The Lua Tarot has been nominated Best Indie Deck at the WDA 2021 Awards! What an honor to be included in this group of incredible deck creators! Thank you to the folks who nominated it.
If you'd like to support Lua Tarot, please take a moment to vote at the World Divination Assoc. Awards poll.
To be counted, vote soon as the poll closes Sept 15th (London midnight), Tues., Sept 14th, 4:00pm PST. Thank you!
I’m excited to announce that Divine Muses has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every deck order!
Starting with the second edition releases of the Divine Muses Oracle, Lua Tarot, and Lua Lenormand decks last month. If you purchased a deck in July, your order went to planting a tree!
This organization gives me so much hope! One of the biggest news of the year for them was their partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute to plant 3 million trees in the Albertine Rift Forest of Uganda to help protect the chimpanzee habitat! >>>>>
The Lua Tarot cards and the Divine Muses Oracle sets have been restocked locally in the Portland area at Raven's Wing and Invoke (now in Silverton), and in Seattle at Tenzing Momo.
If you're a brick and mortar shop who would like to carry my self-published creations, please contact me.
If you'd like to see my work in your favorite local mystical shop, let them know I have decks for wholesale. Thank you.
The 2nd edition Lua Tarot and Divine Muses Oracle orders are now making their way to their new homes! Thank you so much for your generous support of these decks!
It looks like a lot of work, and it was. But, it was kind of fun to pack them up. You get into a groove and it all becomes a working meditation. I was listening to music and infusing your packages with gratitude and blessings.
If you placed an order last night and today, I will start working on those this evening. I just need to catch my breath. Next batch of orders will go to the post office tomorrow.
If you’re interested, there are still a few Lua Lenormand "miscut" gifts available with a Lua Tarot order.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Decks have landed! I have some organizing to do, but orders will open for both the Lua Tarot and Divine Muses Oracle decks this Friday July 9th, on the New Moon, which is a Cazimi Moon!
I’ll share more details later and also be sending out an email to my notification list once the decks are live in the shop. You can subscribe you’d like to receive that email.
It’s amazing that both of the decks arrived at the same time! Making this an unintentional double release of these second editions.
The Retreat card generally means it’s time to pause and create space for solitude & silence. Or, it may be necessary to take a long break, especially if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends.
Another message, here locally at least, is needing to Retreat from the heat. The weather app says it’s supposed to be 115° (45.5° C) here! If you don’t know, many people in the Pacific NW USA don’t have AC, so this weather event can be quite dangerous here. There are cooling centers in the area for those seeking reprieve from the heat.
I am taking a break from work and am officially on vacation Friday, June 26th to Monday, July 5th. I won't be shipping items from the shop or replying to emails during this time. If you place an order, items will ship Tuesday, July 6th. Thanks for your patience & understanding while I'm away. Stay safe and hydrated. Summertime blessings!
The Lua Tarot has been featured in PARQ Magazine, a Portuguese trends magazine dealing with art, photography, fashion and urban lifestyle.
“Portuguese American deck creator Maree Bento’s Lua Tarot is unusual in the way it manipulates obscure 19th Century engravings and is an attempt to create deck which appears at first glance historical yet is contemporary in its diversity and inclusiveness...”
Read the full article in English by tarotist Roger Winstanley.
Pluto stations Retrograde (Rx) on Tuesday, April 27th at 1:03pm (PDT). The Pluto energies have been so intense lately. Especially for the USA, as an immense astrology transit has been nudging ever slowly forth for the past year.
The USA has been approaching its first Pluto Return, currently 26° Capricorn (within 1° orb of USA’s natal Pluto). Many people have heard of their Saturn Return, but what's Pluto Return?
I made the tiniest and (cutest) model of my 2nd edition Divine Muses Oracle box to see what it will look like.
The size of the magnetic box will end up being much larger (about 3" x 5") to fit the standard cards. I’m not making a mini DMO, though that would be so adorable!
I drew one of the cards from the deck today and got Mystic Rapture, which speaks to ecstatic bliss and deep inspiration found in spiritual practice, or any practice or ritual one is passionate about.
Finishing the last touches of two new cards in the deck and some fixes on 11 of the original cards.
ETA for 2nd edition is roughly Summer 2021? I’m not taking pre-orders just yet. I’ve put a deposit in with the printer, so production is not far off. Btw, the guidebook will be similar as the first edition, seen here behind the High Priestess candle.
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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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