The Alchemical Tarot: Renewed - App

From the mystical visions of alchemists, the perfect tool for finding inner wisdom

The official Alchemical Tarot app in partnership with Robert M. Place.

The Alchemical Tarot is the creation of the internationally known mystical artist, Robert M. Place. The deck began with a flash of insight, in which Place realized that the symbolic images in alchemical texts were interchangeable with the standard Tarot trumps, and that the Tarot outlined the same process of mystical transformation as alchemy. This insight led him into a process of research, writing, and drawing and after eight years the result was an uncommonly beautiful and meaningful deck.

From the beginning, The Alchemical Tarot's publication has been linked to magical synchronistic events and its reputation has grown over the years. Original art for the Alchemical Tarot was exhibited at the opening of the Tarot Museum in Riola Italy, in 2007, and at the LA Craft and Folk Art Museum, in 2010, and the cards have been displayed on numerous television shows. Due to popular demand, it is now being offered as an app.

Robert has completely updated the companion book and the entire text is integrated as part of the app and will be part of his highly anticipated third printing of the deck and book.

Available November 23, 2011 in the iTunes Store


  • • High quality original artwork including both Lovers cards, the explicit version that was originally designed for the deck and the censored version that came with the first Harper Collins publication.
  • • Full screen images with zoom up to 2 times actual card size for detail image study.
  • • Swipe left and right between full screen images.
  • • Tap and hold full screen image to toggle to the card meaning and back.
  • • A complete updated companion book: including an introduction to alchemical symbolism, a discussion of elemental and numerical symbols, divination techniques, and an updated commentary on each card.
  • • 6 ways to shuffle the deck with animations.
  • • Featured spreads include three spreads designed to make the wisdom of alchemy part of your life: the Relationship Spread, the Personality Archetypes Reading, and the Transmutation Spread.
  • • You perform the reading interpretations based on the description of each card combined with the direction of the figures and their actions in each spread.
  • • E-mail your reading screen shot of the spread to friends or clients.
  • • Facebook integration to post to your feed or photos.
  • • User preferences to turn On/Off card reversals.
  • • User preferences to turn On/Off Facebook integration.


Robert M. Place

Robert M. Place is an internationally known visionary artist, whose award winning works, in painting, sculpture, and jewelry, have been displayed in galleries and museums in America, Europe, and Japan. He is the designer, illustrator, and coauthor of The Alchemical Tarot and The Angels Tarot, which have received international acclaim. He is designer, illustrator, and author of the award winning The Tarot of the Saints, The Buddha Tarot, and The Vampire Tarot. He is the author of The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, which Booklist has said, “may be the best book ever written on that deck of cards decorated with mysterious images called the tarot.” He is the author of Astrology and Divination, Magic and Alchemy, and Shamanism written for the Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena series. He is the curator of The Fools' Journey and the author of the catalog for this exhibition of Tarot art that originated at the LA Craft and Folk Art Museum. He was the guest of honor at the opening of the Tarot Museum in Riola, Italy. He has created numerous illustrations for books and magazines, His facsimile historic Italian Tarot is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has lectured and taught at the New York Open Center, Omega Institute, the World Tarot Congress, The Readers Studio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Tarot Museum in Riola, and The LA Craft and Folk Art Museum. He and his work have appeared on A&E, the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel.
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Anthony Newell

Anthony has been developing software for over 15 years and began mobile development in the early days of wap content. He enjoys developing apps with rich graphics and the Tarot artwork in particular. He can be contacted at