The Wild Wolf Tarot

Updated: Sep 30, 2020

Our latest interview is with Briona Jolie, the creator of The Wild Wolf Tarot - an earthy, minimalist 78 card Tarot deck surrounding the beauty and intuition of Wolves. This deck is meant to help people connect to their ancient wild instincts, and to embrace the many beautiful archetypes of the wolf.

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Where in the world do you call home?

Physically I never felt more at home than I did in New Paltz, NY which is the town I lived and went to college in. New Paltz and places like it fuel my sense of adventure and love of nature, with beautiful tall mountains, lakes, and a relaxed artistic community. Emotionally, home is anywhere that is with my partner Dieter and our dog Storm.

What was your first experience with tarot/oracle and when did you fall in love with it?

My first experience with cards was when I brought my first oracle deck in my college town (it's where most of my spiritual awakening began). I bought this deck before ever having a reading, or even researching how to use cards and their exact purpose. I just went in knowing I wanted to explore what cards meant after looking at them with extreme curiosity every time I went to buy a new crystal. So I took home my first oracle deck which was a very early 2000’s deck called Universal Wisdom by Toni Salerno and I explored! I did some reading of the how-to’s but mostly played and intuitively began reading for myself by using the messages inside the book to guide the reading.

What made you want to create your own tarot deck? What was your inspiration?

I always thought having my own deck one day would be amazing, but I didn't start seriously thinking I would really feel the need to put those ideas to action until I started reading tarot for others. I desperately wanted to read from my own cards, to make the readings that more special. One night I thought to myself, I really need a wolf inspired tarot deck (considering my whole brand and heart is surrounded with the beauty of wolves). So I went to my search engine and realized that no one has successfully done it the way I felt a wolf tarot deck needed to be displayed. I then thought, well if no one has done it...then I guess it needs to be me. I also was extremely inspired by a friend of mine who created her own deck and was young like me Seeing more young women take leadership of their dreams and desires is so empowering, so after experiencing more women like that in my life I immediately went to my notebook to start writing and planning The Wild Wolf Tarot.

Aside from your own deck, do you have a favourite one?

Spirit song tarot by Paulina Cassidy. I actually found her deck when I was getting a reading done at a local shop near where I live now. As I was watching the reader explain my messages I remember half listening to her and the other half of my brain was saying, “What deck is she using? I’ve never seen an all animal deck before? I need to find this deck after.” Her deck was the first one I found that actually felt like it had my style written and illustrated on it, soft and minimalist.

Do you have a favourite card?

My favorite traditional card is “the moon” because it alway