Claire Lily


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.

Knowing that I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, I went on the hunt for a designer to take the images from my mind and capture them on cards. 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.


Thank you!

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Beverly at Tarot Connections
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Frankly, the fact that this deck connected with me as strongly as it did was surprising to me. I’ve worked with many varieties of decks and actually own close to 1000+ others. Still, from the beginning, there was something about Aunt Lily’s Tarot Deck by Claire Lily that appealed to me in a quiet, unexpected way. The images offer depth when desired, I find the colors to be soothing, and the artwork conveys messages perfectly without unnecessary distractions. This deck has been my “go to” deck for some time. I consider it to be my faithful partner during readings.

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Hi Claire, I wanted to give you feedback on your beautiful deck that you sent me. I love how the wands are quite sporty. I adore the cups being recyclable such a unique and subtle reminder to us all. I love how all races and disabilities are depicted and included especially the Queen of Cups. I adore the similarities but also differences between the RWS deck and your deck. I enjoy how each suit has a running color through the deck. Oh my goodness the Strength card gives me goosebumps. Transformation, the Fallen Angel and Awakening are such splendid cards compared to RWS deck which can fill people with fear. I really found your advice cards helpful as well. I've never seen that before. Tiny things crack me up like the handbag on the fool card! I think the modern feel is so important and will be so special to younger people who buy your deck. They'll relate so much easier. I hope it's a real success for you. I can feel the love and dedication in each card.

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Just received your colorful, beautiful, soothing, and
extraordinary deck. I love the high quality of your product,
the care that went into packaging, and the additional info cards!
GREAT job. As a collector and reader, I will cherish and share this work of love with many! Thank you!

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I just received your cards!! Absolutely stunning!! You are just amazing...the way you wrapped them.. the notes inside...texture of the cards...brilliant!!! Thank you! My Granddaughter wants to learn the tarot...these are perfect for us!! You are a sweetie! So creative!!
I love the ebook. Very simple....I love the way you placed your past in the cards.... absolutely brilliant!