Arnell Ando's Passion Projects 1995-2017

Arnell's Workshop Updated: October 14, 2020

Ph  T


Thrilled to share Video Tarot a hand-numbered, Limited Ed. deck set, with artist son, Teppei that explores Tarot trump archetypes, viewed through the lens of 22 celebrated indie films (published by Arnell's Art - Oct. 2020)

Ph  T


The magnificent Pholarchos Tarot! - a dreamy, deeply meaningful, 78 Card Deck & Book, created by Italian artist, Carmen Sorrenti and published by Arnell's Art. Here are just a few fav Reviews & Unboxings


My handmade, double-sided, 3-D Tarot Talismans, available at: Gnome Colony, in Glen Ellyn, IL or sometimes, in my Etsy Shop.
Unique, one of a kind, (with symbolic, dimensional & esoteric elements). For fun or ritual work.

2 examples of Arnell's double sided 3D Tarot pendants (45039 bytes)

I continue to enjoy working with Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, on her various projects...Her Dark Goddess Tarot, (originally published by Arnell's Art in 2013) is now available as an elegant set with a full color book and gold edged cards, by Schiffer Publishing - as of Oct. 2020. Big congrats to Ellen and a big win for us all! Her 168 page, full color eBook is still available in English & French.

Ellen's Tarot of the Crone is sadly Out of Print, but currently in production for its 4th edition! A larger sized set, in a very limited edition is due out late 2020!
The Crone Playbook (different from soft cover booklet which came with deck) is still available, as is the eBook version of the deck's booklet.


Ellen's Minoan Tarot - a well researched, beautiful deck & book set based on this ancient culture is still available!

Updated my evolving essay: How to Self Publish Your Own Deck Autumn 2020 with useful notes & new links

Tarot Travel Guide of Italy
full of fascinating details about Tarot's history with lots of color imagery, reference maps & weblinks to magical places & artists met on our previous 3 tours
Available as an eBook PDF (most updated version) - only $5. (contact Arnell for a free updated version with receipt).
Or on Kindle (2016 version). B&W soft cover (2016) version also available 'On Demand'
directly from Harvard University.

Transformational Tarot - first self-published in 1996 and then
by U.S. Games, 2006... is long Out of Print. It was wonderful connecting with
fabulous Tarot readers, artists & scholars. I deeply appreciate all the support
and a tip of the hat to Stuart Kaplan of U.S Games for making it happen big time!

Fun Project: Family Court Deck using Tarot de Marseille cards as templates.

The Tarot Museum in Italy invited me to host this special collaborative deck
with 21 favorite U.S. Tarot artists: 'LiteraTarot America' It remains a highlight in my Tarot career.

A mini site created to showcase the Tarot Museum
Specs on decks, esoteric tours, etc. Updated with Colorful New Deck - Discounts on Most Offerings (within U.S.)

Our site designed for 'il Meneghello'
dedicated to the Italian artist & publisher, Osvaldo Menegazzi


Essays, Reviews, Interviews and Fun Projects


Deck Making/Publishing/Process

*Updated Autumn 2020* Making and (Self) Publishing Your Own Tarot Deck

Making a Collage Tarot deck

Useful Tips on Making Your Own Collage Deck

The Creative Process of Making a Collage Tarot Deck

Essay: Why the 'H' Would You Put Your Own Image on the Devil Card?

(Other Authors on deck making)

Mary Griffin, artist of Hezicos Tarot shares her creative process and self-publishing details

Michele Jackson's helpful Tarot collage Article

Michelle Cohen shares her deck making method

Jean Hutter shares her deck making method

Fun, Experiential Exercises

Marseille Family Deck: A personal, unpublished project of Arnell's family, who just so happen to fit the male to female ratio & the personalities of the Court Cards perfectly.

*Updated Spring 2020 - Tarot Truisms (Quotes)

Updated! Major Arcana 'Cliff Notes' (with movie references)

Creative Ways to Use a Tarot Journal

A Creative Tarot Story Project

A Visualization of the Fool's Journey

Updated! Major Arcana Key (includes movie associations)

Sample Key of the Suits and Court Cards

A Major Arcana Journal Exercise

A Few art collabs Arnell contributed to plus notes on creative process

Arnell's favorite Tarot Spread is from Crowley's LWB. Here is an adaptation of it using her own Transformational Tarot deck.

A Handy Blank Celtic Cross Spread Chart to Print for Your Clients or Journal (PDF)

(Download (Free) Adobe Reader to Open PDF Files (if needed)

A Few Reviews of Arnell's Decks (and Collaborations)

A Review of LiteraTarot America on the Aeclectic Forum by Bonnie Cehovet, CTGM

Paula Gibby's In-depth Review of Two of Arnell's Decks, Hero's Journey & Transformational

A Few Choice Reviews of (OOP) Transformational Tarot

A Review of Arnell's Lucky Pack Tarot Set, by Tarotist, Bonnie Cehovet

Arnell's Write-ups on a Few Favorite Tarot Decks & Books

Reviewed: Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck, by Hettienne Grobler

A short & sweet write-up of Powers & Patterns by Stewart S. Warren

Review of Way of the Current - Stewart Warren's insightful exploration of the 78 cards with Tarot de Marseille

Review of Tarot de St. Croix (2014)

Review of handcrafted deck by Eric K. Lerner, Radiant Spleen

Review for the Dream Raven Tarot by Beth Seilonen (published by Schiffer in 2013)

Write-ups with sample pics of the decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi

Goddess Tarot Deck originally created from ceramic tiles Tarocchi, Gli Arcani Maggiori by Italialn artist Daniela Rinaldi

Nemorino and the Fool's Bundle A Children's Tarot Tale in German By Gion Mathias Cavelty

Steampunk Tarot self-published by Charissa Drengsen

Hezicos Tarot by Mary Griffin

el Tarot de Marcelino by Lynyrd Narciso

Isabel Snail Tarot by Beth Seilonen

The Morello Medieval Tarot created by Anissa Morello

The Odyssey Tarot by artist, Jean Hutter

The Eternal Dream Tarot by artist John Glock

Niki de Saint Phalle's Major Arcana deck

The Curious Tarot by collage artist, Michelle Cohen

Interviews and Podcasts
Rose Red & Charlie interview Arnell Ando, July 10th 2015 for their popular Tarot Podcast - Tarot Visions

Tarot writer , creator of Tarot of the Masters James Ricklef interviews Arnell aboutTransformational Tarot

Dax Carlisle of Tarot Today Radio interviews Mary K. Greer and Arnell about the 2011 Tarot Italy Tour.  Listen anytime.

A podcast interview Arnell did with Anastasia and Rose Red of BATS (Bay Area Tarot Symposium) found here. Its also available on iTunes.

Diane Wilkes (of Tarot Passages) interviews Arnell

Artella 'Daily Muse' Interview with Arnell

Bonnie Cehevet's interview with Leslie Cochran & Arnell Ando

Arnell & Michael's Visits to Italy Years Before Organizing Tarot Art History Tours:
of 2011, 2012 and 2015

Arnell's visit to the Tarot Museum (Museo dei Tarocchi) and to Il Meneghello - Italy - 2007

Tarot in Milan, Italy - 2004 (more added 9/2008)

Tarot in Milan, 2000 (posted on the Tarot Passages site)

Michael & Arnell's 1st Italy Tarot Trip With Brian Williams, 1999