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.
Illustrated by hand, rooted in mythology and infused with plant magic, the Pythia Botanica Oracle is the original botanical deck that has been enchanting so many around the world since it first sprouted in 2016.
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 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. Read the Pythia Botanica Oracle cards in traditional Tarot spreads and allow the spirit of these plants to guide you.
The Pythia Botanica Oracle Deck holds:
- 48 hand-illustrated and tea-stained botanical Oracle cards.
- Beautiful, durable cards with Antique Gold gilded edges.
- Thoughtfully written, comprehensive, bound guidebook meant to inspire and stoke intuition, including a full introduction, how-to, and all of the botanicals illustrated throughout the deck.
- A beautifully designed, highest quality, two piece box to house the Pythia Botanica Oracle and guidebook wherever you may travel.
The Pythia Botanica Oracle is a pre-order shipping in late March-early April.
A NOTE FROM THE ARTIST
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.
May you feel the heartfelt vision, love and journey behind the Pythia Botanica Oracle, the beauty of botanicals around us and the healing force within.
The Pythia Botanica Oracle is a pre-order shipping in late March-early April.
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.
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My new favorite Oracle. I didn't think I could love an Oracle deck this much."
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