Created by Cedar McCloud, the Numinous Tarot is a deck that strives to bring a variety of experiences to the wonderfully complex symbolism of the Tarot.
Rendered in beautiful and luminous watercolor and inks, the Numinous Tarot shows the beauty of diversity in the world, from body type, ability, race, to gender identity and expression. These things are not used as symbols in and of themselves; rather, they are there to show the infinite ways that all people can experience magic and mystery, especially those who are often excluded from it.
The Numinous Tarot is a 79-card Tarot deck with fully illustrated pips and one extra card called The Numinous. The suits, court cards, and some of the Major Arcana have been renamed to fit the mystical theme of the deck and/or remove gendered titles. The court cards have been changed to easier to understand, gender neutral titles: Kings = Mystics, Queens = Creators, Knights = Explorers, Pages = Dreamers.
This edition of the Numinous Tarot is printed on quality 350gsm cardstock with a textured matte linen finish and contains a new version of the extra card, The Numinous. The cards are standard Tarot size, 2.75″x4.75″.
The deck is accompanied by a 200+ page guidebook written for readers of all levels, including beginners. Both the guidebook and card titles use all gender-neutral language. Both deck and guidebook are packaged together in a sturdy box with a ribbon for easy access.
“Since 2003, Tarot has been a huge tool in my life for self-discovery, healing, shadow work, and fun! Divination with cards of such deep symbolism can be a powerful way for anyone to connect with themselves or with others. However, not everyone can find themselves in the imagery of most Tarot decks on the market today; although the landscape is changing, most decks are still extremely heterocentric, ciscentric, white, and feature thin able-bodied people only. It can be very difficult to find depictions of non-white, queer, disabled, and plus-size bodies in Tarot, which means that many readers and querents aren’t seeing their lives reflected back at them in the cards – my queer, trans/nonbinary self included.
I wanted to create a deck that features ALL of these people, and does so in a way that’s mystical, magical, and full of color. I also wanted to write a guidebook that is equally inclusive – so I did!
If you’ve never read Tarot before, you can start learning with this deck and book! Yes, it is different than many more “traditional” decks or interpretations, but if you identify with the values and message of the Numinous Tarot, it may be easier for you to understand and connect with than others.”
- 79-card tarot deck printed on quality 350gsm cardstock with a textured matte linen finish, cards measuring 2.75″x4.75″.
- 200-page guidebook with detailed exporation of each card and guidance for
- Deck and guidebook presented together in a sturdy box with a ribbon for easy access.