Carnival

Featured Card of the Day – 4 Of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

Posted on Updated on

Artist: Helena Reis

Website: HelenaReisArt.com

Keywords

Possession, security, material focus, control

Artist Statement

“This card generates positive and negative perceptions. On one hand, it signifies you have accomplished many of your goals and have attained material wealth in the process. On the other hand, there’s a risk that you will come to value only material wealth, becoming possessive, or greedy to ensure that no-one takes it away.

I tried to paint a woman pleased with her accomplishments, but instead of celebrating with everyone else (the circus in the background), she is holding on to her wealth like it’s the most important thing. (Inspired by the many paintings depicting Madonna and Child)”

Card Meaning

A robed figure stands in front of the carnival, three pentacle coins clasped to her chest. A fourth pentacle is worn, halo-like around her head. She has been given the opportunity to visit the circus, to take some time out from her ususal duties and enjoy herself. But she hesitates, the money in her hands clasping her “wealth” to her chest. She cannot convince herself to share the wealth with the carnival, to spend some of her money on joy.

This card warns us that money should be enjoyed, rather than hoarded. Material success is wonderful, reducing worries and stress, but it is a stepping stone, rather than the end of a journey. Work should be built on, money should be spent to improve your life, rather than collected greedily and ultimately becoming a banner to our own happiness.

Astrological Element & Association

Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Connect with 78 Tarot:

Follow 78 Tarot for updates on current and future projects:

(Their fourth deck, 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space, promises to be the best so far. It is due out in November, 2017. They have also announced their fifth deck, due out in 2018, 78 Tarot Mythical ~ Tarot of the Imaginary.)

http://www.78tarot.cards/shop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/78tarot

Visit and like on Facebook:

https://facebook.com/78tarotproject

Featured Card of the Day – 4 of Wands – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

Posted on Updated on

Artist: Manuel Da Cunha Vega

Website: None Given

Keywords

Harmony, celebration, contentment, enthusiasm

Artist Statement

“This is a favorable card for festive events and lucky for relationships that will come into your life briefly influencing your material and spiritual well-being. This card can predict that you are nearing happier and peaceful times, and probably will experience new and enriching fortunate events.

This card suggests that you finally achieved happiness and are feeling proud of your exploits. The pressure that you have been under has disappeared or will very soon, and that is cause for celebration. Rejoice and celebrate all that you have achieved to date and see that you will feel relieved, relaxed and serene with all the emotional burden and linked charges fading as you relax.”

Card Meaning

A woman stands between four wands. In her hands she holds two smiling, elaborately decorated masks, symbols of harmony, the colors of the masks mirrored in her own vibrant makeup. The wands support a colorful flowery wreath, which shed petals gently, like confetti floating down to join the festivities. This wreath is a symbol of her achievement and celebration, the joy these bring evident on her face.

This card represents stability and jubilation – you’ve hit your target, and managed to keep your home life harmonious at the same time. Now it’s time to celebrate with friends and family, to just enjoy being happy and knowing that you’ve done well without the usual distractions of a busy, stressful life.

Astrological Element & Association

Fire / Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Connect with 78 Tarot:

Follow 78 Tarot for updates on current and future projects:

(Their fourth deck, 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space, promises to be the best so far. It is due out in November, 2017. They have also announced their fifth deck, due out in 2018, 78 Tarot Mythical ~ Tarot of the Imaginary.)

http://www.78tarot.cards/shop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/78tarot

Visit and like on Facebook:

https://facebook.com/78tarotproject

Featured Card of the Day – 7 of Pentacles – 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

Posted on Updated on

Artist: B. K. Lusk

Website: BKLusk.com

Keywords

Balance, charity, generosity, success

Artist Statement

“The seven of pentacles portrays a young woman, taking a break, and gathering herself after working long and hard in her garden. She leans on her shovel admiring the flowers and vines that are in full bloom. She reflects on her hard work, contemplating the rewards she has reaped.”

Card Meaning

A beautiful circus woman stands, spade in hand, with opulent, pentacle-filled vines growing around her. She has paused, stopped to survey the fruits of her labor, and appreciate what she has achieved so far. She is wearing an intricate headdress, dressed finely, showing that she has already had some success, but her face shows no real joy. She seems neutral – neither happy nor sad, and has stopped to analyze, and evaluate what is still to be done. What she is doing right, and what she should improve. She will not be truly ahppy until her task is complete.

This card reminds us we should not blindly plow ahead, but that we should use our time wisely, to occasionally analyze our work so far, and ensure we stay on the right track. Not to bask in our own glory, but to continually keep improving and progressing.

