Visionary artist Lisa de St. Croix explores the meaning and symbolism of tarot in this contemporary, multicultural deck.
Tarot de St. Croix was inspired by my visions, current affairs, personal experiences and mythology. This deck transcends time to portray the tapestry of life. The rich, vibrant colors of oil paint and the gold borders give this deck a warm and sensuous feeling. Although the images in this deck are unique they still hold the essence of the universal archetypes. The visual metaphors are inspiring and easy to understand and carry information that can help you on your journey through life. Acting as a visual encyclopedia of the soul, the Tarot de St. Croix will help you find answers.
Tarot de St. Croix is a deck of 78 cards printed on glossy card stock. It comes in a sturdy lidded box with full-color book of meanings and spreads.
Tarot de St. Croix with its vibrant and soul stirring imagery, would make a beautiful and empowering gift, and an important addition to your Tarot Library. Leslie Cochran.
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In Tarot de St. Croix, Lisa imparts to the spiritual traveler her personal experiences while navigating these ancient, sacred paths which we share. This hand painted deck is a colorful, dazzling, multi-faceted gem and her story will touch those who journey with her powerful work. Good medicine for the weary soul and inspiration for those seeking a kindred spirit! Arnell Ando
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Each card is available as a limited edition archival print on paper. Visit Gallery to see more card images.
5″ x 8″ $35
7″ x 12″ $75
11″ x 18″ $150
During the process of creating the deck I wrote a blog about the stories behind the cards.
My Tarot Story
When I was a child of eleven in South Africa, I accompanied my mother to get a reading from a tarot reader on the other side of Johannesburg. As I waited on the wide verandah, I thought about destiny, about wisdom and faith. These were new concepts for me and I was taken by them. The predictions of that tarot reader came to pass; within a year my mother divorced, fell in love with a foreigner and left to live with her new husband on the Mediterranean Sea.
Many years later after my mother had died, through a mysterious set of circumstances the old Marseille deck she had bought from the tarot reader came back to me. I immersed myself in the study of Tarot. I was living in New Mexico near the Zuni Indian reservation. On the winter solstice I did a shamanic journey where I travelled to a small black and white temple in the Upper World. On the throne lay a tarot card of the High Priestess: Isis. She instructed me to paint a tarot deck.
I painted this tarot deck as if it were a tarot reading: receiving divine wisdom. Each time I pulled a card to paint I was amazed how perfectly the meaning of the card related to the world I inhabit. I opened my senses to messages. Synchronicity was my guide. I painted intuitively, having faith that I would convey through the visual medium of the tarot, a message that would have meaning and wisdom.
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Lisa de St. Croix has done a fine job of producing a deck that is at the same time personal and integrated with the world as a whole, acknowledging also the artistic and divinatory traditions in which she works. Tarot de St. Croix can also work well as someone’s first reading deck, given its visual clarity and warmth. It succeeds on many levels and offers and optimistic and inspiring philosophy toward life. Eric Lerner
All images © Lisa de St. Croix 2013