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Lunar Fire tarot is a deck that pulls from spiritual and traditional symbolism to create a world that challenges us to face our demons.
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Self-Publishing of Lunar Fire Tarot Deck

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Lunar Fire Tarot is the collection of over a decade’s worth of my journal entries and personal spiritual experiences that have been brought to life by friend and artist, Nghia Hoang. This is a deck that strives to touch upon the honest parts of the human soul and the difficulties we undertake in our lives. Animal totems, monsters, saviors, shadows, and familiars lurk in every corner of the cards, taunting the reader to dig deeper into their messages and embrace the horror that the truth can bring. These terrifying experiences can be earth shattering, but for me, it brought about a more honest understanding of myself as both a tarot reader and as a person. 

Lunar Fire tarot will have 80 cards (with an extra card titled ‘The Ancestors’ and a second, female version of the ‘Devil’ card). They will be the standard tarot deck size of 2.75" x 4.75" with a linen finish and will be in a two piece box with a booklet of card definitions. 

Both versions of The Devil to be included in the deck. The image represents our current prototype but is not the cardstock we plan on printing on.
Both versions of The Devil to be included in the deck. The image represents our current prototype but is not the cardstock we plan on printing on.
The Ace of Cups features a lotus drifting along the muddy waters, symbolic of the strongest loves being born of the most dire conditions... and a nod to my matron, Kuan Yin.
The Ace of Cups features a lotus drifting along the muddy waters, symbolic of the strongest loves being born of the most dire conditions... and a nod to my matron, Kuan Yin.

What will the funds be used for?  

The deck is currently 75% completed, although every card has been drafted already. A successful Kickstarter campaign means that Nghia can devote the rest of the year to drawing and coloring the deck to a faster completion and make his hand crafted leather pouches for your enjoyment. This will be his day job until it is completed. It will cover his cost of living expenses, as well as the costs of shipping, printing, and self-publishing this deck. I am wanting Lunar Fire to reach an international audience and I am hoping this can help offset the cost of overseas shipping. Funds will also help with the extra fees that come with Kickstarter, including taxes. I am seeking to only work with high quality printers that can provide my exact specifications, to give you the best cardstock and deck quality that I am able to. A beautiful deck means nothing if the cards fail in stock quality. This is another reason why I decided to self-publish. I wanted full oversight of the end result and quality control before I hand the deck to its new owner. 

Original prototypes of what the images will look like.
Original prototypes of what the images will look like.
The Ace of Wands, the first card of this deck to be created, represents the inspiration that brought Lunar Fire to life.
The Ace of Wands, the first card of this deck to be created, represents the inspiration that brought Lunar Fire to life.
The card Death shows a woman moving on as her human body begins to shed. The rope on her back is symbolic of a cut umbilical cord and her crown of cicadas is a symbol of rebirth.
The card Death shows a woman moving on as her human body begins to shed. The rope on her back is symbolic of a cut umbilical cord and her crown of cicadas is a symbol of rebirth.
Two of Coins captures the millisecond between the spirit entering the human body or the spirit ripping from the flesh (depending on the context of the reading). The field of wheat is ready for the harvest to create life through its grains.
Two of Coins captures the millisecond between the spirit entering the human body or the spirit ripping from the flesh (depending on the context of the reading). The field of wheat is ready for the harvest to create life through its grains.
Nghia's handcrafted sheep skin leather pouches for the deck.
Nghia's handcrafted sheep skin leather pouches for the deck.
The back of the card. It is symmetrical to allow the reader to read in reversed, if the reader so chooses.
The back of the card. It is symmetrical to allow the reader to read in reversed, if the reader so chooses.
The prototype for the handcrafted and laser engraved collector's edition tarot boxes.
The prototype for the handcrafted and laser engraved collector's edition tarot boxes.

Thank you again and again. If you have any questions about us, please feel free to send us a message!

Design for the cotton reading mat.
Design for the cotton reading mat.

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with risks and obstacles. Setbacks that may arrive include dissatisfaction with the end product of the card quality prior to shipping the deck. If this problem should arise, steps will be taken, at no further cost to the backers, to remediate the issue to ensure that stock quality is up to expectation.

If any further delays should arise, backers will be contacted immediately to keep you all in the loop!

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    Receive the numbered, hardcover, full colored, 6"x9" extended book.
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    Receive 1 reading mat.
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