Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Hello and welcome. This page is intended to answer commonly asked questions in regards to The Children of Litha tarot deck, The Nameless One (A Tarot & Oracle Deck), work-in-progress projects by Xia Hunt, and any other queries that have been brought to our attention. If you have a question you would like to add to this list, please email me at Thank you for your support!

Will you sell me a limited Gold Edition of The Children of Litha?

No. I don't have any. I am so sorry--I hate turning people away, I really do, but I cannot. They were limited edition decks, they will not be reprinted in that format. 

Where can I get "The All" and "The Void" extra tarot cards? 

This is the most commonly asked question I get. The short answer is that unfortunately, you cannot.  The only way to get these cards currently is to  find a used copy of the limited gold edition Children of Litha deck for sale somewhere like ebay (or otherwise trade with/buy it from someone who owns it. (I do sell them as 6 x 9 alter cards/art prints if you are just interested in having the artwork around.) 

The long answer is that when I first launched the Kickstarter for The Children of Litha, it was my very first campaign and I was a totally unknown artist. I added The All and The Void as extra cards for the decks produced with the kickstarter funds gained by the campaign as an extra special bonus. I wanted the Gold Edition decks I made to stay special...So I made them the limited edition version of the deck (very limited it turned out...I only produced 1200 gold editions!) and made a black-edged version with a different finish to be the open standard edition. This decision turned these "gold" decks into a promise to my backers--a promise that they were investing their money and trust in something rare, in something special...In something limited.

I had no idea then how much demand there would eventually be for these two little cards. In retrospect, I wouldn't have made them limited edition, because it breaks my heart to have to turn people away empty handed...but to be true to my promise to my original backers who had faith in me, I cannot with good conscious add them to the open black edition that I sell now.

HOWEVER, The Children of Litha is just 1 of a larger 8 part series called The Children of the Wheel, made of 4 tarot decks and 4 oracle decks. 

The good news is that the two extra cards from the limited edition tarot decks will eventually make a re-drawn re-appearance in the cross-quarter oracle decks, which will also have their gold and black editions...Additionally, the limited oracle decks will just have the gold edition finish and edges to make it distinct, without any additional you will at some point be able to add cards like "The All" and "The Void", from The Children of Litha and "The Above" and "The Below" from The Children of Ostara, etc, to your black edition sets, without missing out on anything. 

This was the best I could do to appease everyone and still keep my word.

What's the difference between the "gold" edition and the "black" edition of The Children of Litha? 

The short answer is that the gold edition has a mat "varnish" finish, gold edges, gold foiled box and book, includes 2 extra cards (Litha: The All & The Void, Ostara: The Above & The Below), and was published as a limited run (Only 1200 for The Children of Litha, back in 2018).

The "Opan/standard" black edition was created to continue selling The Children of Litha once the gold edition sold out (which I never expected to happen so quickly!). See answer above about why I chose to make the gold edition limited. The black edition has a luxurious rose-petal finish, mat black edges, and does not contain the 2 extra cards. It's a standard 78 card deck. It still comes with a full-color guidebook in a magnetic close box and velvet pouch. You can buy it here.  

Do your decks come in different finishes? 

This is the second most common question/complaint that I get. People seem to be really divided between loving and hating the coated finish I use on The Children of Litha specifically. It has a  sort of "rose petal" silky feel that I personally love, but There is no accounting for taste, I guess.

First, to answer the question, as an independent artist with a small business and limited resources, I don't have the money or the space to create and house multiple versions of the same product.

Second, I want to focus on creating new art and not re-issuing the same art.

Third, the silky coating tends to protect the cards and art from scratches, smudges, and other such damage from daily wear and tear for longer than other coating options.

Fourth, I believe in the adage "if you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one." So if you do not like the silky rose petal finish on your decks, then these are just not a good fit for you. I DO plan to print my upcoming Onyx tarot on linen stock so you my like that better :)

Why are The Nameless One cards bigger than a normal tarot card?

So again, under the heading "you can't please everyone," I'll explain my rational for making The Nameless One an oversized deck. First, when I published The Children of Litha, I got a lot of feedback that the artwork was so intricate that they would like a bigger version to see it better. I Liked that idea, but as I said above, I do not liking making the same deck a thousand different ways...I want to make NEW decks!

Second, The Nameless One's size falls more in line with an oracle deck--many of which DO have similarly oversized cards. 

Third, TNO does not contain any names or numbers on the cards, so the artwork is essential to interpreting and intuiting the meaning of the cards. Larger cards = greater artwork visibility.

Fourth, the cards also feature sigils representing positive affirmations and invocations that users can copy and activate. I thought it would be easier to do that if the sigils were bigger.

Fifth, I just wanted to! I happen to like larger cards. As I have said, many Oracle decks are larger than the standard tarot size, and with practice, they are just as easy to handle... Moreover, I am so sick of being asked to take up less space in the world, both as an artist and as a woman. The Nameless One's size is PART of its whole deal. It is as it was meant to be. So, Will I ever produce this in a smaller version? Or, an ancillary question I get, will I produce it without the sigils? or with names? No. The Nameless One is how it needs to be. If you find these things make it difficult for you to connect with this deck, that's okay. It simply means that this deck is not for you.

As an aside, two of my closest friends have smaller hands, are tarot readers, and have learned to shuffle The Nameless One perfectly well. It is simply a matter of adjustment. 

Finally, and most importantly, while I still have the ability and imagination to create new tarot decks, that is what I will do. I would far prefer to do that than to re-release previous decks in different formats. 

What is "The Children of the Wheel" series and what tarot decks are part of it? 

Thank you for asking! When I first created The Children of Litha, I had this idea for creating a different tarot deck for each of the four  pagan sabbats that land on an equinox or a solstice (Ostara, Litha, Mabon, Yule, and later, 4 oracle decks that represent the four other cross-quarter sabbats) collectively known as The Children of the Wheel series. They would all have different themes (more on that in a minute) but the same card back design, edging, and finish so that they could be interchangeable. My thinking was that if, say, you didn't like the 3 of swords in The Children of Litha deck, then you might prefer to swap the 3 of swords from the Children of Ostara...or Mabon...or Yule decks. In this way, you could create a fully customized deck to suit your preferences. 

Themes are: 

  • Litha - (Tarot)  Animals, Humans, and Animal/Human hybrids
  • Beltane- (Oracle) blending of Litha and Ostara)
  • Ostara - (Tarot) Plants, Humans, and Plant/Human hybrids (fae, fairy, Dryad, etc)
  • Imbolc (Oracle) blending of Ostara and Yule
  • Yule - (Tarot) Crystals. The geologic world of stone, crystal, ore, and mineral that form the foundation of all life that walks "above"...
  • Samhain (Oracle) Blending of Yule and Mabon...aaaand maybe some classic monsters/ creatures of the night stuff ;P)
  • Mabon - (Tarot) Bones. The "underworld" of decay--featuring bones, fungi, insects, other "as below" creatures and artifacts
  • Lughnasadh - (Oracle) A blending of Litha and Mabon