Traditional symbolism of the Rider Waite Pamela Colman Smith classicYour free online tarot reading and some of the online tarot class in the Academy is illustrated with the PPe-Tarot.

The PPe-Tarot was developed over a period of nine months and released on November 22, 2014, for PaganPath's 17 year anniversary.  This is a 78 card set of tarot cards following the Rider-Waite/Colman-Smith style to assist you in learning the classic symbolism.

The deck was developed by Friday from the Colman-Smith set created by Samvado Gunnar Kossatz ("Sam") of Hamburg, Germany under the General Public License.

Sam had originally hand-drawn pencil images of the Rider-Waite cards and scanned them, colored them in and added texture.  This was quite an undertaking when he did the work back in the late 1990's when graphics software was less sophisticated and almost prohibitively expensive.

Friday created this digital deck specifically for quick loading for the online tarot reading programs and the Academy Tarot classes here on PaganPath, while still retaining the traditional symbolism.  From Sam's original set, the hue of each card was made a bit warmer, taking out some of the turquoise and bright blue of the originals. 

The saturation of each card was also slightly subdued for better online viewing (especially mobile devices) and titles and borders were made easier to read while standing out less.  Emphasis on some symbols has been added (such as the white dog in the fool card) and other symbols were removed (the cross on the High Priestess).  Small details have been added here and there to assist Academy students who are learning traditional symbolism.

Variations can be found across the entire set, and if you click on the picture above you can view a "before and after" comparison of a few of the cards.  Note the extra "lunar" feel of the moon card after adaptation.

The PPe-Tarot is the result.  Simple. Clear symbolism.  Very fast loading on all devices.  No bells or whistles here, just the traditional and classic symbols that are quick and easy to see and interpret.

 Get a Free Tarot Reading Here

Free and Premium Members:  When you are logged in, you can save your readings and find them in Your Membership Area.

Pin It
About the Author
Author: FridayWebsite: http://PaganPath.comEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Author & Academy Instructor
Friday is devoted to writing books and articles on a variety of Pagan subjects, and is the instructor of the online PaganPath Academy. She has studied and practiced the Craft since 1987, and worked as a professional tarot reader and vice president of a national psychic network for several decades. Currently, she is now a practicing herbalist and ordained minister. As a Master Gardener with a deep interest in permaculture, she is developing the PaganPath Sanctuary with her partner. This long term community project is an edible landscape demonstration, orchard and educational facility for future generations.

Log in to comment

2020 Practical Witch Almanac smallThe PaganPath Almanac is now The Practical Witch's Almanac.  Now in print as a weekly planner, correspondence reference, and every edition comes with free downloads of wall calendars and calendar app imports.  Order directly from the publisher (2019 edition) or (2020 edition) or grab your own signed copy from the PaganPath Shop or

Discover More on Your Path

Two membership choices to bring you more great stuff!

  • Enroll in Academy
  • February Special: Membership includes this year's edition of the Practical Witch's Almanac and free gifts!
  • $49 / A Year & a day
  • All Free Member Bonuses plus 10% off Shop orders
  • Full Access to ALL Courses in Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Tarot, Herbs & more.
  • Exclusive Books & Downloads
  • Reverts to Free Membership after 366 days
  • Enroll Now
  • Free Membership
  • FREE
  • Post Messages on the Forum
  • Unlimited Private Messages
  • Free Downloads & Almanacs
  • Extra Articles & Features
  • Never Expires
  • Join Free