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Ritual Tarot by Tiera May: Marked Edition

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THE RITUAL TAROT is a fine art divination deck that uses the power of symbols to activate your psyche and elevate your magical practice. Card faces are nameless and feature only artwork, allowing users to immerse themselves in the rich visual narrative of the Tarot. Corresponding card titles can be found on each card's reverse side, hidden in plain sight. This unique design encourages those who use the deck to form a more intuitive connection with the imagery and develop their own approach to reading the cards. The Ritual Tarot can be used for divinatory purposes, personal growth or simply for inspiration and reflection.

THE STORY: The art for the cards began as a series of analog collages inspired by the symbolism of the Major Arcana. As I dissected and reassembled the 22 traditional archetypes of the Tarot, a complex visual narrative emerged; a language that is distinctly archaic but also holds space in the present; a story that honors the old gods and the new; a voice that speaks to the human psyche - not with words but with symbols. The overwhelmingly positive response to these artworks encouraged me to expand the scope of the project from the original 22 cards to all 78 found in a standard tarot deck. Two and a half years later, I debuted the large-scale collages in an art exhibit alongside the release of the Ritual Tarot, a 78-card analog collage tarot deck created from the scaled-down versions of my art. Last year I organized and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund this latest edition and I'm currently working on my forthcoming Oracle deck - due to release in Summer of 2024.

THE NEW MARKED EDITION: The format of the latest version of the deck follows the tradition of the street magician’s marked deck of playing cards and features card names hidden (in plain sight) on the back of each card in the deck. Titles are discreetly incorporated on the card backs in such a way that you don't notice the names unless you're consciously looking for them. CLICK HERE for a flip-through of a few Major Arcana card faces & backs:


  • 80 cards printed on upgraded 410gsm ultra black core cardstock.
  • Card names hidden on the backs of each card in the deck.
  • The new “Lust” card.
  • The new “Fool’s Journey” card.
  • A sturdy full length, two piece rigid card box.
  • A full color, perfect bound guidebook that fits inside the card box with the cards.


CARDS: 80-cards in total (including the recent addition of the bonus Lust card and the new Fool’s Journey card). 24 Major Arcana, 56 Minor Arcana.Cards measure 3.5 inches x 5 inches. The card stock for this edition has been upgraded to 410gsm ultra black core card stock. This stock is more *opaque and thicker than the previous 350gsm white core cardstock (gsm stands for "Grams per Square Meter." The higher the gsm number, the heavier the paper). Black core card stock is the standard for poker cards because of its high opacity, meaning that light can’t get through the cards and expose them to other players (they are often used in casino card games where cheating is a concern). Because it's opaque, this card stock provides more visual contrast than standard stock, keeping the graphics printed on each card vivid in colors. This stock will be much more durable than that of the previous edition and will have more flex/bend for shuffling ease. Card backs feature each card’s corresponding name hidden within the zodiac wheel.

GUIDE BOOKLET: The marked edition guide booklet is the same dimensions as the cards (3.5 x 5 inches when closed) and fits inside the card box. Booklets are full color, perfect bound and feature in-depth card descriptions and images for the Major Arcana, condensed meanings for the court cards and key words for the Minor Arcana. Reversed meanings are also included in the guide book. 62 pages total.

BOXES: The cards and guide book come in a 2 piece, full-length rigid box with matte lamination. Boxes are made of 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Fibers. Deck boxes come shrink wrapped for extra protection.

DISCLAIMERS & SHOP POLICIES: All sales are final. My shop does not accept exchanges or returns - however, if you have questions, concerns or issues with your order please don't hesitate to contact me. Make sure your shipping address is correct and the location is a safe and secure place for you to receive parcels. I cannot replace decks that have been delivered and then stolen from your porch/mailbox. I cannot replace individual cards.

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