I believe that tarot cards should be for everyone. They are incredible spiritual tools that provide us with amazing insight into our past, present, and future. When I work with my tarot cards I reflect and meditate on my life and it provides me with guidance.
As I believe that tarot cards should also be accessible to those on a low budget, I have found the best printable tarot decks that you can buy for a few bucks!
Printable tarot cards work just like regular tarot cards and they are ready to use immediately, just purchase them and print them off!
Read on to discover the best printable tarot cards, how to use them, and how to work out which are the best set for you!
The 10 Best Printable Tarot Cards
There are so many different printable tarot cards out there, so it can be a bit overwhelming when you are first getting into tarot card reading! But don’t worry, because I have picked the best ones available to print out and use today.
1. Spark of Joy Tarot Deck
I am really proud of my own printable tarot card deck! They come as a printable PDF and can be downloaded instantly once purchased.
They are really colorful with amazing patterns and drawings and I love to see all the creative things that people do with the pack.
From stickers to spiritual journals and artwork, there are so many ways to express yourself with these printable tarot cards.
Because you can print them off over and over again, the possibilities are endless! Unleash your creativity and spirituality with the Spark of Joy Printable Tarot Deck!
2. Archetypes Dark Tarot
I really love how these printable tarot cards are free for any person to download and use. They include the full deck of 78 cards and also come in a mini version if you are wanting a travel sizes deck!
The images on the cards are classic, but they are in black and white so it really depends on your style and what you might prefer. There is some beautiful imagery on some of the cards, so do have a scroll through and take in the wonders of tarot cards!
3. Rider Waite Printable Mini Tarot Deck
This mini Rider Waite printable tarot card deck is great for both beginners and advanced tarot card readers.
It includes the full set, but they are smaller than the majority of tarot cards, so bear this in mind before purchasing.
However, I think that they are super cute! They are perfect for journaling or if you like to keep your tarot cards on you at all times. I have a lot of friends who like to keep their cards in the bag, and I will be definitely suggesting this print-off pack for them!
4. Printable Thoth Tarot Cards
I love the colors and designs on these cards, they are truly breathtaking. Every one of the 78 cards is beautifully designed by Lady Frieda Harris who worked with the famous occultist Aleister Crowley.
If you are looking for a printable Thoth tarot card deck with an edge, this one is for you! I love this tarot card deck and its intricate and complex designs.
It includes all 78 cards and they are pretty big. Stunning, bold, and unique! With the instant download, you can print them off right now to have and work with.
5. Tarot de Marseille Printable Cards
These tarot cards are really pretty and I love the border design. It features the 18th-century tarot de Marseilles deck, which has a lot of amazing history and has been a major influencer on modern tarot card decks.
The imagery is really classic and tasteful, with a warm color scheme. I really like the medieval vibes and each card is super cool with lots of interesting things to see!
You can print them off on a single sheet each, or on a sheet of four, depending on what works for you.
6. Tarot Coloring Cards
This is a really unique way of learning the tarot cards and getting connected with them. You print off the set and then color them however you wish! It is a great way to get creative and learn at the same time.
The images on the card are traditional and expressive. Coloring in the cards is a great way to learn your connection to each specific card. Spend time thinking about the colors that express the energy of each card and have fun developing your spiritual side!
7. Handdrawn Printable Tarot Cards
These tarot cards have a wonderful modern twist to them, with each card having unique designs and interesting characters. All the pictures are really well done, and extremely fun to work with!
All 78 cards are included and can be accessed via two zip folders that can be downloaded instantly once purchased.
8. The Inner World Tarot
There are so many different printable tarot cards available to buy or download for free. There are some that are pretty classic, with vintage and traditional designs. Some, however, are truly unique and are amazing creations!
The inner world tarot card set is probably one of the wackiest printable tarot card sets that I have come across, and I needed to include it!
A free download, this set was created in the nineties and combines photographs, drawings, and cartoons. The end product is beautifully whimsical and creative, and all 78 cards are very cool! The only downside of this deck is that the cards are a bit pixilated.
9. Little Dead Girl Tarot Pack
Another out-there set, the little dead girl tarot pack is a unique design that has a whole load of originality. With images of celebrities dotted amongst the cards, collages of animals, and beautiful scenery, this is a set that is is a pleasure to work with.
The creator of the cards spend two years working on them and you can tell! Each card is wonderful with a huge range of imagery and colors. I also like how the meaning of the card is written on them, making them great for beginners.
You can download and print out this set for free.
10. Printable Vintage Tarot Cards
This set only includes the major arcana cards but they are so beautiful I had to include them! These tarot cards are a classic, vintage design with timeless imagery.
The artwork is beautiful and the download is at a really high resolution so if you wish to make them bigger you can.
These cards would look great on walls or in journals, so go ahead and experiment!
11. Share the Magic
This cute, mini Tarot deck is free to download and print, all you need to do is sign up for the newsletter! I love the bold, bright colors and the modern twist on the cards.
It contains all the major arcana cards, and is a great starting point for anyone wishing to get into Tarot.
What To Consider When Choosing Your Printable Tarot Cards
There are so many amazing printable tarot cards to chose from, have you found your favorite? I love how every deck has its own personality and individuality, there is something for everyone when it comes to tarot card decks!
