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Mermaid fortune telling -- mermaid divination decks
For those who can't get enough mer-tails in their daily lives, here is a list of divination decks featuring mermaids to add to your deck collection.

The mermaid trend has been riding high for years. There are plenty of mermaid decks with consist entirely of mermaid themed cards, and also decks with individual Tarot cards and other oracle cards which feature mermaids.

These items can be difficult to find since many are out of print. Some great places to buy these things online include:

Full Tarot and oracle decks

Note: None of these full decks are recommended unless you just want a deck featuring mermaids.

The art in general is not very good (most of them have too much Poser in their ancestry), the cardstock is flimsy, and the images lack the underlying symbolism expected in a readable deck. There is, to be blunt, a lot of "fluff" going on rather than the proper symbolism expected from a Tarot deck, or even an oracle.

Individual Tarot cards

The Alchemical Tarot by Robert M. Place and Rosemary Ellen Guiley (Thorson's, 1995):

  • The Star: A double-tailed mermaid holds her breasts up, one of which is emitting a stream of milk while the other emits a stream of blood.
  the star

Barbara Walker Tarot by Barbara Walker (US Games Systems, 1998):

  • Ace of Cups: Depicts a mermaid on a rock drinking from a cup.
  • Princess of Wands: Depicts Atargatis.
  • Prince of Wands: Depicts a cow-headed Dagon.
  • Three of Pentacles: Depicts two artists creating prehistoric style carvings. One of the carved figures is a double-tailed mermaid wearing a crown.
  princess of wands prince of wands

Daughters of the Moon Tarot by Ffiona Morgan (Daughters of the Moon, 1998):

  • Maiden of Cups: Depicts Mami Watu holding her mirror.
  maiden of cups

Gill Tarot by Elizabeth Josephine Gill (US Games Systems, 1997):

  • Priestess: Depicts a water spirit whose dress blends with the water on which she stands.
  • Princess of Cups: A mermaid swims upwards from the bottom of the sea.
  priestess princess of cups

Legend: The Arthurian Tarot by Anne-Marie Ferguson (Llewellyn Publications, 1997):

  • Justice: The Lady of the Lake rises from her waters.
  justice

Merryday Tarot by Louisa Poole (Medicine Bear Publishing, 1998):

  • Judgment: The little mermaid mourns a sunken statue of her prince.
  • World: Includes a mermaid in the Water quadrant.
  • Four of Cups: A mermaid reclines in a small pond.
  • Elemental (Mermaid): Depicts an interesting spiky green mermaid.
  • Water Warrior: A uni-horned armoured mermaid brandishes a Cup.
  • King of Autumn: Depicts a merman holding a sceptre.
  king of autumn judgement

The Mythic Tarot by Juliet Sharman-Burke (Simon & Schuster, 1986):

  • The Tower: A merman holding a trident views the destruction of the Tower.
  • Ace of Pentacles: Depicts a merman holding a large Pentacle over his head.
  • Ace of Cups: Depicts a 'Birth of Venus'-posed water nymph holding a large Cup.
  the tower ace of pentacles

Tarot of a Moon Garden by Karen Marie Sweikhardt (US Games Systems, 1998):

  • The High Priestess: Depicts a mermaid holding a scroll who is surrounded by seaweed.
  high priestess

Individual oracle cards

Inner Child Cards by Isha and Mark Lerner (Bear & Company, 2002):

  • Suit of Hearts: This suit replaces Cups in a traditional Tarot deck, and features mermaids bordered by shells and sealife.
  two of hearts three of hearts

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