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Featured Card of the Day – Justice – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

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Artist: Iris Compiet

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Keywords

Balance, equality, truth, fairness, justice

Artist Statement

“Justice is a delicate ballerina who balances on the double-edged sword, as a dancer on the tightrope. Beneath her are flames, her feet are cut on the swords, justice and balance is a delicate thing. She herself is the scales of justice. Her hands in perfect balance. Weighing her judgment in her own two hands. Listening to all the sides, the opposing arguments, good and evil on either side of her. Good in the form of an angel, evil in the form of a devil. She has no eyes and relies on her other senses to keep the balance.”

Card Meaning

Between two red velvet curtains, a ballerina balances on a sword. Above her, an angel and a demon whisper to her, one on either side of her, acting as perfect antithesis. A star hovers above her, white flames sear below. Her sightless gaze is turned up toward the sky, and her feet are bloody, but her balance is resolute. A flaming heart is emblazoned on her chest. She suffers for the balance she has achieved, unwilling and unable to judge by appearances, but only determining the truth for herself by listening to both good and evil and weighing both for herself.

This card cautions that justice is not easy, or obvious, but hard won and sometimes requires sacrifice. It reminds us that our actions and decisions bring consequences, and that fairness will only prevail by achieving balance.

Astrological Element & Association

Air / Libra

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Featured Card of the Day – The Sun – 78 Tarot Nautical/Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Alex Garant

Website: AlexGarant.com

Keywords

Enlightenment, vitality, radiance, energy, joy, success

Artist Interpretation

“The Sun represents the source of life itself, it also symbolizes happiness, joy, energy, optimism, accomplishment, the light after a dark night. The mermaid children playing joyfully in the foreground represent the happiness of our true self. They represent the innocence and purity of childhood. The orange ribbon shows that control has passed from the conscious to the subconscious. The Sun’s rays represent action and vibration, sources of all life on earth. The flowers in the background represent life and the fruitfulness of the spirit under the nourishment of the Sun. There are four sunflowers, representing the four elements. The Sun card is a sign that you are likely to find yourself feeling more free than you ever have.”

Card Meaning

Against a clear, blue sky, two young merfolk bask under a large statue, which rises out of a strong, brick wall. The status doesn’t cast any shade – its solar face smiles down upon the children, with a halo of wavy hair and straight rays shining out. They are naked and innocent, open as only children can be, and they frolic at the top of the water, within the seafoam – both indicating that purity. From behind the wall, four sunflowers watch over the children, symbols of the joy and abundance granted by the Sun.

This card heralds success and joy. You have toiled and suffered, and come out the other side smiling. Your life is full of positives, and your warm attitude, confidence and vibrancy attract people and success to you like moths to a flame.

Astrological Association & Element

Fire / Sun

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Featured Card of the Day – The Star – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

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Artist: Simona Candini

Website: SimonaCandini.com

Keywords

Hope, dreams coming true, inspiration, renewal

Artist Statement

“Haunted rides and a ghostly atmosphere create an ominous feeling for my dark, carnival-themed card. I love the tones of blue, purple and acid green, melting together to create a fluid stream of thoughts where the reality seems lost in the haze of a dream, timeless in its moving stillness.

The star is there, in front of you, to lead you to your safe place. It’s so bright, but it doesn’t blindfold you, it fills your soul of a sudden awareness, it awakens you from the dream, infusing with peace your inner self. Follow the Star and abandon your fears.”

Card Meaning

A young girl walks through a dark circus. Behind her stands a huge Gothic castle, reminding her of the challenges she has faced, the horrors that she leaves behind. She has traveled through a misty forest to get this far, and all she has found is an abandoned carnival. But at her heart glows a large star, the Universe offering her warmth and guiding light so that she can see the way ahead. Seven more stars float around her skirt, illuminating her path as she travels. The lights that lead her on are eight-pointed stars, symbols of strength, garnered from the obstacles she has overcome.

This card gives us hope, representing the distant light at the end of the tunnel, providing confidence and motivation to continue our journey, preventing us from losing our way.

