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This week in Genevieve’s Notebook, “Should children be allowed to read Tarot cards? If so, which Tarot decks are child-friendly?”
In a word: yes! If your children are interested in Tarot, by all means, let them read Tarot for themselves! Children are intuitive and their insight is surprising! Tarot readings for all. The more the merrier!
To answer the second question, I have compiled a Top 10 list of Tarot decks for kids under ten years of age. Why? Because lists are fun to make! Links go to aeclectic.net – the best resource I’ve found for virtual Tarot and Oracle deck shopping. There are images! available for many decks. It also has tons of reviews both books and decks. As well a Top 10 list of Tarot decks as voted by the Tarot community each year. And it features Solandia’s Top 10 for the same year (the webmaster of aeclectic.net).
I have chosen Tarot and Oracle decks based on availability. There are some wonderful decks, like the Disney Afternoon Tarot and the 8-Bit Tarot which are not available to buy. These decks are not included in this list for that reason. they both would be on this list if they were. Thus, these are my Honorable Mentions Tarot decks.
I do not have children (yet). But, if I did, I would give them any Tarot deck on this list and let them go at it!
In no particular order, my Top 10 Tarot Decks for Kids Under Ten are:
- Wonderland Tarot (images available at the link)
This little gem features familiar characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is a complete 78 card deck containing illustrated Major and Minor Arcana cards. I am in LOVE with this version of the Death card. It’s too cute nd so on point! A must have for the literary child in your Tarot life.
- Whimsical Tarot (images available at the link)
This a fully illustrated 78 card deck with Jack Be Nimble as the Knight of Rods jumping over the candle flame. Jack and Jill are both Temperance as they tumbling down the hill while fetching a pail of water. The butcher, baker and candlestick maker are the Three of Cups sitting in a wooden tub. The artist is Mary Hanson-Roberts (who you may know from the Hanson-Roberts Tarot deck). The art style is well suited to the theme of the deck in my opinion. A must for the child who loves nursery rhymes!
- Inner Child Cards (link goes to the reviews of this deck)
The Inner Child Cards are more vibrant that they appear on aeclectic.net. True coloration of this deck is at Isha Lerner’s site. It is a 78 card Tarot deck that a child could have colored. The images are so rich and every available inch has a brilliant hue. I love The Wizard, the Ace of Wands, and the Child Earth cards. This deck is suitable for children with a rich imagination who like festive colors. Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast, and Wish Upon a Star are some of the cards included this delightful Tarot deck. The associations in this deck blow my mind. For instance, The Moon is Cinderella, The Devil is The Big Bad Wolf, and The High Priestess is The Faery Godmother. Perfection. My inner child is bouncing up and down in excitement because the parallels are amazing!
- Manga Tarot (images available at the link)
I love manga! My introduction to this artistic style was Sailor Moon. (There’s a Tarot deck for that too.) And while Sailor Moon is anime, not manga, this particular deck rekindles my love for eastern comics all over again! It is a full deck containing 78 cards. The Major Arcana has illustrated scenes but the aces through tens of this deck are pips-only. I would love to see manga style scenes in the Minor Arcana. Oh well. Still the artwork is spectacular and stunning! It is perfect for an anime or manga-obsessed child.
- Gummy Bear Tarot (images available at the link)
Would you like a Gummibear? Of course you would! those chewy treats have gotten their grubby, sticky bodies all over this Tarot deck. Published in Germany, the US version is also available. This deck is fully illustrated. Both the Major and Minor Arcana contain gummy bears, or their “hands” in the case of the Aces, in every card. It is not a detailed image deck, but who needs bells and whistle when there are gummy bears? Perfect for the child who loves sweets! Though, this deck is not as tasty.
- Tarot of the Magical Forest (images available at the link)
This is a fully illustrated 78 card deck filled with bizarre yet cute animals. I love the depiction of the Seven of Swords in this deck! The wide-eyed animals with large heads appear on almost every card. The only exceptions are the Aces of the Minor Arcana which have spindle-like fingers grasping or holding the item of that suit. There is sense of organization in the color themes of the Tarot of the Magical Forest. Tarot cards that have a “dark” association like Death and The Devil, have a purple background and blue characters. Cards that are more “positive” like The Sun and Strength, have yellow backgrounds and brighter colors. To a lesser extent, this pattern continues in some of the Minor Arcana cards as well. Check out the fox’s robe in the Seven of Swords, it’s dark blue. I’m not sure I would have made those color choices (because blue is my favorite color!) but I think the color scheme works well for this deck. This is the perfect deck for fans of cartoon shows.