Cosmic Tarot

The Cosmic Tarot deck was created by the German artist Norbert Lösche in 1986. The cards are largely in line with the Rider-Waite Tarot, but there is also significant influence from Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn system. 

Cosmic Tarot Deck Review

Cosmic Tarot is an extraordinary beautiful deck that will definitely impress everyone. Detailed drawings on the cards are the first thing that grabs the eye. The images are made with ink, fine lines and painted with delicate colors.

The Cosmic Tarot deck was created by the German artist Norbert Lösche in 1986. The cards are largely in line with the Rider-Waite Tarot, but there is also significant influence from Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn system. 

cosmic tarot cards deck

All Arcana contain original drawings with a plenty of tiny details that are interesting to understand. Norbert Lösche has mixed modern stuff, retro style and orientalism. With this eclecticism, you can feel the style of the 80s - the time when the deck was created.

Major Arcana cards have their own features. The Fool in a motley coat dances on the edge of a cliff. The Magician's face is shown in close-up with a shining gaze directed to the past and the future. The High Priestess looks directly at you with her deep eyes. The Hierophant's gaze is directed to the side and is like a sliver of light. The Hermit is more like an oriental yogi. And the Wheel of Fortune card is filled with a variety of signs and symbols.

cosmic tarot deck review

In the images of the court cards, you can guess the movie stars of the Golden age of Hollywood. They are Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Rita Hayworth, Humphrey Bogart's duet with Lauren Bacall. These cards resemble colored black-and-white photos from the beginning of the last century. Kings, Queens, princes and princesses. Each of these cards is associated with a specific zodiac sign - if you look closely, these astrological symbols can be found on the card.

People's faces on the cards look quite realistic. While fortunetelling, many note the similarity between the characters on the cards and real people they know.

The Minor Arcana also have a number of differences from the classic Ryder-Waite images. Their meanings are more like the Tarot of Thoth. Here you can also see zodiac signs that explicit indication of linkages with the concept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

The Cosmic Tarot deck is released by the Swiss publishing house AGM Urania. The cards are of excellent quality, printed on heavy paper. The set includes a small book with a brief description of the cards. There is a companion book "The Cosmic Tarot book" with a detailed interpretation of Arcana on three levels - cosmic, social and individual. You can also buy the book "Cosmic Tarot Secrets" by Carmen Bisiker.

Cosmic Tarot is an original and distinctive deck that provides many opportunities for intuitive interpretation of cards. It will be a great decoration for your collection and expand your experience with the world of Tarot.


  1. Claire AlexanderNovember 11, 2020

    A wonderful mystical deck. The back of the cards has a complex cosmic design. There are many people in this deck who are depicted in motion. The meaning of the card is conveyed not only through symbols but also through body language, facial expressions. This helps a lot in understanding the deeper meaning of each card. Excellent deck quality: bright, dense cards. All arcana are hand-drawn, not computer graphics. Some charts have astrological matches. Great deck experience. Just beauty. I recommend it to everyone.

  2. Patrick H.May 3, 2021

    Cosmic Tarot has taken pride of place in my humble deck collection. The cards are smooth and glide well. They are easy to mix and pleasant to hold in your hands. All images are crisp and colorful. Wonderful, space card back. The asymmetrical pattern on the back of the card does not involve working with upside-down cards. The colors are mostly soft and muted, each suit has its own shade. The illustrations are carefully crafted, the plot of each card is very detailed. The minor arcana are fully illustrated. I liked the close-up of the court cards. This makes them very expressive and lively. The facial expressions reflect the general characteristics of the card.

  3. Janice HuntJuly 16, 2023

    From the moment a deck was given to me, each card drew me in to its magical message. What amazed me the most were those Major Arcana cards that grabbed my attention instantaneously, as each shared their mysterious connection each had with me - rather surreally sweet! This deck is still my favorite deck - an old friend - filled with all of life‘s flavors!

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