A gorgeous hand-drawn deck which feels radiantly powerful while being kind at heart.
Here's a brief message from Mariza about the second printing: "This second printing of the First Edition will debut with a box and booklet size that match the size of the cards (the most common way that tarot deck sets are printed). I am very excited to reduce the amount of paper resources used. The new booklet will have half the number of pages as the original booklet and not include card art. The "Stay Wild Dear Heart" illustration that was originally printed on the tray insert inside of the box will be printed directly onto the inside of the box."
The Gentle Tarot is a hand-drawn tarot deck with imagery that is heavily influenced by life in remote Alaska. The deck exudes a deep love of nature and a kind gentle strength.
The basis of the Gentle Tarot is a loving, reciprocal relationship with nature which is available to everyone. As such, interconnection and harmony with the natural environment - the idea of being a part of the Whole is strongly reflected in its imagery. The court cards have been renamed: seed, root, flower and harvest providing a further sense of attunement to the seasons of nature.
Mariza says: "I draw much of my strength and inspiration from our natural environment, as it has always been my comfort and guide. I strongly believe that our mental health is very much influenced by our connection or lack of connection with our ecosystem. The art of these cards attempts to bridge the gap and remind us of the power and love found there. It is my hope that the love embedded in my work can serve as a reminder of this connection so that we may feel supported by our natural environment and also responsible for its well-being."
78 card deck plus a bonus major arcana card (79 cards)
350 gsm matte print with matte gold sidings
106 page guide book
Sturdy two part box.
The creator donates 10% of total proceeds of her sales to ocean and climate change research.