Golden Rider Tarot Deck

[Chariot] [Ace of Wands] The Golden Rider Tarot deck is a variant of the popular Rider-Waite Tarot Deck that illustrates Learning the Tarot. The artist Francois Tapernoux drew creative inspiration for this deck from the Jura region near the Swiss Alps. Tapernoux has kept the basic scenes and symbols from the Rider-Waite, but he has removed some of the detail and replaced it with swathes of vibrant, luminescent color. A copper brown is prominent on many cards and is also used as a border. The images give the impression of having been painted rather than drawn. Tapernoux worked many years on perfecting his vision of the Golden Rider in hopes that the images would convey their messages through direct experience.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Order Code Deck Price Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 3/4" x 4 3/4" 1991 GW78 $20.00 (US) [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): story pictures

Also Included: instruction booklet, 2 promotion cards

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune,
Justice, Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower,
Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

Links to Other Sites:
Review of Waite decks - Wicce website


[2 of Pentacles] [3 of Cups] [Page of Swords]


Text based on instruction booklet and U. S. Games Catalog #49.

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