Welcome to Aunt Lily's Tarot Deck
The Story Behind the Creation
When your eleven-year-old niece asks you, ‘what are you doing, and can I look at the cards?’
Of course, you say, ‘yes!’
Every morning for two weeks my niece asked to look through one of my tarot decks. She was all big-eyed and excited about interpreting and organizing the cards. She gave meanings to each card, asking me if they were ‘right,’ and thoroughly enjoyed the whole ‘pull a card a day’ process. I loved her enthusiasm, and how she embraced and enjoyed laying down cards, explaining them in her own way. She was eager to learn, comfortable, and natural handling the deck. Shuffling the standard tarot-sized cards with her small hands proved a challenge, but that didn’t stop her.
As expected, she asked for her own deck. After her mom’s agreement, I was on a mission to find the perfect deck of cards for her. I didn’t want anything too dark or adult, and although there are so many great decks out there, nothing really stood out to me. So, I told her we would create our own ….I know, crazy right?!!
Over time, talking with members of tarot groups I associate with; more and more interest was being shown in my creation. That started this unexpected and amazing domino effect of people asking if they could buy a copy of the deck.
I found the wonderfully talented Maria and her team, who helped turn my scribbles and ideas into beautiful works of art.
Take a moment to watch the videos below for more insights.