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78 Tarot returns to Kickstarter to fund their 6th collaborative Tarot deck - 78 Tarot Elemental, Tarot of the Natural
438 backers pledged $42,386 to help bring this project to life.

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The 78 Tarot Project returns to Kickstarter to fund their 6th collaborative Art deck...

An all-rounder deck for all signs and elements! 

81 Artists have created a stunning Tarot deck, based on the Elements 

Earth...

Air...

Fire...

Water...

And a little bit of Spirit...


And of course our traditional Mediation Card which is Water

78 Tarot Elemental is a Limited Edition Deck - the only copies that are printed are the ones we fund via Kickstarter.  They are never reprinted, due to contractual obligation to our artists.  We do it this way so our decks are one of a kind collector's pieces that only a thousand people will get to own in this lifetime.

Each Tarot card was carefully created by one of our 81 international artists.  We have many returning artists for this deck, including 78 Tarot Veterans Meredith Dillman, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Michael Banks, Jessica Douglas, Leilani Joy, and Selina Fenech to name a few.  A full list of our wonderful artists can be found at the end of this page. 

All Art Was Juried In This Year

This year we enlisted help from the Tarot community to jury in our artists - we've been incredibly lucky on this journey, to connect with some amazing Tarotists, card slingers, writers and event organizers.  Even luckier that when we reached out to ask if they would consider helping us that they all agreed!

Thank you so much to Ethony - writer, deck creator and Tarot Goddess,  Arwen Lynch  - editor of the Cartomancer and US Games deck writer.  To Vix of New Age Hipster, Cameron from The Tarot Parlor, Michelle Maynard Beall, owner and creator of EOChakraProducts, Jennifer - super card slinger, and Kyrah (Tarot bag creator extraordinaire).  To S. Rune Emerson - Tarot guru and author, Jaymi Elford - author and deck writer for Lo Scarabeo and Llewellyn Worldwide, Sharron Basanti - founder of Seeds of Shakti and deck creator, and last but not least, Jadzia DeForest of the Northwest Tarot Symposium. It was a privilege to work with them, and we feel that it will lend even more magic to our decks!

We're humbled and privileged to work with SO MANY fantastic artists on this project, some of whom bring their own experiences of creating art for Oracle and Tarot decks, or publishing decks themselves.

It has been absolutely thrilling for us to work with some of our own Tarot heroes, such as Ravynne Phelan, who created The Dreams of Gaia Tarot, as well as creating and illustrating several oracle decks, including the Messenger Oracle.  Selina Fenech who illustrated the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle, and the Oracle of the Mermaids, Tanya Bond, who created the Duality Deck, Jilllian C. Wilde who created the Naked Heart Tarot, Craig Coss who illustrated the Games of Thrones Tarot, Chris-Anne who created Light Seers Tarot, The Muse Tarot and Sacred Creators Oracle, Jamie Sawyer from Sawyers Path Tarot and our very own dream team member & one of 78 Tarot's organizers - Joanna Nelson, who created the Monstarot & Cat Land decks.

The 78 Tarot decks follow the Rider-Waite Smith traditional symbolism so that even beginners of the craft can use the decks effectively. We add our own themes, mixing classic with modern styles and everything in between.

78 Tarot Elemental comes with a 180 page guidebook that not only has the card meaning by the author, Trish Sullivan, but also an artist interpretation of each card, so that you can delve further into their mind as you read and get to know the cards.  The artist's name is right on the card as well making it very easy for you to not only see who created the card, but also find other art from them quite easily to add to your sacred space if you so choose.  

We like to think of 78 Tarot decks as both functioning tools and also tiny little art galleries you hold in the palm of your hand and readers who have collected all our decks often tell us how fun it is to read with them all at once, especially when they draw the same artist for the same reading with different decks.

We are very picky about quality, and have searched long and hard for the best printer to accentuate the artwork, and provide incredible luscious card stock that will hold up against time. The deck will be on 350 gsm cardstock with a satin finish. They will be accompanied by a 180 page booklet that will have the cards meaning written by Trish Sullivan, as well as the artists interpretations. Both the deck and booklet will come in a beautiful clam shell box with magnetic closures. The cards AND box will have foil accents. 

Official Deck Specs

  • Full Color Front & Back Cards (3.25 by 5.5 inches)
  • 22 Major Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated)
  • 56 Minor Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated)
  • 3 bonus wild cards.
  • 180 pg companion booklet with card meanings and artists interpretations of their card.
  • A full color clam shell cardboard box with a magnetic closure and foil accents.
  • Cards printed on 350gsm cardstock with a smooth finish to prevent a glare. Each card contains a blue core center to reduce card transparency and produce very vibrant colors. 

