The Gentle Tarot is a hand-drawn tarot deck with imagery that is heavily influenced by life in remote Alaska. The pocket edition exudes the same deep love of nature and a kind, gentle strength only reworked to a smaller size.
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.
The pocket edition comes in a custom-designed, first-time-ever-made tin box with a top sliding lid with embossed accents. The cards are as high quality as the full size deck except that the pocket deck has a slightly thinner card stock of 300 gsm.
All of the illustrations have been re-worked to fit the new pocket deck size. Some cards have also been colour-corrected and there have been improvements made to the overall composition of each card to make the pocket edition a completely new experience. In addition, the pocket edition includes TWO Lovers cards, a human and non-human option. The human option is an updated gender-neutral version.
Every tin comes with a very special limited edition sticker set and instead of a paperback guidebook, the pocket tin comes with a pdf guidebook.
Mariza Ryce Aparicio-Tovar is a nature-inspired illustrator and the creator of the Gentle Tarot. Mariza says, "The Gentle Tarot Pocket Deck is an incredible labor of love... every detail was decided upon with a thorough amount of thought and love."
- classic 78 card deck with the addition of a bonus major arcana card
- 300 gsm, matte gold edging and gold stamping on card backs
- cards measure 56mm X 85mm
- comes in specially designed tin
- pdf guidebook