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... OKAY SO I haven't actually used this journal feature for years, and this is probably a terrible way to start, but!! I have a weird question to ask, because I’ve had this really random urge to draw a set of Star Wars-related tarot cards for a new project :D A lot of characters seem to fit really well, but I have an admittedly limited knowledge of tarot, and I’m not too sure about some of these choices, especially the ones with question marks. It would be very very awesome if anyone had any comments or ideas too (I’m trying to keep it within movie canon if possible, just for simplicity!) 

0. The Fool - Luke Skywalker 
(Beginnings, innocence, spontaneity, a free spirit)

I. The Magician - Anakin Skywalker
(Power, skill, concentration, action, resourcefulness)

II. The High Priestess Shmi Skywalker??
(Intuition, higher powers, mystery, subconscious mind)

III. The Empress - Padme Amidala
(Fertility, femininity, beauty, nature, abundance)

IV. The Emperor - Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine
(Authority, father-figure, structure, solid foundation)

V. The Hierophant - Yoda
(Religion, group identification, conformity, tradition, beliefs)

VI. The Lovers - Anakin and Padme
(Love, union, relationships, values alignment, choices)

VII. The Chariot - Millenium Falcon
(Control, will power, victory, assertion, determination)

VIII. Strength - Leia Organa
(Strength, courage, patience, control, compassion)

IX. The Hermit - Old Ben Kenobi
(Soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance)

X. Wheel of Fortune - Duel of the Fates (Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan vs Maul)
(Good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point)

XI. Justice - Obi-Wan or Mace Windu?
(Justice, fairness, truth, cause and effect, law)

XII. The Hanged Man - Han Solo in carbonite trololol
(Suspension, restriction, letting go, sacrifice)

XIII. Death - Darth Vader
(Endings, beginnings, change, transformation, transition)

XIV. Temperance - Jedi or The Force
(Balance, moderation, patience, purpose, meaning)

XV. The Devil - Darth Sidious or the Sith in general?
(Bondage, addiction, sexuality, materialism) - er, ignoring the sexuality part here...

XVI. The Tower - Jedi Temple / Order 66
(Disaster, upheaval, sudden change, revelation)

XVII. The Star - Luke & Leia and Rebel Alliance/X-Wings?
(Hope, spirituality, renewal, inspiration, serenity)

XVIII. The Moon - Death Star
(Illusion, fear, anxiety, insecurity, subconscious)

XIX. The Sun - Tatooine suns?? I have no idea…
(Fun, warmth, success, positivity, vitality)

XX. Judgement - Duel on Death Star II
(Judgement, rebirth, inner calling, absolution)

XXI. The World - Luke, Leia & Han together on Endor
(Completion, integration, accomplishment, travel)

... aaand that's it so far! PLEASE HALP?? or just tell me this is a stupid idea haha

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scourge-darkheart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
My mom had a pack of tarot - they usually mean different things if the cards are placed upside down too but I'll have to ask my mom when I get back for more information, sorry c:
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SammyRMP Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
If you guys are thinking about doing a deck of cards I can be of assistance I have my own deck and the book to go with it if you make the deck and sell it you'll need a book to go with it for the people who don't know how to read them
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shorelle Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be cool! If a group collaboration happens then you should totally get in touch about it :)
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Clarity-Art Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Question: I'm pretty sure some people are gonna do a collab with u or something but can I use this and do my version in pictures of this?  Because my Star Wars/Avatar phase is running to an end and I've been getting into tarot card stuff via Cassandra Jean The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, that would be really awesome! I would love to see your interpretations of the cards, and I'm sure other people have had this idea too so it's free for all :D It would be cool to see how different people depict the same card!
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Clarity-Art Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
And this is not a stupid idea.   I have a few other characters in mind that could be added to the deck.
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I know that your Tarot deck is a long way coming but do you think you would possibly sell it? Because I have a mighty need for a Star Wars tarot deck. It would be perfect for my Pop Culture Paganism. 
Or... would you be interested in doing a project where we got 78 artist for all 78 cards (or 39 and everyone did two or even 13 artists to do three cards eached...)  to make this project do able? Just a thought I've been kicking around... 
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shorelle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, I would be putting it up for sale when it's finished (just to cover the costs of printing!) and will let you know :)

Having a collaborative project would be really cool too! I would probably be overwhelmed with finding 78 (or even 39 etc) artists and getting that many people organised (especially if people have conflicts on who should be on what card @_@) because my admin abilities are very limited, but if you or other people are keen on organising it, that would be totally cool! :D I'd support it! :la:
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Excellent!!! 

