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The Sun (Tarot) by N-arteest
The Sun (Tarot)
The Sun is a card of vitality and life.  Originally I looked for stock with children in it, but then I realised, I didn't want it to be a child.  I wanted someone in a pose that could really show off a look of 'life'.  So I chose the above model.  And coincidentally enough, like all my male cards, it seems his face is partially obscured. But it couldn't be helped.  What I also noticed funnily enough is that this card is perhaps one of the few cards with the least amount of stuffing.  But I think the simplicity works, since it'll really highlight the important part: that this is a card of light, of life, of optimism.  

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Sun Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Sun is an image of optimism and fulfilment, the dawn that follows the darkest night. As the source of all life on earth, the Sun represents the source of life itself. The child playing joyfully in the foreground represents the happiness of our inner spirit when we are in tune with our truest Self. He is naked, having nothing to hide. He has all the innocence and purity of childhood. The white horse upon which the child rides represents strength and purity of spirit. The horse is without a saddle and is controlled without the use of the hands. This is a symbol of perfect control between the conscious and subconscious. The child holds an orange banner in his left hand, showing that control has passed from the conscious to the subconscious. The orange banner represents action and vibration, and the rays of the sun represent the same thing. The straight rays are action while the wavy rays represent vibration. The sunflowers in the background represent life and the fruitfulness of the spirit under the nourishment of the Sun. There are four sunflowers, representing the four suits of the Minor Arcana, as well as the four elements. The astrological correspondence to this card is the Sun, of course.


Information from: Biddytarot
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Credits:

Models:  
HERE by DaeStock

Sun Symbol:  
HERE by pixievamp-stock

Sunflowers:  HERE by CD-STOCK

The scarf:  
HERE by geoectomy-stock

White Horse:  HERE by Aestivall-Stock

It's very faint, but in the background behind the sun, the model and the horse is a sky background:  Personal Stock

Card Archway Border: Here by MJ84-StockPhotos

Extra textures were done by me in photoshop <3
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Oh wow, when I look back at my time on DA, I realise, I tend to hop in and pop out way too often, with patches here and there lol.  Well, looks like I'll be busy here for a while with this new project ^^.

SO THE LIST
--Strike through = 
Completed
--Starred = Completed but to be uploaded

0 - The Fool
1 - The Magician
2 - The High Priestess -- HERE
3 - The Empress -- HERE
4 - The Emperor -- HERE
5 - The Hierophant
6 - The Lovers -- HERE
7 - The Chariot -- HERE
8 - Justice -- HERE
9 - The Hermit
10 - Wheel of Fortune
11 - Strength
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death **
14 - Temperance**
15 - The Devil**
16 - The Tower
17 - The Star
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun**
20 - Judgment
21 - The World

Heck, I'm nearly there for the major arcana.  But boo, I don't know what to make next....
The Moon (Tarot) by N-arteest
The Moon (Tarot)
The moon is one of my favourite cards in the entire deck.   Not only is it the card that my star sign rules over, it is the planetary object that I love the most: The Moon.  I love the meaning of this card too.  It really focusses on dreams and the unconscious, of illusion and seeing beyond the deception.  I'm a little bummed that I couldn't squash in a path extending on the right side, just behind the moon, because I feel like that really would have worked well.   After all, the entire composition of the Moon at present, sets a scene of motion, of dreams and something wild yet domesticated (as demonstrated by the wolf and dog, which in most cards are a symbol of the tamed and wilder aspects of the mind, noted below).  And it would be like a distraction from the ultimate goal, which is path out of this mind land.  However, alas with all that I've put in this image already, I had to forsake the path, and instead just leave the composition as it is.  

Okay, so the notes.  The moon lady is within the sphere of the moon, she is a mysterious figure in black, with a mask over the upper portion of her face, depicting a mysterious woman.  She has the domesticated dog in her lap, indicating tameness and also, notice the dog is asleep?  Representing the period in which the moon is brightest, and reflecting the idea of 'sleep and dreams'.  That this whole image is but a figment of the night time.  The wolf in the foreground, is howling at the moon--something I kept the same from the rider waite cards, and didn't change because the wolf is the wild side of the composition.  The moon lady is surrounded by water--which I have made look like a rushing endless stream that seems to be pouring out of the moon itself.  Since other interpretations have noted that the moon card is a card abundant with moisture, and that it is a card of 'impregnation' hence why there is so much water in the picture, and also why the moon lady is half submerged in it, as if embracing the moon's radiance and moisture.  

