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Wheel of Fortune (Tarot) by N-arteest
Wheel of Fortune (Tarot)
The Wheel of Fortune.  Mistress Fortune, guardian of the wheel, and around her, you have the people who are tied to the wheel of fortune.  Rather than the usual highly symbolic image, I went with this.  Primarily because my cards are human/figure orientated, but also, I didn't feel like my interpretation of the Wheel of Fortune was like the Rider-Waite cards.  Not exactly. Rather I wanted the kind of card that really reflected the idea of 'choices'.  Hence why the figures in each glowing sphere on the left side of the card is tied to the wheel, their fate to be determined.  See even the guy in topmost sphere has a hand reaching out as if he wants to change his thread-his future.  Furthermore, the guy on the left is also the same guy used in the World Card, since this card should mirror that one (in the rider-waite deck, they do).  But in mine, not so much.

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Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Wheel of Fortune is highly symbolic. The angel in the top left corner is Aquarius, the eagle is Scorpio, the lion is Leo and the bull is Taurus. These are the four fixed signs of the Zodiac but all have wings signifying stability amidst movement and change. The book they each have in their hands is the Torah, representing wisdom. On the wheel itself are the Hebrew letters IHVH (Yod Heh Vau Heh), the unpronounceable name of God. Interspersed with these letters are TORA (read anti-clockwise) or TARO (read clockwise) which also translates to TAROT when you return to the spot where you started. The snake descending on the left side of the Wheel is the Egyptian god Typhon, the god of evil. The snake also represents the life force descending into the material world. The Anubis rising on the right side of the Wheel is Hermes, a symbol of intelligence, wisdom ascending or our shadow selves. The Sphinx on the top of the wheel represents life’s riddles. The middle wheel contains the alchemical symbols for mercury, sulphur, water and salt – the building blocks of life and the four elements – and represents formative power. The outer circle represents the material world. The eight spokes in the wheel represent the Universal radiant energy, as well as the eight Sabbats of the year. The blue background represents wisdom.

The planet of this card is Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, growth, success, and expansion. The number 10 is a higher octave of the number 1, empowering the qualities of the 1.

Information from :  Biddytarot


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Credits:
 

Mistress Fortune Model:  HERE by Mahafsoun [Photographer: Gary Wong]

Dress Train stock: 
HERE by geoectomy-stock

Male Model One (In One Orb): 
HERE by CathleenTarawhiti 

Male Model Two (In Another Orb): HERE by LinzStock

Female Model (In Orb Three): HERE by MissSouls-stock

Wheel Stock 1: 
HERE by Alz-Stock-and-Art 

Wheel Stock 2: HERE by Mithgariel-stock

Wheel Spinning Threads 1: HERE by Luna2-stock

Wheel Spinning Threads 2: HERE by Jantiff-Stocks

Orb/marble: HERE by oro-elui-stock

Background 1: HERE by ineedfire

Background 2: HERE by ArwenArts

Background 3: 
HERE by Euderion

Card Archway Border: 
Here by MJ84-StockPhotos

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Others:

0 - The Fool -- HERE
1 - The Magician -- HERE
2 - The High Priestess -- HERE
3 - The Empress -- HERE
4 - The Emperor -- HERE
5 - The Hierophant -- HERE
6 - The Lovers -- HERE
7 - The Chariot -- HERE
8 - Strength -- HERE
9 - The Hermit -- HERE
10 - Wheel of Fortune**
11 - Justice -- HERE
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death -- HERE 
14 - Temperance -- HERE
15 - The Devil -- HERE
16 - The Tower -- HERE
17 - The Star -- HERE
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun  -- HERE
20 - Judgment -- HERE
21 - The World -- HERE
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Judgement (Tarot) by N-arteest
Judgement (Tarot)
In this card, the focus is 'judgement' that will happen regardless of the obstacles.  It's an inescapable fate which the man and woman seemed to have been fighting, running from, and now see that they cannot.  My card does not depict the coffins and naked people however.  But rather, it's the final moment--the end of the river first seen in the Empress card.  

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Judgement Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Judgement card shows a number of naked men, women and children rising up from their graves, arms outspread and responding to the trumpet call of the archangel, Gabriel, who hovers high above them. The people are appealing to the angel, ready to be judged by the power of the Universe. In the background, there are huge mountains, or even tidal waves, which signify insurmountable obstacles and the impossibility of avoiding judgment. The ocean represents the end of the river that flows through the Major Arcana, starting with the Empress. Gabriel’s banner is red on white, the same as the Magician’s clothing. As with everything in life, the beginning is woven irrevocably into the end and the end eventually leads to a new beginning. The planetary ruler of this card is Pluto, the ruler of the underworld.

