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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 High Priestess – 78 Tarot Nautical/Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Tanya Bond

Website: None Given

Keywords

Potential, inaction, mystery, intuition

Artist Interpretation

“The High Priestess card is strongly connected with intuition; she is knowledgeable of mysteries that lurk behind the veil. She speaks directly to our subconscious mind; she knows of our inner strengths and helps us achieve our best potential. She clears a way for unencumbered progress in our creative endeavors, spiritual transformation and inner growth.”

Card Meaning

The High Priestess stands before a nautical veil suspended between black and white pillars. She is the guardian of the mysteries behind the veil, and stands between the darkness and the light. Her necklace is a compass suspended in a planchette, symbolizing guidance – she invites you to learn the mysteries of the sea and your own intuion, if you are worthy. She looks welcoming, but the spikes on her dress remind you of her power, and to carefully consider all before you. Listen to your inner voice before you proceed, because all is not always what it seems.

This card is a reminder to trust your intuition, and to pay attention to it. It symbolizes an understanding and acceptance of the mysteries of self, and where they can lead you.

Astrological Association & Element

Water / The Moon

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78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot

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They’re back! The global arts collaborative,  known as ’78 Tarot’, is currently shipping their highly-anticipated third deck, 78 Tarot Carnival ~ Cirque du Tarot. Not only are these decks beautiful, they are very collectible and certain to please the most discerning Tarot card collector. By the way, today, January 15, marks the three-year birthday of 78 Tarot! They have their first three amazing Tarot-art collaborations under their belt, with a fourth on the way.

First, let me say I was going to tell you every single deck out there that has ever been done in the carnival/circus theme; truth be told the more I looked, the more I realized there really wasn’t any comparison. When I received their Nautical deck, the second in the series, I mentioned my Tarot reading having its beginnings in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Well, not only was I there, but our purpose for being there was to attend the Mardi Gras, so imagine my excitement when I began to unwrap these cards! I do believe that the eighty-one cards included in this series cover every possible angle of carnival time and the circus. The images are replete with clowns and circus performers, as well as parades and Carnival attire. 

Have you ever ordered Tarot cards from Amazon.com, Walmart.com, or Overstock.com? I have; I must admit every single time I’m like YAY!!!, my new cards are here! Then the mailman delivers a package from 78 Tarot. Let me tell you, this is not like Christmas morning where you rip off all of the paper and it’s done. I just sit and stare in awe; the care given to each item in the box and personal touches is overwhelming! I didn’t want to open anything! Founder, Kayti Welsh, totally outdoes herself in the swag department. The Tarot goodies you receive with your order depend ultimately on the order, but, as many of you out there can already attest, it is all too pretty to open. We will talk more about all of the extras in a special post toward the end of February, before the Kickstarter launch of deck number four, Astral.

So let’s talk about the regular things, the deck and book, etc. First of all, I am not just a fan of Tarot cards and their depictions, I love the backs of the cards as well, and these are beautiful. The Carnival deck is slightly larger in size than the first two. This accentuates the magnificent artwork illustrated on each card. Great care has been given in choosing the artists, thanks to art director, Delphine Griffin, who is uniquely talented all on her own. PR manager, Joanna Nelson, also assists in this area, aside from her many PR duties. Quite a few of these artists have been part of this collaboration since Day One, and I must admit I am certainly developing a few favorites. More on the artists and their independent projects in the coming weeks…be prepared to fall in love! Now, y’all know I have been doing this for many years, so I have definitely formed my own opinions on Tarot cards and what I like to read. These, while featuring incredible artwork, still retain the necessary symbolism and integrity of the card which the artist was assigned, while depicting it in the Carnival theme. This is real art, from real artists, and I do not believe I can emphasize this enough. It is not my intention to lessen the quality of the imagery of other decks, but a careful perusal of this deck makes it very clear that having one artist per card, allows for greater attention to quality and detail. I began featuring this deck on January 1 amid many ooo’s and aaah’s.  Great care is taken with this entire project from start to finish. 

This time around, the book is paperback and there are a few changes. More space was given to the illustration of each card, to the point where you may want to take it apart and frame them. But don’t! There are actually wonderful bonuses included for the Kickstarter backers. Trust me, I will fill y’all in on how to wind up with all of the perks! So, this is author, and Tarot card reader, Trish Sullivan’s, third book! How many individuals out there can say they have written three Tarot books? Not very many, my friends. You will love the format; I have been showing it in the Featured Card of the Day. The artist expresses their feelings on the project and how they arrived at their interpretation of the card which was assigned to them. Trish fills in the blanks, offering a short meaning and how it relates to each card.

Twenty years from now, I hope to still be here, and to be able to say that I own every single deck published by this incredible collaboration of artists. Their goal is to bring you, the Tarot lover, reader, and collector, the most inspired, beautiful representations of each card, in each series, while still maintaining the true meaning behind each individual card. 78 Tarot will never be Llewellyn Worldwide, or U.S. Game Systems, nor do they hope to be. But, I am here to tell you that they will ultimately achieve great standing in the Tarot community, as they continue to grow and thrive with each creation they bring to their adoring followers.

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Featured Card of the Day – 7 of Swords – 78 Tarot Nautical/Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Ralf Straaberg

Website: Strain.dk

Keywords

Deception, duplicity, stealth, dishonor, stealing away

Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning

“Seven swords – five in the eye-patch, two in the earrings.

