Gaian Tarot: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves

New Edition of the Gaian Tarot!

gaiantarotcoverA new edition of the Gaian Tarot was published by Schiffer Books in July 2016. Now available from Amazon!

From Schiffer:

“This beautiful 78 contemporary and mythical Tarot set with accompanying spiritual guide have a focus for the healing of the earth and of the self…. Interpretations include uprights and reverse divinatory meanings, themes, exercises, symbolism, journal questions, affirmations, and ten spreads…. Gaian spirituality understands that humans, plants, animals, stones, and stars are all inextricably linked ― when one strand is pulled, the entire web is affected. The Gaian Tarot is especially intended for those who practice an earth-centered spirituality.”


The Gaian Tarot, nine years in the making, is a love song to my home in the Pacific Northwest.

The Gaian Tarot grew out of my relationship with the natural world where I live and the people in my neighborhood and spiritual community. Many of the scenes in the deck are based on sketches from my nature journals and photos I’ve taken of local landscapes. Almost every animal, bird or plant in the cards is one that I have encountered personally in my naturalist studies. I know their natural history as well as their mythic resonances — Raven and Coyote are not only mythic tricksters but also neighbors. Most of the models for the figures in my cards are friends or friends of friends. I’ve always loved painting the “numinous” in the everyday person, and that’s what I’ve done in this deck.

The Gaian Tarot is contemporary and multicultural, which sets it apart from many other tarot decks. You can look at every card on the Gaian Tarot site.

“I am so very grateful for the images and insights that Joanna Powell Colbert has offered the world through her Gaian Tarot. I begin each week using them to listen to my deepest inner wisdom and heart’s desires. In doing so, I renew my connection to the natural world, the community of those turning their dreams into realities, and my own best self.“— Shirley K., Madison, Wisconsin

Gaian Tarot App

Gaian Tarot appNow available in the iTunes store,
for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Now available in the Google Play store for Android. 

  • Intuitive, elegant interface is easy for beginners and experts
  • Gorgeous full screen, high-resolution card images
  • Sophisticated journal
  • 17 spreads built in
  • Design your own layout with Free Form
  • Allow reversed cards or not
  • Option to use Major Arcana only
  • Zoom in to enlarge card details
  • Share reading via Facebook (iOS 6+), email and Twitter (iOS 5+)
  • Share reading via email (Android)
  • Animated shuffle & cut
  • Optional voice prompts
  • Customize with your own card meanings & reading cloths
  • Many adjustable settings

Gaian Tarot Limited Edition

I released a deluxe Collector’s Edition of the Gaian Tarot in Spring 2010. Within a month, 350 of the 1000 decks had sold. To date, I have less than 100 copies left. The Limited Edition comes in two sizes (your choice), features green printing, and a few handmade goodies. You can read all about it, and order it, here. (Yes! There is a payment plan available!)

Raves for the Gaian Tarot

“Joanna Powell Colbert’s exquisitely beautiful Gaian Tarot is much more than a tarot deck. It’s a doorway into a community of people living close to the land and its creatures. It’s a journey through the seasons where nature mirrors the joys and sorrows, pain and exaltation of what it takes to live in harmony with and through the earth. It reminds us how to know and respect the planet we live on. This is a very readable deck that, if you open to it, will take you right back to the elemental truth that resides inside everything.”
~ Mary K. Greer, author of 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card, Who Are You in the Tarot? and the classic Tarot for Your Self. 

“I received my copy of the Gaian Tarot last night. I just have to tell you that this deck is the most joyful, life-affirming tarot I have ever seen. I can’t thank you enough for creating it and making it available to people. The deck sends out a powerful positive energy just laying on the table next to me. Thank you so much — this deck is a gift to the world.” – Sue M., Virginia

“Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment, a great work of art and a gift to to so many. . . Many thanks for all of the gifts you have shared, Joanna.  This deck will be at the center of my own spiritual practice now and I am eternally grateful. – Colleen T., Idaho

“Thank you for your work and dedication to this project . . . you have already and will continue to touch many lives with it and in the process help heal our world.” – Bev H., Ontario, Canada

“The Gaian Tarot is one of the most healing, powerful decks I’ve ever used for my clients. Its effect is, in a word, profound. I have observed even the most agitated, cynical, or despondent querents become completely captivated by the beautiful, strong images in these cards. From all backgrounds and walks of life, without exception, my clients strongly identify with this deck. And as they can so clearly see themselves in these cards, they can also envision new, inspiring possibilities and solutions to the concerns for which they have sought guidance. The Gaian Tarot is a rare treasure and belongs in the repertoire of every reader.”
~ Beth Owl’s Daughter, professional Tarot reader and host of the Raleigh-Durham Tarot MeetUp, second largest Tarot MeetUp in the states