Video Tarot Specs:
* 23 Card Major Arcana Deck
* Limited to Only 250, Hand-Numbered Sets
* Art Medium:
Hand-drawings, with Layered Colors Detailed in Photoshop
* Standard Tarot Size:
2.75 by 4.75 inches - 7 by 12 cm
Sturdy (330 GSM Royal), Semi-Gloss Finish
* Borderless Deck
* Card Backs:
Unique Design, Reversible, (Shown Below)
22 Majors + Happy Squirrel card, Reading Spread, Cheat Sheet, Book - in a
76 Page, Soft Cover Booklet
+ FREE eBook
with Proof of Purchase, (Color Images of all the Cards)
Familiar (20 - Judgment was replaced with Liberation)
* Justice: 8, and Strength: 11
* Publication: Autumn 2020
* Currently at Special Price: $28. w/ Free U.S. Priority Mail
*Internationals: 1st Class Mail with Discounted Postage
A detailed, compelling
review with brilliant insights by Tero Hynynen,
Tarot teacher, author & creator of
Cinema is such a rich cornucopia for story and image that it is surprising there aren’t more decks devoted to the subject. This one has the advantage of
real movie lovers and the fresh and exciting art of Teppei Ando. This set combines modern imagery with an author’s eye for cinematic substance.
~ Diane Wilkes,
Tarot author, teacher and director of the Southeastern Tarot Conclave
…One of the most beautiful Indie decks made recently, in my opinion. Each card is attached to a mythical film (generally speaking), so Jim Jarmusch, Matt Groening and Martin Scorsese
live together in this exquisite deck, ideal for cinema and art lovers!!! Everything is steeped in detail and wonder... Pure love!!!
~ Ana Groch: Ministry of Art and Culture, (Argentina), avid Tarot collector and historian.
"Teppei’s style evokes underground comics and zines, more touchstones of contemporary
myth and culture. By focusing on individual characters in the films the Ando’s make the experience and use of the deck highly personal."
~ Eric K. Lerner
- Writer, healer and artist, with art featured in museum collections, exhibitions and books worldwide.
Video Tarot is
a tantalizing deck created with my graphic artist son Teppei, while he was home for a year, during a challenging time with Bipolar Disorder. Since watching & talking movies has always been our
comfort zone, it was
a great way to explore Tarot’s complex layers, often reflected in the storytelling medium of film. This Major Arcana deck and book
set includes traditional + alternative meanings, along with an overview of these 22 celebrated art house films that correspond with the cards. It's been
great fun disseminating films together, through the lens of the Major Arcana archetypes (which I've
collected & shared online
We hope you will support and enjoy this heartfelt offering with special price
and free P&H (for a limited time) .
Video Tarot Cards with their Movie Match-Ups:
A rather hypnotic video of
Teppei sketching cards inspired by our movie choices
Deck Set Details:
76 page, soft-cover book
is a friendly, helpful companion.
A FREE eBook version with color card images is also available with orders
Each card write-up has
a section with
an overview of the movie
key ways it relates to our card.
And a section sharing
notes about our card art,
card meanings (pertaining to readings). Additional movies that also reflect each card's narrative are included for further contemplation, along
with space for you to add your own.
Here is an example from our book (10 - Wheel card image is shared on this page):
Movie: The Big Lebowski, 1998
Directed & Co-written by: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
The Dude (Jeff Bridges) likes to keep things chill. His priorities include bowling and having a stash of pot and White Russians flowing. His days of being a political activist have long faded in a fog. But when he
returns home one night, he’s ambushed by nihilists, hired by a pornographer, demanding money owed by the trophy wife of another Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston), a prominent millionaire. They rough up the dazed Dude and after
realizing they’ve got the wrong Lebowski, pee on his rug before departing. This distresses the Dude because the rug
really tied the room together.
Much of the calamity that ensues stems from the Dude wanting his rug replaced so he
can get back to his carefree life. He’s tasked by the other Lebowski to deliver the ransom to secure the kidnapped trophy wife’s release, which goes awry when the Dude's buddy Walter (John Goodman) schemes to keep the ransom money.
The easy going Dude and his explosive, Vietnam Vet friend Walter pull each other in opposing directions on ‘the Wheel’, as do others he encounters, who are all invested in the outcome of this wild ride that’s dragging him far from
his comfort zone. But with the inner calm of Buddha, the Dude abides and rides the ups and downs that destiny has designated and by going with the flow and keeping his cool, finds his equilibrium once more.
