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Second print run of an intersectional, queer, feminist Tarot deck and guidebook with gender neutral language.
Second print run of an intersectional, queer, feminist Tarot deck and guidebook with gender neutral language.
390 backers pledged $25,066 to help bring this project to life.

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The Numinous Tarot 2nd Printing

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INTRO

In 2016, 443 wonderful backers made the first print run of The Numinous Tarot possible and changed my artistic career! I was pleasantly shocked when the decks I ordered sold out in just a few months--but many people are just discovering that it exists, so I need your help to fund a second print run.

The box, deck, and guidebook for The Numinous Tarot.
The box, deck, and guidebook for The Numinous Tarot.

Here is what I said about the deck on the first campaign:

"Since 2003, Tarot has been a huge tool in my life for self-discovery, healing, shadow work, and fun! Divination with cards of such deep symbolism can be a powerful way for anyone to connect with themselves or with others. However, not everyone can find themselves in the imagery of most Tarot decks on the market today; although the landscape is changing, most decks are still extremely heterocentric, ciscentric, white, and feature thin able-bodied people only. It can be very difficult to find depictions of non-white, queer, disabled, and plus-size bodies in Tarot, which means that many readers and querents aren't seeing their lives reflected back at them in the cards--my queer, trans/nonbinary self included.

I wanted to create a deck that features ALL of these people, and does so in a way that's mystical, magical, and full of color. I also wanted to write a guidebook that is equally inclusive--so I did!"

The Numinous Tarot is a 79-card Tarot deck with fully illustrated pips and one extra card called The Numinous. The suits, court cards, and some of the Major Arcana have been renamed to fit the mystical theme of the deck and/or remove gendered titles and hierarchies. The suits of this deck are: Bells (Swords), Candles (Wands), Tomes (Pentacles), and Vials (Cups). The court cards are: Mystics (Kings), Creators (Queens), Explorers (Knights), and Dreamers (Pages). 

You can see all the cards here:

(OR view them larger on my website gallery here)

The Major Arcana
The Major Arcana
The Court Cards.
The Court Cards.
Suits of Bells and Candles (Swords and Wands)
Suits of Bells and Candles (Swords and Wands)
Suits of Tomes and Vials (Pentacles and Cups)
Suits of Tomes and Vials (Pentacles and Cups)

The guidebook is 126 pages long, with an intro section that includes info for both beginners and experts, followed by 1-2 page upright & reversed interpretations for every card. All of the card interpretations use they/them pronouns and other gender neutral language to describe the people in the cards, to make them more accessible.

REVIEWS & PRAISE

The Numinous Tarot is, first and foremost, a deck for our beloved queer family – for all of us. I feel like Noel’s approach to these cards has been something like "how can I best strengthen and fortify our community, so we can do our work, examine our selves, our privileges and traumas, our pain and our love and our joy, so we can grow strong, so we can be better allies, so we can rise up together, no body left behind."  

-Beth Maiden of Little Red Tarot, from "The Numinous Tarot: The love we need to grow"

This deck is representative of the world around us. It's joyful and hopeful, dark and serious. It's all parts of each of us. I couldn't love it more if I tried, and I know for a fact that it changes lives.  

- Melissa Cynova, Tarot reader of 30+ years 

A sampling of reviews of the deck can be found through these links:

ABOUT REWARDS

Deck & Guidebook

The deck itself, featuring gilded edges.
The deck itself, featuring gilded edges.

Comes together in a large box, approximately 6"x9" in size. The deck is standard Tarot size: 2.75"x4.75". Cards are 350gsm glossy cardstock with gilded edges. They have been described as pleasantly bendy and good for shuffling, and the gloss is not too bad for photographing.

The guidebook is 6"x9" and 126 pages, with black & white interiors. It has sections on reading Tarot, on the suit & court card changes, some unique spreads, and 1-2 page interpretations of every card including reversals. All language in the guidebook strives to be gender neutral, including using they/them pronouns for all figures in the cards.

The guidebook cover and interior.
The guidebook cover and interior.

Stickers

Top: The World, The Lovers. Bottom: The Fool, Justice, Creator of Vials.
Top: The World, The Lovers. Bottom: The Fool, Justice, Creator of Vials.

Every backer will get a randomly selected 2"x3.5" vinyl sticker of one of five Numinous Tarot cards: Justice, The World, The Fool, The Lovers, or the Creator of Vials. Stickers also come in a 5-pack for some tiers, or as a $5 add-on.

Holographic Lovers Print

Moving gif of The Lovers holographic print in action.
Moving gif of The Lovers holographic print in action.

This 6"x10" print of The Lovers card artwork comes on lightweight holographic cardstock that shimmers in the light!

