Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Noa Ikeda | Tarot deck | Pages

So, I've been watching the development of this Tarot deck and it's really shaping up to be gorgeous!

I have already posted images of the Queens that Noa has created and today I thought I'd share her Pages with you.


Meet the Page of Pentacles - this young person (could be male or female and that suits me just fine) is standing in lush countryside with a tree-motif Pentacle floating above the Page's eft hand.  Trees branch across the Page's tunic and headress.  It's a gorgeous image!


The Page of Swords is opulently dressed with huge snowy wings at her back and in her head-dress.  Look at how the sword has cut the air, leaving traces behind.  And the ghostly cloud bluebird.  I'm not sure whether her eyes are closed, showing white lids or whether her eyes are blind.  If her eyes are blind, it shows that the Sword Page is not swayed by what her eyes tell her.


Standing in mountainous dry terrain is the boy wizard himself! Or at least a version of him as envisaged by Noa.  The Page's Wand cuts a fiery path through the air and little flame butterflies dance around it.


And to the absolutely delightful Page of Cups.  She stands with her Cup in her left hand on the shoreline and watches a watery fish jumping out of its depths.  She doesn't look startled - when you are the Page of Cups, these flights of imagination are to be expected.

All the Pages, bar the Page of Pentacles, has some kind of creature associated with it - bluebird, butterfly, fish.  Perhaps the Page of Pentacles needs no such familiar - he IS the natural world.

Here is a link to Noa's website to see the rest of the cards as they develop and she also has a Patreon account.

I am very much looking forward to the deck's completion!



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