"The Fox Universe Tarot: A Self Care Oracle exists to teach you how to practice real, radical self care in a chaotic world. There are a lot of people out there taking baths (“For self care!”) but that is a pretty basic way to care for yourself when there are many more complex things at work inside you. You deserve more! It’s about structuring your life so you have enough leisure time to actually enjoy a bath, not the bath itself, that will relax you. In this deck I tried to get really specific about all the useful strategies to care for your mind and body but keep it accessible to a broad audience. I have tried to consider perspectives different to my own and be inclusive where possible. For some, practising self care may be complicated by myriad barriers including (but not limited to) poverty, discrimination, disability, illness, racism, homophobia, systemic oppression, etc. For everyone fighting to practice self care despite adversity I see you too.
The idea behind radical self care is that you have the responsibility to care for yourself first before trying to care for others. Airplane safety videos always instruct you to put your oxygen mask on first before trying to help someone else, because if anything happens to you then you aren’t able to help anyone else at all. Caring for yourself first isn’t selfish, it is strategy to ensure you can continue offering your help to others. This deck is a great way to get to know yourself better and reflect on ways to improve your life and really thrive. Please note, however, that it is not an ideal replacement for counselling or therapy with a trained professional if you are really struggling to take control of your emotions, actions or relationships. It’s time to shed the stigma around speaking to someone if you need an outlet, or even if you want to take preventative measures to avoid overwhelm and fatigue. Sometimes it’s nice to just have somebody listen.
The deck itself is based on the traditional tarot framework of 78 (+2) cards: 24 Major Arcana + 56 Minor Arcana. Each of the 4 Minor Arcana suits contains 14 cards (10 pips and 4 Court cards). For The Fox Universe Tarot I have renamed all the cards and suits to fit with my self care concept. The four suits are Wheels (Personal Development), Spoons (Energy), Candles (Burnout), and Diamonds (Recovery). The Court cards are named Student, Ghost, Witch, and Wizard. The 24 Major Arcana guides are also renamed and have new meanings. It is similar to an oracle deck in that it provides the user with 80 words to reflect on. All of these details and the meanings of every card are explained in the guidebook included in each deck." - Fox on an Island, BC
Details of the deck:
80 card tarot deck + 96 page guidebook. Cards are printed on 400gsm card stock, with a matte lamination finish and rounded corners. Guidebook cover is printed on 200gsm art paper, and the pages are an uncoated 100gsm paper, with glued binding. Cards measure 76mmx114mm (the box measures 3" x 4.5") Cards and guidebook are packed in a sturdy two-piece cardboard box.