Hungarian Director: Frank Darabont, Adapted from a Novella by Stephen King
  • 21 World - Movie: Time Bandits, 1981
    British Director: Terry Gilliam, Screenplay with: Michael Palin
  • Bonus Card: Happy Squirrel
    Created by: Matt Groening (Series 6, Episode 17)

    Video Tarot

    Cards + match-up films: 0 Fool (Inside Llewyn Davis), 3 Empress (Juno), 8 Justice (True Grit) & 11 Strength (Winter’s Bone)

    0 Fool - Inside Llewyn Davis 3 Empress - Juno 8 Justice - True Grit 11 Strength - Pi

    Video Tarot Cards 2nd Row: 16 Tower (US), 18 Moon (Ghost World), 21 World (Time Bandits) & Happy Squirrel

    16 Tower - US 18 Moon - Ghost World 21 World - Time Bandits Happy Squirrel-Ando

  • Teppei Ando
    About the artist, Teppei Ando:
    Has a B.A. from the Academy of Art University and has been working as an illustrator and gallery artist since 2007; primarily in Oakland but currently outside Chicago. He has self-published numerous comics and was the editor for the underground cult comic The Gremlin Quarterly; curating artists from around the world. He’s currently working on his first graphic novel, AM i DUMMY which was inspired by his struggles with mental illness. As an animator, Teppei has created music videos for popular bands such as Sonny and the Sunsets, La La Love You, Social Studies, The Sam Chase and Night Auditor, which were favorably reviewed on NPR, SPIN, VICE, JUXTAPOZ, STEROGUM, SF WEEKLY and more. After screening his animated shorts CORPUS DELICTI and DEADLY GARDEN at film festivals, Teppei was asked to contribute animated segments for the feature film RUMINATIONS which screened at various film festivals from coast to coast and went on to win several awards. Arnell Ando

    About the writer, Arnell Ando:
    I'm a certified Expressive Arts Therapist who has passionately studied Tarot since the 1980’s. I’ve contributed to countless collaborations and created five decks so far, including Transformational Tarot, published by U.S. Games. I also publish artist's decks I adore, such as Dark Goddess, Minoan, and Tarot of the Crone by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, and Pholarchos Tarot by Carmen Sorrenti. Since 2011 I've co-run Tarot Art, History Tours of Italy with my logistics-wiz husband and our Museo dei Tarocchi friends and co-wrote the Tarot Travel Guide of Italy with them. I currently reside in Los Angeles with my beloved Michael. Check out my site full of art, decks, miniature occult shops, publications, reviews and essays.

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