Rhee’s seventh question is:
What is your favourite card (both in terms of the deck’s artwork and divinatory meaning)?
So many great decks out there, but my current favorite is Ciro Marchetti’s Gilded Tarot Royale. After spending some time narrowing down the options in this wonderfully rendered deck, I settle on the Star.
The artwork: Well, Ciro knows well how to render feminine beauty. I love the sensuality and voluptuousness of the Star woman. She knows her power and is not afraid to pour her star-water onto the Earth to cleanse it. The stars, large and small, shine on behind her to guide us. I love the rosy glow against the night sky. And the two pillars on the steampunk-style space portal orb remind me of the deep wisdom behind the pillars of the High Priestess and Moon cards.
The meaning: The Star has multiple meanings for me. Hope, guidance, release of one’s own spiritual powers to benefit others. To me it is the most “spiritual” card in the deck.