This distinctive visionary work is a unique collaboration between astrologer Joanna-Kate Grant and artist Aia Leu. Designed specifically for exploring themes of transformation and change, the vivid combination of art and story helps the reader to invoke the richness of their own creative wisdom; to light their own way home.
Five years in the making, this collection of wholly original work has been developed from a meticulous intuitive exploration of the 78 cards of the Crowley/Harris Thoth Tarot. Drawing on 30 years of esoteric knowledge, the visions that Joanna discovered within the cards, eventually flowered into the book “Thoth Journey”, the inspiration for a series of 79 paintings with which Aia interprets each story. The artists’ translucent flowing style and her generous use of colour provides the perfect visual accompaniment to the fertile and luxuriant narrative. The resulting Oracle is a beautiful and timeless offering. Rooted in the dark shadows that inevitably fall across the human experience, this rich and poetic work has been lovingly crafted from the inspiration of two people who wish to share their gifts of art, intuition and wisdom with the world.
The first edition of this deck is limited to only 200, which will be sent out with a numbered and signed certificate. Each boxed set comprises of a deck of 79 gilt edged standard sized, round cornered cards together with a 336 page book, containing large full colour illustrations of the 79 cards, accompanied by its relevant “story”, and also an “oracle interpretation”.
Excerpt from The Hermit
“She stands at the edge of the vision, alone on the open road, feeling a little unsure, balancing on a fragile web of seemingly meaningless coincidences that have brought her to this moment. She knows that in the most secret recesses of her soul, she has longed for this place all her life, but until right at this very moment, the knowledge had not yet become terrifying, the knowledge that life would never be the same again. It has been a time of turning inwards, a gathering of shadows, a long stretch of quietude petering out into whispers at the close of the shortening days, and she is unsure of what to expect.”
Excerpt from Earth 3
“She adores this place, this space in time, a place of seeds and of incubation, where all things are possible, where sublime visions may be nurtured and where she can feel the connections that lead her back into the distant past, accompanied by the golden call of her future that draws her on into the blazing light.”
Excerpt from Fire 5
“How will it be, how will it seem, what does she think, what do they think, what in fact does anyone think, is it all just a sham, is it nothing but a gaudy box upon which a play will be performed, all grace, glitter and rage, followed by an empty stage littered with the crumpled programme of yesterdays performance.”
Excerpt from Water 9
“Soft angels of late afternoon light gaze languidly on the terraces and trees of Nuristan, drawing swathes of lilac and ashen blue around her shoulders, smudging them into every conceivable shade, from delicate blushing pink through to a softly thundering indigo.
In every place, in every field and every ditch, every hedgerow and hill, beauty burgeons with abandon; every tree aches with fragrant blossom, the air heavy, soporific, incense thick, honey headed and drugged. She wanders soul naked and open, as free as a dream, into the arms of this waiting world that seems heaven sent with love.”
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all artwork copyright Aia Leu 2020 all text copyright Joanna Grant 2017-2020
My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.