Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert

… healing the earth, healing ourselves …

Ace of Air

Ace of Air post image

A butterfly emerges from a chrysalis on a bright spring morning, with hawthorn (the May-flower) in bloom. Butterfly is a symbol of the soul — psyche is the Greek word for both soul and butterfly. Her ability to go through the process of metamorphosis speaks to your capacity to change yourself. A tincture of hawthorn Read more

Ace of Water

Ace of Water post image

Salmon have spawned in a deep pool on the side of a river. Bright orange eggs are scattered among the rocks at the bot- tom of the pool. The just-hatched alevins and a salmon fingerling start to explore their watery world. Salmon’s journey is one of descent and return, the archetypal shaman’s journey. Salmon will Read more

Ace of Fire

Ace of Fire post image

A snake has just broken his way out of an egg and is encountering the world for the first time. Because of his ability to shed his skin and emerge in a new one, Snake has long been a symbol of renewal and transformation. In the background we see sparks shooting from a hidden flame Read more

Ace of Earth

Ace of Earth post image

A newborn fawn nestles up against the base of a red cedar, surrounded by the unfolding spirals of young fiddlehead ferns. Deer are common yet magical animals, who have the reputation of being able to lead one into the Otherworld. Grown stags symbolize virility and strength, as well as the wildness of the woods. Of Read more

Two of Air

Two of Air post image

A woman stands by a hawthorn tree in bloom, listening to two cedar waxwings making companion calls. She closes her eyes to shut out extraneous noises so she can hear the quietest bird call, the one behind all the other ones. She cradles something precious in her hands — perhaps a stone or broken bird’s Read more

Two of Fire

Two of Fire post image

Two fire dancers, charged with sexual attraction, come close to embracing but hold themselves back. Their torches form a blazing X between them as their challenging gazes meet. Sparks fly. Will they or won’t they? Archival Limited Edition Print signed & numbered by the artist Buy It! 8.5×11″ Print $55.95 Buy It! 13×19” Print Price Read more

Two of Water

Two of Water post image

A woman and her canine friend joyfully embrace near a waterfall. The woman’s heart chakra is tattooed with a design of an opening lotus. The waterfall creates negative ions, which refresh and uplift the spirit. Dog and human meet in a joyful heart connection, for dogs epitomize faithfulness, companionship and unconditional love. Archival Limited Edition Read more

Two of Earth

Two of Earth post image

A young father balances his baby sons in his arms as he shops for ingredients for the family’s meal at the local market. One baby howls while the other is placid. The dad compares prices and weighs options for dinner while simultaneously soothing one baby and hugging the other. The West African symbol on his Read more

Three of Air

Three of Air post image

A man writes furiously in his journal, his thoughts and feelings pouring out onto the page. He may be working out issues that trouble him and are reflected in the image that turned up for his “card of the day” practice. Pen, pencil and feather stand in a red glass jar, anchored in place by Read more

Three of Fire

Three of Fire post image

A woman dances with billowing scarves, as a blazing sunset turns the evening sky into an inferno. She herself blazes too, with passion and personal power. Her crackling, magical energy even draws three “great balls of fire” into her sphere! Close up of the Three of Fire card Archival Limited Edition Print signed & numbered Read more

Three of Water

Three of Water post image

Three curious sea otters are at play in great forests of kelp. Two float on their backs on the surface of the water, chattering away. Another dives deep, perhaps going after shells he’s just tossed in. Later on they’ll swim to shore and find a place to slide down a muddy bank on their bellies Read more

Three of Earth

Three of Earth post image

Three women make tinctures, teas, salves and other healing concoctions out of the herbs they’ve gathered in gardens and fields.  They work joyfully together to create aromatic medicine for the good of the community.  A traditional meaning for this card is “building the house of the Goddess.” In this case, the temple of the Goddess Read more