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Temperance (Art)

Written by  on February 28, 2016

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Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, and it’s at this point in the zodiac that we start to see a shift. While the first six signs of the zodiac focus on the individual, the last six focus on the individual’s contact with others and with the world. Read more…

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Ancestral Path Tarot

Written by  on January 8, 2016

The Ancestral Path Tarot portrays paths created by the ancestors of different cultures and times. The artist Julie Cuccia-Watts draws on living traditions as preserved through verbal and written histories and myths. Read more…

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Barbara Walker Tarot

Written by  on January 8, 2016

This deck is a mixture of the old and the new. Walker has studied Women’s History and Mythology extensively and incorporates them into her deck, particularly in the Minor Arcana. The Majors are fairly standard and traditional in design. Read more…

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Kazanlar Tarot

Written by  on December 16, 2015

Interesting multi-ethinci deck that blends its creator’s combined Christian/Islamic background into a thought-provoking and very readable tarot. Full of appealing artwork, including many well-placed details that enhance rather than detract from the overall canvas. Read more…

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78 Tarot deck – collective art creation

Written by  on November 29, 2015

78 artists decided to design and create the 78 cards of the Tarot deck. At first sight this idea might sound a little bit crazy and the outcome quite eclectic, but surprisingly the result it’s outstanding. Kayti and her team simply surpassed themselves! 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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The Japaridze Tarot deck

Written by  on November 25, 2015

The Japaridze Tarot is a fine art tarot of 78 cards with original artwork by Parisian contemporary artist, Nino Japaridze. Her tarot artwork is bold and evocative, exploring tarot symbolism through collage-style surrealistic paintings. Published in a deluxe set by US Games, and with a full-colour 176-page companion book. Read more…

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The Iona Tarot deck

Written by  on November 25, 2015

In the world of tarot, the cards can be works of art unto themselves. One rare and stunning deck is the IONA Tarot, designed and printed by artist Giona Fiochi, who produced only 12 complete decks using intaglio printing in 1999. Read more…

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The Ostara Tarot deck

Written by  on November 25, 2015

The Ostara Tarot deck it’s the creation of an Illustrator collective from Vancouver, B.C. It’s a very beautiful deck. The creation of four artists from the Pacific Northwest, the deck is a unique and surreal interpretation of the traditional Rider-Waite cards. Read more…

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