The Vernal equinox, Ostara, wakes the city after winter. Crocuses poke through withered lawns and the sun catches on high-rise glass. The first fringes of green appear in the woods. It is a time of creative potence, and when our deck was both conceived and completed. We look to the fresh sun for a voice of reason to pull thread and themes our of life and make them clear.
The Tarot is a tool for self-exploration, and this deck questions the user's relationship with the earth beyond our concrete city life. Our illustration pays homage to the natural world and those romantic moments in history where we return to nature. Mysticism and fantasy grow green in our hearts and beckon us home to the forest.
Read our Tarot on the concrete floor of your basement with petrichor wafting in the windows, or carry it out into a meadow beneath the songbirds. Wherever you craft your spread, keep nature in your heart when you use these cards.
The OSTARA Tarot, owing its name to the pagan vernal equinox, marks the midpoint of spring and ushers in a time of light, rebirth, and new growth. In this deck, you will discover a journey that loosely follows traditional Tarot symbolism, while alro exploring themes of wilderness, surrealism, and feminine intution.
We divided the four suits(wands, coins, cups, and swords) amongst the four of us, and assigned an animal(or family)to every Minor Arcana card, from Ace to King, with the exception of the Queen, which we left to choice. As illustrators, we understand that interpretation is very much in the hands of viewer, so we offer this guidebook as a reference tool just to help you get started.
May you form an enriching relationship with the cards and discover their core significance to you!
by MOLLY APPLEJOHN
(MOLLY SUIT OF COINS)