I started this project as a way for me to learn and understand the ancient world of the Tarot. My current trajectory has me spending two weeks meditating and studying a single card which I will then re interpret and create myself. Each interpretation is released according to the two major moon phases: Full and New.
The Tarot is an archaic deck made up of 78 individual cards that are divided into two categories, major and minor arcana. The first 22 cards belong to the former and represent the mysteries and secrets of the universe as well as archetypal characteristics that house themselves within each of us.
The remaining 56 cards in the minor group are broken up into four suits: the Wands,Pentacles, Swords and Cups. Each suit corresponds to natural elements like Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, which reveal everyday aspects of life as people live it.
It is said that the Tarot Deck contained secrets of the ancient Egyptians, whose priests had distilled their occult wisdom into the cards’ illustrations, imbuing them with great mystical power. What is so special about the tarot is that it asks the individual to look at questions of life from a different perspective and take into consideration the significance of each symbol enclosed within the deck. They (the cards) confront inner issues that run deep below the surface, issues that are secretly shaping the course of our lives.
Once I have completed all 78 cards, I will print them into a real deck.