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Introducing Förhäxa a new Tarot deck sure to enchant and cast a spell on you!
Releasing Fall 2021
Introducing Förhäxa! A new and enchanting Tarot deck! Journey through the magical land of Förhäxa! (Swedish for to enchant, cast a spell, and bedevil) this is a realm where dark and light collide, where the elements hold court, where we find ourselves connecting to a force outside our own.
The creation of this deck is well underway with the Major Arcana done and now I am starting the Minor Arcana. This is not just a Tarot deck, this is an illustrated story of a land and its inhabitants. I refer to nordic folklore for helping me shape the stories within this deck. And like any good fairytale, there are heroes, there are villains, harrowing journey's and of course, magic!
The Tower was inspired by the story of Ragnarök where the world is destroyed by a series of disasters so that it can resurface bringing forward new life and possibilities.
For the Hierophant I took a bit of a departure from the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck and thought about how this energy would work in my world of Förhäxa as they have no priests or churches. I was inspired by the story of the Yggdrasil that grows in a sacred forest. This holy tree connects the Nine Worlds. The forest is their church, the tree represents the past and their culture.
About this deck:
Like a traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck, Förhäxa will have 78 cards with a Major and Minor Arcana. The suites do have a different name whereas the Rider-Waite-Smith deck has Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles representing the elements, this deck uses the elements as the suite names: Fire, Water, Air, and Earth. You will find references to the RWS suites in the deck but they are not a focal point.
My focus is creating the energy that each card possesses and illustrating that energy so that when you hold it, there is no doubt what it means, how it feels or the message the card wants you to know.
I work on this deck daily, it is my job and my passion to create a work of art, a collection of art that serves not only as something pretty to look at but also a valuable tool for you to use.
This deck will have a guidebook in the box that tells the story of each card as well as the Tarot meaning.
2 piece cardboard box
Card size and info:
3.5" x 5" 330gsm black core stock
This deck will be printed in the US
Please be aware that this deck will not release until around early Fall - it is a work of art in progress.
Pre-Ordering helps fund this project. I am committed to making you a deck you will love! As of right now, I am anticipating an early Fall release. I still have a little over 50 cards to illustrate, each one takes about a day, sometimes 2-3 depending on the subject and how quickly my guides deliver the imagery into my head. This is a creative process and although I am quick, sometimes stories just take longer to tell and they are all the better for that extra time.
Thank you for supporting this collection of art, it will be I hope my best deck to date!
Domestic Shipping is included.