I hope there is enough surrealness conveyed in this!  And also, the white dog in the pic?  She's my girl, my baby ^^.  
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Moon Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Moon is the card of intuition, dreams and the unconscious. The Moon provides light as a reflection of the Sun, yet this light is dim, uncertain, and only vaguely illuminates our path as we journey toward higher consciousness. The pool at the base of the card represents the subconscious mind and the crayfish that crawls out of the pool symbolises the early stages of consciousness unfolding. This creature also represents the often disturbing images that appear from our inner depths, just as the dog and wolf at the beginning of the path represent the tamed and the wild aspects of our minds. The path leads between two towers into the mountains in the distance, showing the way to the unconsciousness. The astrological sign associated with this card is Pisces – psychic, receptive and mysterious.


Information from: Biddy Tarot
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Credits:

Model:
HERE by MariaAmanda

Background (part one, moon):  
HERE by wyldraven

Background (part two, foreground water):  
HERE by Sassy-Stock

Background (part three, middle ground water 1):  HERE by NGS-stock

Background (part four, middle ground water 2):  HERE by leeorr-stock

Background (part five, the pillars/obelisks):  HERE by DamselStock

The wolf:  
HERE by Rhabwar-Troll-stock

The white dog:  My stock!

The crayfish:  HERE by karlvandal-stock

The extension of the dress material:  HERE by SilvieT-Stock

Card Archway Border: Here by MJ84-StockPhotos
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The Hanged Man (Tarot) by N-arteest
The Hanged Man (Tarot)
The Hanged Man is my next card in the series, and truthfully, it returns to the simplicity of my earlier cards.  I have not included all the symbols that are usually found with the Hanged Man, but this is mostly because stock images of this nature on DA are minimal in their variety.  However, most importantly I have the hanged man.  Originally I wanted at least the same pose, with the arms in an inverted triangle.  However, to find that plus legs in the right pose, was hard.  So I kept it legs only.  As noted before, the right foot is hung, and the left leg is bent at the knee slightly tucked behind the right leg.   There isn't a halo around his head, but originally (and it behooves me to say that it isn't too clear) I had created a white glow around the upper part of the model's body, around the shoulders and head, so that it had a similar effect.  I'm kinda glad I chose a black and white image for the model stock, because I hadn't intended to, however the grey look of it makes sense, it gives the hanged man the greyness that the original card (though it was for the background) has to symbolise invisibility.  Some cards show the hanged man hanging calmly and looking unbothered with hanging upside down, but I wanted to depict a man who revelled in being upside down, as well as someone who has surrendered and is willing to be sacrificed.  I think it's the amazing stock who made this card more significant with it's wonderful pose!

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Hanged Man Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Hanged Man shows a man suspended, upside-down, from the living World Tree, rooted in the underworld and supporting the heavens. Given the serene expression on his face, it is believed he is hanging on the tree of his own will. His right foot is bound to the tree but his left foot remains free, bent at the knee and tucked in behind his right leg. His arms are bent, with hands held behind his back, forming an inverted triangle. The man is wearing red pants representing human passion and the physical body, a blue coat for knowledge, and yellow shoes representing his high ideals. Around the Hanged Man’s head is a bright yellow halo showing spiritual attainment, with the grey background suggesting invisibility (a good reminder to not flaunt your spirituality). This is the card of ultimate surrender, of being suspended in time and of martyrdom and sacrifice to the greater good. This is the archetype to meditate on to help break old patterns of behaviour and bad habits that restrict you.

The Hanged Man’s number is 12 – a higher octave of the number 3, representing careful planning and orderly growth leading to spiritual development. 1 (beginning) + 2 (the reasoning force) = 3 (the product of rebirth). The ruling planet is Neptune, the planet of self-sacrifice and idealism.
Information from: Biddy Tarot
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Credits:

Model:
HERE by vishstudio

Scarves/material:
 Here by geoectomy-stock

Background 1 (The tree and cross): HERE by Lengels-Stock

Background 2 (The water faintly behind): HERE by  eddyhaze

Fog/smoky effect: Here by Della-Stock

The ivy on the tree: HERE by mysticmorning

Card Archway Border: Here by MJ84-StockPhotos


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SO THE LIST
--Strike through = 
Completed
--Starred = Completed but to be uploaded

