We present an example of two of the court cards from our deck: the King and Queen of Cups, or in our elemental characterisation: Fire of Water & Water of Water.
If you are not familiar yet with this system, you will surely catch up quickly with our overview further below.
And soon you will benefit from this new perspective on the Courts! It is much easier than it might look at the first glance…
The courts correspond to the elements. So instead of Pages/ Princesses, Knights/ Princes, Queens and Kings we have Earth, Air, Water and Fire in their particular suits of Pentacles/Earth, Swords/Air, Cups/Water and Wands/Fire. So for example, the King of Cups bears the symbol of Fire (top) and Water (bottom) and is Fire of Water, whilst the Page of Wands is Earth (symbol at top) of Fire (symbol at bottom).
Today, we share our conception of the pip cards and two of our images as an example
The 6 of Swords & The 2 of Pentacles:
We decided to keep the pips unillustrated, to focus on the numbers and the element of the suit symbol, similar to the tradition of the Tarot de Marseilles. But as Lady Frieda Harris in the Thoth Tarot, we go beyond the symbols in expressing meaning through colour and form. Each suit has its own colour scheme to fit the element. So for the Swords it is colours of coolness for the rationalty and decision-making of the suit, whilst the Coins are in colours of earth and vegetation. But here and there you can also discover a dragon-figure or dragon-eye. Just look closely …
Today, we invited the local press in Solingen to the Atelier WeCreate, location for our conference on March 19th. The press meeting as well as the event itself naturally includes a presentation of the Starlight Dragon deck.
See here Nora and Steph proudly presenting the Empress and the Hierophant from the deck on a photo from the excellent article by Martina Hörle for the Solinger Bote, a local paper on the Internet:
The Emperor as the emblem for the TarotCon and the Star grace our information flyer and set the scene for our highly creative conference
Stay tuned, another card will be revealed shortly!
For more about our TarotCon, please see our event page on Facebook.
To mark the next stage of manifestation for our work of love we introduce to you today the first set of pip cards – the Fours from all the four suits.
The Starlight Dragon Deck is the exciting, collaborative tarot-creation work by Steph Engert (conception/texts) and Nora Huszka (conception/images). Fired by dragons and our creativity we take you on a journey to dragon-land never experienced before. Tarot methods, some specifically inspired by this deck, will further unlock its wonders for you.
The deck is currently in the making and will be published in late spring/early summer 2016 after a crowdfunding campaign.
Today, we are showing three images of the Major Arcana as a first teaser. Each Image is accompanied by a verse in a form approximating old Norse/Anglo-Saxon Hrynhenda, which is so fitting to these mysterious creatures:
Draco, dancing – neversetting
Star snake sov’reign – of our zodiac
Central Star – life source, splendour
I sing sublime celebration
Dragon of Kur – killing by glance
Lapis Lady – Water of Life
This website will bring to you all the news about the ongoing work on this deck and the crowd-funding campaign to make it happen (later this spring).
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