Billed by the artist as 'a Fool's journey through love and loss' this tarot deck was created to empower its users through times of loss and rebirth, and to explore feminine spirituality.
Creator Ginny Thonson explains how making the deck was a very personal journey. "At an early age my family lost my big brother to leukemia, and later my big sister was taken in a tragic accident. Today, even though both older siblings have passed, I still consider myself a little sister, not just for my ordinal position in the family, but because I believe there is great importance in looking to our elders––those who’ve gone before us.
"They are guides, much like the tarot can be. Who we are is certainly shaped by our past, but it’s what we’re becoming that interests me now. That’s why I was inspired to create this deck. The tarot in essence is a conversation about what we might make of our lives. I feel that this conversation can begin with the Little Sister Tarot."
The paintings were made with acrylic paint and oil pastel, then edited with a small amount of mixed media. The characters in the RWS-esque system are feminine or ambiguous gender and there is a good amount of diversity depicted.
The 78 cards are printed on 350gsm matte art paper, and are regular tarot sized, with electric blue matte edging. They come with a guidebook and two part box.