The Magickal Musings Tarot
Nefer Khepri, Ph. D., R. M - T.
This website is under construction and is the future home of the images created for my personal tarot deck, The Magickal Musings Tarot. The deck will consist of 22 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana cards. The minor arcana are divided into four suits:
Candles (traditionally known as Wands, ruled by the Element of Fire),
Sea (traditionally known as Cups, ruled by the Element of Water),
Birds (traditionally known as Swords, ruled by the Element of Air), &
Flowers (traditionally known as Pentacles, ruled by the Element of Earth.
The image of each card is created on bristol card stock and the originals are typical tarot card size (2.75 X 4.75"). The process I am using is that of creating my own background paper using Lyra Watercolor Crayons. Once that was completed I trimmed each sheet of bristol card stock into 14 rectangles measuring 2.75 X 4.25". These will serve as the background paper to each tarot card.
The major arcana and suites are easily differentiated from one another based upon the background color of each card.
Major Arcana: dark purple
Candles: yellow & orange
Once I created the background paper I drew up rough sketches of the main symbols that I wanted each card to contain. I am beginning with the major arcana and then I will proceed on to the minor arcana. I'm drawing all the symbols on separate sheets of paper, then I outline them with waterproof ink. I am using watercolor & polychromos pencils, gel pens, and various other mediums to color in each symbol. Once all symbols for a card have their color added I then carefully cut them out and decoupage them onto the bristol card stock background.
Today is November 4, 2010. I am hoping to have completed my deck by this same date next year.
I will be posting my progress here at this site where, once the deck is completed, it will be available for sale as a self-published deck. You may also wish to follow my blog postings regarding the creation of the Magickal Musings Tarot at my blog.
MAJOR ARCANA IMAGES
SUIT OF BIRDS IMAGES
I can be reached via email at: MagickalMTarot@aol.com
My internet business, Magickal-Musings, where I offer candle work, reiki attunements, soul portraits, and tarot readings of various types can be found here. I hope you'll visit soon :)
I also have a blog that you may wish to visit. I post articles of general metaphyspical interest & reviews of books & tarot decks.
Wishing You All the Most Wonderful of Blessings,
Nefer Khepri, Ph.D., R. M-T.
All images copyright Magickal-Musings.com & Nefer Khepri, 2010, 2011
Images may not be duplicated in any manner whatsover