There are hundreds of subscription boxes out there & in my “The Subscription Box Chronicles” series I hope to showcase some of the more interesting boxes available & boxes that I enjoy that I have tried.
Today’s subscription box focuses on: TarotBox by Reckless Reader Tarot- May
A different Tarot experience each month with custom curated items to complement the featured tarot deck perfectly.
Below is a bit about the creator of the TarotBox, Sherry Padilla.
“The makings of a Reckless Reader
“I have always had a Tarot deck since I was a teenager and have always been creating and designing something, somewhere. Sometimes life got in the way and both took a back seat. In the past 5 years is when I really got the chance and stepped out of my comfort zone and went full speed ahead with Tarot. I really enjoyed what I found and not too long after that I created my business and became The Reckless Reader. I had already had an Etsy shop open, Reckless ReRuns, so reckless seemed comfortable. For those who know me well my sense of humor and personality can be a little off beat, even quirky at times but introverted. Being able to create brings out that quirky side. Then when you add Tarot to the mix, watch out! I love color and texture. I love to reclaim materials and do something special with them, you may say even reckless. I jump from one inspiration to another sometimes without looking back. The materials I find often dictate the next projects I do.
I am a Tarot card reader. I also sell Tarot decks, my handmade wares and do card readings at fairs and events. I love to talk to people who are on their spiritual journey. All the people I have crossed paths with give me inspiration to keep on my journey. Having two teenagers I need all the inspiration I can get!“
I was incredibly impressed with the concept of this subscription box because it’s the only one of its kind specializing in tarot. Sherry Padilla has completely encapsulated the wonder of tarot cards in such a wonderful monthly box that takes the tarot novice or the tarot expert along for the journey. Each month follows a theme.
For those that are new to tarot, you must understand that tarot cards don’t straight up predict your future & they aren’t scary instruments of sinister powers or any such thing. Instead, they are beautiful decks of artful cards that can help guide you & help you with questions you may have about many various issues good or bad that you may have going on in your life. They are a wonderful tool that can help you look at many things differently. They can greatly help you reflect inwardly & gain new knowledge you didn’t know you had within yourself. The TarotBox by Reckless Reader Tarot is perfect for people new to tarot & experts alike. Sherry Padilla helps to guide you through layouts & more with a very helpful guide that comes in each box each month that can be used with any or all decks.
Whether you are new to tarot or an avid collector, TarotBox by Reckless Reader Tarot will prove to be a very special adventure for you each month!
The theme for this month’s box was “Shamanic Journey” & inside were various wonders to help guide you on your own.
Let’s take a closer look at what the May Box contained, shall we?
“The Wildwood Tarot takes you back in time drawing from pre-Celtic mythologies wrapped in shamanic mysteries. Animals feature prominently throughout the Wildwood Tarot. These animals will act as our guides through our journey with the help of our guest author, Renna Shesso. Renna is a shamanic practitioner, tarot reader & priestess. I am so excited to have her share her wisdom & one of her favorite tarot decks with us this month in TarotBox.“
The items included this month were:
The Wildwood Tarot Kit with Deck & Book
“The Wildwood Tarot will take you on a mystical journey for answers…
Look to the heart of a primeval forest where deep ancestral wisdom lies to help make sense of your world today. A beautifully illustrated card deck, The Wildwood Tarot, is fun to use as a meditation system, a divinatory oracle, or a source of profound knowledge. The cards draw inspiration from pre-Celtic mythology & a belief system steeped in shamanic mysteries. It’s easy to quickly access the magical lore of the Wildwood through descriptions of each card revealing its historical & mythological background as well as its divinatory meaning. From the Green Man & Woman to the Hooded Man & Blasted Oak, authors Mark Ryan & John Matthews introduce forest archetypes based in the seasonal rhythms & festivals of the ancient year. Step back in time to better understand where your life’s path may lead.”
Just take a look at the vibrant & gorgeous detail in each card. These were some of my favorites in the deck. I really enjoy how each card has an accompanying word that goes with it. It makes tarot reading easier for someone who may just be beginning.
Even the backs of the cards are intricately designed with celtic knotted trees.
*Seventy-eight full-color, spectacularly illustrated Wildwood Tarot cards
*160-page Wildwood Tarot guide-book
Booklet with Activities & Instruction
Genuine Leather Deck Bag
This genuine leather bag is soft, supple & perfect for housing the Wildwood Tarot deck. It fits just right & I think it is a great choice to tuck this deck in.
