Tarot Feature: Tarot of the New Vision

The Fool

This deck is a wonder. There are thousands of decks out there, each with their own special (or not so special) take on the Tarot, but their specialness comes from different symbols and art styles. Tarot of the New Vision is a deck I couldn’t have imagined until I saw it – the total shift in perspective makes it truly unique among centuries of Tarot art.

The Lovers

This shift does change the apparent meaning of some cards, which you may not be comfortable with, so I recommend reading the reviews at Aeclectic Tarot for details. I was kind of shocked to see an angry crowd yelling at the Hanged Man, for instance.

The deck would definitely not be for beginners – the artwork will only delight and fascinate those already familiar with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck.

IV of Cups

Below are the rest of my favorites. Take a good look to see all of the inventive, intriguing details.

Tarot of the New Vision was illustrated by Raul and Gianluca Cestaro, “written” by Pietro Alligo, and published by Lo Scarebo in 2003. Pietro Alligo worked with different artists to create a companion deck called After Tarot, depicting scenes that might have happened right after the scenes shown in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck.

See all the Tarot of the New Vision cards at albideuter.de. FYI, this website names the deck “Tarot of the New Vision / Vice Versa”, but Vice Versa is actually a completely separate deck published in 2017 that has the same idea but looks very different.