CARTA Award for Best Tarot Illustrator
CARTA Best Tarot Deck of 2019
Paying homage to the mystical energy of crows and ravens, Crow Tarot invites us to fly through the veil and connect with our intuitive powers. This artfully created 78-card deck is infused with the familiar symbolism of the traditional Rider-Waite® Tarot, making it ideal for both beginners and professional readers. The 88-page guidebook presents upright and reversed meanings and includes a custom Crow Tarot Spread.
Margaux Jones, aka MJ, is a Seattle-based artist, writer, mother, and lover of all things magical, especially crows. She attended Parson's School of Design yet her unique technique of telling stories through digital collage is self-taught and has been her passion for over 10 years. Nature and its creatures are a familiar theme in MJ's work, however, having grown up south of Boston her collages are heavily influenced by the energy of the city.
I’ve been eyeing this set since it showed up on the shop. I have a thing for crows in other areas in my life so it was nice to add a set of cards to go along with it. This is my 2nd full set from Dark Carnival, husband purchased my 1st from here. Love all the sets listed!
This deck is absolutely beautiful. The art work is really detailed.
The Crow Tarot is a deck I have waited so long for! I am so excited! The artwork is creative and amazing! It's the perfect size, too! The cards fit perfectly in my hands and don't stick to one another. My oracle cards are significantly larger comparatively. I am not a tarot newbie. The imagery speaks to me and is easy to interpret.
I have had crows/ravens in my life since I was a toddler. They have always been an influence in my life and I revere their presence. As a child I rescued an injured crow from the Naval hospital in Bremerton, WA when I was 7. Caring for this magnificent bird (who I named Caw) opened me further to rely on my witchling senses. As a teenager, I was waiting for the school bus and had cawed at a raven I spotted flying very high above me. As the 'caw-versation' continued other ravens joined and made a circle flying high above me. I was dubbed 'Raven Woman' by my classmates that saw the spectacle as the bus stopped for me to board. They were making fun of me (I was a loner anyway), but I took the name as a badge of honor! Several years later, as a veterinary technician in Spokane, WA a raven between nestling and fledgling age was brought into the clinic. I was blessed being chosen as his caregiver and as he mended and grew into a beautiful adult my magick was enhanced. Bran and I bonded throughout that year as I did my best to prepare him for release back into the wild. After recuperating and his broken leg was fully mended, and he had learned to fly and identify roadkill (I brought fresh roadkills of venison, non-corvid birds, rabbits, etc. I found on my commute to and from work for him to get used to rather than the raw meats, pastas, vegetables, fruits...I bought for his meals as he healed; indoors he ate better quality foods than we did! I made sure of that!) In mid-October of that year he was released. I lived on a 140 acre cattle ranch 30 miles North of Spokane where he met up with other Ravens on the property, and at dusk he nudged my face and lightly gurgled his good-byes just before he launched into the darkening sky and went with his new raven friends.
I am telling my story, the short version, as this Crow Tarot deck resonates with that similar connection I have with crows and ravens. I highly recommend this deck for anyone with such a connection to the most intelligent and holy of fowl, corvids!