BLACK TAROT REVIEW
The Black Tarot is a dark gothic fantasy deck by comic book artist Luis Royo. It is meant to be used for exploring the darker side of the psyche. Now also available in a fully-illustrated version as the Royo Dark Tarot. The pips are not elaborately illustrated and are nothing more than many of that suit. While the swords look like they could cleave heads, the wands look like the legs of a kitchen chair.
The traditional cups are, in this deck, as chalices, and are actually pictured as bowls with water rising from them like a flame. The pentacle is a rock-carved skull that you’d expect to see in an ancient underground tomb from some Indiana Jones knock-off. On some pentacle cards.At least, the little booklet that comes with the deck offers some poetic interpretations. Examples are “Nine of Swords: Tears. The embarrassment of. Empty thoughts.” “Six of Pentacles: Generosity, goodness. The honey of the shadows. The nectar on the fruits of the skin.