Tarot | Noa Ikeda | One To Watch

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Sometimes my friend Gav is the worst enabler in the world.  And by that I mean that he is the BEST enabler in the world.  It was Gav that alerted me to this deck by illustrator Noa Ikeda.  And now I want it.  More than oxygen.  Or Biscuits.

I love the colours and the Japanese styling of this jewel-bright deck.  So I zapped off a missive to Noa with some questions and to obtain permission to share the images of her deck’s Queens.  PLEASE visit her website to check out the Major Arcana images – they are glorious.

The Queen of Swords

Here we have the Queen of Swords, who is veiled – which I really love!  We have several elements that Swords are associated with Air – wings and clouds abound!

Here we have the Queen of Cups who is simply gorgeous, decked out in her elegant white gown surrounded by watery imagery – seated in a shell with the ocean at her feet.

 This is the Queen of Pentacles, who is seated in a woodland grove with a tree as a throne. She is surrounded by earthy symbols, flowers greenery and a white rabbit.

The Queen of Wands is the epitome of a fiery Queen.  She is the only one not to wear a dress.  As in the RWS she holds a sunflower as well as her Wand of power  and a great black panther (a tad bigger than the black cat of the RWS!) dozes by her side.  She is seated in a desert-like environment.

I sent off some questions to Neo about the forthcoming deck and her court cards but she was off to an event.  Never fear, I will get the answers soon and share them here!

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Alison Cross

The Tarot's Court Cards are my specialist area.  They talk to me. Not LITERALLY though ....

3 Comments

Christian Schneeberger · 27th April 2017 at 11:19 am

Hey any news on when the deck will be completed? 🙂

Inner Whispers · 12th October 2016 at 12:30 pm

Oooh, that is gorgeous!

Bonnie Cehovet · 4th October 2016 at 2:14 am

Lovely Queens!

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