Tarot of Seasons – First Sketches

Here are the first round of sketches for the Tarot deck I’m working on, The Tarot of Seasons.

WinterChild_Draft1

The Child of Winter (roughly the Page of Pentacles) with Lucia

TheMoon_Draft1

The Moon, with Ehwaz, Mani, and eventually Hjúki and Bil.

TheHangedMan_Draft1

Sacrifice (The Hanged Man) with Isa, Odin, and eventually the Well of Wyrd and Yggdrasil.

Death_Draft1

Death with Kenaz, a Firebird, Valknot, and the triple spiral showing the transformative fire cycles of Water/Alcohol (Distillation), Stone/Metal (Forging), and Earth/Plants (Redwoods have pyrogenic seeds).

As you can start to see, each of the Trumps has an Elder Futhark rune modifying it, and each of the Suits is a season correlating to the classical element:
Winter = Earth, traditionally pentacles, here bones
Spring = Water, traditionally cups, here eggs
Summer = Fire, traditionally wands (or swords), here horns/antlers
Autumn = Air, traditionally swords (or wands), here quills/feathers

Further modifications to the structure and inspiration for this deck will be revealed in progressive sketches. I have a long, long way to go, and it’s satisfying to finally really get started.

–Ember–

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About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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