Welcome to the enchanting wintry world of the Snowland Deck!
Created by the husband and wife team of Ron and Janet Boyer, the Snowland Deck is designed to encourage intuitive insight, creative ideas, mindfulness, fruitful brainstorming, empowered problem solving and imaginative play.
To learn more about the cards, including the many ways to use them and who will benefit from this innovative deck, click here. To listen to interviews with Ron and Janet about the Snowland Deck, click here, here and here.
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New! To read the Foreword to our Snowland Deck and Companion book by author Craig Conley, click here.
The Snowland Deck can be viewed as:
•An Unbound Book – Each card tells a tale, but you’re the one that tells the story and decides how (and if) it ends. As you change, so do the images.
•A Bridge – When there are gaps in communication or understanding, these cards can help you connect the dots for increased harmony, empathy and clarity.
•An Idea Generator – Each image features myriad symbols and questions begging to be explored. When you’ve hit a wall, pull a card to discover a magical door that opens to endless possibilities.
•An Oracle – If you have questions—and ask them with an open heart and engaged mind—these images will help you find answers.
•A Set of Glasses – To gain a fresh perspective, don a different set of glasses. Each “lens” in this deck offers new ways being, feeling and interpreting. If you don’t like the view, change what you’re looking at by trying on new ways of seeing.
•A Well – Whether you need to dip into the waters of creativity or draw deeply from your soul, this deck can slake your spiritual thirst and saturate the arid parts of your soul.
•A Compass – These images can help you find your own True North, as well as protective, supportive boundaries for the mental, emotional, energetic, material and spiritual realms.
Who will enjoy this deck?
Anyone who loves winter, snow and ice will enjoy using this deck. Beyond enthusiasts of all things frosty, those who will benefit from this deck include:
•Kids – Not only are the cards of the Snowland Deck kid safe, they are also kid friendly. This means that in addition to gentle imagery, these cards show scenarios children can easily recognize.
•Kidults – These young-at-heart adults still value the whimsical, playful, imaginative and magical.
•Therapists – Those who use psychotherapeutic, Jungian, archetypal and intuitive tools in their practice.
•Seekers – One of the best ways to tap into intuitive streams and hone our natural sixth sense is working with enigmatic images found on oracle or Tarot decks like this one.
•Teachers – Whether promoting inventiveness, artistry, self-reliance or creative problem solving, teachers can use the Snowland Tarot to encourage students to be their best Self.
•Students – In order to think outside the box—whether you’re in elementary school, high school, college or professional classes—you must use methods and tools that encourage you to see with new eyes.
•Writers – Short on ideas? Tension builders? Plot twists? Settings? What about character sketches, occupations or even names? Not only will the images in this deck give many opportunities for all of these, but also the companion book will supply actual prompts and exercises to get you from “what if” to “the end” of your novel, poem or short story.
•Ministers – Whether you need a sermon topic or anecdote, these cards are filled with universal experiences and stepping-stones to spiritual truths. For pastoral counseling or parishioner visitations, these vibrant, pleasant images can offer consolation and cheer.
•Corporate Trainers – Corporations and consultants have used creativity and brainstorming decks for years to promote team building, problem solving and innovation. The Snowland Tarot is yet another original set of cards that can be used confidently and comfortably in any professional setting.
•Artists – Whether you’re a sculptor, composer, painter, dancer, fashion designer, illustrator, musician or other artist, these cards can provide you with inspiration for your next project.
•Intuitive Readers – New and seasoned readers alike can use the Snowland Deck for use with clients, family or friends—as well as for personal insight and edification. Divination has never been this accessible, fun and revealing!
How can you use the Snowland Deck?
You can draw cards at random, face down, or you can consciously choose which card/s you want to focus upon. You can draw one card or several cards. You can use spreads (also known as card layouts) that are included in this book or are found elsewhere. You can use the keywords provided to inspire you, or ignore them altogether. You can allow the images to “speak” to you. In fact, you can even create your own card meanings based on what you feel and see.
Some say music is the universal language, but it could be argued that pictures serve this purpose. Ancient peoples carved and painted images on cave walls, bones, rocks, animal hides, wood, tombs and papyrus. Simple pictographs and symbols evolved into elaborate murals and painted epics. With decks like the Snowland Deck, multiple symbols and motifs are imbedded in each image, providing manifold interpretations.
The Snowland Deck can be carried in a purse, briefcase, backpack, messenger bag, tote, pocket or pouch. It’s a portable oracle, brainstorming device and inspirational tool. It can be used in schools, homes, churches, spiritual centers, hospitals, medical offices, libraries and conference rooms. Given its theme, this deck would be particularly appropriate for ski resorts and lodges!
I just received my fabulous Snowland Deck Platinum package! I am blown away Janet, Ron, and Noah. I kept opening special gift after special gift. The pendulum, the bracelets, the snowflake, the bookmark. Then... the deck! Large and lovely - each feels like a friend as I got to fall in love as you posted the progress made on each image! Thank you all for capturing an essence of winter that is awe-filled! Every detail, including the filler in the pakaging so carefully thought out. Can't wait to use this fabulous deck. Thank you! -- Dale Howard, Readings by Dale
I want to say that I've watched this deck come together for a really long time now. See, I like snow and cold. So a winter themed deck was welcome to me, not to mention unique. While Ron Boyer, the artist, isn't a tarot freak, his wife Janet is, so this is a true collaboration between the two. Their son even created one of the cards, so it was a family thing. I like the thought of that...the sweat of an entire family unit coming together to produce something for others to enjoy.
