Reverie Tarot is a seventy-eight card, hand-illustrated tarot deck set in a dream-like world, and fuses numerology and symbology with classic psychedelic pop-art.
The subconscious mind has a direct connection to the Universe, and Reverie Tarot is designed to help you step back and let your inner self take over. By seeing situations from a different, often abstract perspective, you can find the answers you’re looking for. The symbolism in Reverie Tarot closely follows classic tarot structures, but the imagery in the cards creates a bridge between reality and the world of dreams.
Reverie Tarot began in 2016 as a personal project to bring my dream-world of tarot to life. As I began sketching concepts, I knew I wanted to incorporate bold numerology into the Major Arcana and the symbol of each suit into the Minor Arcana so that each individual card would be immediately recognizable. I wanted to create a deck that would allow for varying levels of depth in each reading, enabling a quick reading by spotting patterns and numerology or a more in-depth reading that could dig into the rich symbolism and color theory of the image.
Each card was hand-illustrated on 5x7-inch heavy weight fine texture paper with archival ink. Once all the cards were inked I had a black and white copy of the deck printed. Holding the test print in my hands, I knew I couldn’t keep Reverie Tarot to myself. I want to share my magical deck with the world. In anticipation of sharing my cards, I brought each one to life with a full color illustration.
It’s been such a long path, I hope that the world enjoys them as much as I do!
The Major Arcana are the soul of a tarot deck. They contain the archetypes of people around us, and situations that everyone must go through at some point in life. The imagery of the cards feature numerology, with each card fitted into its corresponding number. The imagery of the Major Arcana isn’t grounded in reality, and provide a gateway into the Reverie.
Wands embody the element of fire and depicts creativity within tarot. The imagery of the cards feature the heat of the desert, and the pip cards are fitted into the shape of a wand. This suit represents a wide variety of creative journeys, and as such no two wands in the deck are the same. The journey of the wands ends with the King, a handsome fire-breather. As a master of creativity, he is adventurous and brave as he expertly wields his element.
Cups embody the element of water and depicts emotion within tarot. The imagery of the cards feature ocean scenes or lush rolling hills, and the pip cards are fitted into the shape of a cup. The cards depict people coming together or drowning in isolation. The journey of the cups ends with the King, who is a majestic fish. He is open to the point of view of others and flows with the emotions of those around him.
Swords embody the element of air and depicts knowledge and truth within tarot. The imagery of the cards feature life in the clouds contrasted with the sorrow of reality, and the pip cards are fitted into the shape of a sword. The cards depict the excitement and advancement of knowledge, as well as the bitter edge that truth can bring. The journey of the swords ends with the King, who is a head in the clouds. He has become one with the truths of the world. He is able to analyze the world as it truly is and make his choices based on ultimate truth.
Pentacles embody the element of earth and depicts material concerns within tarot. The imagery of the cards feature abundant growth and harvest, and the pip cards are fitted into the shape of a pentacle. The cards depict hard work and the resulting success. The journey of the pentacles ends with the King, who is a deep-rooted tree. He is in harmony with the world around him and he’s flourishing in everything he does.
For those who want even more Reverie, there is a Kickstarter-only, special limited edition. Midnight Reverie Tarot is a full seventy-eight card, black and gold edition of Reverie complete with gold-gilt edges, and will satisfy a reader past the witching hour.
Midnight Reverie distills the imagery of the Reverie Tarot deck down to the simple luster of gold lines on black. It offers another way to look at the world around you through a new light. With gold lines printed on the black cards, Midnight Reverie will take you to the edges semidarkness, the time when the light has become flat, the sun has just set or not yet risen. The world is a bit more wild under the blanket of night, and the imagery is open to unbound interpretation.
The logistics for setting up printing for a second deck and book are complicated, but I really want to offer you something special for being here for this deck at the dawn of Reverie Tarot. The Midnight Reverie deck and book are only offered during this Kickstarter campaign, and only in The World tier for those ready to be fully immersed in the Reverie. The Midnight Reverie deck and guidebook won’t be printed ever again.