I didn't even think about the people conflicting over what goes on what...  I'm going to have to think about this some more XD 
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DGJD Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I would totally buy this
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DGJD Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
BTW if you're looking for a deck to get some inspiration from try the Mystic Dreamer's Tarot! I have it and I'm in love with
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StarWarsmaniac Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I don't like the idea of luke being the fool
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theory-of-everything Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
There's some parallels with the Star Wars Deck I'm putting together. Like Luke Skywalker as The Fool fav.me/d6pjxn5 and some I haven't done yet like The Emperor and the Empress which are the most obvious. I won't tell you all my parallels... I might end up changing them along the way and I don't want you to change yours because of what I'm doing, but currently I am working on Death -- www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

Shmi Skywalker could work as the High Priestess. If you think of how her virgin birth to Anakin was a mystery. And a lot of Anakin/Darth Vader's issues subconsciously stem from his mother. Personally, I used Princess Leia giving R2D2 the rebel plans as the High Priestess fav.me/d79zr4m

I find that Temperance and Justice are hard ones to depict because I want to show the divine feminine of these aspects and The Star Wars cinematic universe doesn't have too many women. I'm hoping that new feminine archetypes will come in when the Disney sequels debut.

Wheel of Fortune doesn't feel right to me. That scene feels more like 5 of Swords.

The Star... kind of. You're trying to go on that theme of "A New Hope", right? Maybe when the first Death Star blows up. That shone as bright as a star and it brought a renewal of hope to the Rebellion.

I've used Han Solo in Carbonite for the 4 of Swords fav.me/d71l4nk The Hanged Man is associated with the 4 of Swords.

For Strength, I wonder how you would depict Princess Leia. And Judgement.... maybe.

The Sun sounds good. If you riff on Rider-Waite, you can depict young Anakin just being an innocent little kid as the suns shine on him.

The rest make sense.

Do you plan on doing the Minor Arcana as well?
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much for your feedback and suggestions! And wowowow, your depictions of the tarot are really awesome already, I should have done a search beforehand! :P I love the details and symbolism in your designs. 

Yeah, the lack of female characters in Star Wars definitely showed through when I was trying to think of parallels. (sigh... I hope this is rectified in the upcoming movies too! it will probably take that long for me to start/finish this deck, anyway ;))

I was mainly only thinking about the Major Arcana (because I felt a bit too intimidated to come up with parallels for the Minor Arcana as well, but it is something I should look into to better figure out the Major Arcana!) Will you be doing the Minor Arcana?

I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of your deck! :D
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theory-of-everything Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I was afraid my feedback might intimidate you because I've been doing Tarot readings for nearly a decade and sometimes I can come off as too smug. I've found that people new to the Tarot just stick to the short description, like the description and the card are interchangeable. But you sort of develop your own interpretation and the readings get a lot more interesting. You'll find out your own interpretations of the cards. I don't want to affect that. That's why I mainly gave you suggestions with cards with question marks.

I've done three minor arcana so far, all swords. I'm not exactly sure if cups will stay as cups because cups aren't an importamt prop in Star Wars. I have ideas for some but not all, and the pace I'm going with my cards, I'll figure them all out later. I would recommend doing the minor arcana. Drawing and interpreting them might be a way for you to understand those cards. But for now, you probably have your hands full with the major arcana.
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theory-of-everything Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
And btw your work is beautiful. My work is a combination of photos and digital painting. But you have this fluidity to your drawings. They're great, I remember seeing some of them in one of the Star Wars groups.
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Unleashed111 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes yes yes!!!
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! I'll keep you updated on how it goes! :D
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Unleashed111 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's so great! You are an amazing artist! How long have you been drawing?
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, you're way too kind! I've been drawing on-and-off since high school, although I took a reeeeally long break and only started drawing regularly since last year. (so much lost time to catch up on! :P)
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Unleashed111 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm glad that you started again. What is your fave Star Wars character?
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shorelle Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks! My favourite would definitely be Anakin / Darth Vader :)
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Unleashed111 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha mine would be obi-wan. I'm a shy person so anakin's bold nature made me uncomfortable but he's pretty cool he grew on me.
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BATP0N Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait, what a great idea-
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the support! :love:
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Matereya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Omg yesss pls!! All of this! :love:
Can't wait! :D
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you!! I'm really looking forward to starting it too! :dance:
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Star Wars + Tarot = <3 I say do this!!!! If I think of anything to help, I'll let you know, but so far what you have here I really like. I've been churning a tarot card deck idea in my mind too, but not Star Wars...something not fanart (which is weird for me lol) And I agree with Shmi being the High Priestess...mostly because I just love Shmi and she is the mother to the Chosen One so I feel like she needs to be one of the trump cards. 
And for The Sun..maybe little Anakin. Anakin fits many of the Trump cards in different points in his life. And an idea for the lovers, maybe make it Padawan Anakin so that all points of Anakin's life is hit? Maybe? 
Anyways... It looks like all you are missing are the number cards (like 2 of Swords and such. But 2 of Lightsabers would be an easy alternative) I'm going to go look through my Tarot cards and my book and see if I find anything helpful for you! :) 
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yayyy I'm glad you like the idea!! :huggle: it would be really awesome to see your plans for your tarot deck too! (now I'm reminded of your Witchsona :D

