Taking inspiration from the archetypes of the original tarot decks like the Rider-Waite, The Essential Tarot reimagines them for a new age: powerful, diverse, and full of contemporary wisdom. As depicted by many artists and authors throughout the ages, tarot has become an effective way to understand yourself and others—and perhaps even look into the future. But a new audience for tarot is being born, and its adherents want a new way to see the world: fresh, contemporary, and full of diverse bodies, races, and genders, acknowledging the spiritual and cultural offerings of people around the globe and throughout history. These practitioners need an essential deck that both honors the tradition of tarot that has given power to readers for generations and also gives them insight and hope for the generations to come.
About the Author
Chloé Zarka is a freelance illustrator. She loves witchcraft and fashion, and she incorporates these things into her illustrations. She is obsessed with historical fashion, cottagecore, pretty dresses, and fall aesthetics. Visit her on Instagram @chloe.z.arts.