My latest project, “The Lighthouse Tarot” is ready to go to print.
I had intended to print the cards myself but when I used a whole ink cartridge to print a single deck, I decided it would be cost effective to have a small print-run done next year.
Here is taster of the seventy-eight card deck – followed by some blurb.
My love of lighthouses started at an early age in Withernsea on the North East Coast of England. My auntie had a holiday chalet and we went every year. I remember that first night I noticed the huge spotlight sweeping rhythmically across the beach and reaching out to sea … eerie and compelling.
“It’s a lighthouse,” they told me. “It protects the ships and keeps them safe by warning them of rocks and other hazards along the way.”
I was drawn to seek the source of this benevolent beam and it was some surprise to find it was on an ordinary residential street with houses either side – in reality far removed from the romantic images evoked when it came to life each night – although I still gazed in awe at its solid, reassuring mass. I must have been about twelve when it was decommissioned and the seascape at night lost an important part of its magic.
As my interest in art developed, seascapes with lighthouses became a favourite theme – not just the reaching out across the sky and reflecting on the water but also the strength of these imposing structures that could withstand a battering from nature at its most unforgiving. When I decided to design tarot cards, “The Lighthouse Tarot” was a natural choice. Just as the lighthouse provides a guiding light to help sailors avoid the rocks along the way, these cards aim to unlock the reader’s insight into past present and future events in the questioner’s life and provide support in this life’s journey. Always bear in mind that we have free will, so if the reader suggests that your destiny is not what you were hoping for, you can make choices that will alter the course of events. The ship’s wheel is in your hands and you are empowered to navigate your own path.