Unfortunately, tarot scams and fraud have become more and more frequent, between piracy of actual decks and the array of fake sites pretending to sell decks at a fraction of the price, but send you nothing. Remember: if the price is too good to be true, it probably is!
Today, I am writing about the “triangulation scheme” that has been going on using tarot & oracle decks, and other popular selling items on Etsy.
The Antiquarian Tarot can be purchased in the shop now for a limited time. I only did a short print run based on requests and pre-orders. I am not planning on reprinting anymore for a while, so if you would like a copy, grab yours here. The set comes with a comprehensive guidebook and matching padded zipper bag making it the perfect gift for the beginner tarot reader or collector. Please contact me if you have questions. Happy Summer! Maree
Summer blessings! The Sun in astrology is about self-expression, power, vitality, and well-being. In Tarot, it teaches us to connect with our creativity to find what makes us thrive. The Lord of the Fire of the World is inviting us to shine our unique Light brightly with confidence. In a world that pushes fear, strips away faith, nuance, and is turning us into dedicated cynics, the Sun reminds us of our positive potential—our beautiful life force. It reawakens us to our creative source, helping to open our eyes wider with childlike wonder. This card asks us to unblock our hearts, dissolve bitter walls, and spread much needed joy. May the Sun shine its optimism on your path!
Gateway to eclipse season is here! The first eclipse of the year is a Taurus Solar Eclipse, this Saturday April 30, at 1:28pm Pacific.
An aspect of Mystic Rapture, from the Divine Muses Oracle, reveals a message about eclipse season that is ripe for reflections. Eclipses bring change and can make us look at our shadow. It's a time to adapt & grow beyond our current perception of ourselves and that of the Universe.
Prioritize yourself! I'm so excited to be a part of the Prioritize You virtual retreat. My friend Karen Castilon has brought together 25+ top experts and leaders in health, wellness, creativity, and spirituality spaces—myself included--for this free virtual retreat starting April 18 that is all about prioritizing yourself, so you are better able to care for those around you. After all, you can’t fill another cup from an empty one!
Happy Spring! Here's an update for the 3rd ed. Antiquarian Tarot. There will be a few changes in the deck, including new cards, backs, and bag design, and the companion book will be updated for this edition too.
Supposedly, I was going to retire this deck, but after many requests for me to reprint, I decided to do another short print run. Purchase here if you would like a copy. Your order supports my small business and helps keep these available. Thank you for supporting my self-published works!
This European-style divination deck, called Lenormand, features my handmade mixed-media collages that I created in 2013 for personal use. I used antique photographs, Victorian-style wallpaper, and illustrations from antiquarian books, hence the name Antiquarian Lenormand.
Divine Muses Oracle Édition Française, decks and guidebooks, arrived this week! The set was just recently released in Canada, Belgium, France, and Switzerland. What a beautifully well-produced set by Alliance Magique: Arcana Sacra Editions in France!
I am loving the glossiness of the book and cards. I tend to prefer matte finishes, which is what I choose for my self-published works, but this glossy vibe feels so sumptuous and really makes my collages pop on the cards and full-color pages!
Happy New Year!! I wanted to start this year by thanking Divine Muses customers for purchasing decks in my shop in 2021. Your orders supported reforestation efforts!
Last August, I made a commitment to partner with One Tree Planted, to plant trees for every deck order.
From July 2021 to December 31, 2021, with the help of tarot, oracle and lenormand purchases, we are planting 500 trees!
If you ordered one of my decks during that time, take a moment to reflect that that deck will have a companion tree growing somewhere in the world!
I am continuing that commitment this year....every deck order plants one tree!
I'm so grateful for your support! Not only are you supporting my tiny business, but your purchase also helps plant trees where they are needed.
Last year I chose the following reforestation projects for Divine Muses deck orders:
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a professional tarot reader and veteran deck creator born under a Sagittarius Sun with a Libra Rising & Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena. She's been stepping up her astrology studies the last few years, after a years-long hobby interest in the subject.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 17 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her present approach to tarot, creativity, ritual, and divination.
She loves to travel and enjoys connecting with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW U.S.A. with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante where they hike rain or shine.
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