First things first... The Witches Tarot deck was released over a month EARLY! This was a big surprise for Mark and I. So if you were jonesing for the deck- go get a copy right now. They should be arriving in the stores this week and are shipping out directly from Llewellyn and from Amazon.com. Yesterday, Mark Evans the talented artist from our deck, loaded up some images from each of the suits from the Minor Arcana onto our website. Here is the direct link- www.witchestarot.com
|Queen of Wands- Witches Tarot|
Here is our beautiful Queen of Wands, from our Witches Tarot. In this deck I designed the Wands to each be a branch of blooming hawthorn, wrapped in flowing red ribbons. The hawthorn tree corresponds with the element of fire. The hawthorn is a magickal tree which is why I chose it for this suit. On her lap a fluffy orange tabby is holding court, and she holds a bouquet of sunflowers in the crook of her arm. I adore the feel of warmth from this card.
The following quote is taken directly from my companion book that comes with each kit."The Minor Arcana cards show us the everyday, ordinary situations and personalities that we deal with and face in our lives. The minor arcana cards bring meaning to events, clarity to the challenges we face, and provide illumination to the common questions we ask."- Ellen Dugan, Witches Tarot Companion
|Three of Pentacles- Witches Tarot|
This next image from our Minor Arcana is one of my personal favorites - the Three of Pentacles. This card has a kind of sorcerers apprentice vibe to it.
I love the illuminated trio of stained glass pentacles and the mystical cat with bright emerald eyes, patiently watching over the young apprentice while he carefully works his Craft. Potions bubble, the candles flicker and magick is in the air!
The next card we are previewing is from the suit of Swords. The Swords suit is classically aligned with the element of air and this card is a fantastic example of the intense images and meanings, the Sword cards convey.
My script for the Two of Swords called for the herb lavender to be growing alongside of the bench, at twilight with mountains and a calm lake in the background. With faeries flitting around in the lavender.
|Two of Swords- Witches Tarot|
|Seven of Cups- Witches Tarot|
In my 312 page companion book, (Yes, the book and deck are sold TOGETHER. They are a boxed kit.) anyway, the symbolism and meaning of each card is thoroughly explained. Any astrological, elemental, and deity associations are listed. As well as "Keywords" that will help you to learn the definitions of each of the seventy-eight cards quickly and with a minimum of fuss.
For a little something extra, you may choose to purchase a coordinating satin tarot bag from Llewellyn. They retail for $11.95. Here is the link straight to that page. Witches Moon- Satin Tarot Bag This 6 X 9 inch satin bag is large enough to hold the entire Witches tarot deck nicely, and it features the bewitching art from "The Moon" tarot card.
|Witches Moon Satin Tarot Bag|
Blessed be, Ellen