The Dark Fairytale Tarot is a Lo Scarabeo deck illustrated by Raffaele De Angelis. It is inspired by both the Waite Smith Tarot and the Thoth Tarot, with Justice as Major Arcana number 8 and Strength as 11.
If you are looking for a dark/gothic themed deck with fully illustrated pips (unlike the Anne Stokes Gothic Tarot), this may be the deck you’ve been looking for.

 However, the card stock is quite thin so if this bothers you, you’re better off looking elsewhere. Personally, I like the silky, matte finish. I don’t scuff this quality card stock when I shuffle.
Here are some of the individual cards:
The High Priestess


Knight of Cups


Queen of Wands


The Magician
Lovely card backs:


1. Describe yourself in three words or less – Knave of Swords
DFT: Truthful and inquisitive
Me: You’ll help me dig a bit deeper then?DFT: Yep!

2. How would your best friend describe you using only three words? – 4 of Cups
DFT: Passive at times
Me: When would that be?
DFT: When I can’t be arsed. I can be a bit moody and self-centred.

3. What gift do you bring? – 2 of Cups
DFT: A deep emotional bond
Me: Yes, I can sense that already. It was love at first sight!
DFT: It’s mutual!

4. What do you expect in return? – The Empress
DFT: That you use these cards creatively to nurture yourself and others.
Me: I feel these cards would make really good story prompts.
DFT: You betcha!

5. How can you help me serve? – Justice
DFT: By bringing beauty, peace and harmony to people’s lives.

6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself? – Temperance
DFT: I am a nifty little Soul Alchemist – no job too big or too small but if you take yourself too seriously, I’ll poke fun at you!
Me: Thank you, Dark Fairytale Tarot. We’ll have many interesting moments together… I can feel it in my bones.

Blessed Be!


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