As Tarot is a life-long study, herbs may also end up for me. When I was a kid I used to roam the nearby forest trying to identify all the plant life I came across, and all the potential uses. One year when I was 12 or 13 I tapped our Maple tree and boiled it down into (a very small amount of) syrup. Another time I carefully selected Queen Anne's Lace to bring home to use as a root vegetable at dinner time. The latter is also known as wild carrot, and I was pretty pleased with myself, although the carrots were not particularly appetizing (preteen cooking skills not really up to par, I guess ;-) ).
In high school I decided to drink some Senna Leaf tea after dinner one evening. I doubted its potency, and figured it would probably just be like any standard herbal tea. I spent the entire next day at school running back and forth between class and the bathroom. Not so cool when you're 16, but it was kinda funny and a very good lesson about the power of plants. So herbs have always attracted and intrigued me, and I have been studying them more intentionally recently for healing purposes.
So I was thinking about new ways to combine Tarot and herbal study aaaaaand.....I came across this:
And I added it to my deck wish list straight away! :-D
It follows the Rider-Waite style but each card includes a strategically chosen herb that reflects in some way the meaning of the card. I hear that some people who have an herb background find this a nice deck to use while initially getting acquainted with Tarot. I will be using it from the opposite direction.... I think it'll be a great tool to learn about herbs, as I do readings. I'm curious to see how the plant influence might add a new dimension to card meanings!