The Midnight Reverie Tarot deck will come with a matching hardcover Midnight Reverie Guidebook, and I will sign and number each deck. Both the Midnight Reverie deck and book will be available exclusively during the Kickstarter campaign.
The tiers listed are comprised of a few different rewards. Here is a description of each reward:
Reverie Tarot - 78 Card Deck
The Reverie Tarot deck is a hand-illustrated, dream-like tarot deck that fuses numerology and symbology with classic psychedelic pop-art. The full-color cards are standard tarot sized and have edges gilt in silver. The deck comes in a glossy, rigid box, which is the perfect way to keep your cards safe when you’re not using them.
Reverie Tarot Hardbound Guidebook
The Guidebooks is a full-color 160+ page pocket sized (4.25" x 6.875”) guidebook with images and interpretations for each card, as well as a few useful spreads to get you going. Available coupled with the Reverie Tarot - 78 Card Deck, the Guidebook is the perfect companion as you lose yourself in the Reverie. It is also offered as a standalone reward and is delightful as a bit of light reading.
Reverie Tarot Digital Guidebook
This is a digital edition of the Reverie Tarot guidebook delivered as a pdf or epub, and can be opened with your favorite book reader.
Vinyl Sticker Pack
Get three thick, durable vinyl stickers that are scratch, water, and weather resistant, so you can bring the Reverie to your water bottle, laptop, bumper, or anywhere else you need a bit of magic.
Three Card Spread
Muse over three cards randomly pulled directly from the Reverie Tarot Deck and mailed to you. The Three Card Spread comes accompanied by the Reverie Tarot Digital Guidebook so that you can interpret your cards.
Midnight Reverie Tarot - 78 Card Deck and Midnight Reverie Tarot Hardbound Guidebook
This special limited edition of Midnight Reverie Tarot is a full seventy-eight card, black and gold-print edition of Reverie complete with gold-gilt edges. Midnight Reverie Tarot will come with a matching hardcover Midnight Reverie Guidebook, and each deck will be numbered and signed by me! Both the deck and book will only be available in The World tier and exclusively during the Kickstarter campaign, never to be reprinted.
Add-ons and Extras!
Reverie Tarot Spread Cloth
The Reverie Tarot Spread Cloth is now available as an add-on item for $23!
The Reverie Tarot Spread Cloth will be royal blue and made of 100% cotton. The silk-screened printed image will be hand-pulled in shimmering silver ink. This unique cloth can double as a card wrap or an altar cloth, and it’s designed to complement the five original tarot spreads that will be included in the Reverie Tarot Guidebook (you can see a preview of the Reverie Spread here).
Add it to your pledge now and help get us reach full funding even faster! To add the spread cloth to you existing pledge, select the “edit my pledge” button and add $23. You will receive a confirmation that you’ve increased your pledge. If you are making your first pledge, add $23 before completing your pledge. At the end of the campaign, when surveys are sent out, you’ll have a $23 credit that you can apply to the spread cloth.
The 79th Card: Nostalgia
“Nostalgia is a window into your past, your emotions, who you were, what you’ve been through, and how your experiences have helped you grow into who you are.” - From the Reverie Tarot Guidebook
The Nostalgia card will be included with every Reverie Tarot deck! And a special midnight version will be included in the Midnight Reverie Deck, available only in The World tier.
Risks and challenges
I’m starting this Kickstarter campaign from a great position. The artwork for the decks and books are already complete, and I anticipate that I’ll be finished with the content for the book before the Kickstarter campaign ends. I have ordered numerous proofs from the deck printer I’m working with, and their quality and shipping times are excellent! I’m also working with a printer for the books that I’ve used for publishing before.
I think the biggest challenge will be getting rewards shipped out before the 2019 holiday season. I would love for these to reach you before the holidays begin, but I’m giving myself the cushion of a delivery date before the end of December 2019.
While risks and challenges for Reverie Tarot are minimal, this is my first Kickstarter. I will keep backers updated as Reverie comes to life.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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