Once upon a time, somewhere on the www, I found uncoloured line-drawn copies of the RWS cards. I have found it very useful to colour my own as a tarot exercise, and am always pleasantly surprised by what is revealed to me in the process. Perhaps it’s because I look at the cards differently during the process of colouring them, seeing details I had not noticed before.
An example of this is the Three of Swords card. When I spent time colouring this card in I unexpectedly noticed that the swords were sharp upon entering the heart but blunt upon exiting it! Something changed the blades in the process of piercing the heart! This was something I had really not noticed before colouring in my own Three of Swords card. I also noticed for the first time that it was raining (in the card)! In these unexpected discoveries lie exciting new layers of possible interpretations to further enhance our reading abilities.
I kept the line-drawings and am making them available here for download. Perhaps you’d like to give this exercise a try too? If you do, let me know what new revelations you uncover!
Apologies for the ‘order’ (disorder) that these are in, but it seems all 78 cards are here. I have listed the cards that appear on each page below, with links to download the pdf documents.
Colour-your-own-Page1: The Fool, The High Priestess, The Magician, The Empress
Colour-your-own-Page2: The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot
Colour-your-own-Page3: Strength, The hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice
Colour-your-own-Page4: The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Devil
Colour-your-own-Page5: The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun
Colour-your-own-Page6: Judgement, The World
Colour-your-own-Page7: King of Swords, Queen of Swords, Knight of Swords, Page of Swords
Colour-your-own-Page8: Ten of Swords, Nine of Swords, Eight of Swords, Seven of Swords
Colour-your-own-Page9: King of Cups, Queen of Cups, Knight of Cups, Page of Cups
Colour-your-own-Page10: King of Wands, Queen of Wands, Ace of Cups, Two of Cups
Colour-your-own-Page11: Seven of Cups, Eight of Cups, Nine of Cups, Ten of Cups
Colour-your-own-Page12: Knight of Wands, Page of Wands, Ten of Wands, Nine of Wands
Colour-your-own-Page13: Four of Wands, Six of Wands, Seven of Wands, Eight of Wands
Colour-your-own-Page14: Five of Pentacles, Seven of Pentacles, Nine of Pentacles, Ten of Pentacles
Colour-your-own-Page15: King of Pentacles, Queen of Pentacles, Knight of Pentacles, Page of Pentacles
Colour-your-own-Page16: Ace of Pentacles, Four of Pentacles, Three of Swords, Six of Swords
Colour-your-own-Page17: Two of Pentacles, Three of Pentacles, Six of Pentacles, Eight of Pentacles
Colour-your-own-Page18: Ace of Swords, Two of Swords, Four of Swords, Five of Swords
Colour-your-own-Page19: Ace of Wands, Two of Wands, Three of Wands, Five of Wands
Colour-your-own-Page20: Three of Cups, Four of Cups, Five of Cups, Six of Cups