I believe that Tarot decks reflect the era of which they were created in, and are influenced by what is happening in society and where human interest lies. In this era there is much interest in attaining higher levels of Personal Awareness and Human Consciousness; perhaps more than in any other time in the past! Therapy is widely accepted, Alternative medicine practices, and revolutionary techniques of healing personal as well as collective trauma are easily accessed now. Although the news and media reports may not reflect our accelerated success with this - behind the scenes of mainstream culture, there is much activity going on regarding the use of Metaphysical Sciences as advanced tools and methods for deep healing.Perhaps it is an outdated usage of the Tarot to 'Predict' the Future - when it may be more important to clear/ heal the reside from the past, make positive choices in the present and co - create the future with the Universal energies and all the beings who call Planet Earth Their home!
What is an Oracle Deck?
An Oracle deck is a form of card Divination that allows complete freedom of symbolism and interpretatiion both by the creator of the deck and the person who is reading the cards.Usually there is a 'theme' to the content that carries the energy or the intention of the deck.
A Tribute to the Ancient Oak Trees
and the beings that depend on them
Oak Trees can live to over 1,000 years old. That means they can sustain wildlife for centuries. Once oak trees reach 400 years old, they are considered ancient trees. They make perfect wildlife havens and support the greatest number of species - over 2,300!
Protect our beloved Ancient Trees!
Featuring a very select group of forest dwellers and spirit beings that love Oak Trees -
Fox, Bear, Crow, Owls, Raven, White Tail Deer, Woodpecker, Cardinals, Fairies, Gnomes, Tree Mushrooms, Hawks, Bees, Messenger in the Mist, The Time Keeper and many more!
I consider my original decks to be 'Artisan' decks -
As a Graphic designer and card reader, I create the decks myself every step of the way. They are my artistic medium and spiritual expression that I publish in small runs. These are not commercially produced in large quantities. Each card has been created with a personal connection to the graphics and the images that I have chosen to represent the 'Spirit Guide' beings.
I have a loving relationship with Oak Trees - they are one of my Earth Allies.
The cards are protected in a beautiful soft Moss green velvet pouch.
Image on Left - 'The Universe Wants you to Know' Center: Understanding Past LIves & Healing the Soul'
Image on Right: 'Lost in the Forest' - The Way Forward'
Image on Left: 'Connecting with your Spirit Guides'
Center: 'Messages From the Ancestors'
Image on Right: 'Knock 3 Times'
The Time Temple Oracle Cards - Acorn -Beginnings
Directions: Ask for general insight, guidance to a specific issue or question and take the time to really understand how this message may be perfect for you!
Fan the cards out in front of you on a surface of your choice (a nice Alter, Sacred Space, cloth or scarf ) and pick one card that you are attracted to.
(or you can shuffle the deck, cut the cards in your favorite style and pick the one on top!)
Read the message, interpret how it speaks to you on a personal level, and then turn the card over (to the photo side of the card) and enjoy the ‘Essence’ of the Flower/ plant/ or elemental that would like to share its healing gift with you!
The 'Sanctuary Garden Flower Oracle' by Patti Newton is the first to be published from her original collection of Tarot and Oracle decks and books. Patti lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.
"I wanted the essence of this deck to be 'timeless,' as if it could have been created in any era or any time period; ageless and consistent as the perennial beauty of the flowers themselves! Still mysterious and glorious, they could have grown in a Victorian garden or a garden in the 21st century; Many things change - Flowers remain the same!"
On the back of the cards are my original photographs of these divine beings (note: I was guided to leave them in their natural state and not Photoshop them as it's true - who can truly improve on the energetic beauty of a flower?
"I love the Natural Beauty of Vermont, it has been inspirational for creating my original Tarot and Oracle decks and books!"
I’m very excited to announce the publication of my first original Inspirational Deck
‘The Sanctuary Garden Flower Oracle’!
Elementals bring our awareness to a deeper place of our consciousness. They often address the question our heart was longing to ask but our mind conveyed it otherwise!
It’s 48 beautifully illuminated cards of insight and messages gifted from the Flowers and the elemental energies that co-exist in my garden here on a small hilltop in Southern Vermont.
It is thought of as a ‘Sanctuary Garden’ because one of my goals is to continue to plant even more varieties of Flowers that attract Pollinators of all types; Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Insects and other living beings that contribute to the preservation of our precious tapestry of Life.
Patti Newton of Brattleboro Vermont is the Designer, Artist and writer of original tarot and oracle decks.
My intention regarding this deck was to create a Tool for Guidance, Awareness and Healing potential.