Astrological Element & Association

Earth / Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Connect with 78 Tarot:

Follow 78 Tarot for updates on current and future projects:

(Their fourth deck, 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space, promises to be the best so far. It is due out in November, 2017. They have also announced their fifth deck, due out in 2018, 78 Tarot Mythical ~ Tarot of the Imaginary.)

http://www.78tarot.cards/shop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/78tarot

Visit and like on Facebook:

https://facebook.com/78tarotproject

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

Posted on Updated on

Artist: Iris Compiet

Website:

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

Connect with 78 Tarot:

Follow 78 Tarot for updates on current and future projects:

(Their fourth deck, 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space, promises to be the best so far. The Kickstarter for this project will be launched on April 11, 2017. Be sure to sign up for the details to participate if you would like to own this collectible deck, as well as all of the limited -edition goodies available to backers only.)

http://www.78tarot.cards/shop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/78tarot

Visit and like on Facebook:

https://facebook.com/78tarotproject

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

Posted on Updated on

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

Follow 78 Tarot for updates on current and future projects:

(Their fourth deck, 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space, promises to be the best so far. The Kickstarter for this project will be launched on April 11, 2017. Be sure to sign up for the details to participate if you would like to own this collectible deck, as well as all of the limited -edition goodies available to backers only.)

http://www.78tarot.cards/shop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/78tarot

Visit and like on Facebook:

https://facebook.com/78tarotproject

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

Posted on Updated on

Artist: Tanya Bond

Website: None Given

Keywords

Destiny, change of fortune, what will be will be

Artist Statement

“The Wheel of Fortune represents the forces of fate that are outside of our control. It symbolizes a cyclic nature of our life, our destiny, an inevitability of what’s coming, good or bad, and the ultimate balance of these cycles. What’s coming is meant to happen, and in time the tables will turn, every dark period of life will be followed by a light one. The change is imminent, and our work is to accept it gracefully, and to learn from the coming events about ourselves, about our life and about our destination.”

Card Meaning

To one side of this beautiful woman, there is a calm beach scene, but shadows play over half her face. The other side of her face is clear, with a bright expression, but behind her, dark storms gather. She is the very image of duality. Her headdress is a simple wheel, intricately woven into her hair. At its center is a spiral of white and black that would combine when the wheel was in motion, symbolizing two halves of a whole, the light and dark that are constant in an ever-changing world.

Life is about the inescapable ups and downs, the good and bad that are a part of each other – without the bad there would be no good, just indiscernable blandness, and this card reminds us to embrace that, to accept the ever moving cycle of life.

Astrological Association & Element

Jupiter / Fire

Follow 78 Tarot for updates on current and future projects:

(Their fourth deck, 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space, promises to be the best so far. The Kickstarter for this project will be launched on April 11, 2017. Be sure to sign up for the details to participate if you would like to own this collectible deck, as well as all of the limited -edition goodies available to backers only.)

http://www.78tarot.cards/shop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/78tarot

Visit and like on Facebook:

https://facebook.com/78tarotproject

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

Posted on Updated on

Artist: Felicia Cano

Website: FeliciaCano.com

Keywords

Innovator, leader, spontaneity, energy

Artist’s Statement

“For my illustration for the King of Wands, I wanted to combine the traditional symbols associated with the card with symbols and imagery from a New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration. Present are the single wood wand, a salamander, a lion, a crown, and an old King. Drawing from African and French sources, I included South African Protea flowers, fireflies, a Mardi Gras mask and the Fleur de Lis, a symbol of French royalty as well as a reference to the French heritage of Louisiana. Instead of a King on a throne, I’ve placed a magician in a Mardi Gras costume on his stage which would be a performer’s equivalent. The suit of Wands’ element is fire, which is demonstrated by the magician conjuring a fire salamander.”

Card Meaning

This royal ringleader is the ultimate showman, always giving the audience the greatest of shows. His top hat blossoms with flames that surround a summoned salamander rising from it as the regal lion stares on, roaring his appreciation of the spectacle. In his left hand he bears the wand that symbolizes his mastery of life and creativity, the key to his power and mastery over the flames. A wreath surrounds him, emphasizing his achievements, adorned with a crown, lion and salamander, signs of power and fire that go hand in hand with the King.

This card represents a figure of great energy and strength who leads us to the bright future he has envisioned for us. Boldly, he leads us forward, fearing none.

Astrological Element & Association

Fire / Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Connect with 78 Tarot:

http://www.78tarot.cards/shop

http://www.etsy.com/shop/78tarot

As a follower of Tarot by Cecelia, 78 Tarot has extended to you an additional 20% off any item in their store at checkout.

Coupon code CECELIACARNIVAL (Good through February 28, 2017)

Visit and like on Facebook:

https://facebook.com/78tarotproject