If you’re like me, you’re continually spotting new tarot decks you want to add to your collection. I already have one, sometimes two that I regularly read with, but recently picked up a third for teaching that didn’t have my energy all over it. (I also have a fourth that I don’t like.) On one of my recent trips to a local bookstore, I spotted the Disney Villains tarot card deck and it took a fair amount of my willpower not to buy it on the spot.
After doing a little bit of digging, I discovered that there are, in fact, a number of Disney tarot decks. And Disney-inspired or adjacent ones.
From official ones like the Disney Villains, Alice in Wonderland, and the Nightmare Before Christmas decks to those inspired by films on Disney+ like the Princes Bride, here’s a guide to the tarot card decks.
I’ve included the card dimensions where possible in case you prefer a standard, larger, or smaller-sized deck for divination or daily guidance. The standard Rider-Waite deck is 2.75 by 4.75 inches.
Disney Tarot Card Decks to Add to Your Collection
1. Disney Villains Tarot Deck
This is probably the best official Disney tarot card deck. Like most of the Disney decks, it was crafted by Minerva Siegel. And this one features Ellie Goldwin’s illustrations of many of Disney’s major villains.
The alignment with the Major Arcana archetypes make sense, though sometimes unexpected. Cruella DeVille is maniacally driving the Chariot, Hades is Death (the Devil from Fantasia is the Devil card), and Maleficient is the High Priestess.
The court cards are also thoughtful with Jafar as the King of Wands, Ursula as the Queen of Cups, and Madam Mim as the Knight of Wands. Though the minors suffer from the same issue as most of the Disney cards do in that they’re lacking in deep symbology, these are better than most.
Dimensions: 3.8 x 5.75 inches
2. Alice in Wonderland Tarot Deck
Alice in Wonderland was, by far, my favorite Disney franchise growing up. I could probably still recite it to you word-for-word, and I think it connects very well with the tarot. After all, Alice is kind of the character of the Fool (and this deck has her in that position), who goes on the Fool’s Journey throughout the tale, meeting various archetypes along the way who teach her different things about herself and life.
When it comes to the deck, the vivid illustrations by Lisa Vannini are wonderful (She also has an Italian Folklore Wheel of the Year calendar I am coveting). They evoke the same feeling as the 1951 Disney animated film, though the style is slightly different.
Though it’s more of a pip deck with little symbology in the Minor Arcana, the changes to the minors are clever: Flowers (wands), Teacups (cups), spears (swords), Hedgehogs (pentacles). But, I do not like the many of the choices for the Major Arcana.
The Doormouse as the Hermit, Alice upside down in the Rabbit Hole is The Hanged Man (Suspension), and the Mad Hatter as the Magician make sense with the original archetypes. But, the Cheshire Cat as the High Priestess (Mystery), the Queen of Hearts as the Empress, and the King of Hearts as the Emperor just feel wrong. All that said, I still think I might order the deck.
Dimensions: 3.8 x 5.81 inches
A full unboxing if you’re curious.
3. Hocus Pocus Tarot Deck
Frankly, I’m surprised it took Disney this long to create a Hocus Pocus tarot deck. They have a property entirely all about witches and this just came out a few months before the sequel? Also, could we see a Disney deck made exclusively around their witches? I digress. The selections the designers chose for the Major Arcana characters are mostly excellent.
The Book is the Hierophant, the Dani is Strength, Thackery Binx is Death (called Transformation in this deck). But, Sarah as the High Priestess feels like a misstep to me, though the reasoning in the 128-page guidebook makes more sense of this choice.
But, it’s strange there are only a few illustrations of the Sanderson Sisters. And the Minor Arcana feel ho-hum. (Even more so than the Nightmare Before Christmas ones, as those feel like they have a vague connection to the Thoth deck.) The trumps have been changed to: Candles (wands), potions (cups), lightning (swords), and pumpkins (pentacles).