Yep that was my reasoning behind Shmi too, and being the mother of the Chosen One she plays quite a large role in the whole "destiny" aspect of Star Wars and the prophecy! I guess because there's no literal "priestess" archetype character in the movies, I was worried that it wouldn't fit enough, but metaphorically it works? XD

Little Anakin on Tatooine would be a great way to do the Sun!! (because the binary sun imagery worked but Tatooine... isn't really a very positive place haha) - but having young Anakin there makes it fit a lot more! that's a genius way of justifying multiple Anakin's into the deck too :D 

I'd just been stuck on the Major Arcana and hadn't even thought about the minor/number cards yet, but lightsabers would be super awesome!! Now I want to do these too XD Thank you so much for your ideas and advice again, you are the greatest!! <333
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Princess-Anakin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, so far mine is just fairy versions...which has been done before (well, more so for Oracle decks) ((hee hee! <3 <3)) 

More Anakin is always better! :D Maybe since there's the two suns you could also include Luke in it some how? Because on Tatooine they were both the innocent youth. 

<3 I'm happy to help!! 
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Ronin-chan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
This sounds like such a cool idea! I wish I could help, but I don't know much about tarot :/ I do like KnightlyWordsmith's idea of using Mon Mothma and Lando, (especially since I never really see Lando used in anything, I'd never even heard of him until I finally saw the original trilogy). Also, Han in carbonite as the Hanged Man made me snort XD
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! (and don't worry, you and me both :P) Yeah, another friend of mine who's recently watched SW for the first time also commented on that, how they knew of all the characters except for Lando because he just doesn't really appear on much, which is really sad! Because he's a really awesome character! :< Okay, now I really want to find a way to work him in...
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Darthmoses Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this would be amazing
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you, that's really great to hear! :huggle:
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Temeraire101 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This would be awesome, and I'd steal them all from you. Just saying. XD
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mwahaha, I will keep this in mind! ;) :huggle:
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KnightlyWordsmith Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I actually love this idea and hope you go through with it!

As for a few comments/suggestions, I have just a few for some of your question marks. I also have limited knowledge of tarot cards, but I love me some Star Wars.

Maybe for the High Priestess, use Mon Mothma instead of Shmi? I mean, she's movie canon, and she helped run the entire Rebellion, right? For the Star I really think either Luke and Leia, or the Rebel Alliance would work really well. Lastly, for the Sun, how about Lando? I don't really know if he completely fits, but he hasn't popped up anywhere else either and he always seemed to be one of the more upbeat characters.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you!

And those are really great ideas, I hadn't thought of using Mon Mothma and would love to include her somewhere (trying to see if there's a way to work in the spirituality/intuition aspect for the High Priestess, or maybe shuffle around some other cards...) - same with Lando too, they're both awesome and overlooked characters! They'd be super fun to draw too :D
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Dreamsoffools Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
oh my god this sounds amazing desiree please do make and print them!
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh thank you Angela and yes it would be really exciting to print them, I'm going to endeavour to make it happen!! :D
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ArtOfGloom Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think, this is good idea.
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you! :D
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Anastasia122 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm it's cool. I guess...

maybe do Sometihng like this too...
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shorelle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Anastasia122 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YW :)
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