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Reinterpreting every single card, the Outsider Tarot marries ancient esoteric systems with the colorful and revolutionary spirit of Outsiders past and present.  The spark of inspiration was to create a deck that directly channels the wisdom of our beautifully eccentric, forward-thinking predecessors to provide guidance through obstacles and toward enlightenment. The artwork of the Outsider Tarot is hand drawn, channeling the style of old-school Tarot decks, vintage comic books, and pop art. From diva to drag queen, poet to hustler, rebel to hacktivist, essential worker to young migrant, renegade filmmakers to queer tattooist, transgender icon to uncompromising revolutionary, the Outsider Tarot is an indispensable divination tool for anyone who lives beyond the boundaries of society.

The essential 225-page guide covers the symbolism, meanings and framework of the Outsider Tarot.  In addition to in-depth information and background on every aspect of the deck, this guidebook also includes a two-page discussion for each card, instructions on how to do readings, a brief history of the Tarot, and a selection of spreads designed specifically for the Outsider Tarot.




The artwork of the Outsider Tarot is hand drawn and painted with watercolor and gouache. Every image is composed of black outlines filled with bright fields of color that spark the reader’s intuition and psychic powers. I think of the Outsider Tarot’s style as classic old-school Tarot meets vintage comic books and pop art. The iconography, from TV sets to roses, light bulbs to shopping plazas, magic charms to fabulous drag, is culled from my Italian roots and my life experience as a queer, a witch, an artist and an activist. The Outsider Tarot’s symbolism is intuitive and completely open to interpretation! 


 The Outsider Tarot removes all human figures from the Major Arcana to make room for each Outsider to envision themself in every card!  

Each one of us the Fool on our own life journey.  Placing the bandanna over our eyes, we leap wildly from one Major to the next! The other 21 Major Arcana are improvisational scenes for the the Fool to play, offering costumes, props, or set pieces to interact with! The guidebook offers stage direction for every Major Arcana — visual meditations to dive deep into each scene and spark psychic visions!


Each Minor Arcana card features an inspiring Outsider (or group of Outsiders).  Some are instantly recognizable while others are open to interpretation. The suits of the Outsider Tarot are represented by everyday symbols that we see everywhere but don’t pay much attention to: LIGHTS, BOTTLES, EYES and ROSES. These objects, at once omnipresent and overlooked, offer profound ways to meditate and contemplate the power of each suit. 


The 225 guidebook is the essential guide to the symbolism, meanings and framework of the Outsider Tarot, created by Bobby Abate. Reinterpreting every single card, the Outsider Tarot marries ancient esoteric systems with the colorful and revolutionary spirit of Outsiders past and present. In addition to in-depth information and background on every aspect of the deck, this guidebook also includes a two-page discussion for each card, instructions on how to do readings, a brief history of the Tarot, and a selection of spreads designed specifically for the Outsider Tarot.


Yes! Check out the OUTSIDER TAROT instagram page to learn about every aspect of the deck, get production and Kickstarted updates — and to watch some very kooky card of the day videos! Give the Outsider Tarot a follow!

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Please direct any inquiries to outsidertarot@gmail.com