Astrological Element & Association

Air / Aquarius

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Featured Card of the Day – The Magician – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist:  Joanna Nelson

Website:  JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Action, knowledge, power of self

Artist Interpretation

He stands before a mushroom table top which holds all four suits of the Monstarot, earth, air, fire and water. The Magician is dressed in a spaking red star robe and holds a scroll high into the air as he points to the earth with his other hand. What answers does the magical scroll hold? Whatever you need; perhaps the answers to manifesting your goals and the power to act. His magic energy has transformed the roses and lilies into enchanted flowers which now dance and fly around him.

Card Meaning

You’ve got this! The Magician reminds you that you have all the power of creation within you, all the knowledge that you need. Stop doubting yourself. Focus on what exists within you, on the skills and knowledge you already have…put these to work and there is nothing that can stop you!

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Featured Card of the Day – The Illuminator – Monstarot from Joanna Nelson Studio

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Artist:  Joanna Nelson

Website:  JoannaNelsonStudio.com

Keywords

Illumination, energy, shining the light of truth

Artist Interpretation

The Illuminator stands tall on a mountain beneath the dark night sky. He extends his hands out to the sides, and like magic, bursts of light appear and dance into the form of an arch over him, shedding a bright glow and illuminating his surroundings.

Card Meaning

Even in the darkest of times, there exists within you, an inner strength that can bring you hope when you need it. You are a magical being, able to withstand intense trials and travel arduous journeys, in order to succeed. You are more than enough. The energy within you will power you when all around you falls away.

The Illuminator card is a special wild card exclusive to the 1st Edition Monstarot deck. It will not be reproduced in any other version of this deck. It can be shuffled into the deck to add an extra element to your reading – appearing when you least expect it in order to bring a special message to you.

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Featured Card of the Day – 6 of Cups  – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot 

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Artist: Tara Fly

Website: TaraFlyArt.com

Keywords

Reflection, nostalgia, childhood, sentimentality

Artist’s Statement

“This is what I’m seeing for the Six of Cups, which is a card reflecting on happy memories and a playful childhood.

My main character is seated at a large mirror, in her dressing tent – maybe she is preparing for tonight’s act. On the vanity in front of her are mementos: framed photos of loved ones, a letter, a jewelry box, and a bouquet of flowers (in one of the cups)…possibly sent by someone special.

The mirror’s reflection shows what is happening outside her tent, an entertainer on stilts is juggling the remaining cups for a group of children.”

Card Meaning

Inside a dim circus tent, a performer gazes into her mirror as she prepares for the show. Her face reflects back as she sits pondering her past. On her dresser lie mementos – a brooch, a small locked box, a letter, and family pictures. Happy memories fill her heart as she gazes wistfully at a scene she sees play out in her mirror – a juggler entertaining three small children as he throws five cups high into the air, the sixth stands with the memories on the dresser, now containing flowers from an adoring fan. Though she reflects upon the past, as every good artist knows, the show must go on.

This card suggests that nostalgia can comfort and inspire us to get past current misfortunes, while warning against using the past to escape the present – it may be nice to visit, but we can never go back.

Astrological Element & Association

Water / Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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Featured Card of the Day – King of Swords – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot 

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Artist: Ken Meyer, Jr.

Website: kenmeyerjr.com

Artist’s Statement

“After doing research into the King of Swords, and the visual cues the card uses to show those meanings, I found a few things. On my own, I tend to like to play with dramatic lighting. Also having the idea of the crown actually being composed of swords. I knew I needed a close up. I found that butterflies also can be a part of the card. Initially, there were going to be a variety of butterflies, but sometimes my brain actually works, and that enabled me to make the connection between Monarch (King) and the Monarch butterfly. To me, the card means strength, but a strength that comes from compassion. I hope my card conveys that.”

Card Meaning

Steel blue eyes flash as a bearded king stares intently, a sword in hand. He wears a mask, adorned with swords that form his crown, tips pointed up toward the clear blue sky, a symbol of his mental clarity and control. His presence fills our vision, his authority absolute, he is to be respected rather than feared. Fragile butterflies swarm safely around him, one hovering by his ear as though offering advice. These monarchs represent transformation, and suggest that while he is a rock of a man, solid and strong, he is revolutionized by intellectual argument.

This card is a symbol of intellectual power and mastery, representing a highly ethical, equitable man capable of weighing his decisions carefully and offering impartial judgment.

Astrological Element & Association

Air / Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

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