In the card:
The Dude (Jeff Bridges) is the central image, carrying his precious rug and having a trippy bowling dream about Maude (Julianne Moore) depicted just below. Up top is Bunny Lebowski (Tara Reid) and to the left, Jesus
(John Turturro). Below him, on the left are Walter (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi) and under them, Mr. Lebowski (David Huddleston) with assistant Brandt (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Just below them is detective Da Fino
(Jon Polito). And below Bunny, to the right are three nihilists, two cops and bottom right is Little Larry.
Learning to go with the flow, realizing there is a reason for everything. An elevated awareness of the laws of change and natural cycles can assist with one’s personal karma and destiny. The art of timing is key.
Good fortune is possible while understanding the laws of attraction. Taking responsibility for one's own fate.
Films with the 10 - Wheel card theme:
Small Change, The Man Who Wasn't There, Down By Law, The Man Without a Past, Croupier, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Short Cuts, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Extract.
0 Fool - Movie: Inside Llewyn Davis, 2013
Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
1 Magician - Movie: Jackie Brown, 1997
Director and Creator: Quentin Tarantino
2 Priestess - Movie: Soul Boy, 2010
Kenyan Female Director: Hawa Essuman, Written by Billy Kahora
3 Empress - Movie: Juno, 2007
Director: Jason Reitman, Screenplay: Diablo Cody
4 Emperor - Movie: Sanjuro, 1962
Japanese Director: Akira Kurosawa
5 Hierophant - Movie: Milk, 2008
Director: Gus Van Sant, Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black
6 Lovers - Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive, 2014
Director and Creator: Jim Jarmusch
7 Chariot - Movie: Mad Max Fury Road, 2015
Australian Director: George Miller
8 Justice - Movie: True Grit, 2010
Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
9 Hermit - Movie: PI, 1998
Director: Darren Aronofsky, Screenplay: Written with Sean Gullette
10 Wheel - Movie: The Big Lebowski, 1998
Director/Screenwriters: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
11 Strength - Movie: Winter’s Bone, 2010
Director: Debra Granik, Story by: Daniel Woodrell
12 Hanged Man - Movie: Cool Hand Luke, 1967
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
13 Death - Movie: Pan's Labyrinth, 2006
Mexican Director & Creator: Guillermo del Toro
14 Temperance - Movie: Paterson, 2016
Director & Creator: Jim Jarmusch
15 Devil - Movie: Cape Fear, 1991
Director with Screenplay by: Martin Scorsese
16 Tower - Movie: US, 2019
Written and Directed by: Jordan Peele
17 Star - Movie: Amelie, 2001
French Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
18 Moon - Movie: Ghost World, 2001
Directed by: Terry Zwigoff & Written by Daniel Clowes
19 Sun - Movie: Bottle Rocket, 1996
Director: Wes Anderson, Screenplay with Owen Wilson
20 Liberation - Movie: Shawshank Redemption, 1994
Hungarian Director: Frank Darabont, Adapted from a Novella by Stephen King
21 World - Movie: Time Bandits, 1981
British Director: Terry Gilliam, Screenplay with: Michael Palin
Bonus Card: Happy Squirrel (Inspired by The Simpsons)
Matt Groening (Series 6, Episode 17)
Cards + match-up films:
0 Fool (Inside Llewyn Davis), 3 Empress (Juno), 8 Justice (True Grit) & 11 Strength (Winter’s Bone)
Video Tarot Cards
16 Tower (US), 18 Moon (Ghost World), 21 World (Time Bandits) & Happy Squirrel
About the artist,
Has a B.A. from the Academy of Art University and has been working as an illustrator and gallery artist since 2007; primarily in Oakland, currently
in New Mexico. He has self-published numerous comics and was the editor for the underground cult comic
The Gremlin Quarterly;
curating artists from around the world. He’s currently working on his first graphic novel,
AM i DUMMY
which was inspired by his struggles with mental illness. As an animator, Teppei has created music videos for popular bands such as
Sonny and the Sunsets,
La La Love You,
The Sam Chase
were favorably reviewed on NPR, SPIN, VICE, JUXTAPOZ, STEROGUM, SF WEEKLY and more. After screening his animated shorts
at film festivals, Teppei was asked to contribute animated segments for the
which screened at various film festivals from coast to coast and went on to win several awards.
About the writer,
I'm a certified Expressive Arts Therapist who has passionately studied Tarot since the 1980’s. I’ve contributed to countless collaborations and created five decks so far, including
I also publish artist's decks I adore, such as
Dark Goddess, Minoan,
Tarot of the Crone
Tarot Art, History Tours of Italy
with my logistics-wiz husband and our
Museo dei Tarocchi
friends and co-wrote the
Tarot Travel Guide of Italy
with them. I currently reside in New Mexico with my beloved Michael and Teppei
nearby. Check out
full of art, decks, miniature occult shops, publications, reviews and essays.
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