Dimensions: 3.8 x 5.81 inches
4. Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot Deck
This 78-card definitely not haunted (haunted) deck illustrated by dark fantasy artist Abigail Larson, features the unforgettable Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King, Sally, Oogie Boogie (who shows up as the Devil of course), and other characters. I love the adjustments author Minerva Siegel made made to the minor suits. They’ve shifted them to be: potions (cups), candles (wands), presents (pentacles), and needles (swords). It also comes with a 128-page guidebook.
Some reviewers feel the artwork for those minor cards is somewhat lacking in symbology and the deck overall could benefit from more detail, but they all say they’re easy to handle and shuffle.
Dimensions: 2.75 x 4.72 inches
5. Dark Mansion Tarot, $59
There is technically a Haunted Mansion Tarot, but, unfortunately, the details regarding it are pretty sparse. However, this Dark Mansion tarot deck created by Taroteca’s owner Krzysztof Wasiuk and artist Magdalena Kaczan has a Tim Burton-meets-Haunted Mansion Victorian aesthetic. It comes with black matte or gold edges and is easy to shuffle.
Dimensions: 3 by 4.7 inches. There is a larger version that is 3.4 by 5.5 inches.
6. Desney Tarot Deck, $116
It’s not Disney, it’s Desney! Made by Tevada Tarot for anyone who dislikes spell check, this 78-card deck filled with Disney-inspired illustrations is great. The artwork feels like it’s the perfect blend of Rider-Waite combined with the classic Disney art style from the era of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Snow White.
Dimensions: 2.75 x 4.75 inches.
7. Mystical Medleys: A Vintage Cartoon Tarot
If you’re a fan of Steamboat Willie, you’ll probably love the 1930s design aesthetic of this vintage cartoon tarot deck. Gary Hall’s deck is thoughtful in design and has so much energy in it that you can almost hear and the three of cups skeletons singing and dancing through the screen. Or I should cut back on caffeine. Probably a bit of both.
Dimensions: 3.5 x 5.25 inches. (There’s also a poster book coming.)
8. The Pooh Tarot Deck, $49
This 78-card deck uses A.L. Milne’s now public domain images of Winnie the Pooh to illustrate the tarot. It uses the Rider-Waite as a foundation, but integrates other unique aspects. For instance, the sky forms a storyboard when the cards are connected.
9. Wisdom of Pooh Tarot, $75
There’s also this Wisdom of Pooh Deck that was funded on Kickstarter in a whopping 7 minutes. Created by Serefina Yeshe Mesa of Rue & Vervian, the intention for the 78-card deck was “to remind us that we are braver than we believe, stronger than we seem, and smarter than we think.”
10. The Owl House Tarot
The Owl House was an animated Disney+ show created by Dana Terrace about a girl that accidentally ends up in the Demon Realm and befriends a witch known as the Owl Lady. It was the first Disney property to feature non-binary characters and a same-sex couple as the show leads. The series wrapped in April 2023, but you can watch old episodes on Disney+.
There are two Owl House Tarot Decks. One was created as a collaboration between OmyChan and Mystery Shack. It’s a full 78-card deck illustrated in an dark medieval fantasy-inspired anime style and uses Gylphs, Palismans, Potions, and Snails for the Minor Arcana suits. Card Dimensions: 2.75″ x 4.75.”
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11. Another Owl House Tarot Deck
The other, harder-to-find tarot deck is an unlicensed one that features character designer Saige Guevara’s whimsically gloomy characters of the animated series. It’s available intermittently on eBay and Etsy.
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12. The Princess Bride-Inspired Major Arcana Tarot Deck, $15.30
How much you adore Wesley, er the Dread Pirate Roberts and Inigo Montoya really will determine how much you want this 22-card Major Arcana deck. I personally think it’s kind of lackluster, as in an attempt to skirt IP laws, it includes only the silhouettes of each character. But, as you wish.
13. Over the Garden Wall Inspired Tarot Deck, $35-$40
Over the Garden Wall is very much a Netflix property, not a Disney one, but I feel like it falls into the camp of, if you like x you’ll love y. Indie publisher Quarter Press created a pocket-sized 78-card deck based on the show and the classic Rider-Waite designs.
Dimension: The cards are 2.25 x 4 inches with gold foil edges.
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