Information from :  Biddytarot


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Credits:
 

Angel:  HERE by Lisajen-stock

Female model:  
HERE by Iardacil-stock

Male model:  
HERE by IngwellRitter-Stock 

Sky Clouds:  
Personal Stock

Mountain:  HERE by sharkstock

Waves & Ocean:  
HERE by  illusionistsmemories

Horn Stock:  
HERE by Lill-stock 

Flag: HERE by geoectomy-stock

Red Cross:  Personal Stock

Angel Wings:  
<a wytiwyg="1" href=alegion-stock.deviantart.com/a…">HERE by Alegion-stock

Card Archway Border: Here by MJ84-StockPhotos

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Others:

0 - The Fool -- HERE
1 - The Magician -- HERE
2 - The High Priestess -- HERE
3 - The Empress -- HERE
4 - The Emperor -- HERE
5 - The Hierophant -- HERE
6 - The Lovers -- HERE
7 - The Chariot -- HERE
8 - Strength -- HERE
9 - The Hermit -- HERE
10 - Wheel of Fortune**
11 - Justice -- HERE
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death -- HERE 
14 - Temperance -- HERE
15 - The Devil -- HERE
16 - The Tower -- HERE
17 - The Star -- HERE
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun  -- HERE
20 - Judgment**
21 - The World -- HERE
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The Magician (Tarot) by N-arteest
The Magician (Tarot)
The magician was one of the hardest cards for me to do, primarily because I was so stuck on model, that it affected how I wanted to make it.  However, in the end I wanted to preserve the whole 'don't look at this hand, look at that one' feeling.  The pentacle, unfortunately is a bit hard to see, lying flat on the table.  

P.s. I've officially finished the Major Arcana, so look for them all up soon (only three left to upload I think).

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Magician Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Magician is associated with the planet, Mercury and carries with it skill, logic, and intellect. The number of the Magician is one, the number of beginnings. The Magician is the bridge between the world of the spirit and the world of humanity. His right hand holds a staff raised toward the sky and his left hand points to the earth. He takes the power of the Universe and channels it through his own body and directs it to the physical plane. Above the Magician’s head is the symbol of eternity and around his waist is a snake biting its own tail, another symbol of eternity. His magical table holds all four suits of the Tarot, each of which represents one of the four primordial elements of the alchemists – earth, air, fire and water. These symbolise the appropriate use of mind, heart, body and soul in the process of manifestation. The Magician’s robe is white, symbolising the purity and innocence found in the Fool but his cloak is red, representing worldly experience and knowledge. In the bed of flowers at his feet this duality is repeated in the mix of pure white lilies and thorny red roses.


Information from :  Biddytarot

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Credits:
 

Model: HERE by PhelanDavion

Background:  
HERE by Myself (From my personal stock)

Lilies:  
HERE by sophiaastock

Roses:  
HERE by  Inadesign-Stock

Rock:  
HERE by GF-stock

Chalice:  
HERE by Sassy-Stock

Staff:  HERE by elanordh-stock

Sword:  
HERE by FairieGoodMother

Pentacle:  
HERE by sarahstock

Table:  HERE by  FrankAndCarySTOCK

Baton (In his hand):  
HERE by damnlife-stock

Card Archway Border: Here by MJ84-StockPhotos

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Others:

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

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The Fool (Tarot) by N-arteest
The Fool (Tarot)
I really like the innocence of the Fool card, however, truthfully I have never liked the available interpretations.  As a relatively easy card to interpret, I wanted to create a 'beginnings' card.  Hence why I chose a child as the fool in the card.  A child is only just beginning life, they are a symbol of beginnings in themselves, young, innocent, untouched by the troubles of the world.  The sun is rising and there the fool sits, seemingly idle, at the beginning of his journey.  He holds the white rose (symbol of innocence and purity) high up as if marvelling over it's fascinating beauty and size.  The fool is blissfully unaware of the dangers of sitting on the edge of the cliff, and also, quite naively, is unaware of the coins spilling out of his bag.  It's almost as though he doesn't realise the dangers of the journey he is about to go on.  But luckily, his little guardian is there protecting him (my Friday! <3).


P.s. I've officially finished the Major Arcana, so look for them all up soon (only three left to upload I think).

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Fool Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Fool is numbered 0, the number of unlimited potential, and does not actually have a specific place in the sequence of the Tarot cards. The Fool can come either at the beginning of the Major Arcana or at the end. The Major Arcana is often considered as the Fool’s journey through life and as such, he is ever present and therefore needs no number.

The Fool is shown at the beginning of his journey with unlimited potential. The sun rising up behind him represents the beginning of his journey. He is facing north-west, the direction of the unknown. He is looking upwards, toward the sky, or Spirit. He is about to step off a cliff into the material world but is he prepared? He has all the tools and resources he needs in the bag on his staff but he has not opened the bag yet. The white rose in his left hand represents purity and innocence. He has a guardian in the little white dog who will protect him throughout his journey but who will also push him to learn the lessons the Fool came here to learn. The mountains behind the Fool represent the realms of Spirit that he has just left and will spend his life trying to regain.


Information from :  Biddytarot

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Credits:
 

Model: HERE by auroradreams

Dog:  
Personal stock <3 my beloved dog!

