Tarot pins based on the corresponding cards from Botanica. See below for more info! (Listed from left to right)
1. The Magician = a card of innate power and resourcefulness. It’s a card of logic and intellect and strength of the mind. He is the first step on The Fool’s journey to experience, and he dually displays both the innocence of the Fool and the experience that comes from worldly learning. Mistletoe was sacred to the druids, and represents masculinity and magic, especially when it grows on an oak tree.
2. The High Priestess = the card of intuition and one’s inner voice; the magic that comes from inside. This person is a dreamer, with a foot in reality and fantasy. Elderflowers were also a tree revered by the Druids for their feminine power. Their flowers filled the air with a dreamy perfume during the summer solstice, and witches were once said to gather underneath them when their fruits were full.
3. The Empress = the embodiment of Mother Nature. A card of powerful creativity and fertility, and of the magic in the world we live in. The Magnolia is one of the Earth’s oldest flowers and as a result of continental drift it spread to almost every corner of the world. Its glamorous blooms and sweet fragrance have inspired many cultures for centuries.
4. The Emperor = a card of power and intelligence, the union of someone made more whole by their partner. John the Conqueror root is used in love potions and amulets of virility and luck, as its root resembles a symbol of masculinity.
5. The Hierophant = this card represents the balance between the conscious and unconscious minds. Often a symbol of a religious leader, it is considered the counterpart to The High Priestess, and represents authority and commands respect. Roses have long been a symbol of monarchy as well as the marriage between power and faith.
6. The Lovers = this card symbolizes emotional decisions and the union between two independent and equal partners. I chose peonies because for their flamboyant blooms that are perfect flowers (capable of self-pollination), and for the generosity they exhibit in their symbiotic relationship with ants.
- 1" tall
- hard gold enamel cloisonné
- Gold foil backing card
- butterfly or rubber clutches