Classic Tarot

The Rider-Waite deck which was first published in England, circa 1910. The name is derived from the publisher's name (Rider Co. of London) and the author's name (Arthur Edward Waite).

In the late 19th century, an English occult group known as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was deeply engaged in the study of tarot. One of it's members, Arthur Edward Waite, conceived a deck of tarot cards to predict possible future events. His deck was revolutionary because every card depicted a picture which told a story. The Rider Tarot deck remains the single most popular deck of tarot cards in use today.