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TAROT DECKS MADE BY FILIPINOS

Updated: Nov 18

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I am so proud that we are finally at a spiritual stage where sacred creators are growing.


Here are some Filipino Made Decks you should check out: 1. KAPWA TAROT by Jana Lynne Umipig-Lawag Nakem I saw this deck a few years ago on Instagram and was wowed by the artwork. Such a grounding deck that connects and reminds you of your Filipino roots. You can get a copy here.

Images taken from @jlcreator Instagram page.


2. CARTAS PHILIPPINENSIS by Saul Hofileña Jr., painted by Guy Custodio

22 cards of the Major Arcana (Secrets), each interpreting archetypes in Philippine colonial history. It is like a walk in the National Museum where massive paintings are up on the wall only this time it's mini sized. Read review here. I've been asked a lot about how and where to purchase this deck but alas, this deck's quite an elusive one. Last I heard, this deck was available at FullyBooked.

Images taken from my deck review page.


3. PRACTICAL MAGIC by Chinggay

Chinggay has become a powerhouse for creating decks and have launched 2 tarot decks already: Practical Magic Starter Tarot deck and Pinoy Practical Magic Tarot Deck. Get your copies here.

Images taken from @practical_magical Instagram page.


4. THE IMAGINARIUM TAROT by CJ Francisco A very high-vibrational tarot deck, illustrated and created by our very own CJ Francisco. You can purchase the Imaginarium Tarot deck here.

Images taken from @imaginariumtarot Instagram page.


5. THE LILAC ABYSS TAROT by Xavier Efraem

A 78 card tarot deck, illustrated by the talented Xavier Efraem, filled with mystical abyss of symbolism and magical creatures. At the time of this writing, The Lilac Abyss Tarot has yet to be released. You can follow his deck updates here. You can get a copy of the deck here.

Images taken from @thelilacabysstarot Instagram page.


6. THE QUIRKY CREATIVES TAROT by Kevin Dones

Illustrated and created by my Earth buddy Kevin Dones! I have been raving about this deck since I got my hands on it. The Quirky Creatives Tarot deck is boosting with creative energy that led me to finishing my own deck. If your creative mojo is in need of a boost, purchase this deck here.

Images taken from @thequirkycreativestarot Instagram page.


7. MIDNIGHT MADNESS TAROT by Me (blushes at her corner)

Illustrated and created with sleepless nights by me. I fashioned the Midnight Madness Tarot very much from the Rider-Waite Smith system to be used by anyone who has a love for soul work and shadow work. It is a very intuitive and forthright deck and it is my hope that each card becomes your go-to guides that will deepen your understanding and strengthen your connection with your inner self. Follow my deck in progress here.


FINAL THOUGHTS:

Woot! Woot! My happiness soars as I see more and more Filipinos join the #tarotcommunity. Our narrow-minded culture needs to revamped its ways and start focusing and appreciating the importance of soulwork. Tarot is NOT devil-woship. It is a transformative tool that gives you an opportunity to reflect, ground and raise your vibration to became a more authentic you.

If you know other Tarot Decks made by Filipinos that are not listed here, please contact me so I can include it in this list.

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