With the Kickstarter platform, you are pretty much pre-ordering a product. The reward system is set up so that there are tiers of goodies you can pre-order depending on how much you contribute. We have tried to keep this really fun and simple this year so everyone can join in the fun! And if you are new to Kickstarter, you can pop to the end of this section and watch my video I made giving you a few tips on how to use it. 

Tier 1 - 78 Tarot Deck & Book

With this tier you receive the 78 Tarot Elemental Deck and 180 page companion guide in a clamshell box.  We will be releasing a limited amount of Early Bird specials which allow you to pledge at this tier level for a discounted price. 

Tier 2 - 78 Tarot Elemental Deck, Cloth & Case

With this tier you receive the 78 Tarot Elemental Deck and 180 page companion guide in a clamshell box, as well as the matching cloth and case that I will be co-creating with backers! I wanted to do something fun with this design, and anything to add to the magic I am all for! So all backers will basically art direct me on illustrating the cloth and case this year. Fun right? You do not have to have this tier to help but you do have to have it to receive the matching cloth and case. 

Tier 3 - Past 78 Tarot Deck Collector Sets

This Tier level allows you to choose one of our past decks to receive an exclusive collectors set. You will get The deck and companion guide, the matching cloth and case, a custom illustrated spread print and an intuitively chosen crystal from author and reiki master Trish Sullivan. If you would like to add this to another tier, please message us to find out how!

Tier 4 - 78 Tarot Elemental Art Collector Set

This tier is for all you art lovers! In addition to the 78 Tarot Elemental Deck and Book you also receive 4 8 by 10 art prints and 4 matching crystals! In lieu of asking for Mystery art donations this year, we have paid 4 artists to let us use their gorgeous templated card image in a Limited Edition print that will be numbered by me! There is a print for each element and each print comes with a matching crystal that holds its elements metaphysical healing properties.

Earth is Seven of Earth by Montika Ptok-Byard - Crystal is Hematite
Earth is Seven of Earth by Montika Ptok-Byard - Crystal is Hematite
Air is Lovers by Selina Fenech - with a Blue Howlite
Air is Lovers by Selina Fenech - with a Blue Howlite
Fire is Strength by Carol Phillips - and Tigers Eye
Fire is Strength by Carol Phillips - and Tigers Eye
Water is The Moon by Joanna Nelson - with Aventurine
Water is The Moon by Joanna Nelson - with Aventurine

These are only sold in sets and limited to a quantity of 50

Tier 5 is the previous Tier with the matching cloth and case

Tier 6 - All 5 In Print 78 Tarot Decks (excluding our first edition which is sold out)

This tier is a heavily discounted way to own all our decks! This does not include our First Edition Deck which is out of print forever. 

Tier 7 - 78 Tarot Elemental Wholesale Pack

This tier is for all the metaphysical shops who may want to carry our deck! We are offering a discount by purchasing through our Kickstarter. If you wish to purchase more than 5 please message me and I can arrange that.

Tier 8 - Ultra Omega Collectors Set - All Decks - All cloths and cases and Art Set!

This tier gives you Evvvverything. All Decks. All Cloths and Cases and the Art Set! Due to the limited art prints there are only 3 of these tiers available. 

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 The deck creation began last Spring, after the 78 Tarot Tarot team returned from Northwest Tarot Symposium. They knew after chatting with many people that it was time to create a deck with all elements. We had decks that were specific elements but none that celebrated them ALL! Thus, 78 Tarot Elemental - Tarot of the Natural - was born.

We sent out the call and received hundreds upon hundreds of applications to apply for Elemental. The jury we chose had a big job to narrow it down but we think they did a fantastic job. every single artist in this deck gave their card all of their heart and soul - each telling their personal journey through the creation of their card. The magic of the internet has given us the ability to all work together as one team in a secret facebook group - allowing the artists to interact with one another as well as the team leaders so that the deck is the absolute best we can produce.  

Meredith Dillman Inks her gorgeous Queen of Earth
Meredith Dillman Inks her gorgeous Queen of Earth
Jacey Farran Chase' sketch of Two of Air
Jacey Farran Chase' sketch of Two of Air

There is something magical about a collaboration, it often takes on a mind of its own. Especially when it comes to Tarot. Each artist holds a different way of connecting with their card, and that is the energy and connection that goes into each of our decks. 

