Every year (well, two years in a row, and HOPING to be hired for next year) I read tarot cards for the teens at the Sacramento Public Library’s Yule Ball. The Yule Ball is Harry Potter themed and I go as Professor Trelawny. This year I treated myself to the Harry Potter Tarot deck to use at the event, and it was a hit with myself and my teen clients, as well as adult staff.
The Harry Potter Tarot deck consists of fan art from Ellygator, who can be found on deviantart.com and Etsy. This deck, which combines the Thoth and the Rider-Waite designs, has a Major Arcana made of Harry Potter characters. The Minor Arcana is divided into the four houses, represented by characters and by objects (Cups, Wands, Swords, and Disks). Not only did all of the pairings make sense, but many helped my find new insights into the meanings of the cards. They also helped me find new meaning in Harry Potter and the franchise’s symbols.
Readings were interesting and in at least several cases confirmed to be extremely accurate, which I credit less with my reading skills and more with the resonant quality of the images. The free pdf guidebook is extremely helpful.
This is not a licensed product and therefore is not commercially available. However, you can contact Ellygator through Deviant Art to request a special printing. My deck came in a black velvet bag. It is nicely sized – the cards are large enough to show fine detail but not too big for my tiny hands, with good glossy card-stick quality. I am thrilled with this deck – it deepened my appreciation for Harry Potter as well as my understanding of Tarot, and is an absolute joy to look at.
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