The Viola Lux Umbra Tarot came to be over a lifetime of seasonal change, sprouted from soil to the wisdom of archaic stars that blossom in the night sky. Years of botanical magic brought me here, inspired to grow through art, divination, wonder, and fate with ancient light and shadow — the kindred forces our branches cast upon the mysteries of life.
From novice, sprouting Tarot readers to experts whose stems mature with timeworn truths, Viola Lux Umbra will lead you along the growing path.
Each of the 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana are hand-illustrated with intention and drawn from traditional Tarot meanings to where the garden meets the cards. With its extensive bound guidebook, the Viola Lux Umbra Tarot will connect any reader's card pulls and spreads with clear descriptions of botanical names, elements, keywords, thoughtful interpretations, and poignant revelations.
A culmination of all my previous tools of divination, this Tarot deck is a wise, enchanted elder to the original sister works—Pythia Botanica Oracle, Ophidia Rosa Tarot, Maiden Oracle—and a most inspired vision through the illustrated prism of our botanical world.
The Viola Lux Umbra holds:
- 78 hand-illustrated, original Tarot cards: the full Major & Minor Arcana illuminated and envisioned with fresh illustrations, plants, flowers and meanings.
- Thoughtfully written, comprehensive bound guidebookthat will inspire, mentor, depict magical meaning, and stoke intuition. Includes illustrations, an introduction, and instructions on how to read with these cards.
- The 120 page guidebook features keywords, stirring phrases and fully written meanings for each of the 78 cards, alongside the names of all of the botanicals illustrated and featured throughout the deck. From beginner to advanced readers and all in between, this work will forever grow along with your dreams, aspirations, and botanical quest.
- A beautifully designed,highest quality, two piece box with lustrous gold foil detailto house both the Viola Lux Umbra deck and guidebookwherever you may travel.
Each order is beautifully wrapped in illustrated, eco-friendly packaging, and a tracking number is emailed to you once shipped.
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Leila + Olive is an artist-run collection by illustrator, gardener, and designer Nicole Rallis. Each work is made in small batches with personal attention to detail and the highest quality materials, designed and conceived as treasures to fill a lifetime.
"Wow. I mean wow. This [Ophidia Rosa] deck is a combination of rustic, feminine, botanical, natural, grave and sweet. It is highly detailed and beautifully printed with golden edges and thin lines, presented in a smooth black illustrated box complete with a leaflet; I'm floored.
Snakes and moths, spiders and fungi act as guides through this world of floral interpretation and symbolism. The illustrations are like they were taken from the diary of some wild botanist; a dreamy garden of familiar and magical herbs. Everything about this deck is quality so the cost is well worth it.
This is a dream-come-true of a deck. I highly recommend this deck to readers who want quality and substance with simplicity."
"This is my favorite deck! Quality above all praise, aesthetics off the charts. This beautiful deck is for flower lovers and for those who already know the Tarot. Interaction with her is a beautiful walk in the garden."
"The Ophidia Rosa Tarot is an absolutely beautiful deck. It plays with the idea of the garden of myth and the serpentine nature of the creatures within it. The detail down the antiqued golden gilded edges, tea-stained thick cardstock, and herbal illustrations is absolutely gorgeous. There is an air of mystery to the deck and an urge to follow through the journey to find what’s around the next corner. One of my favorite things about this deck is the descriptions in the pamphlet that comes with it. Rather than giving a generic breakdown of the card, each one is supplied with a beautiful poem that transports you into the garden with it."
"I've worked with tarot, herbs and flowers for nearly 10 years and it makes me so excited to have a deck that brings all of their energy together. The Pythia Botanica Oracle really is quite stunning and if you like flowers, I highly recommend it."
"I can not put into words my connection and love for these two decks, as well as my love for the work of Leila + Olive. I’ve started pulling these oracle cards to connect with my ancestors and to receive guidance before spellwork, and I can’t recommend the [Pythia Botanica] Oracle decks enough for those wanting to branch into divination outside of tarot, connect with herbal allies, and move into intuitive reading.
My new favorite Oracle. I didn't think I could love an Oracle deck this much."
- Frankie (Chaotic Witch Aunt)
"Ophidia Rosa Tarot is a beautiful tarot deck. I bought it because I have a passion for botanical illustrations and so I couldn’t miss this deck in my collection. If you have the same passion you must get this deck that plays on the celebration of flora, like an immaculate (and dark) garden of Eden.
Each arcane is designed according to the artist's botanical imagery and her perceptions and emotions of the floral world. Some are really evocative and can express with few lines the deep meanings of each archetype depicted in the Major Arcana.
The quality is excellent, and the cards have a beautiful gold outline. One of the most interesting details is that in the booklet you can find a little poem which describe the essence of each card. You know, poetry and flowers/plants always go together!"
"This deck is so beautifully designed and a lovely tool for self reflection. As someone who loves all things botanical and truly believes in their healing powers. I find this deck [Pythia Botanica] to be a magical extension of working with actual botanicals and the art always lifts my spirits."
"Each card features the flora and fauna that make up Leila + Olive’s world, as well as a fold-out guidebook to help the reader along the way, so they can allow their intuition to bloom and shine.
The Ophidia Rosa tarot is the perfect addition for anyone who feels the serpentine movements of transformation bubbling in their veins. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran tarot reader, you’re sure to learn something with this deck."
- Gabriela Herstik
"I am so grateful I came across this oracle deck. These beautiful masterpieces were created by Leila + Olive. The botanical imagery on these cards makes me feel so connected to Mother Nature and myself. I am so ready to dive in."
"What a beautiful Oracle it is. I have been searching for the perfect botanical deck for so long, and I can finally say I found the one: the Pythia Botanica Oracle Deck. Thank you for creating such a treasure."
"The cards pictured are my first deck ever, I got when I became somewhat open about my practice in 2016. They’ve been with me through my whole open journey...
I’m in love with this aesthetic. It just is so many things all at once, but balanced so well. It’s modern and minimal, but witchy and moody. It’s got earthy tones and a warmth to it, all while being a little mysterious. But let’s be honest, the Ophidia Rosa Tarot makes any space you’re reading a little more magical and earthy."
- Olivia (The Witch of Wonderlust)
"My Ophidia Rosa tarot deck came in the mail and it's the single most beautiful deck I've ever held."
"A softer side of Tarot, Leila + Olive's Ophidia Rosa is delicate, beautiful, and a little dark. I love it so much!"
"The beautiful Ophidia Rosa Tarot has arrived and I'm absolutely in love with how gorgeous and how it perfectly encompasses that life/death Persephone energy."