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An Interesting Idea? 
2nd-Sep-2010 12:27 am
darren

Hello Ladies,

 

I've been kicking this idea around for almost a year now, but I've decided that I would like to actually attempt to make it a reality.

 

I want to make a Lolita themed Tarot Deck. I am quite familiar with Tarot decks, (I own at least 6 of them,) and I do practice reading them. (I am really accurate too, if I may say so myself.) I am not trivializing the Tarot in attempting this. I believe that part of the wonder of the Tarot is the wonderful art that the cards have.

 

I think that parts of the Lolita aesthetic could fit this quite nicely. I even have some bits of it figured out already. The suits would each feature a different style of Loli (see below for details) and i have a bit of a story worked out for the Major Arcana. But what I am stuck with are details.

 

Mainly, I am looking for suggestions, comments, etc on what you think of this idea. I plan on eventually photographing and perhaps publishing this deck. Details on those shoots will be worked out later, for those of you in/around NY who might be interested.

 

Here is what I have so far:

 

Minor Arcana:

 

Pentacles (Earth)- Classic Loli. Aristo King and Queen. Pentacles would be represented by coins.

 

Chalices (Water)- Sailor Not sure how to do king/queen. Chalices represented by teacups.

 

Swords (Fire)- Pirate/ Gothic Loli. They're the only ones who I might see using swords.

 

Wands (Air)- Sweet. Hime queen. Parasols would replace wands.

 

Minor Arcana:

 

The fool would start out as an ita, and follow the various trials and tribulations in becoming a "true" Loli. More detail needs to be worked out, and I am open to suggestion.

 

Also, please do not steal my idea. Though I may not have anything concrete to show for it yet, a lot of work and thought has gone into this already. Thank you!

 

So, what do you think?

 

-SarahMay

 

cross posted to:

 

EGL,Pagan_Loli, and lolita_diviners. let me know if there is anywhere else you think it should be.



-Note: I am going to bed now, but keep those comments coming! I'll reply in the morning!!
Comments 
2nd-Sep-2010 04:23 am (UTC)
I like it a lot :D I can`t wait to see the finished cards!
2nd-Sep-2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! is there anything you would add or change?
2nd-Sep-2010 05:00 am (UTC)
No, I like what you put there ^^ ! I think it works well
2nd-Sep-2010 05:03 am (UTC)
Thank you, I was a little worried that things wouldn't make sense..
2nd-Sep-2010 04:43 am (UTC)
I dunno about Air being "Sweet", I would have made it Shiro or something "flowy" kinda. Sweet could work tho.

I think you have a smart idea with the major arcana because it keeps true to the paths of the arcana. I wonder what the Devil's card would be. Possibly debt? It's something that is pretty terrible but you're putting yourself through it and because of greed and you can get out of it but that's your personal choice.



Edited at 2010-09-02 04:45 am (UTC)
2nd-Sep-2010 04:48 am (UTC)
I put sweet there becuase of the wands. I think of sweets carrying parasols more than any other style (Just my opinion). Also, I'm thinking really light flowy sweet dresses, with some shiro (maybe for the queen?)

Thanks. I want this to be a deck that works, not just a bunch of pretty pictures. The devil and death are two that i'm having a lot of troub;e with.
3rd-Sep-2010 09:03 am (UTC)
If anything the devil should be ero, its not entirely negative and in the tradition i read it its more about liberation.
3rd-Sep-2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
ooooohhhh!!!! you keep giving me terrific ideas!!!
2nd-Sep-2010 06:44 am (UTC)
I'd really love to see the finished deck. I'd buy it if I could! :3
2nd-Sep-2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
hopefully, you'll be able to!
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