Tarocchi Della Luna Nuova

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Tarocchi Della Luna Nuova: Moon Card XVIII


Maria Teresa Monti (Terry for the friends, born in Loiano, near Bologna, September 27, 1957 and died in Bologna, December 31, 1991) created the Tarocchi della Luna Nuova (Tarot of the New Moon) between 1982 and 1983 using a combination of pencil, ink and tempera. Some illustrations and even the deck's title was suggested by Giordano Berti, a close friend of Terry. The deck should have been also used for an handbook written by Berti. But the handbook was never published.

The 78 illustrations remained hidden for 25 years and only in 2008 the Museo dei Tarocchi of Riola di Vergato (Italy) has published it in a gorgeous limited edition of only 300 numbered copies.

Monti's Tarot cards are beautiful, the colors vibrant, and the whole production was obviously made with great care. The imagery is based on traditional symbolism while also having a rather contemporary look and feel.

The Major Arcana and Court cards are rich in both color and meaning. The Pip cards are the traditional suit symbols (rather than scenery). They are not titled but instead the required number of symbols are depicted on the cards in appealing designs. The titles on the Majors and Court Cards are in Italian. The backs are reversible. The imagery on the cards is surrounded by what looks like braided cord and a narrow white border around the outer edge. There is no LWB - (description of the cards) included, but it would be easy to understand for anyone familiar with traditional Tarot.

The cards are printed on sturdy, semi-glossy cardstock. It is a bit larger than most Tarot decks at 6" H x 3.4" W, (15.24 x 8.64 cm). The black wrap-around cardboard box fully encloses the deck and a flap slips into a slot on the back side. The High Priestess is featured on the front along with the title and artist's name. A gorgeous 78 card deck for both Tarot readers and collectors.

The gorgeous box realized in 2014 by Letizia Rivetti for Tarocchi Della Luna Nuova in a special limited edition: 88 numbered boxes

In 2014 was realized a new special box for the same deck in a limited edition: 88 numbered copies. The gorgeous box was invented by the italian art designer Letizia Rivetti and handcraft by “RINASCIMENTO: Italian Style Art”. The size of the Rinascimento’s box is mm 120 x 190, thickness mm 55 (about 4,8” x 7,6” x 2,2”). The deck have, of course, the original warrant with the number assigned by the Museo dei Tarocchi.


Maria Teresa Monti, in collaboration with Giordano Berti.

Date of Publication

Fall 2008

Deck Theme

78 - Card Tarot with traditonal symbology of Marseille Tarot and contemporary style, a mix of pop nd déco.


Digital Publisher

  • TarotBot
  • This page on liber.us shows screen shots and provides a link to the market [2]

Publisher's websites

  • Tarocchi Della Luna Nuova is available at Museo dei Tarocchi on this page [3]
  • Museo dei Tarocchi Website [4]
  • A mini website created by Arnell Ando to showcase this Tarot Museum in Italy:[5]
  • Also, most Tarot decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi - Hermatena are listed on Tarotpedia.


  • View a description of this deck, Tarocchi Della Luna Nuova and more cards here: [6]
  • Read a review by Bonnie Cehovet on Aeclectic Tarot [7]
  • To see the various decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi with details and card samples, go here: [8]

Online Deck Images - links

  • Specs & card samples of this deck: [9]