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The Devil

Written by  on February 23, 2016

The Devil – Reactive/Practical
(22=2+2=4)
Astrology: Saturn
Saturn in Aries (fall)
Time: 21 March – 20 April (Aries)
Numerology: 11

Saturn, is the ruler of Capricorn. In Greek Mythology, Cronus was one of the Titans, and the father of Zeus. Cronus ate his children to prevent himself from being dethroned as the King of the Gods. That is, until his wife, Rhea, tricked him into swallowing a stone when Zeus was born. Read more…

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Ronitarot by Ronit Wolf

Written by  on November 29, 2015

Artists often create some fabulous Tarot decks, but most of the time they are lacking the knowledge of the meaning of the cards and don’t have a deeper understanding of the symbols which have not exclusively decorative, but also incorporates practical functions. Ronit Wolf is a highly intuitive and expressive illustrator and he kept the traditional Tarot symbolism withing his modern approach of graphic design when he delivered his own vision of the 22 Trumps of Tarot. Read more…

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Demeroticon Tarot deck

Written by  on November 27, 2015

This is a quite powerful and expressive, erotic fueled Tarot deck created by Gustafo Ferreira Kikkel, an art professor from Argentina. He called the project “Dark Idol”. Kikkel used strong shades of red, brown with contrasting black and white, yellow and gold elements, keeping the things simple and efficient. Read more…

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Michaël Bellon – The Major Arcane of Tarot

Written by  on November 27, 2015

This author continues to be fascinated by artistic symbolism. For an artist there are many ways to depart from realism, which is a style, but also from reality, which is a aspect of life. An artist may want to escape from reality, such as in fantasy art, or he may want to transcend reality or discover a deeper reality, which is the domain of symbolism. I chose to include Michaël Bellon’s art in this abstract artists gallery because of the way he combines geometric abstraction with the mystique of symbolism. While geometric abstraction (compare Mondrian, Malevich) seems to be the domain of the cool, analytic mind, with which symbolic mysticism seems to be at variance, but not in the art work of Michaël Bellon. Read more…

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Baphomet Tarot a.k.a. the H.R. Giger Tarot

Written by  on November 26, 2015

The set is Taschen’s reworking of Giger & Akron’s Baphomet Tarot der Unterwelt set from 1994, and I recall this being one of the last things Taschen created with Giger after spending the previous decade producing a run of books, diaries and posters featuring his paintings. Inside a box you find a set of 22 oversize Tarot trumps presenting some of Giger’s works against metallic silver surrounds. Read more…

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