Sky Background: HERE by CAStock 

Valley / Hill background: HERE by tursiart

Cliff part one foreground:  
HERE by Shobie-stock

Cliff part two foreground:  HERE by XerStock

White rose:  HERE by  PirateAmethyst
  
Money bag: HERE by phantompanther-stock

Card Archway Border: Here by MJ84-StockPhotos

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Others:

0 - The Fool**
1 - The Magician**
2 - The High Priestess -- HERE
3 - The Empress -- HERE
4 - The Emperor -- HERE
5 - The Hierophant -- HERE
6 - The Lovers -- HERE
7 - The Chariot -- HERE
8 - Strength -- HERE
9 - The Hermit -- HERE
10 - Wheel of Fortune**
11 - Justice -- HERE
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death -- HERE 
14 - Temperance -- HERE
15 - The Devil -- HERE
16 - The Tower -- HERE
17 - The Star -- HERE
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun  -- HERE
20 - Judgment**
21 - The World -- HERE
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The Hierophant (Tarot) by N-arteest
The Hierophant (Tarot)
Truth be told, this was one of the hardest cards to make.  Along with all the male cards.  I find it so much easier to find powerful stock photos for females but not so much for males.  However, in the end, this is the  Hierophant, a symbol of religious organisation, dressed as a priest.  behind him is a staircase to heaven (supposedly or to a higher place), he has his fingers up, and in the crook of his left arm he holds the three tiered sceptre.  On the stone wall behind his legs, there are the keys.  

He is Tradition.

While this is what came out, I'm considering reworking him to match the High Priestess--I would have preferred it if he was wearing white robes over black, but well.

P.s. I've officially finished the Major Arcana, so look for them all up soon (only three left to upload I think).

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Hierophant Tarot Card Meanings and Description

The Hierophant is known as the High Priest in some decks. He is the masculine counterpart to the High Priestess. He is also known as Chiron, the Pope and the Shaman. The Hierophant is ruled by Taurus.

The Hierophant is represented by a religious figure, sitting within a formal church environment. He is wearing three elaborate vestments of his office that represent the three worlds. The crown he is wearing has three tiers to. His right hand is raised in benediction, the same hand the Magician has raised. While the Magician was taking raw power from the Universe and manifesting it on the material plane, the Hierophant channels that power through society (as in the religions of the world). The triple sceptre is another symbol of his dominion over the three worlds. The crossed keys represent a balance between the conscious and subconscious minds and unlock the mysteries. Before him kneel two initiates. The Hierophant’s task is to bring the two initiates into the church so that they can take up their appointed roles. This symbolises entry into all types of institutions where there is a shared group identity. These could include schools, clubs, teams, companies and societies.


Information from :  Biddytarot

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Credits:
 

Model:  HERE by FantomeAngel

Background (Sky & Pillars):  HERE by InToXiCaTeD--StOcK

Background (Wall):  HERE by Mezzochan-Stock

Background (Floor):  HERE by jesuisautre

Key:  HERE by seseiphina-stock

Cane used for the sceptre:  HERE by mistyt-stock

Staircase:  HERE by oilusionista-stock

Card Archway Border: Here by MJ84-StockPhotos

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Others:

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 - Strength -- HERE
9 - The Hermit -- HERE
10 - Wheel of Fortune**
11 - Justice -- HERE
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death -- HERE 
14 - Temperance -- HERE
15 - The Devil -- HERE
16 - The Tower -- HERE
17 - The Star -- HERE
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun  -- HERE
20 - Judgment**
21 - The World -- HERE


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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 - Strength -- HERE
9 - The Hermit -- HERE
10 - Wheel of Fortune**
11 - Justice -- HERE
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death -- HERE 
14 - Temperance -- HERE
15 - The Devil -- HERE
16 - The Tower -- HERE
17 - The Star -- HERE
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun  -- HERE
20 - Judgment
21 - The World -- HERE

Wow, it's been a long ride to get through the Major Arcana, and I'm almost there.

As expected the cards I left to last are the hardest and sometimes I feel like I stray from the pattern, but I'm almost there.  And yep, I do in fact love my series as it stands.  

Heh I find I will have a long trial to face for the minor Arcana, but that will be interesting!
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 - Strength -- HERE
9 - The Hermit -- HERE
10 - Wheel of Fortune**
11 - Justice -- HERE
12 - The Hanged Man -- HERE
13 - Death -- HERE 
14 - Temperance -- HERE
15 - The Devil -- HERE
16 - The Tower -- HERE
17 - The Star -- HERE
18 - The Moon -- HERE
19 - The Sun  -- HERE
20 - Judgment
21 - The World -- HERE

Wow, it's been a long ride to get through the Major Arcana, and I'm almost there.

As expected the cards I left to last are the hardest and sometimes I feel like I stray from the pattern, but I'm almost there.  And yep, I do in fact love my series as it stands.  

Heh I find I will have a long trial to face for the minor Arcana, but that will be interesting!

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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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sasha-fantom Featured By Owner 19 hours ago

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

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N-arteest Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazinnggggg ^^
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sasha-fantom Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015

Thank you so much  for the :iconfav3dplz:!

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N-arteest Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved it! :happybounce: 
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N-arteest Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved it! :happybounce: 
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Thanks a lot for the :iconfavplz: ! :)  :iconhugehug1::iconhugehug2:
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N-arteest Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course!  Definitely ^^
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thanks for the :+fav: :D :hug:
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No problems, loved it!!!
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