by Pamela Colman Smith and Arthur Edward Waite
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.
The Rider Waite Tarot Deck is the world's most popular tarot deck! This classic deck has long been a favourite of beginners as well as tarot enthusiasts.
This is a standard size tarot deck.
What is Tarot Card Reading?
Tarot card reading is the practice of using tarot cards to gain insight into the past, present or future by formulating a question, then drawing and interpreting cards, essentially using the cards as a divination/intuition tool.