Pearls of Wisdom Tarot Deck
Welcome to the Pearls of Wisdom Tarot. Dubbed the most optimistic deck out there, the Pearls of Wisdom Tarot is filled with bright colours, symbolism and whimsical imagery. This busy deck is full of meaning which is sure to uplift and inspire.
The Pearls of Wisdom Tarot was a seven year artistic and research journey through the structure of the Tarot. An original rendition of the Tarot, The Pearls of Wisdom Tarot has its own rich symbolism that includes the elements of earth, air, water and fire along with odes to the Triple Goddess, Earth Devas and Tree spirits. The cards are enhanced with the language of flowers. Viking Runes add extra meaning to the cards as well. An alphabetical listing of the meaning of the symbols and Runes used in this deck is included for easy reference.
Born out of great sorrow, the loss of my health, my nine year old son, followed by the loss of my mother, the creation of the Pearls of Wisdom Tarot became my art therapy. Inspired by the Medicine Woman Tarot, by Carol Bridges, the paintings became my creative path back to wellness. Out of the dark dungeon of depression and ill health, I painted what I needed to see, bright and uplifting colours and images.
Each card is chock-a-block with symbols. The image that comes to the forefront, the one you notice first, is the symbol you need to pay attention to. It points to a true and deeper meaning. Step through the portals of perception and look beyond the symbols to realize your own truth.
It is my hope that this deck, with its optimistic pearls of wisdom, will bring a measure of healing to all those who use it.
Each pearl symbolizes wisdom acquired through the hardship of experience or life-lessons. A pearl is created when an oyster deposits layers of luminous nacre around a grain of sand to protect itself from the irritation of the foreign material. Our life trials, losses and disappointments are our grains of sand. Through layers of love for ourselves, others and the Divine, we create our own string of pearls.
"The first condition, therefore, that any mythology must fulfill, if it is to render life to modern lives, is that of cleansing the doors of perception to the wonder, at once terrible and fascinating, of ourselves and of the universe of which we are the ears and eyes and the mind."
~ Joseph Campbell