Dark Fairytale Tarot Deck Review and Interview

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!