I have been a Flower Essence Practitioner for over 30 years and understand the powerful healing effect of the vibrational qualities of Flowers in Tincture form.
I was guided to create this deck so we could work with the flowers on a visual level as well as energetically
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Open the Gate and step into the Magical World of 'The Gate Keeper Tarot'
what lies beyond the Gate is your imagination and your Destiny! Participate in the shift of Consciousness
that is possible for all of us!
“In times of uncertainty, turmoil and darkness, humanity has always needed metaphysical tools to cast light into the shadows, to be able to see clearly, and to illuminate our path as we journey through the human experience.”
This deck was my esoteric ‘Treasure Hunt’, My intention was to combine found objects of mysticism and beauty with the natural world that surrounded me in Southern Vermont, and to energetically weave the two together; the rich symbolism of a Traditional deck and a more modern ‘Spiritual Tarot’ style.
The images of the 78 cards are my original photographs. They feature sacred objects I discovered in the physical realm: crystals, a wood labyrinth, statuary, dragons, Buddhas, a grandfather clock, a ghost orb, Angels, a crow, Fairies, owls, and of course; ‘The Gate’ itself.
They also feature the natural world: flowers, a waterfall, Rainbows, bee, grasshopper, Butterfly, sky, trees, plants and a strong presence of the five Elements, Water, Wood Fire Earth and Metal.
It symbolizes the journey we all take from childhood to maturity and the development of our personalities and consciousness
along the way.
This was my ‘initiation’ deck’ - the first Tarot deck I ever designed. It took me ten years to complete.
‘The Gate Keeper Tarot’ was inspired by the Five of Pentacles. How do we cross over successfully?
Each card represents a profound and deep understanding of our human experience within our greater 'Soul Journey' Each card is a Key to your personal self-development; we ask ourselves profound questions and discover answers from the shadow aspects of our sub-consciousness so that we may benefit from these healing insights.
The Gate Keeper Tarot is a fusion
of Nature's beauty and the
creative human spirit on planet Earth.
We all need to be reminded of the beauty and magic life has to offer. The images in this light infused 78 card deck are original photographs that contain sacred objects created in the physical realm, fused with rich symbolism and interpretations of the traditional roots of Tarot.
It symbolizes the journey we all take from childhood to maturity and the development of our personalities and consciousness along the way.
Patti Newton has been designing, writing and creating original Tarot and Oracle Decks in Brattleboro, Vermont since 2006.
As early as I have memories, I drew what was around me, as if by doing so I could understand the shapes, color, and patterns that were part of my life a little more deeply, and a little more intimately by knowing their forms. It was what made life magical...
Patti Newton moved to Brattleboro, Vermont in 1987 and has been her creative energy towards developing Tarot and Oracle decks as tools of insight guidance and Healing.
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'Ladies & Gentlemen!
Welcome to your Greatest Dream
Your Worst Nightmare!'
Unveil the 'Midway Mystery'
100 card deck
22 Major Arcana cards of
22 Major Arcana cards of
'Shadow' or reversed aspects
Understand the journey
of your Soul more deeply!
56 cards of the Minor Arcana
Navigating the human condition:
The Mind, The Emotions, The Physical Realm and our Spirit or Chi
A photographic Fusion
of the Past and the Present
This is not an ordinary Tarot Deck...
It is not a typical theme deck depicting Amusement Parks, Circuses, and Carnivals...
Some of the images will uplift you... Some will take you away from your comfort zone...
The Dreamland Circus Tarot deck is a combination of beautiful vintage photographs from the 1800's/ early 1900's, and my own original photographs taken at a contemporary amusement park, 'Six Flags New England' in 2015, originally known as 'Gallup's Cove' 1840.
My intention was to create a deck that would allow one to study and read with the Major Arcana more deeply. Most decks offer only one image to represent each of the 22 cards and we use our imagination or knowledge of 'reverse' cards to understand the opposite or 'shadow' aspect 'Dreamland Circus Tarot' gives equal emphasis to both
'shadow' and 'light'.
Inspired by 'Dreamland'' 1900-1910,
Luna Park' 1903 - 1944
Coney Island (where I went as a child and a teenager),
'The Five People you meet in Heaven' movie and book by Mitch Albom,
'The Museum of Extraordinary Things' by Alice Hoffman,
The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
and every carousel I've ever ridden...
Patti Newton has lived in Brattleboro since 1987 and has been designing and creating Tarot and Oracle decks since 2006
The 'Sanctuary Garden
or to be ordered and shipped
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Complete book for the 78 Card Deck
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In progress - almost completed!
will be included with the Full 100 card Deck
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