ABOUT THIS PROJECT
The illustrations for these cards combine standard playing card suits with tarot symbolism, resulting in a deck that can be used for either traditional card games or fortune telling. Each week I pull a card randomly from the deck and illustrate it. I will create and post one card per week in 2015, for a total of 52 cards.
Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings by Rachel Pollack
The Way of Tarot: Spiritual Teacher in the Cards by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa
A playing card deck has 52 cards and does not have Major Arcana cards (The Sun, The Lovers, Death, etc.) like the tarot, which traditionally has 78 cards in a deck. For this deck, I am folding Major Arcana imagery and meaning into the 52 playing cards using numerology references from the books above, as well as my own interpretations.