Completing the Majors

As you’ve probably realised, there are still a couple of cards pending in the Major Arcana: Temperance and Judgment. I have had several ideas for both – some feasible, others not. The same has been true of some of my ideas for a number of the other cards – The World would ideally have involved a trip into the upper atmosphere, if not actually space! Anyway, I’m almost there for both cards, I just need the weather to pick up a bit, since they are both  going to be outdoor images.

I’ve tried to retain elements of the RWS in many of my cards, so that they will be more easily recognisable and thus easier to work with, whilst at the same time creating something unique. So while I’m waiting for the opportune moment to complete the Major Arcana, I’d like to know what you consider to be essential elements or symbolism for the two remaining cards. For example, does Temperance have to contain water or jugs? Is it the Angel blowing the Final Trump* or the open coffins that says Judgment to you? Or maybe there is something else that evokes the spirit of these cards? 

I’d love to know and, if I haven’t already planned to, I’ll see if I can work in your preferences when I come to photograph them, so please leave your comments below ūüôā

*Apologies for any unfortunate associations that may evoke – I promise that this card will  most definitely not have the Orange One on it!

Acing It

Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2017. In this, the 5th birthday of the Imbolc Hop, our wrangler has asked us: 

How can I best foster the energy of the Aces in my life?

Well, I did laugh when I read that, but before I explain why, here are the usual navigation links to enable you to move through the Hop posts:

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Strike A Light

Welcome to my contribution to the Yule/Winter Solstice Tarot Blog Hop. Our wrangler has  instructed us to “to go back to the Dark Side of the Winter Solstice” and reveal “a useful message from the Dark or Hidden realm of life. I’ve been a little loose in my interpretation of this directive and chosen to focus on light in the darkness.

Before I elaborate, here are the navigation links to guide you through this Hop:
 

 

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By GAD!

Welcome to another Tarot Blog hop post. In this, the Hallowe’en/Samhain instalment, we have been asked to seek guidance from our ancestors or ghosts on what we need to work on in the year to come. First, I must present you with the navigation links to guide you to my neighbours:

ANCESTOR | GUIDE | DESCENDANT

(In other words, the links to the Previous Blog, the Master List and the Next Blog)

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Toiling On

Last week, I printed out all the cards that I have completed, for the first time, to take to the TABI Conference.¬†I am¬†really pleased with the quality of the images, except one, which will either need some more tinkering or re-photographing, as I’m not happy with it.

I posted a couple of versions of my latest card, the Seven of Coins, on the Facebook page. Everyone who commented there and at the TABI conference, preferred this version:

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Root of All…

Welcome to the Vernal Equinox Tarot Blog Hop. Today’s topic, as set by yours truly, is the role of Tarot in relation to money. Before we get our teeth into this meaty and bunny-free topic, here are some navigation links to help you find your way to my neighbouring posts or, if you’re lost, the master list.

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Back to the matter in hand…

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Devil of a Time

The next card I’d hoped to bring you was gong to be The Devil. Unfortunately, the Devil has had other ideas with first my camera getting broken and being off repaired for 3 weeks, and now it’s the turn of my MacBook, which decided to go phut on Wednesday and is off being repaired for a week. *sigh*

Fortunately, (and I say that with everything crossed), it was the graphics unit that perished and all my pics and data is safe….just completely inaccessible at the moment. I took the precaution of swapping out the hard drive so that I could still access everything, but it refuses to be mounted as an external drive on another machine.

So with one thing and another and half term, I still haven’t set up the shoot, let alone taken the pictures.

I have not been entirely idle, however, and have been swotting up on night and stellar photography. Living in the centre of town (and in the South East) makes it a little problematic when it comes to finding dark skies locally, but I think I may retake The Hermit and play around with light painting a little until I find a good location¬†ūüôā