0 - The Fool
1 - The Magician
2 - The High Priestess -- HERE
3 - The Empress -- HERE
4 - The Emperor -- HERE
5 - The Hierophant
6 - The Lovers -- HERE
7 - The Chariot -- HERE
8 - Justice -- HERE
9 - The Hermit
10 - Wheel of Fortune
11 - Strength
12 - The Hanged Man **
13 - Death **
14 - Temperance
15 - The Devil
16 - The Tower
17 - The Star
18 - The Moon **
19 - The Sun
20 - Judgment
21 - The World
The Lovers (Tarot) by N-arteest
The Lovers (Tarot)
As a card that emphasises 'love' I wanted to really emphasise the the warmth of love here, hence the pale yellow glow over all the cards, and also, coming from the angel herself, depicted by a very lovely model!  The fire behind the male lover is partially engulfing him, not only because it is a symbol of time and eternity, here I've kind of emphasised the passion, the heat of the fire that the man has for his lover.  


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Lovers Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The sign associated with the Lovers is Gemini. The two figures in the Lovers card are blessed and protected by the angel in the clouds above them. Angels, in general, represent the refinement of earthly desires. This angel, in particular, is Raphael, the angel of Air. One of the associations of Air is communication, necessary for a healthy relationship. The purple cloak on the angel represents royalty, a symbol of how important communication is. The sun shines brightly over the couple, bringing warmth and security. The earth at their feet is green and fertile and suggests life and happiness. The five apples on the tree behind the woman represent the five senses, indicating how important sensual romance is to the woman. The snake in the fruit-laden tree behind the woman suggests the story of Adam and Eve, the fall of humanity from grace, and the temptations of the world. The snake is also a symbol of the senses. The flames behind the man represent the flames of passion, indicating the primary concern of the man. There are twelve flames, representing the twelve zodiac signs, the symbol of time and eternity. The man looks to the woman, who looks to the angel, indicating the path of the conscious to the subconscious to the super-conscious, or from physical desire to emotional needs to spiritual concerns. The mountain is a phallic symbol, while the water is a feminine symbol, indicating balance between the two.
Information from: Biddy Tarot

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Credits:

Models:  
Here by LetzteSchatten-stock

Background (water and rocks):  
Here by Aehireiel-stock

Background (Mountain):  Here by Stock-Azzo

Background (tree):  Here by LordNicax

Background (Clouds):  My own personal stock!

Angel Model:  Here by LienSkullova

Snake in the tree:  Here by A68Stock

Sun behind model:  Here by bmjewell-stock

Fire (the flames part one):  Here by MD-Arts

Fire (the flames part two):  Here by sidestreet-stock

Card Archway Border: Here by MJ84-StockPhotos
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Oh wow, when I look back at my time on DA, I realise, I tend to hop in and pop out way too often, with patches here and there lol.  Well, looks like I'll be busy here for a while with this new project ^^.

SO THE LIST
--Strike through = 
Completed
--Starred = Completed but to be uploaded

0 - The Fool
1 - The Magician
2 - The High Priestess -- HERE
3 - The Empress -- HERE
4 - The Emperor -- HERE
5 - The Hierophant
6 - The Lovers -- HERE
7 - The Chariot -- HERE
8 - Justice -- HERE
9 - The Hermit
10 - Wheel of Fortune
11 - Strength
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death **
14 - Temperance**
15 - The Devil**
16 - The Tower
17 - The Star
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun**
20 - Judgment
21 - The World

Heck, I'm nearly there for the major arcana.  But boo, I don't know what to make next....

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N-arteest
Nina
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Australia
Art for me is something I only do in my free time. I admire the works that people create, the meanings behind the works created, and the effort artists put into creating them. I usually prefer using a fineliner only to create many interesting effects but I also highly enjoy working in photoshop designing and experimenting with layers upon layers to create different effects.
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moon-light-kit Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for favoriting my texture. ^^
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Slowtho Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav!
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N-arteest Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was cute, loved it :)
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Dark-Indigo-Stock Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thanks 4 fave...:)
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N-arteest Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problems, loved it ^^ and may use it in the future!
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sasha-fantom Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015

Thanks  for the :iconfav3dplz:! :)  :iconoak-elfglitter:

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N-arteest Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np, love it ^^
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sasha-fantom Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015

Thanks a lot for the  :+devwatch:!  :)        :love::love: :love:   
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N-arteest Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ no problems, I forgot to do it the other day but well I love your stuff to definitely!!!

Nod La la la la :D (Big Grin) :happybounce: 
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