Halloween is almost here and it’s time to get out the halloween tarot decks. Here are some good tarot decks that are darker themed that would work amazingly as a halloween tarot deck. I also include the deck that I most commonly see on instagram at the end.
This deck is full of creatures that go bump in the night. The landscape of the cards don’t seem to be welcoming. But this creates a storyline for when magick was needed to survive. When you had to tap into otherworldly powers or perish.
I fell this one is a bit on the macabre side, but also something that can be used all year long. There are no “Halloween” themed cards in the deck, but the overall theme of the deck does fit in with the creepy aspect of Halloween.
This deck is a gothic styled deck. The artwork is inspired by other artists like Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire- anyone?), and H.P. Lovecaft. The scenic artwork is limited to the major arcana and the minor arcana are images of the suit representative (roses, masks, butterflies and crosses represent the four typical suits). This may make this deck a bit harder to read with if you are heavily dependent on the imagery in the card to spark your intuition (nothing wrong with that- BTW).
This is a gothic romance styled deck- with a focus on spiritual awakening. The suits are renamed to Scepters, Grails, Knives and Skulls to fit the theme. But I am happy to report that the guidebook is 312 pages- meaning it’s not a small pamphlet in the box!!
This is a dark theme angel deck and the reviews are mixed. People either love this deck or hate it. I find the imagery to be similar to that of the Mystical Dreamer Tarot- but dark. One thing that I wasn’t a big fan of was the lack of contrast of the number/suit of the card on the border. It’s kinda hard to see. For me, I like the name/number to be distinct and obvious for a quick glance to get my intuition going before I get into the imagery.
This is a gothic theme deck- with fairies, dragons and unicorns. Each image is enclosed in a boarder that looks like a metal frame. This makes me think of game cards (i.e. pokemon, Magic the Gathering, etc). But that’s not a bad thing, considering a lot of Anne Stokes art is features in a role playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. I think it gives the cards a more archaic look, more like a Merlin era deck.
This is probably the deck that caused you to click on this post. It’s all over social media around this time of year and seems to sell out quickly- no wonder. This deck features pumpkins, ghosts, imps and bats that’s super fun. I linked the Tarot in a Tin version because it was the only one still available- but word of warning- this deck is only slightly bigger than a standard deck of playing cards. The original deck is larger than the one in the tin.