Wood Shaker Egg
The sound will help carry us off while journeying & meeting our Power Animals. This beautiful wood shaker egg is made in Indonesia.
I adore this little wood shaker egg- the sound it emits is so soothing & tranquil. It almost puts you in a trance to use it & that is its purpose to help you meditate & go on your shamanic journey. Just look at how colorful & pretty the designs are on the egg!
Made from carved & polished horn. Each is unique & natural. *Note: It is not heat-resistant.
This little bowl is perfect for catching sage ashes & much more. It looks great on my altar shelf. It’s a nice quality item that fits well with the theme of the box.
Small Sage Bundle
Use to cleanse, balance or purify yourself, you space, or your sacred tools. Simply light & gather the smoke towards you, throughout your space or bathe your sacred tools in it.
I can never have enough sage! This is a particularly exquisite little bundle. The smell is divine before you even light it.
Unakite has a grounding & balancing energy, adding protection & power. Perfect for shamanic journeying.
Unakite Jasper brings together the abundant, nurturing energy of green with the soft, caring passion of pink in one of Nature’s most healing crystals of the heart & mind. It resonates with the frequency of love, compassion & kindness, and is a stone dedicated to balancing the emotional body.
I’m a crystal lover of all types & was excited to see this Unakite included since I didn’t already have a piece in my collection yet. I love when a crystal or stone is included in TarotBox– I feel Sherry always chooses just the right one for the deck/theme.
Each month TarotBoxes creator/curator Sherry Padilla includes a wonderful pamphlet that shows you a wonderful new tarot card spread to use with your new deck as well as your past decks. It always comes with a very thought out explanation & all the information behind each card layout. I have only included the diagram here as to show you the one that accompanied this deck. I assure you though that if you receive these wonderful boxes yourself that you will have all the information & insight needed to use your new tarot deck whether you are a novice or an expert.
In each month’s box, TarotBox, showcases one tarot card from the next months tarot deck so you can get a fun preview of what is to come! I found this to be so exciting & a great way to know if you might be interested in the next month to follow.
Sign Up for June’s TarotBox by Reckless Reader Tarot which will feature The Spirit Song Tarot.
Choose between The Full Experience, the Accessories Only, or Deck Only box. Options on subscription length available on a month to month basis or 3, 6 month subscriptions gets you the most savings per box.
TarotBox by Reckless Reader Tarot starts at $29.95 a month.
Full Experience with Tarot deck– $59.95
This box includes a Tarot deck (announced ahead of time) and, but not limited to; a bag, deck wrap or spread cloth for your deck; a ritual, card spread or activity (with instruction) that touches on the energies of that months deck; herbs, stones/crystals, incense, candles and other ritual/alter items to tantalize the senses while working with your deck. Some items may be handcrafted, unique to you and not available anywhere else. Sample and full size products. 5-9 item count.
Tarot Deck ONLY Box– $29.95
Includes the featured Tarot Deck and Booklet ONLY. No frills here, it’s all business! The booklet includes, exclusive to TarotBox and nowhere else. The booklet has instructions for the tarot spread or activity specific to the featured tarot deck.
Accessories ONLY Box– $39.95
This box includes everything that the Full Experience Box has but WITHOUT THE TAROT DECK. Deck bag, wrap or spread cloth; Booklet, etc.
*Can be used with other Tarot decks. Or getting The Full Experience box allows you to gift that extra Tarot deck to a friend so you can learn, share and grow together with Tarot.
Shipping *monthly from Denver, your box will arrive in 3-5 days. One of the most important aspects of learning is play. That’s what they encourage and that’s what they are sharing with you.
(*shipping around the 7th of every month).
Above, are my standout favorites from this month’s box.
The Wildwood Tarot deck was particularly perfect for the end of spring & start of summer coming up. I loved the theme of the deck, the images & design overall. The wood shaker egg was another one of my very favorites. There was something about it that I was drawn to straight away & I find myself shaking it often. The Unakite stone was great quality- my up close picture of it turned out somewhat blurry, so it didn’t do it justice, but I assure you it is a great addition to this box. The sage bundle lightly fragrances the whole box in a whisper of shamanic ancestors perfume. Each TarotBox is really such an enjoyable experience that you get to go through each month. Each individual item contained in the box all has a sense & purpose to help you with the theme & tarot deck. I loved this month’s box!
Stay tuned to my blog each month for a monthly review of the TarotBox from Reckless Reader Tarot– you’re going to love it!
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This box was provided to me for review. All opinions are honest & my own.