Set of 5 Prints

Print set comes with art for The Fool, The Diviner, The Visionary, Justice, and Death.
Print set comes with art for The Fool, The Diviner, The Visionary, Justice, and Death.

This set of 6"x10 prints comes with: The Fool, The Visionary, The Diviner, Justice, and Death on lightweight smooth matte cardstock and are perfect for framing or putting on your altar. Individual prints not currently available.

One-of-a-Kind Numinous Tarot Pendants

Brass & resin pendants commissioned with Numinous Tarot imagery.
Brass & resin pendants commissioned with Numinous Tarot imagery.

These poured resin pendants are one of a kind and extremely unlikely to ever exist again in the future! This is the ONLY time you'll be able to get one!

Each one is unique and comes on a 24" adjustable brass chain. Each pendant has its own reward tier to ensure you get the one you want. The eight pendants below are the ONLY ones available!

Left to right: The Nurturer, The Diviner, Death, The Moon.
Left to right: The Nurturer, The Diviner, Death, The Moon.
Left to right: The Lovers, Mystic of Bells, Creator of Vials, Two of Vials.
Left to right: The Lovers, Mystic of Bells, Creator of Vials, Two of Vials.

Note: I will be getting new/better jump rings (the ring holding the chain to the pendant) for the Creator of Vials and Two of Vials that match the brass color but didn't have them at the time of photographing.

Original Numinous Tarot Artwork

Examples of original paintings: The Visionary, The Hermit, Nine of Tomes.
Examples of original paintings: The Visionary, The Hermit, Nine of Tomes.

Every Numinous Tarot card was painted with watercolor and ink on 9"x15" cold press Arches watercolor paper. The original paintings are much more vibrant and detailed than the scans produced for the cards, and nearly all of them have irridescent and gold paint that shimmers! Perfect for framing and hanging on the wall in a special place. 

Shiny! Pictured here: The Visionary (The Hierophant).
Shiny! Pictured here: The Visionary (The Hierophant).

Many originals have already sold. Please consult the image below to see which ones are available. During the survey for the campaign after it funds, you will be asked to list 3 choices, and will receive the first one still available! It will be first-come-first-serve, so the sooner you answer the survey, the better chance you will get your top choice.

Available and unavailable original paintings.
Available and unavailable original paintings.
Available and unavailable paintings
Available and unavailable paintings
Available and unavailable paintings
Available and unavailable paintings
Available and unavailable paintings
Available and unavailable paintings

ADD ONS

You can add some items to your rewards later through Backerkit if the pledge level you want doesn't include it. For example, if you pledge at the $70 level to get 2 decks, you can add the full print set by adding $25 to your pledge amount. 

  • Extra decks: $40 USD each. No additional shipping for USA up to 3 total decks. International orders add $23 shipping per deck.
  • 5-Sticker Set: $5, no additional shipping.
  • Full Print Set: $25, no additional shipping.
Add-on costs.
Add-on costs.

WHOLESALE

If you are interested in selling the Numinous Tarot in your shop, please contact me at noelheimpel@gmail.com to discuss pricing and order amounts! We can arrange a custom Kickstarter pledge amount or you can wait until after the Kickstarter to make your purchase. 

IN CONCLUSION

Thank you so much for your interest and support! I'm so excited to reprint the deck so I can continue spreading magic throughout the world <3.

Risks and challenges

Having completed three successful Kickstarters now, I know the biggest risk is simply unexpected life events that delay fulfillment. Otherwise, this campaign is relatively low risk: the deck is already finished and is being re-ordered from the printer. All of the other rewards are already in my possession, unless I need to re-order more prints as well. I have have learned from the past and streamlined my shipping process to be faster & more efficient!

In the case that something unexpected happens (such as my illness during the first print run, or the campaign overfunding significantly), I promise to keep all backers informed and up-to-date about all and any possible delays. I am committed to getting your rewards to you!

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    Set of 5 Numinous Tarot vinyl stickers - The Fool, The Lovers, The Creator of Vials, Justice, and The World. Each sticker is approximately 2"x3.5" in size.

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    Deck & Guidebook + Original Artwork

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    The Full Package

    Get a SIGNED copy of the Numinous Tarot deck & guidebook (both physical book & PDF) set and the original 9"x15" watercolor painting for one of the cards. NOT ALL CARDS AVAILABLE: CHOICES ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Also includes the full print & sticker sets (6 prints + 5 stickers).

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    A box of 20 decks at wholesale price for retail in your online or brick & mortar shop. EMAIL ME FIRST TO CONFIRM & ORGANIZE DETAILS BEFORE SELECTING THIS TIER: noelheimpel@gmail.com

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Funding period

- (30 days)