THE GENTLE TAROT
THE GENTLE TAROT
Sometimes, exploring our roots can lead us to a surprising destination. Mari in the Sky takes us by the hand into a world inspired by the vast Alaskan landscapes and touched by a magic worthy of a fairy tale, where the fauna and flora speak of mystery and wonder. The heritage of the ancient natives transforms reality to reveal an ecological and anti-anthropocentric message, with 79 cards that redefine both the symbolism and the cultural imprint of the classic Tarot. A "gentle" tarot like its name, populated by feminine and healing forces that reveal the wildest side of our planet.
Mariza Ryce Aparicio-Tovar, artist name Mari in the Sky, is an Alaskan artist and illustrator. Her art is inspired by nature and the heritage of the ancient natives of her land, but also by her personal history and "indigenous spirituality". The creation of The Gentle Tarot represents the ultimate expression of her research, where peace, attention to mental health and connection to nature are the main cardinal points for both the artist and the reader. For Mari in the Sky, there is nothing more interrelated than the well-being of the human being (mind and body) and the ecosystem: taking care of one has beneficial effects on the other. Working outdoors, counting salmon in the Alaskan reservoirs, she had the opportunity to fully experience her relationship with the landscape and find the necessary inspiration for the creation of this tarot deck, translating her vision into a tangible and universal masterpiece.
Mari in the Sky donates 5% of the proceeds from this deck to ocean and climate change research.
- 79 cards measuring 7 cm x 12 cm in matte finish and golden edges printed on 350 g/m² card stock.
- Major Arcana includes a 23rd card entitled "The Unseen".
- It includes a 105-page deck-sized guidebook.
Cards and guidebook in English.