The combination of Buddhism and Tarot might seem strange at first, but the underlying archetypal pattern reveals stunning similarities. The story in the Tarot's major arcana parallels the story of Siddhartha's journey to enlightenment. This sequence of twenty-two cards has been interpreted by many as an allegorical description of the soul's journey to enlightenment, beginning with the naive Fool and culminating in the universal consciousness represented by the World card. The four minor suits are ruled by the four Jinas and their saktis, the Buddhas of the four directions and their female counterparts. The entire deck forms a mandala with the World card in the center and the four minor suits pointing to the four directions
The Buddha Tarot includes a 79-card Tarot deck designed and created by artist Robert M. Place, acclaimed for his distinctive style and artwork with religious and sacred themes. It is a boxed set including a 288 page book describing the deck in great detail.