The New Tarot
The New Tarot
A "sequel" to the classic Tarot, the New Tarot is a 78-card oracle deck about exploring the world and achieving your dreams.
The New Tarot is a deck of 78 cards, designed to be a "sequel" to the traditional Tarot: all the cards and concepts are new, but it follows the classic Tarot structure. There are twenty-two new Major Arcana, numbered from XXII to XLII plus a 00 card, and four new suits of Minor Arcana.
The Major Arcana of the Tarot proper are often understood as the way-stations of a "Fool's Journey" towards self-knowledge and self-mastery. The Major Arcana of the New Tarot are meant to encapsulate a second and more outward-focused leg of that journey, in which the newly enlightened Fool steps out into the world to explore and to make his dreams a reality. For this reason, their numbering begins where the classic Major Arcana leave off.
Just as the traditional Minor Arcana represent the fundamental tools that must be mastered in order to achieve self-knowledge, the Minor Arcana of the New Tarot represent the (somewhat more complex) tools that must be mastered in order to achieve worldly success. The four suits of the New Tarot are as follows:
- The Suit of Keys — represents forces of innovation, discovery, and problem-solving
- The Suit of Chains — represents forces of social control, alliance, and obligation
- The Suit of Masks — represents forces of identity, role, and self-expression
- The Suit of Tomes — represents forces of knowledge and imagination
This product comes with an 80-page booklet explaining the structure and symbolism of the New Tarot.
Art by Leslie Minnis. Deck design by Warren Tusk.