We love the fresh perspectives of indie tarot and oracle decks. These self-published works tend to include beautiful artwork, luxury finishes and unique interpretations of traditional symbolism. Here are a few of our favourite indie decks to elevate your spiritual practice for 2023.
What are indie tarot and oracle decks?
"Indie" in the tarot and oracle world means "independently published", which means that indie decks are the self-published works of wonder that creative minds manifest into being from brilliant imaginations. There is nothing we love more than flipping through a fresh indie deck and embarking on a visionary journey into another world.
When we stock a new indie deck, they tend to get scooped up quickly because they're typically limited edition, beautiful finds. Here's a quick round-up of some of our favourite indie picks for May 2023.
This brilliant indie deck from Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt makes room to roam. Don't be afraid to take up space, with enchanting depictions vastness, nature, and landscapes this deck has room for a whole universe of possibilities. We are especially in love with the tranquility and inner feeling of safety these dreamy cards create. It's easy to channel your intention into these open spaces of possibility and find what you're looking for, as well as what you might need.
Float through a celestial experience inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain with this spectacular deck that delves into the theory of the Mansions of the Moon, ancient magic and traditional astrological practices. The deck is perfect for those looking to learn more about the Moon and embark on a journey to healing the soul.
We're totally vibing with the deep connection to the power of celestial bodies, especially the Moon. Studio Artemy's Maria Praena has created another work of wonder with this otherworldly and lustrous indie deck.
This is one of the most elegant divination indie decks we've ever seen. The astrologer and graphic designer behind Studio Artemy, Maria Praena, has created this 79-card deck designed to help you unlock your potential and turn your purpose into gold.
These cards combine ancient alchemy principles, tarot, astrology, and numerology to embark on a journey within towards clarity and enlightenment, opening the gates of the occult and spirituality. These cards respect some of the traditional symbolism found in other tarot decks combined with modern elements, purposely designed to help your mind to tap into higher realms, adding more layers to your readings.
An astrology deck for the evolution of the soul. This indie deck covers all the major elements that connect to the universal language written in the stars, including star signs, houses, planets, asteroids, aspects, nodes, eclipses, retrogrades, vertex and the phases of the moon. This deck is an excellent resource for anyone who looks to the sky to find meaning.
Ok, we'll admit it. We're "geriatric millennials" and this gem of an indie tarot deck sings right to our hearts. New York Artist Scott Bergman has designed a love letter to an entire generation with the Millennial Tarot. The original, avant-garde artwork is a beautiful reimagining of the Rider Waite Smith cards, full of fresh takes and diversity.
Last at the shop during its 2019 release, we’re so pleased to re-introduce you to the Veleda Oracle!
An indie oracle favourite, this lush, nature-inspired 63-card deck features beautiful artwork, prompts, and a rhythmic colour scheme to guide you down an intuitive path all your own. There are many layers of symbolism to discover in the bold, uncomplicated art of Betty Skeet. This deck really invites you to envelope yourself in its themes or rediscovery.
Two fabulous indie titles in our collection are Volume 1 & Volume 2 of Fortune Queens: A RuPaul's Drag Race Tarot Deck by creator Juanjo Cristiani! A Rider-Waite-Smith template of iconic looks & moments from seasons of Drag Race. For fans of the show and fans of tarot, this high-quality deck, booklet, and box is a jewel for your collection! This deck is crafted with a sense of humor, pop-art sensibility, and with a genuine love of the tarot language and drag culture & artistry.
The Wisdom of The Divine Feminine is beyond gender, binaries, constructs, or limitations. It is the eternal whole.
This Oracle is for EVERYone wishing to deepen into divine feminine wisdom within themselves. It explores core energies that are intrinsic within ALL beings. The themes are based on what energies that center on living a life of embodying Wholeness.
This vivid, solar-hued reimagining of Rider-Waite-Smith swept us off our witchy feet at first sight! Tarot Disassembled by Jennifer Cooper Steidley is a work of brilliance. Aside from the eye-catching colours, its ability to break each card down into symbolic pieces devoid of people or human characters is fantastic. This adds a sense of intuitive freedom that might sometimes be lost with the detailed human elements common in most tarot systems.