One major issue I have with the tarot is how little representation there is for people of color. Most decks sold at your local bookstore or metaphysical shop feature primarily white characters–leaving people of other ethnic and racial identities without representation. I wanted to create a resource for more culturally diverse tarot decks, and I’m excited to share what I found.
5 Beautiful Tarot Decks Featuring People of Color:
1. The Gendron Tarot:
The Gendron Tarot features 78 cards of visionary surrealism with mystical, colorful, and “slightly New Age” art. Many people complain that more attention is given to the major arcana than the minor arcana, but I found all of them to be quite powerful.
2. The Afro-Brazilian Tarot
“The Afro-Brazilian Tarot is dedicated to the divinities of the African Yoruban and Brazilian Candomble religions, and combines these and Santeria with the archetypes of tarot.”
3. The Osho-Zen Tarot
The Osho-Zen tarot brings a very Eastern/buddhist flavor to the Tarot, so much so that it is more of a zen-oracle deck than a traditional tarot deck. It abandons most traditional themes, particularly regarding the past and the future, and instead instead focuses on gaining an understanding of the here and now.
4. The Goddess-Siren Tarot
The Goddesses and Sirens tarot features powerfully illustrated images portraying the sacred feminine from a variety of cultures.
5. The Ancestral Path Tarot
The beautifully illustrated Ancestral Path tarot assigns a different culture to each suit. This deck explores the legends of different world cultures, with each card uncovering personal spirituality through examining the traditions and beliefs of our ancestors.
Do you have any decks to add to this list, or suggestions for the next roundup? Let me know in the comments section!
xo Lipstick Witch