As previously mentioned, I develop my short, scary stories from Tarot Readings. To expand on this, the ideas are inspired by the images, icons, symbols and meanings. Here are a few of my favorite Tarot decks.

Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

This is the quintessential Tarot deck. Many modern cards derive some or most of the icons and symbolism from the Rider-Waite deck. I bought my deck from Amazon, and it’s the giant version.

Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

More information on the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.

Golden Tarot, Kat Black

What a piece of art! Well, actually many pieces. And also the gold foil edges. I like the Medieval and Renaissance portraits and imagery that went into the deck. As my taste goes, it provides for just the right period atmosphere.

Golden Tarot, Kat Black

From the author/artist Kat Black, Golden Tarot.

Dennis Fairchild, Julie Paschkis Tarot Deck

I just enjoy Julie Paschkis’ art work, and this deck brings out ‘joy’. The size is odd yet cool. The cards are nearly square, and the deck is short and thick. But the joyfulness comes from the artwork and the imagery itself. It’s fresh, creative and colorful, with a sincere yet playful symbolism.

Fairchild / Paschkis Tarot Deck

Here’s more of Dennis Fairchild and Julie Paschkis.


I periodically check out images on the web. It’s pretty amazing the great artistry that’s displayed just in basic searches.