Tarot | Noa Ikeda | One To Watch

Published by Alison Cross on

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!

You can keep up with the development of Noa’s deck

Alison Cross

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


Frank · 30th May 2022 at 10:04 am

One of the most beautiful tarotdecks i’ve ever seen! I hope it will be released on Amazon Netherlands soon!

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

Hey any news on when the deck will be completed? πŸ™‚

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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