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  1. Tarot cards: i admit my knowledge is rusty, and minimal to begin with, so please take my input, such as it is, as something from a well-meaning noob.

    first one: is that the queen of wands/sticks? i don’t remember what she means. this one seems balanced yet not stuck in one place. she can swing with the wind, as it were. i notice the stack of books; does she mean ‘knowledged one’?

    second one: three of wands/sticks. i like it. again, my knowledge of what the cards mean is dismal (i need to pull my deck and notes out again), but i get the impression that it means ‘balance’ or ‘things can be shaky if you don’t take care.’

    third: six of wands/sticks? even though there’s more sticks supporting the cup, it looks precarious, balanced on the three coins. (hey, i referenced two other suits!)

    i like the cards. they make me want to refresh my memory. (-:

    good luck on the Editor post.

    • My bad for not posting more about the deck itself… These are only partial images for the sake of demonstration.

      The first one is the High Priestess, the keeper of intuitive knowledge and its application.

      The second one is the Three of Sticks (wands), and it means putting plans into action, starting to build something that will become a serious structure eventually.

      The third one is actually both a preliminary idea for the Tower and also a color study.

      The four suits are Teacups (cups = water = emotions), Carrots (swords = air = thoughts/mental realm), Sticks (wands = fire = action), Stars (pentacles/coins = earth = physical manifestation).

      I’ve been reading cards for over twenty years, so I feel like I’m pretty solid in their meanings and variations. I just hope that the whole project proves that out. We’re talking 78 cards, plus a design for the back… and then there’s the writing the books to go with it (the cheater and the full text)… and then trying to SELL it… I meant to post a picture of my new creative post, too…

  2. Just a thought…

    Since you are gearing the cards towards kids or those new to tarot; to me it makes more sense if you switched the Carrots and the Stars. That was my first impression when reading them. Since Carrots are grown in the ground(earth) and Stars are in the sky(Air).

    I like the Priestess card, and if all the others have as much detail as that one (which I’m sure they will) they will be wonderful!

    Just an idea. 😉

  3. oh snap looking at these reminded me about when i was interested in tarot. awesome
    they look great, especially the first, and i love the coloring on the last one. they’re really cute =]

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