The Herbcrafter’s Tarot celebrates the handicrafts, tools and time honored folk skills related to herbs, trees, flowers and other plants that share their gifts with us.
The deck and book set explores the relationship between herbs and how people use them for medicine, creativity, ritual, and spiritual guidance. It also considers herbs as archetypes and explores our partnership with the botanical realm. The Herbcrafter’s Tarot is an engaging introduction to herbalism and plant spirit magic, and can be used as a profound divinatory tool.
THE SET INCLUDES A 78-CARD DECK AND A 124-PAGE BOOK FULL OF HERBAL INSPIRATION AND IDEAS FOR CRAFTING WITH THE CARDS.
THE BOTANICAL WORLD IS RICH WITH MYTHOLOGY AND MEDICINE THAT SPANS COUNTRIES, ERAS, AND IDEOLOGIES.
Each plant contains a universe of possibilities for divination, healing, and story. As each card in a tarot deck represents a different, yet equally important and complex archetype, so too do the plants. A plant’s placement on a particular card is not a fixed definition of its magic nor an indicator of its level of importance. We explore the symbolism of plants as medicine but also consider the encounter with the plants as medicine.
We encourage a noticing of how the plant behaves in nature. Allow their expressions to inspire you, and reflect on the ways your behavior affects them.
THE MESSAGES IN THE CARDS MIGHT BE FOUND IN THE PLANT ITSELF.
But it might also be found in the relationship the plant has with the forest or the garden or the creatures on which its life depends.
Our invitation to you is to look at the botanical realm from new perspectives and create your own vocabulary by actively reading the book of nature.
We encourage you to allow your own experiences, mythologies, and magic to influence the stories you build from this deck. This contemplation will create an ecology of spirit that is unique to you, profound, and powerful.