Saturday, February 4, 2012

Conceptualising the Tarot

I have achieved very little that is worthy of note and even less that is worthy of sharing artistically in the last week. However, i am currently conceptualising my next project - making the minor arcana for my New Zealand Naturally tarot card deck.

Therefore, this entry shall be used for brainstorming and likely updated as the need arises.

I have decided to use each suit to match a certain environment/habitat:

Wands = forest
Cups = waterways and oceans
Swords = alpine and high country
Pentacles = urban

The raw or initial passion, feelings, thoughts and needs that can be directed into something more. They represent hope, a possibility, an action to take, a future that you can create. *

Wands - possibility, hope, adventure, excitement
Cups - deep feelings, intimacy, compassion, love
Swords - intelligence, reason, justice
Pentacles - abundance, prosperity - a flower growing out of concrete

Indicate duality, a pause between two choices or an attempt do two thing at once. Most importantly, they indicate instinctual knowledge. Aces are undirected energy; the twos are that point where you find out more about the energy so that you can know which direction to go with it. *

Wands - individual courage and greatness
Cups - power and beauty of unity
Swords - barriers put between
Pentacles - juggling the demands of life


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