Above is the Ace of Guitars. This suit correlated with the suit of Swords. I mean they do call a guitar an “axe” after all, so I thought this instrument would be perfect for this suit. Swords are associated with the element of air, thoughts, the intellect, and also with conflict and challenges. Swords, and axes cut through the air and represent the clarity of mind and focus to make decisions. And let’s face it, to be a good guitarist, mental focus is essential.
The colours I am using for this suit are yellow and pink. Yellow is traditionally associated with this suit, and I thought pink would be a nice secondary colour. Unlike the Majors which are full colour, I’ll be using just two colours for each of the suits.
It’s been an interesting process so far making a tarot deck. There’s a lot of decisions to make - what colours to use? What symbols to include? Does one follow an RWS style? How strict do you want to be to traditional symbols and how whimsical? Etc and etc. As the two of Guitars above shows, sometimes we have to make decisions a bit blindly, not knowing what the outcome will be.
Even if no one else likes the deck, and it’s just for me, making a Deck is proving to be an enlightening and interesting exercise. Have you ever thought of making your own deck?