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Exploring the Bisbee community and Astroherbology concepts through the lens of Tarot.
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This crowdfund campaign is raising money to get the tarot cards I have designed printed and out into the world, where you will be able to explore new concepts and regions. 

Bisbee Tarot Deck

About 3 years ago I decided I wanted to start developing my own Tarot deck. At the time I was in the southwest and used the tarot as a lens to explore the geography and community.

Ace of Wands, The fly swatter is a common household wand in Bisbee
Ace of Wands, The fly swatter is a common household wand in Bisbee

The backdrop of this deck of tarot cards is filled with sweeping vistas of the southwest. The graphics are influenced by the Rider-Waite-Smith deck with twists inspired by the local community. The deck is also filled with humorous and homoerotic undertones. 

3 of Coins, with some exposed bums!
3 of Coins, with some exposed bums!

This deck is also approachable to the novice as I used iconic characters and people to create the court and major cards. 

The High Priestess
The High Priestess

Astroherbology Deck

I am currently working on an Astroherbology deck. It takes the concepts of astrology and herbalism and fits them into the template of the tarot. Each card has the concept of the traditional tarot meaning, but I have added layers. 

8 of cups, ruled by Pisces who influences the Lymph system
8 of cups, ruled by Pisces who influences the Lymph system

Inspired by the astrology connections of the early 20th century Aleister Crowly, each card has a zodiac or planetary influence. I used the research of Nicholas Culpeper from the 17th century to find herbs that were ruled by the zodiac or planets that either enhanced or countered the cards' meaning. I then tied that into the zodiac infused tarot cards. 

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2 of coins Comfrey meanding the bones of Capricorn
2 of coins Comfrey meanding the bones of Capricorn

The imagery of these cards have a loose 17th century theme. The connections to these three concepts and imagery make them a unique deck of cards, creating a wonderful addition to any tarot collection. The imagery and information also make this a coffee table-type deck, that can be left out to flip through. This is a lovely deck to casually learn from and open up conversations. 

The Budget

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Campaign Budget Pie Chart

Most of the budget will be going to printing these decks and shipping them out to you. the rest of the cost will cover tools, research, and editing. Also a fraction of of the campaign will pay me the artist!

Risks and challenges

The Bisbee Tarot deck is ready for printing right now. the Astroherbology deck is very close to completion. I plan to have the cards completed and ready for the printer by April 30th. It would take about two weeks to get the cards printed and another week to ship to me, then I will begin shipping them out to you. I would expect you to have the cards in your hands by the last week of May if everything moves smoothly.

Unforeseen things do happen that can delay the process. I will keep people updated here on this campaign along with on my website and Instagram. I will also email backers with updates.

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    10" Print

    Either choose any image from my instagram account, or I can draw a card for you and send a 10" print of the card. All my tarot cards will be hashtagged with #wotarot

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    Digital Deck

    Your choice of either deck in digital media for personal use.

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    Bisbee Tarot Deck

    Explore the sweeping vistas of the southwest in this Bisbee Tarot Deck. This Rider-Waite-Smith clone deck is great for all levels of tarot enthusiasts. The pop and iconic cultural references in the court and major cards will make the deck accessible to new readers.

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    Astroherbology Tarot Deck

    Explore the zodiac and herbs in this tarot deck. Used as the classic cards for divination practice, but also learn how herbs and astrology tie into the tarot. This deck is still being developed

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    Deck and Print

    Choose any one deck and an image from my Instagram account for a 10" print

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    Any two Decks and a Reading

    Pick any two decks and I will give you a personalized reading over the phone or Skype.

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    3 Decks, Print, digital copy, & Reading

    Pick any three decks, an image from my Instagram account, choose a digital deck, and I will give you a personalized reading over the phone or Skype.

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