Halloween is a magical time for tarot readers from all walks of life. Many countries and cultures celebrate the turn of the Wheel of Time. We celebrate endings, loved ones who have left us, and (in the Northern Hemisphere) prepare for a cold long winter to come. The renewed promise of New Year Celebrations is quite a few months away and so are the warmth and summer fun. So it’s natural for us to take stock of what we have, what we still want to finish and mark these with time-honored traditions. The symbols and rituals that rule this time of year make for some very appealing Halloween Tarot Card Decks.
The following decks reflect the many natural, traditional and commercial themes around Halloween we all know and love. From Jack’o’lanterns and black cats to Haunted Houses and scary ghosts, here are some great Halloween Tarot Decks to collect and enjoy.
The Halloween Tarot by Karin Lee and Kipling West
This deck embraces every possible American Halloween cliche, so it obviously is our first pick. Lay all the cards out and it looks like a Halloween Pinterest board, with cartoonish bats, pumpkins, black cats and mythical devilish creatures.
Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 3.2 x 12.7 cm
Deck Structure: 78 Cards, with a Major and Minor Arcana. The Minor Arcana suits are Pumpkins, Imps, Ghosts, and Bats, with 14 cards each. The Deck is published by U.S. Games Systems Inc so you know the cards are going to be easy to handle, brightly colored and sturdy cardstock.
The colors are bold, the illustrations lovely and light-hearted images balance out the spooky creepy crawlies. A wonderful seasonal addition to any tarot collection.
Tarot of the Haunted House by Sasha Graham (Author), Mirco Pierfederici (Author)
Portrait-like illustrations, and muted colors, this deck looks more like a collection of romance novel book covers, and they certainly are dreamy!
Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 1.1 x 4.9 inches
Deck Structure: This deck does not follow the Rider-Waite-Smith system and follows its own. Not to worry though, the deck comes with a little booklet that walks you through the cards, how to use them and offers spread diagrams to use.
This deck follows the Fool (a young female character) moving through a haunted house. So as you flip the cards (if they are sorted in order) you will see the Fool interacting with the different archetypes and situations presented in the cards.
The images fill the card from border-to-border, with dramatic smokey and foggy landscape and setting add mystery and seductive appeal. The result is a sense of curiosity and fantasy, and not fear.
Tarot De La Nuit by Carole Anne Eschenazi & Alexandra V. Bach
Tarot de la Nuit or Tarot of the Night is a deck created around the powerful feminine energy of nighttime. The Illustrations mostly feature female characters in the light of the moon or reflections of moonlight.
Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 2 x 5 inches
Deck Structure: 78 Cards (+1), with a Major and Minor Arcana. The Minor Arcana features the traditional Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. The deck comes with a special extra card, called Angel de la Nuit