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The Sugar Skull Tarot Deck and Guidebook

Illustrated by Carolina Martínez

This light-hearted, beautifully illustrated deck and guidebook brings the spiritual mysticism of sugar skulls to a fresh interpretation of each of the major and minor arcana to help you hone your intuition.

Sugar skulls, or calaveras, are traditionally made by hand to celebrate the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead, or Dia de Muertos. Colorful and lovingly crafted, they are offerings for loved ones who have passed into the spirit realm.

The sugar skulls depicted throughout this deck are there to remind us of our spiritual journey and help us reach our full potential. Just as the Fool progresses throughout the entirety of the Major Arcana, we all have our own personal journeys that are represented through the tarot.

Whether it’s the Magician shooting the sugar skull bullseye, the High Priestess seeing her reflection in the water (thus revealing her inner truth in the form of a sugar skull), or the Fool feeling confident that he will create and manifest the perfect sugar skull by the time he finishes his journey, we all have an unrealized version of our true potential. The Sugar Skull Tarot Deck and Guidebook offers a refreshing new take on a timeless tradition and is the perfect tool to recognize the inner potential inside each of us. Let the brightly colored illustrations offer you all the inspiration you need to be the best person you can truly be so you can present a more accurate representation of yourself—confident, magical, and ready to give and receive love—to the world.

Photograph by Jennifer Morris

David Ross is a medical sales representative by day and a band player/tarot card reader by night. He created a business called Tarot and Tequila, where he reads cards for people in restaurants and bars, or any place that serves tequila. His spiritual journey started twenty-five years ago when he was a tourist perusing a toy store in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where on a lark he bought a tiny tarot deck. He quickly decided that he was going to learn about tarot and form connections with other people to help them progress spiritually. Ross lives on the Jersey Shore with his wife and two children. He is the author of Tarot & Tequila.

Carolina Marti´nez is a freelance illustrator and 2D animator from Mexico City. As a freelance illustrator for the past three years, she has tried to pursue projects that reflect who she is, what she likes, and what she cares about so that people can get to know her a little bit better through her art. Plants, women, and esotericism are never missing in what she does.

  • Publisher: Tiller Press (October 28, 2021)
  • Length: 332 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982176853

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