Raise your hand if you’ve ever bought a tarot or oracle deck, only to find that when it arrived at your door that the deck just really wasn’t for you. I totally have. And it’s such a bummer when it happens. I usually discover that it’s just not going to work when I open the box and play with it for a bit.
One of my favorite tarot decks to work with is the Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan & John Matthews and illustrated by Will Worthington. It’s rich images, soulful messages, and shamanic energy make this my go-to deck for deep healing and seasonal readings, such as Winter Solstice. The deck is filled with beautiful pre-Celtic-inspired imagery. From the Green Man to the Blasted Oak to The Sun, the images are a delight to the eyes and easy to connect to on an intuitive level.
Tarot lovers are you looking for something fun to jump into this summer? The Housewives Tarot: A Domestic Divination Kit is for you. It’s campy, irreverent, and has bold, eye catching illustrations. From the beginning, this deck, designed by Paul Keppel and Jude Buffum, isn’t your typical tarot deck. It arrives in a box that looks like a recipe box your grandma would own. Inside there are recipe tabs holding the instruction booklet that begins with a fun “story” of how this deck came into existence, the Major Arcana, and the Minor Arcana.
This Soul Studio Conversations interview features the inspirational Akilah Shani to discuss the fascinating process of channeling her forthcoming Omni Deck! Akilah is a self proclaimed “baby spiritualist” who began intentionally sharing her gift of divination and mediumship with others in late 2017.