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Black Violet Tarot


Let the creative juices flow with the whimsical and powerful Black Violet Tarot. Boasting 80 stunning Art Nouveau-inspired cards, this deck is a must-have for any imaginative soul, unconventional romantic, or admirer of the quirky. With a unique female-led interpretation of the classic Rider-Waite-Smith, these cards will stir up your feelings and experiences, igniting your inner muse for any project or pursuit. Just like the flower that lends its name to this deck, the Black Violet Tarot is a delightful blend of vitality and melancholy, novelty and nostalgia, happiness and shadows - full of lively violets, it's a celebration of opposites!

  • Rockpool edition
  • 78 Violet gilded cards
  • Box Measures  4.53 x 2.1 x 6.69 inches
  • 176 page book included inside box

Heidi Phelps is an American writer and artist from Washington, DC. She created the Black Violet Tarot as she became a mother and while losing her own mother to cancer. Illustrated entirely in black and white, this tarot deck reflects that idea of bittersweet dualities, of shining a light in times of darkness. Heidi's diverse list of artistic influences includes Edward Gorey, Victorian-era mourning costumes and memento mori, vintage early to mid-century sewing patterns, Grimm's fairy tales, Salvador Dali's Alice in Wonderland sketches, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Frida Kahlo, and Marjane Satrapi. When she's not sketching – and even when she is – Heidi spends time with her husband Erdem, her daughter Leyla, and her two cats Eddie and Daisy.