The Wisdom of the Depths tarot is a 78-card deck based on the traditional symbolism of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot. The sea theme includes quirky characters alongside familiar sea creatures.
The deck came into being during lockdown 2020 and took a year to complete. The cards are digital collages with most characters starting life as vintage black and white book illustrations. I’ve included my own sea photography in many of the backgrounds (and The Tower is my local lighthouse!).
I’ve kept, loosely, within the tradition of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck – the names and numbering are the same – but I’ve taken creative license with the images. If you already read tarot, you’ll be just fine (and if you don’t, the little white book has you covered).
The cards are made from 350gsm Zanta Games Board – these are sturdy but very shuffleable.
Each deck comes with an 8-page little white book that’s printed on 130gsm silk art paper. The LWB includes suggested keywords for the tarot – a handy guide for people who might be more familiar with oracles or new to tarot.