Michael Calandra used his personal Empress - his wife - as his model for The Empress card
Michael Calandra used his personal Empress - his wife - as his model for The Empress card

We have unlocked the following stretch goals . 

Here is a breakdown of the funding and where it will be allocated.

$18,000 - This is how much it will cost to print and SHIP the decks cloths and cases, and the art prints.

$4,000 - Compensates our hard working artists 

$3,000 - Fees & Taxes

Any additional funding will be fed back into the project and allow us to travel to more conventions, offer more free fun things to our 78 Tarot Club, and work on even more ways to help our fellow creators!

Thank you so much for making our dreams come true for the SIXTH time. We are incredibly humbled and grateful. Please share this image and link with your friends who may be interested in this project! 

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Here is our full Artists List

The Fool  Jessica Douglas
  The Magician  Ravynne Phelan
  The High Priestess Aunia Kahn
  The Empress  Michael Calandra
  The Emperor  Aurore Folny
  The Hierophant  Kaitlund Zupanic
  The Lovers  Selina Fenech
  The Chariot  Cristiana Leone
  Justice   Craig Coss
  Death   Leilani Joy
  The Hermit  Enamorte
  Wheel of fortune Chris-Anne Donnelly
  Strength  Carol Phillips
  The Hanged Man  Carl Ingram
  Temperance  Tanya Bond
  The Devil  Jasmine Becket-Griffith
  The Tower  Jessica Perner
  The Star  Poul Dohle
  The Moon  Joanna Nelson
  The Sun   Brynn Elizabeth
  Judgement  Enys Guerrero
  The World  Brenda Lyons
  Meditation  Tiffany Toland Scott
  Wild Card  Michael Banks
  Spirit   Luca Federici Carey
 

Earth
  Ace of Earth  Chris Sedgwick
  2 of Earth  Carrie Hawks
  3 of Earth  Alexandria Sandlin
  4 of Earth  Rebecca Sinz
  5 of Earth  Kylen Baier
  6 of Earth  Felix Warren
  7 of Earth  Monika Ptok-Byard
  8 of Earth  Carye VanDerPol Mahoney
  9 of Earth  Deja Osbourne
  10 of Earth  Peter Bradley
  Page of Earth  Gemma Jones
  Knight of Earth  Sue Rundle-Hughes
  Queen of Earth  Meredith Dillman
  King of Earth  Shana Cinquegrana

Air 
  Ace of Air  Rebecca D. George
  2 of Air  Jacey Farran Chase
  3 of Air  Frank Fradella
  4 of Air  Felicia Cano
  5 of Air  Stefania Russo
  6 of Air  Regan Kubecek
  7 of Air  Jayde Hilliard
  8 of Air  Gabi Angus-West
  9 of Air  Christel Morvan
  10 of Air  Shelby Nichols
  Page of Air  Jeremias Colmenares
  Knight of Air  Monica Doss
  Queen of Air  Zindy S.D. Nielsen
  King of Air  Nelleke Schoemaker

Fire
  Ace of Fire  Scott Holloway
  2 of Fire  Natasja Van Gestel
  3 of Fire  Anastasia Smith
  4 of Fire  Holly Morningstar
  5 of Fire  Jodi Horne
  6 of Fire  Monika Holloway
  7 of Fire  So Ma
  8 of Fire  Jamie Sawyer
  9 of Fire  Alexandra V. Bach
  10 of Fire  Jessica Rohr
  Page of Fire  Olivia Rose
  Knight of Fire  Eli Neugeboren
  Queen of Fire  Ana Neves
  King of Fire  Heather Hudson

Water
  Ace of Water  Holly Broxson
  2 of Water  Belinda Morris
  3 of Water  Jillian C. Wilde
  4 of Water  Molly Harrison
  5 of Water  Dharma T Lefevre
  6 of Water  Deanna Bach
  7 of Water  Gila von Meissner
  8 of Water  Rachel Quinlan
  9 of Water  Damara Carpenter
  10 of Water  Lea Barozzi
  Page of Water  Ash Evans
  Knight of Water  Kat Birmelin
  Queen of Water  Chris Malidore
  King of Water  Delphine Levesque Demers

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    This is the ULTIMATE OMEGA COLLECTORS SET - only THREE available! Grab all five of our decks at a discounted price! Grab all 5 cloth and case sets at a discounted price! And to top it all off you receive the limited edition Art Print & Crystal Set featuring 4 8 by 10 prints of each element and a corresponding crystal.

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