But what will you need to consider when choosing your printable tarot cards? How will you know which deck is right for you?
Listen to Your Heart
Sometimes you will see a tarot card set that you somehow just connect with. The images and colors will resonate with you, creating a deep connection between you and the cards.
Tarot cards are pieces of art. They are created with soul and spirit and therefore should be treated with respect and love. We also have our own personal preferences with what aesthetics we prefer.
Perhaps you like whimsical and modern designs and therefore might go for the Inner World Tarot cards, or perhaps you prefer a more traditional design and should then opt for the Tarot de Marseille printable cards. A lot of picking your deck is really just down to your personal taste!
When looking for what tarot cards to buy or download, trust your gut instincts and listen to your heart!
Think About What You Need From The Cards
When picking your printable tarot cards, think about what you need from the pack.
If you are a beginner to tarot cards, you will need a deck that clearly states what the card is. You may also consider downloading a pack that incorporates the meaning of the cards in the design, such as the Little Dead Girl pack. Because you are learning, the coloring cards might be a great way of connecting with the different meanings behind each card.
If you are using your tarot cards for journaling, think about what would look good in your spiritual journal. Discover what cards will let your creativity flow!
Tarot cards are incredibly personal and are amazing tools for us to connect with our inner wisdom and personality. They let us understand our present much more, and allows us to learn about the future. Think about what set will bring forth this incredible connection.
Find The Right Size
Before you buy and download a set of printable tarot cards, do make sure that they are the right size for you! If you have smaller hands, like me, you might prefer mini tarot cards to make working with them easier. If you really love to see the details on the cards, go for a larger size.
Also consider where you will keep your tarot cards. If you like to carry them with you, perhaps a smaller deck might be better for you uses.
Look at How the Design Depicts Your Favorite Card
A great way of knowing if a tarot card set is right for you is to look at how it depicts your favorite card. A lot of people who practice tarot card reading will have a deep connection with a specific card, and understand it thoroughly. For me it is the card of Strength.
With every new tarot card I purchase, I will always look at the card of Strength before buying. If the deck portrays Strength in the way I connect with and understand the card, I will buy the set.
It is okay if you don’t have a favorite card, yet! Sometimes people don’t feel drawn to a specific card, and this is fine. Everybody is different and tarot card reading is super personal so there is no right or wrongs!
Check The File Type
You might be completely computer savvy and know how to use all file types, and have all the right programs downloaded. However, if computers aren’t your thing you might want to make sure you have the right program on your computer to unzip it or view it or print it.
A lot of the printable tarot cards available are in a simple pdf download. Most computers have software installed that can open and print pdfs, so you just click the download and it will open.
Sometimes you might have to unzip the file of the tarot card deck, but this just means that you right click the file and click unzip. Then, all the images will be accessible.
Check The Quality
Make sure the printable tarot cards that you are downloading are of high quality. All the ones I have listed are of good quality, but always check the reviews before you buy!
a Printable Workbook to enhance your Experience
My personal tarot practice got the greatest boost when I was not being too harsh on myself and was just having fun with the cards. And that is what gave me the inspiration to create a printable Tarot journal and workbook with 53 pages of pure tarot joy.
I’ve divided this printable tarot journal into five sections:
Each section in this workbook contains fun and easy spreads with plenty of space where you can either draw, paste, or write down the card(s) you’ve pulled.
Apart from the spreads, you’ll find some fun exercises that can help you to connect with your deck… things like speed dating with your cards, layouts to create your own cheatsheets (this helped me a lot when learning the meanings), and some tips and tricks for tarot newbies.
Hopefully, I sparked your interest! If I did I would be forever grateful when you would purchase this Tarot Journal on my little Etsy store right here.
I can guarantee you this will not only boost your confidence levels and skills, but most importantly it makes it so much more fun!
How to Print Your Printable Tarot Cards
Before printing off your tarot cards, look at what size is recommended for the deck you have chosen. The cards can be scaled up or down, but it is recommended that you stick with the size that the cards are as to not affect the quality.
It is best to print tarot cards out on high-quality cardstock. This means that the tarot cards will be long lasting and usable again and again.
Do make sure your printer can handle the cardstock that you put into it, as some might get damaged.
When you are printing the file, change the paper type to cardstock on the options menu of your printer’s driver and this ensures the highest quality printout. This can normally be accessed by selecting file > print > properties, but you might have to click about to find it!
Make sure you have not picked double sided!
After you have printed off the cards you might want to laminate them as this will protect the cards. However, this is up to you.
Remember to save the file of your printable tarot cards on your computer in case you want to print them out again!
Which Deck is Your Favorite?
If you are new to tarot card reading and are hesitant to shell out $30 for a big deck, printable tarot cards are a great way to try out tarot card reading on a budget!
Find your favorite tarot card deck, and let me know which you went for!
Check out my ultimate beginner’s guide to tarot card reading to get yourself acquainted with the practice, and I assure you you will have no regrets! Tarot card reading has truly transformed my life, and I know it will do the same for you.
If you are looking to buy a regular tarot card set, we have a guide for that too, so go ahead and find the deck that is right for you!