Decks for Halloween (And a Giveaway!)

Halloween tarot cover 180 oooooOOOOOooooo

Mad scientists, vampires, werewolves and creaky doors…

Icy winds, scraping twigs, laughing ghouls and headless horsemen…

Frenzied bats, bubbling cauldrons, candy corn and rattling bones…


Were you scared? Nah, I didn't think so.

So Happy Halloween to you, spooktacular Fool Stop Tarot Blog readers!

I thought I'd share some great U.S. Games Systems decks you could use for Halloween, Samhain and Día de los Muertos readings and parties.

First up: the oh-so-perfect-for-the-season Halloween Tarot by Karin Lee and Kipling West:

Halloween Chariot Halloween_Tarot_3 

Next, how about the utterly original Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza:

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Check out the hauntingly beautiful Archeon Tarot by Timothy Lantz:

Arch 1 Arch 2

And how about that nifty, quirky Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot by Graham Cameron:

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In a similar vein, what about the Karma Tarot by Birgit Boline Erfurt?

Karma Kn Sw Karma Hanged

And what Halloween season would be complete without vampires, right?

Feast your eyes on the Vampire Tarot by Nathalie Hertz:

Vamp 1Vamp 2 
Tell me: do you use a special deck for Halloween, Samhain or Day of the Dead festivities? And, would you like to win the awesome Halloween Tarot (in a tin!) ? All you have to do is post your favorite spooky, unusual or "dark" deck from U.S. Games Systems before Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 10 AM EST to be entered into the random drawing.

Also, feel free to share any creepy or unusual Tarot readings you've given (or received!) during the Halloween season, as well as some of your favorite accoutrements or music that you use during Samhain parties or readings.

Have fun and good luck!

Janet, Social Media Maven

13 thoughts on “Decks for Halloween (And a Giveaway!)

  1. Sinduction

    My favorite for this time of year is the Halloween Tarot. I’ve found it to not intimidate sitters as other decks can. It’s fun and lively with just the right amount of spooky. This will be my first year without it as I lent my copy to a friend and never got it back. I’m planning on using the Deviant Moon as a stand in this year but I do think it might be a tad dark for my sitters. There is no substitute for the Halloween Tarot. I wish they’d make a similar tarot for Christmas!

  2. Ann Westland

    I’m trying to figure out a way of making out that the”Gummy Bear Tarot” is the most frightening deck of all – but it’s just so darn adorable that I can’t. So I’ll have to go with the terribly cute Halloween Tarot. It’s very readable, and it’s great for giving readings to people who otherwise wouldn’t be comfortable with tarot. I agree with Sinduction that a Christmas tarot would be awesome.

  3. Deborah Meyer

    My favorite deck for Halloween is The Halloween Deck. I don’t care for anything “cutesy” and though extremely fun and possibly even “bright” The Halloween Tarot is just right. 🙂 Even if I’m not doing a reading, I could look at these cards for hours on end. It is, indeed, that time of year when The Halloween Deck shines.

  4. Courtney Stuteville

    I am new to tarot, so I do not have a Halloween deck or fantastic stories to share…but just wait. My favorite deck so far is the Deviant Moon because of the beautiful imagery I can’t stop looking at. It seems like the perfect halloween-type deck. Halloween is my favorite holiday/time of year. My husband and I got married on Halloween a few years ago to make the day just that much more special. I would love to acquire all of the Halloween decks eventually to use at parties and with friends.

  5. Lavender Libra

    If I wanted to be “creeped out”, the Deviant Moon leaves me with that bit of giggling unease, as you mock superstitions, but still walk a bit faster as you pass that ancient graveyard….
    Of the decks that I HAVE, Crow’s Magick is the most suitable–it is a recent acquisition, so don’t know how it speaks to me yet.
    But I think I would LOVE the Halloween Tarot…because, it is the classic Halloween fun feel and festive colors that I grew up with.

  6. C.M Padget

    How can you even ask—the Halloween Tarot is the ONLY deck to use on Halloween! (As I wrote before, I am a big fan of the “cutesy” decks.)

  7. JM

    I love the Halloween deck—this is a special time of year for the deck, but I like it so much that I use it all year! It’s easy to read, and fun to use!

  8. Pip

    I’d never really thought about a particular deck for a particular season; I’m too busy still trying to learn tarot to think that far ahead, I guess. But I love the images I’ve seen on blogs using the Halloween Tarot!

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