Tarosophists Awards 2013

Tarosophists Awards 2013 Announced


We are delighted to announce the fourth annual TAROSOPHISTS awards. These are nominated and voted by many hundreds of tarot professionals worldwide, and represent the industry and profession in a diverse community.

The award-winners are announced to an audience of over 100,000+ people through our social networks and are promoted over the following year through our magazine, Tarosophist International and Facebook Page, now reaching 250,000+ people through promotion.

We would like to congratulate the winners this year and thank all our association members, volunteers, and staff for their engagement in what has been an illuminating year for Tarot.

Tarosophist of the Year 2013

Carrie Paris


For constant and innovative tarot, lenormand and cartomantic creativity, including the revival of casting oracles over 2013 with the Magpie Charm Oracle.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

Osvaldo Menegazzi, IL MENEGHELLO

For a lifetime dedication to the art of tarot.


Young Tarosophist of the Year (aged 18-29)

Fiona Benjamin, Tarot Reader of Okinawa

For professional and common-sense delivery of tarot services in a unique environment.


Tarot Deck of the Year (Mass Market)

Tarot Illuminati (Lo Scarabeo) by Erik C. Dunne (text by Kim Huggens)


Tarot Deck of the Year (Self Published)

Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nora Huszka


Tarot Deck of the Year (Majors Only)

Inbetween Tarot by Janine Worthington


Lenormand Deck of the Year (Mass Market)

Gilded Reverie Lenormand (US Games Systems) by Ciro Marchetti (text by Tali Goodwin & Rana George)


Lenormand Deck of the Year (Self Published)

BYO (Build Your Own) Lenormand by Jera Rootweaver


Historical Deck of the Year

TdM Marseilles de Robledo (3rd ed.) by Pablo Robledo


Oracle Deck of the Year

Japanese Culture Cards by Pepi Valderrama


Tarot Book of the Year (Mass Market)

Complete Guide to Tarot Illuminati by Kim Huggens (illus. Erik C. Dunne) (Lo Scarabeo)


Tarot Book of the Year (Self-Published)

Tarot: The Open Reading by Yoav ben-Dov


Tarot Event of the Year (not including TarotCon)

Julia Hesse, Tami Graham and Staff for Living Tarot Oracle (Durango)


Community Vote Award

Kelly-Ann Maddox  for The Four Queens Youtube Channel


Voted by many for accessible and wide-ranging delivery of information on tarot and related subjects.

Institution of the Year

la Biennale di Venezia/O.T.O./Warburg Institute for the Thoth Tarot art exhibition (9 original paintings), Venice, June 1st – November 4th.

Best Tarot APP Award (NEW CATEGORY)

Galaxy Tarot Pro (Android version) by Galaxy Tone Software (Shonna Hill)


Tarot in Media Award

Carnesky’s Tarotdrome by Marisa Carnesky and Company


Tarot Art of the Year

The High Priestess, by Erik C. Dunne