And it's a lovely deck—non traditional with some interesting visual interpretations. That kind of creative thought is what I look for in a deck. And it's even lovelier, because it arrived at my house on a day of record high heat—93 effing degrees in early April. So just as I was whining about being robbed of spring and my beloved cooler temperatures, a little piece of winter hit my mailbox. -- Tierney Sadler, Tarot author TierneySadler.com
I received my deck and boy oh boy - Love them, the bags, the ice cube, snowflake and not to forget the glitter! Wonderfully packaged! You know I'm teaching myself Tarot, so I did a reading the only way I know how at present and guess what....right on target! I'm showing it off to all my friends! Love, Love, Love it! You guys rock! oh, BTW, did you see my post awhile back about Noah signing his art work on his card if you do indeed publish it as an extra card? He's gotta do it - great image! Thanks again! -- Che Dolan
I got my Snowland deck yesterday and it is beautiful! It even has a good vibe in my hands. The Chillaxin card is my favorite It has the best energy. Love the packaging too. -- Michelle Bowser
Hi Janet, just to let you know the snowland deck arrived, love it and the beautiful bags ... wonderful deck and just going to play with it all weekend. again, thank you to you, ron and noah xxx. -- Fran Marley
Can't wait to use my new Snowland Deck :) Janet Boyer -- your husband did an AMAZING job with the cards :) And Janet, the companion book is awesome! -- Samantha Tate, The Tarot Project
My beautiful deck arrived and I am typing through tears because I can't believe how much love, attention to detail, and creative energy went into it. I love, love, love it! I can't thank you enough, Janet, and your menfolk, too! It's just wonderful! -- Amanda Donnelly, Colorado 78 Whispers in My Ear
Wow... What a surprise I got yesterday when we got home from TRF. My Snow and package was waiting for me! I wasn't expecting it till Wednesday. I am so blown away at the beautiful cards!! The pictures online are beautiful, but in person they are so much More! Thank you Janet & Ron for the opportunity to own this beautiful set! -- Janet Henderson, Texas
OMG!!! I thought Xmas arrived EARLY!!! I am so in LOVE with the Snowland Tarot deck!!! What a wonderful Job you guys did with this deck!!!! The bracelets are outstanding!! So magickal, and snowy! They are just drop-dead gorgeous! I just love them! The Tarot bags are soooo cool! -- Vicky Rosemeyer, Indiana
*Screams* My Calendar and Cards have arrived!!!!!!!...am so looking forward now to the whole deck coming ♥ Thank you again, the deck is brilliant and love it in real life even more ♥ -- Gina Blease aka Harriet Potty, Australia
As promised by the deck creators, the colors really are eye-popping, most of them dominated by bright shades of blue or turquoise. The winter theme is consistent yet expressed differently on each card, so that each has its own personality -- from quirky (Removal) to moody (The Moon) to sweet (Calling). Among my favorites are Teaching (which shows a snowy owl standing at a tree trunk podium addressing a gathering of animals), Strength (a woman on ice skates leads a huge polar bear by a slender ribbon), and The Carousel (I want to go for a ride on it right now!). I'm looking forward to trying a Majors Only reading with this set of cards! -- Zanna Starr, Tarot Notes
Testimonials for our Snowland Deck
The world-renowned Psychic Twins, Linda and Terry Jamison, LOVE our Snowland Deck! Click here to listen.
Foreword by Author Craig Conley
Like the folkloric Snow Queen's invitation to creep inside her furs, the foreword of a book should open up a text and make the reader feel invited to snuggle up. So let's huddle close and step together into a sparkling realm where all is fresh and unusual, yet somehow familiar and comfortable. Like your own backyard after the season's first snowfall, behold a world you know instinctively but even so are seeing in a brand new way.
The very name "Snowland" sealed my enthusiasm for this work. I immediately apprehended that Snowland has a genuine existence—that it's always somewhere, even if it's not necessarily in any one place at any given time. So convinced was I that the Boyers had a genuine insight and weren't simply dreaming it all up, I actually delved through hundreds of years' worth of old family magazines in search of antique windows into Snowland. I was looking for evidence of a realm that promised new beginnings (snowfall providing a clean slate, as it were) and unique adventures (tobogganing, anyone?), all the while requiring both a heightened vigilance (for thin ice, deep drifts, and slippery slopes) and a keen eye for archetypes at play. "Playful alertness" might describe the state of mind. My research proved fruitful, and I contributed to the Snowland Blog dozens of compatible illustrations going back to the early 1800s. Many of the images precisely capture the whimsical spirit of the Boyers' project, a favorite being a glorified Lovers card in which a mischievous boy and girl throw snowballs at a statue of Cupid. Yet none of these antiquated illustrations are mirrors of the Snowland cards. In other words, the Boyers are offering wholly original vistas into this magical landscape.
The cards of the Snowland deck are like snowflakes in that they invite close examination to reveal intricate details. They are also like snowflakes in that they combine to form beautiful scenes prime for playful exploration. The playfulness is crucial, if we are to follow the wisdom of the Scythian philosopher Anacharsis: "Play so that you may be serious." Finally, every excursion into the heart of Snowland inevitably turns inward. We're guided into profound contemplation, as cozy and illuminating as coming indoors after building a snowman and kneeling before the hearth to warm your frozen fingers back to life.