The Ophidia Rosa Tarot came to be over a year-long period, cared for and pondered through four seasons of natural change. While framed by the tarot's ancient tradition and structure, my botanical world―full of such transformation, from the soil to the seedling, the sprout and the bloom―placed an emphasis on change bursting forth all around me. Each of these 78 cards―the full Major and Minor arcana―draws on the tarot's timeworn truth carried closer to home.
Seven years ago, in a garden far, far away the Pythia Botanica Oracle would bloom. This botanical, tea-stained dream was a first of its kind, sprouting up from flowerbeds to the cards, to a plant magic deck that would guide myself and so many of us through nearly a decade of truths. Each of these antique gold gilded, floral cards were hand-illustrated with care, complete with guiding words to hone in on deeper, personal meanings behind the magic, mythology, history and healing properties inherent to such botanical gifts.
The Maiden Oracle asked to be made, both in the moment and beyond it, sprouting a bounty for which only harvest begets more growth. The journey of its bearing is so full of light, of connection near and soil-sent, of empowerment flown as natural as the watering of plants. And now this moment has called on me to harvest the power it conjures, to untether my cord and let this deck tether itself back to stars.
Once this set sells out, all the Maidens in the world are all there will ever be. It fills me with such joy to let this bird fly free from the nest, and to watch the magic of this deck spread like the wildflower it was born to be.