Esoteric Neopagan Prophecy and Divination
The best known Tarot deck is the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. There are hundreds of others, but the images of the RWS Tarot are the ones which are instantly recognizable. This page has abundant detail about the history and significance of the RWS deck, as well as other texts about Tarot divination.
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot
The Tarot of the Bohemians
The Symbolism of the Tarot
General Book of the Tarot
Fortune-Telling by Cards
Get a Tarot Reading
Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck Copyright FAQ
Tarot Card Cross-reference
Tarot Card Comparison
NOTE ON THE COLOR TAROT CARD IMAGES: Holly Voley has graciously scanned a set of vintage Tarot cards for sacred-texts, the earliest in her collection. These images can be viewed when you click on any of the black and white thumbnails in the Pictorial Key to the Tarot, or in the right-hand frame in the Tarot card reader. They can also be viewed sequentially in the Tarot Card Cross-reference. These Tarot card images are unambiguously in the public domain in the United States, and differ only slightly from the US Games Tarot deck. This deck is the one known as the 'Pamela-A' deck with the dried mud pattern on the back of the cards. There are also high resolution images of three of the Pamela-A cards available below in the Tarot Card Comparison essay.