The intersection between tarot readers and horror fans is actually more of a wide-open field filled with fantastic and not-so-fantastic decks that draw upon horror imagery and themes. The first decks that come to mind are the Vampire Tarot and the Dark Grimoire Tarot.
Decks based on a specific creator’s works, however, are fewer and farther between, and it’s a rare treat when someone creates a beautiful deck that dives deep into the work of a storyteller or filmmaker to create something that honors their work without losing the archetypal symbolism of the tool.
That is exactly what Tomás Hijo seems to have done with the Tarot del Toro, and personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on these cards. The product description reads:
“From the macabre world of Guillermo del Toro comes a deliciously twisted take on a traditional seventy-eight-card tarot deck. Designed and illustrated by Tomás Hijo, this deck features sumptuous original artwork inspired by the themes, imagery, and characters of some of del Toro’s most popular films, including Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak, and The Shape of Water. Featuring both major and minor arcana, the set also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining each card’s meaning, as well as a simple introduction to creating and reading spreads. Packaged in a collectible gift box, this imaginative set is the perfect gift for del Toro collectors and tarot enthusiasts alike.”
del Toro, himself, even shows up in the deck as The Magician.
Take a look at samples of the cards and guidebook below. The Tarot del Toro will be available on September 15, 2020! Pre-order it today!