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.
I am currently having my son, a professional digital retoucher, create high-quality images for print and am three-quarters of the way through writing the companion book. It will be a full-sized book 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 January or February of next year latest.
I am also starting 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.