The Empress

A woman sits on a cushioned luxurious chair, turned slightly to face the viewer. Her robe is adorned with rich fruits. In the foreground a field of corn is ripening. Beside her, on the ground to her right, is a heart shaped shield bearing the mark of the planet Venus. Her legs are crossed at her ankles under the robe. Her left hand rests on her left knee while her right arm is raised to hold a short, globe-topped scepter. Her crown bears 12 stars. Behind her, in the background, a thick forest can be seen with a river that descend off a cliff as a waterfall. Continue reading The Empress

Queen of Wands

A woman sits on a throne facing the viewer. She wears a long robe that drapes loosely over her and covers her feet. A cape rests across her shoulders and upper arms. Her crown rests on her hair as she looks off to her left (the viewer’s right). She holds a large sunflower upright in her left hand, and a tall budding wood rod in her right. Her throne is decorated with heraldic lions and sunflowers. The sides of the throne bear carved lions as well. Behind the throne is a clear sky with mountains and hills low in the background. At the foot of the raised throne sits a housecat that stares at the viewer. Continue reading Queen of Wands

What Does The Deck Say? May 22 2014

The Sweeney Tarot is the work of Lee Bradford. While the deck’s meanings are a derivative of the Rider-Waite-Smith, the imagery is based on key characters in Lee Bradford’s works. An inclusive deck absent of hard religious symbolism or the trappings of esoterica, the Sweeney Tarot is designed to be open and approachable. The artist has several easter eggs hidden in the cards, some of them in plain sight.

Today’s cards: Knight of Wands, The Towerrv, & 5 of Cupsrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 22 2014

The World

A woman dances in the midst of nothingness, her foot alighting upon what is implied as emptiness by the lack of ground under her foot. She is naked except for a long length of cloth that spirals once around her. The cloth leaves her breasts exposed but covers her genitals. An oval wreath, bound at the top and the bottom by red cloth, frames her and separates her from the four corners of the card. In those four corners are the heads of a man, an eagle, a bull, and a lion. These in turn appear before puffs of clouds. Continue reading The World

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