From the joyful brilliance of a golden field of sunflowers to the roiling waves of a sapphire-blue sea, our planet's divine beauty elicits a sense of wonder and reverence. Deeply spiritual and rooted in the natural world, the Gaian Tarot deck offers a true connection to our Earth Mother.
Presenting a lush, contemporary, and multicultural world steeped in Gaian myth and lore, internationally acclaimed artist Joanna Powell Colbert beautifully updates the classic Rider-Waite-Smith archetypes. Radiantly bearing new life, the gardener shines as the reimagined Empress, while the Magician is transformed into a ritual drummer . . .
This tarot includes a 78-card deck and a 288-page guide featuring tips on reading tarot cards, interpretations of symbols, divinatory meanings, exercises, meditations, and spreads.
"Exquisitely beautiful, Gaian Tarot is much more than a tarot deck. It's a doorway into a community of people living close to the land and its creatures."—Mary K. Greer, author of 21 WAYS TO READ A TAROT CARD
The Gaian Tarot was a long time, nine years, in the making, and arose from the seeds of earthly love. Here artist Joanna Powell Colbert describes the birth of the Gaian Tarot and the impact it is having on readers—and herself.
A serious-looking knight, in full battle armor, seems to raise his cup in salute as he and his white horse stand on the banks of a wide, crystal-clear river. Fed by a rushing waterfall, the river spills over a towering, rocky cliff. The Knight of Cups, like all of the court cards in his suit, is watery and emotional. He is gallant, graceful, and generous. He is imaginative—even visionary....
My daughter Julia has a deck of tarot cards. She looks through it when we’re watching television in the living room. She pulls cards for her sisters, and the study the images together. Sometimes she even takes the deck to play with at her grandmother’s house.
Unfortunately, some of the cards are missing, and some of them are bent. But that’s understandable—Julia is only a year old.
Why would anyone want to get out of their tarot comfort zone? If you are in your comfort zone, you are likely to be stable and confident and therefore able to do solid and dependable readings. Rituals and regular processes help ground readers and prepare the mind to begin the important work of interpreting the cards. We spend so much time finding... read this article