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Rider-Waite Tarot Deck

Tarot Card Sample Images

The Fool Tarot Card

The Magician Tarot Card

The High Priestess Tarot Card

The Empress Tarot Card

Ace of Wands Tarot Card

Two of Wands Tarot Card

Ace of Cups Tarot Card

Two of Cups Tarot Card

Ace of Swords Tarot Card

Two of Swords Tarot Card

Ace of Pentacles Tarot Card

Two of Pentacles Tarot Card

About This Tarot Deck

Tarot Deck Name
Rider-Waite Tarot Deck
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Creators
Arthur Edward Waite
Pamela Colman Smith
Description

The world’s most popular tarot deck! This classic deck has long been a favorite of beginners as well as tarot enthusiasts.

In 1909, artist Pamela Colman Smith, under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite, created an innovative 78-card tarot deck that would come to be recognized as revolutionary. With descriptive pictures on the 56 minor Arcana cards, the Rider-Waite deck digressed from the tradition of tarot decks used for centuries and set the standard for nearly every tarot deck published.

“A unique feature of the Rider-Waite deck, and one of the of the principal reasons for its enduring popularity, is that all of the cards, including the Minor Arcana, depict full scenes with figures and symbols. Prior to the Rider-Waite Tarot, the pip cards of almost all tarot decks were marked only with the arrangement of the suit signs—swords, wands, cups, and coins, or pentacles. The pictorial images on all the cards allow interpretations without the need to repeatedly consult explanatory text. The innovative Minor Arcana, and Pamela Colman Smith’s ability to capture the subtleties of emotion and experience have made the Rider-Waite Tarot a model for the designs of many tarot packs.”—The Encyclopedia of Tarot, Volume III

Tarot Card List
Major Arcana Tarot Cards
Tarot Card Number Tarot Card Name
0 The Fool
1 The Magician
2 The High Priestess
3 The Empress
4 The Emperor
5 The Hierophant
6 The Lovers
7 The Chariot
8 Strength
9 The Hermit
10 Wheel of Fortune
11 Justice
12 The Hanged Man
13 Death
14 Temperance
15 The Devil
16 The Tower
17 The Star
18 The Moon
19 The Sun
20 Judgement
21 The World
Minor Arcana Tarot Cards
Suit of Wands Suit of Cups Suit of Swords Suit of Pentacles
Ace of Wands Ace of Cups Ace of Swords Ace of Pentacles
Two of Wands Two of Cups Two of Swords Two of Pentacles
Three of Wands Three of Cups Three of Swords Three of Pentacles
Four of Wands Four of Cups Four of Swords Four of Pentacles
Five of Wands Five of Cups Five of Swords Five of Pentacles
Six of Wands Six of Cups Six of Swords Six of Pentacles
Seven of Wands Seven of Cups Seven of Swords Seven of Pentacles
Eight of Wands Eight of Cups Eight of Swords Eight of Pentacles
Nine of Wands Nine of Cups Nine of Swords Nine of Pentacles
Ten of Wands Ten of Cups Ten of Swords Ten of Pentacles
Page of Wands Page of Cups Page of Swords Page of Pentacles
Knight of Wands Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Pentacles
Queen of Wands Queen of Cups Queen of Swords Queen of Pentacles
King of Wands King of Cups King of Swords King of Pentacles
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