I’ve been working on my own Tarot deck since 2012, and the Tarot of Quotes has turned into a challenging labour of love, which is still in the process of being completed.
When you have a look at the Empress one the left and compare it with the original version, then you’ll know why I haven’t met my self-imposed deadlines over the years.
The Tarot of Quotes has evolved, and only the free downloadable images will keep the quotes on the cards.
I have decided to remove the quotes from the printed version and change a couple of images along the way.
Not many cards are left to do, but heck it’s tough to create the images for them.
Getting it right takes time, especially when I’m also working on other projects.
But now that I’m totally in love with my new Empress card, I’m determined to get this deck finished – one day very soon!
In the meantime, it’s Earth Day tomorrow, which also coincides with it falling on a Friday.
Friday is dedicated to Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, who in turn is linked to the Empress in the Tarot.
Although the Empress symbolises the archetypal mother, who on my card is represented by a Madonna and Child statue, she also embodies creativity relating to art, crafts, writing, home-making and gardening.
So in order to celebrate Earth Day, nurture your creativity by ditching electronic devices and work with what Mother Nature has on offer.
- plant flower bulbs
- plant a tree
- paint motifs on pebbles
- bake a cake
- make something of twigs
- paint, draw, sketch
- write poetry
- knit or crochet
- make beeswax candles
And by turning off your electronic devices, TVs and not use the car for the next couple of days in honour of Earth Day, you save on valuable energy and will also reduce your utility bills while enjoying some good old-fashioned creative fun.
Happy Earth Day!