Tarot | Noa Ikeda | One To Watch
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!