I’m in the process of designing a full tarot deck for myself. The combo of quarantine and 6+ weeks of unexplained hives has made me anxious and frustrated and I’ve been itching — pun intended —for a creative project and a lens through which to process my feelings.
Rather than picking a really specific overarching theme for the deck, it simply features the things that make me feel most connected to the broader universe. The plan for the Minor Arcana is as follows:
- WANDS: flowers and blooming plants
- CUPS: potted cacti and succulents
- PENTACLES: celestial bodies
- SWORDS: crystals
Each Major Arcana card will be rendered with one of each element to represent its position in the fool’s journey.