Rainbow Moon Tarot is a fantastical tarot deck that breaks out of the traditional gender binary, instead focusing on inclusivity, whimsy, and humor.
When creating this deck, the artist knew some things would be important for her to include—fantastical elements, modern fashion, diversity, breaking out of the traditional gender binary, and whimsy. She opened her Instagram to volunteer models for the deck to ensure she would include real, diverse bodies. The result is stunning.
Although the traditional tarot structure has been maintained, the images have no gender, which allows the reader to focus on the duality of receptive and outward energy. Created through a Kickstart campaign by alternative designer and artist Sam West, this deck offers a unique, hands-on guide to the craft of ritual-making in a secular age.
Intended for serious readings, Rainbow Moon Tarot also reminds us that it is okay to smile and enjoy the cards.
Samantha West was born and raised in New Jersey, USA. She grew up with a love of art and creating things with her hands. Her mother encouraged her to pursue any avenue that interested her, and that led to her experimenting with all forms of art. She was gifted her first tarot deck when she was 15, and her journey as a witch grew from there. Artwork became interwoven with her spirituality.
As she got older, she received a Master's degree in Interior Architecture, but always felt called back to more free forms of artwork. She found her calling when she began working on her first tarot deck in 2018, and has continued creating and helping others bring their visions to life ever since. She is now a full-time illustrator who teaches a course on tarot deck creation. When she isn't drawing, she can be found knitting or making candles with her husband and baby girl. Sam is the creator of the Macabre Tarot and The Rainbow Moon Tarot.