The Guardian Tarot Deck
In a world filled with so much rage, hostility, and a scarcity of empathy, sympathy, compassion, and altruism, we need positive sources that can replenish and nourish our souls. For many, being out in nature is healing. Exposure to fresh air and sunshine, to the sounds of the water rushing and melodic birds, to nature’s color palette and redolence, and to a slower pace, can shift our focus and rebalance our mind, body, and spirit collectively. Mother Nature has a way of soothing our spirit, calming our minds, restoring our well-being, renewing our depleted energy, and significantly reducing our stress levels. We just feel better being out in nature. Trees play a big role in all of this. Some have learned to communicate with and glean wisdom from the trees directly, while others use tools like the tarot.
Trees are deep-rooted and have an enormous amount of vibrational and grounding energy, which is why many of us feel drawn to them. And they release chi energy that we can tap into for our own healing and can help us open our own energy channels. Trees are spiritually advanced living beings that we can foster and build a relationship with for the rest of our lives. With this in mind, The Guardian Tarot is perfect for those who love nature and are seeking to connect with the trees for their own personal development. They will teach us that in a wholesome and healthy environment, where our needs are met and supported by others, we will grow stronger. But… “If we pull our nourishment from a depleted source, we will also become depleted! We will wither and become less functional and unable to connect to our happiness…”
The Guardian Tarot comes in a lovely keepsake, ribbon-hinged, magnetic closure box. The misty pinks, blues, and purple colors and emotive images on the box are attractive and welcoming. On the inside of the box cover you’ll find an image of and a short write-up about the author. Inside the box, you will find the guidebook and 78 beautifully illustrated tarot cards. Some may not like the artwork, but others will feel a natural connection to them. That’s because the inner connectedness between humans and trees is expressed through the deck’s stunning artwork.
The Guidebook features images in full color which makes it far more appealing to open. Upon opening the book, you are greeted with a thank you message and the table of contents. The Major Arcana are called the Guardians and the traditional suits of the tarot, Wands, Swords, Cups, and Pentacles. Have you ever opened a tarot deck and found the author is using their own symbols?… and you find yourself completely lost? That’s happened a few times to me. I prefer decks that stick with the typical suites.
Each of the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana cards gets a full-page explanation including reverse, although some cards are explained a little more fully than others. You’ll find two card spreads at the back of the book that were specifically created for our personal growth.
The cards are a nice comfortable size and made from sturdy card stock. They are glossy and have no borders so the images are full-size. The title of each card is added subtly and quietly with a smaller font so as not to distract from the artwork. Nice touch! And the artwork is mesmerizing. Each card will captivate you will its expressions and backgrounds. If you feel a bond to nature, or trees in particular, then you may enjoy the Guardian Tarot Deck.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.