Five years ago, in a garden far, far away the Pythia Botanica 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 a half decade of truths.
I embarked on this journey of creating the Pythia Botanica Oracle with an uncloaked spirit, open mind and hungry heart, lost in plant magic and guided by Mother Nature through the illustration of each card. From my earliest memories, I have felt a kinship with nature. Being amongst plants is where I am most at peace, most evergreen, most purely myself. Through this work, I have dug into my own Hellenic heritage, finding among roots of botanical enchantment a mythology both below and beyond where those first seeds were sown.
We invoke the myth of the Pythia, an ancient priestess whose visions channeled prophecies from Hellenic gods. Also known as the Oracle of Delphi, her divinations were steeped in mystery and enigmatic wonder―a trusted presage that loomed in the hearts of all who sought to persist against fate.
Each of these botanical oracle deck 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.
Now the 5th Anniversary brings a sequel to the deck that started it all... Volume II is a full expansion pack, blooming with 48 all new cards, plants, flowers, and poetic guidebook.
Read these most special and unique cards alone or with both volumes combined in traditional Tarot spreads and allow the spirit of these plants to guide you.