Modern Witch Tarot. 78 cards deck. Rider-Waite-Smith deck with a modern twist.


Tarot has never looked more sophisticated and contemporary! With diversity and a celebration of womanhood, this vibrant, fashion-forward, colorful deck brings a revitalized air to the tarot!

Illustrator Lisa Sterle marries the symbolism of the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck with fresh characters and items from our modern lives.

The standard tarot deck has 78 cards, and each one has its own imagery and symbolism.

The cards are split into two categories: 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. Here’s a quick lowdown on each, but you can find a more thorough explainer of the 78 tarot cards here:

Major Arcana
Major Arcana, also known as Trump cards, includes 21 numbered cards and a single unnumbered card known as the Fool. This character plays a pivotal role in the Major Arcana; he moves through each card, learning lessons along the way in what’s known as the Fool’s Journey.

How to interpret the cards you pull?
Major Arcana card is often complex and significant, and its appearance will influence the entire reading. It’s often a prompt to reflect on your life’s broader lessons and overall themes.

The 56 Minor Arcana cards relate to the more specific daily challenges of everyday life and our current situation.

They represent our thoughts, feelings, experiences, and beliefs. These cards are associated with a temporary kind of energy that’s affecting your life at the moment and could be easily influenced one way or another.

The Minor Arcana cards are made up of four tarot suits that focus on different parts of our lives:

* Wands: These fiery cards represent passion, energy, creativity, and sexuality.

* Cups: This is the suit of love, and it represents emotions, feelings, and intuition.

* Swords: The Swords are intellectually driven, representing our thoughts, words, and action.

* Pentacles: This suit recognizes the material world, offering guidance on our finances, career paths, and material possessions.

How to do a reading:
Understanding the general meaning of each card is just the beginning. The real power comes in using the cards to tap into your own intuition and wisdom so you can start taking positive steps into a brighter future.
Grab the deck you’d like to work with (making sure it’s freshly cleansed).

From there, tarot readings generally follow a simple format:
1. First, you need to ask the card deck a question.
It should be clear and open-ended. For example, avoid asking questions that begin with “Will I...,” as they run the risk of locking you into a passive role in your own future.
The idea is to use the card reading to illuminate a path forward, so the tarot reader shoudl ask questions that are broader.

“What do I need to know about...?”
“How can I understand...?”
“Why am I feeling anxious about...?”
“Where is the hidden opportunity in...?”
“What should I focus on in my relationship with...?”
“How can I move past...?”

2. Once you have the question in your mind, it’s time to shuffle.
There are multiple ways to shuffle tarot cards. The overhand shuffle involves holding the deck of cards in one hand and using the other to move cards from one side of the deck to the other.

You can also “cut” the deck by dividing it into several piles and then combining them into one again.

Or you can try spreading the cards facedown on the table and sweeping them into a big, messy pile before tapping them into place again.

There’s no right or wrong way to do it: Give all these techniques a try, and see what feels right.

3. Pull your card(s).
Again, there are multiple ways to go here. Cutting the deck with your left hand and pulling the card on top is a simple, no-nonsense approach. You can also try holding the deck in your left hand and tilting it slightly so that part of the deck reveals a gap from which you can take the top card.

Or, you can fan the cards out like poker, and choose the card that draws your eye or feels right in your hand.

You’re free to pull a single card for a simple reading or several cards for what’s known as a spread. Instead of answering one question, tarot spreads can speak more broadly to your situation or life path. The more cards you use in a spread, the more in-depth the reading tends to be, but a big spread can be overwhelming for beginners.

4. Once you’ve chosen your card or cards, lay them facedown in your spread.
Then, turn them right side up so you can gaze at their words, symbols, and imagery, paying attention to what comes to mind as you go.

How to interpret the cards you pull?
The key is to stay as calm and focused as you can to fully connect with your intuitive abilities by way of the cards. If you’re drawing a complete blank about how a certain card relates to your question, check your deck’s reference book for guidance on card meanings.