Being two-faced. My meaning is the duality – betrayal and face the fear, mental challenge. I especially had the reverse meaning in mind when I did the card. It spoke to me and was something I could relate to. The dark side is the fear and the voices saying you can’t – and the girl is the positive side, believe and you can. You can read a lot into this card, from being afraid to facing the music, being a lone wolf or covering your tracks. I added the lunar symbols associated with the card in the head chain – Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury and Neptune.”

A face stares out – one half is a beautiful pirate, with two Swords for earrings, the other side shows a death mask. Her bandana is tattered and torn on this side, there are five swords on the patch over her eye and her blonde hair is tangled and blackened. This is the dark face of betrayal and deception showing through the beauty. Her face looks sad – but sadness that she has been wronged, or that she has been found out?

This card advises that trying to get away with deception never works – the truth will come out, the thief will be caught. Keeping secrets will come back to haunt you, the easy path will eventually create more work, even that you should ask for help rather than go along a path you can’t come back from.

Astrological Association & Element

Air / Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

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Featured Card of the Day – Queen of Swords – 78 Tarot Nautical/Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Becca Turner

Website: FantasyandFae.com

Keywords

Indpendent, composed, demanding, intelligent, free-thinking

Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning

“The Queen of Swords sits on a stone throne. The blue coloring of the card suggests a cold, stoic character – almost detached. She is not without emotion; rather she blends emotion with mentality and com passionate and understanding in her judgment of others. This is depicted by the sky meeting the sea. The clouds on the horizon of a clear sky symbolize the ability to keep her head above confusion. The bird flying high in the sky represents the high ideals of the Queen, her desire for freedom and the need for a break from obligations. Her jewel-adorned crown carries a double-edged sword pointing to the sky, symbolic of her razor-sharp mind. The swordfish leaping out of the sea relates to the Queen’s relationship with others. She is well-respected, authoritative and independent.”

A dark-haired mermaid sits on a stone throne; an upright sword adorns her crown. A swordfish jumps out of the water to greet her, her only companion. The sky is clear, apart from a couple of wispy clouds, above which a bird soars, symbolizing her purity of intent, and her focus on matters of the mind over matters of the heart. She is distant, but not cold. A butterfly floats close to the mermaid, she reaches her hand towards it, offering her wisdom to it, and the swordfish with her.

The Queen of Swords represents the need to experience emotions but not let them affect decisions or judgment. She roots out all the facts of a situation in order to best decide a course of action, and she is not easily fooled.

Astrological Association & Element

Air / Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

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Featured Card of the Day – 4 of Swords – 78 Tarot Nautical/Tarot of the Water

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Artist: Enys Guerrero

Website: None Given

Keywords

Reflection, healing, rest, temprorary withdrawal

Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning

“Since the beginning, I felt the symbolism of this card that fits perfectly with the type of things that inspire me, so I fell in love right away on the meaning behind it. In the card we can see a girl lying down on a coast, carrying four heavy swords; this represents a period of rest and recovery. The blood on her face and in one of the swords, tell us about a past period of challenges. I’ve tried to draw a calm ocean that symbolizes the meditation and need of spending time in a calm atmosphere. However, she’s also holding one sword in her hand, preparing herself for her next step. This denotes that the challenges will come back to our lives as soon s we’re prepared to face them.”

A maiden by the sea clutches four swords to her chest as she rests after a hard battle. She has come here for respite, and distance from her troubles. The sea behind her is calm, but grey clouds on the horizon show us that new trials will arise. Even at rest, she clasps one of the swords in her hand, a bloody sword that has already seen her through tough times and will do so again. But with time to regain a sense of self, she can face those challenges on her own terms.

This card shows a temporary respite, before you have to get back to the task, or battle, at hand. A time to rest, to contemplate and recharge your mental and spiritual batteries before you get right back to it.

Astrological Association & Element

Air / Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

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

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Artist: Stephanie Pui-Min Law

Website: Shadowscapes.com

Keywords

Beginning a journey, innocence, living for now

Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning

“The Fool walks across the rolling surface of the ocean. She wears a white shift, sea foam and purity. She is unafraid, or perhaps just completely unaware of just how precious her path is. Such blithe trust in the surety of her footing must either be true innocence of the unknown dangers the world can present (the lurking Leviathans, and the shadowy, watery depths), or a willful desire to flaunt her faith in the face of such knowledge. She strolls across the water weeds, one foot before the other, eyes cast to the vault of the sky and the endless possibilities she sees before her. A dragonfly gazes back. It knows a bit of the path she has chosen, for it is a creature of both land and air, and it carries wisdom of transformation and adaptation. Perhaps it hopes that she will notice and hear its silent words. The fish swarm and roll in the waves, nibbling at the water-weed stems, casting her pathway adrift and unmoored.”

The Fool is wonderfully innocent of danger ahead and below. Unburdened, she steps, determined but delicate, across the path of lily pads and weeds that lie before her; open to the adventures and joy that her journey will bring. Her path becomes more precarious the further she goes, but she is unaware, or simply uncaring. The next pad is floating free, but her attention is elsewhere, on the dragonfly before her, a companion, possibly a guide. Will she heed his warning? Will the lily pad support her? The only way to know is to take that step…

This card represents a new beginning, with the potential for great personal growth. The knowledge you have gained so far may help you in the future, but it has taken you as far as it can go for now.

Astrological Association & Element

Air / Uranus

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