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Published May 24, 2024 Updated May 27, 2024

Quên Tarot

A mystical voyage of love and self-discovery created by Duy Khánh Võ.

2022 South East Asia Thailand Vietnam (Việt Nam) Bydala Divinations Duy Khánh Võ Kickstarter Tarot Rider-Waite Tarot Add to Collection

Above: the front of the box. The sub-title "Forget Tarot de Gap" refers to distance and also to meeting up again in the future. In 2022 his Quên Tarot won CARTA Awards’ Best Tarot Deck of the Year.

Quên Tarot follows Dan on her imaginary journey through countries in Asia, searching for answers to her incomplete love story. One day she met someone at an exhibition and started falling in love… suddenly it was over and they parted. Each location which appears on the cards is part of her journey to find true love.

Above: myself and Duy Khánh Võ attending the 2023 Bangkok Gypsy Fair at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

Above: Võ pays tribute to Pamela Colman Smith by mirroring the placement of the signature.

"Flowers still bloom, but there are people we will never have the chance to meet again… Draw from the deck any time you want to start your new journey."

The guidelines and explanations reframe the journey of personal growth to discovering true love, proclaiming that the “deck takes you on a mystical Voyage of love and self-discovery, infused with the vibrant and diverse cultures of Asia.”

The cards were created by Duy Khánh Võ, an artist based in Vietnam. For ease of use, Võ based the deck based on the modern Rider-Waite system. Through his reimagining he expands Pamela Colman Smith's theatrical style to encompass a Southeast Asian cultural perspective.

The 85-card deck is well-presented inside an elegant case with magnetic lock. A 304-page guidebook can be downloaded from a QR code (See the QR code ) on the certificate of authenticity card (See the certificate ). The booklet preface shares the artist’s profound gratitude to Estrella (Dr, Raveedaon Estrella Montien) and Bydala Divinations for their support during the publishing process. The set was produced in Thailand.


The Major Arcana

Above: the five Fool cards represent the five elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Soul - also depicting five destinations. The card back was designed by Thuy Vu.


Minor Arcana (Swords)


Minor Arcana (Pentacles)


Minor Arcana (Wands)


Minor Arcana (Cups)


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Adam has been involved in developing the site as well as reviewing new decks and conducting research. He is particularly interested in innovation, Kickstarter and East Asian cards. He is a member of the IPCS and webmaster of the EPCS.


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