Design and Artwork
The Northern Animal Tarot Deck, created by Linda Ritter, stands out with its unique interpretation of the classic Rider-Waite Smith tarot archetypes. It presents a captivating 100-card deck, featuring anthropomorphic animals that bring each card to life. These animals range from majestic wolves and deer to mystical ravens and foxes, all depicted with human-like expressions and attire. The realistic yet enchanting art style imbues each card with a sense of magic and wonder, ideal for storytelling and divination.
Symbolism and Themes
This deck resonates with storytellers, daydreamers, and self-healers, offering a fresh perspective for both novice and seasoned tarot readers. Its design maintains the foundational structure of the traditional tarot but replaces human figures with skillfully crafted animal characters, enhancing accessibility and relatability. The Northern Animal Tarot not only follows the standard 78-card format but also includes 22 additional cards: 5 moon, 4 season, 4 shadow, and 3 tarot spread cards, enriching readings with greater depth and complexity.
Emphasizing quality and durability, the cards are crafted from linen finish casino grade material, ensuring a premium feel and longevity. Each deck comes with a custom cotton tarot bag, hand-carved and printed by the artist, providing both protection and a personal touch. The deck’s ease of use and high-quality construction make it suitable for various tarot practices, from storytelling and divination to personal reflection and self-healing.
About the Author
Linda Ritter, the creator of the Northern Animal Tarot Deck, is an independent artist with a deep passion for tarot and storytelling. Her artistic vision and dedication to the craft are evident in the intricate details and thoughtful design of the deck. Linda’s background in art and her affinity for tarot reading converge in this project, offering a unique and engaging tool for exploration and self-discovery.
- 100-card deck based on Rider-Waite Smith tarot, featuring anthropomorphic animals.
- Ideal for storytelling, divination, and self-healing.
- High-quality linen finish casino grade cards for durability and ease of shuffling.
- Includes 22 extra cards for added depth in readings.
- Hand-carved, printed cotton tarot bag included.
- Created by passionate independent artist Linda Ritter.