I have this cool idea about connecting Tarot to the cosmos.
The Sun, Moon, Star cards are in the deck for a reason; we humans are fascinated with the heavens. I’m fascinated both with the mythological symbolism and the physics displayed above our little planet, so I thought I’d build a deck and book around my philosophy of the universe.
I went looking for pictures I could use that were already available and found that good old NASA had plenty of resources. Some really amazing resources.
I have my own story about the universe and how Tarot works within it, and my own vision of how to use these cosmic images. I’m looking to stay as true to the original images as possible, although I am adding bits of imagery in collage fashion to a small minority of the Minor Arcana to make the connection to the Tarot image of the RWS deck clearer.
I have printed a prototype to play with so I can experiment with reading.
My digital retoucher son is currently doing the last color profile conversion step for the deck images and then we will go to print. The deck will have a full-sized companion book (in color) with descriptions of each card, including the source information on the physical image and my interpretation, as well as Tarot meanings to guide the reader.
I plan to send out the first orders by the end of February of 2020 latest.
I have also started a pre-publication newsletter to gauge interest. It will include discounts for pre-orders and other goodies for my faithful fans! If you want to sign up:
Thanks for looking, and please leave a comment or email me with your impressions.