The astonishing result of mixing hard science and real art into a tarot deck!

5 of Wands
9 of Pentacles 2 of Swords 6 of Cups 10 Wheel of Fortune

Science Tarot Decks

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This 2nd Edition features the same content, but with more vibrant colors, better cardstock, and printed locally in California!

Science Tarot reinterprets the tarot with original artworks inspired by scientific discovery of the natural world. This offers an engaging, personal invitation into diverse fields of science, including astronomy, chemistry, physics, and biology.

Science Tarot cards can be laid out in patterns and read like traditional tarot. By viewing the science concepts on each card, associations trigger insights about the world around us and our place in it. Campbell's Hero's Journey is adapted to tell each suit's unique story from Ace to Ten. Find your own hero's path through the myths and archetypes represented in these science stories.

Created by Logan Austeja Daniel, Martin Azevedo, Raven Hanna.
Artwork by Janelle Schneider (Wands Suit), Kristian Johnson Michiels (Major Arcana artist, adapted original Major Arcana art by Suzanne Forbes for publication), Kristy Whitehouse (Pentacles Suit), Shari Arai DeBoer (Swords Suit), Tammy Stellanova (Cups Suit).
Graphics and Science Tarot logo by John Daniel.
Movies created by David Van Brink and John Daniel.

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"By framing one's life story with scientific concepts, a person might come to see science less as an impersonal subject and more as something that is deeply intertwined with everyday life." - David Harris, NewScientist CultureLab

Selected as the top choice in BioWorld's 2011 Biotech Holiday Gift Guide
- BioWorld Biotech News

"Instead of knights and kings, their cards display images of mitochondria, neurotransmitters, and Darwin." - Roberta Kwok, The Scientist Magazine

"Share a look at the Science Tarot, a project that uses eye-catching art and the mythical structure of the tarot to illuminate scientific concepts."
- Desiree, Science For The People Radio Podcast

"An intriguing medium to spread their love of science..."
- Tiffany Lee Brown, co-creator of the Burning Man Tarot, on SyFy TV's IdeaLab

"What if you could combine tarot cards' structure and aesthetic with neat examples from science and a little less hocus-pocus?" - Robert Quigley,

Winner of an Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon Award at Maker Faire San Mateo 2010
- Make Magazine

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Past Events

Chabot Space & Science Center: NightSchool Evening Event, March 2012

CA Academy of Sciences: Mad Science NightLife, Nov 2011

Bay Area Science Festival (BASF), at AT&T Park, Nov 2011

Wonderfest, Beacon of Science Festival, 2011

SkeptiCal, Science and Skepticism conference, 2010-2011

SF Bay Area Tarot Symposium (SFBATS), Aug 2011-2013

Maker Faire Bay Area, 2010-2011

Our launch party at the CA Academy of Sciences: NightLife, in Sept 2010 was a great success! Thanks to Gregangelo's Velocity Circus for their amazing costumed Readers of the Science Tarot!