Mini Profiles: Elizabeth Gilbert

We love ending the week with one of our #MiniMeditations – every Friday afternoon, we reveal an image from Mini Meditations on Joy by Adam & Lisa Murphy or Mini Meditations on Creativity by Tillie Walden. It’s such a nice, positive way to draw a line under the work week (at least for those of us on a 9 to 5)! The amazing artistry of these illustrations speaks for itself… but what about the thinkers, writers and artists who gave us these inspiring quotes? We think the meaning goes even deeper when you know the human behind the thought. Recently, we profiled Brené Brown, and now we’re looking at Elizabeth Gilbert.

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The 7 of Discs in The Luna Sol Tarot

By Darren Shill

Amidst the height of summer, when we slow through necessity and often enjoy a break from toil, what finer card to reflect on than the 7 of Disks? Those fruitful Disks and gardening tools suggest that this respite did not happen by chance, some work and a little planning probably brought you to this stage of achievement. The card suggests you should take stock of this moment; be present and look around. If we constantly move from task to task where is the reward in life or, perhaps, when do we get a chance to be grateful for those rewards.

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How to Read Tarot Cards

by Darren Shill

Congratulations! You’ve chosen your deck! (Was it The Wild Unknown, RWS, Starchild, Thoth or an interesting Kickstarter? Do tell!) You’ve studied the meanings. You’ve told your friends that Destiny’s map is within your hands… But how do you actually read the tarot?

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The Hanged One in the Luna Sol Tarot

The Hanged One in the Luna Sol Tarot

By Darren Shill

There is a myth that is often repeated when discussing The Hanged One, and that is Odin’s suffering upon Yggdrasil, a giant ash tree known as the World Tree.

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Creating the Luna Sol Tarot

By Mike Medaglia

At the time of writing this, I have been completely done the artwork for the Luna Sol Tarot for about a month. I feel just enough recovered from the emotional labour to begin to reflect on the process!

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Mini Profiles: Brené Brown

If you’ve been following us on social media, then you’ve surely seen our weekly image reveals from our Mini Meditations titles. (And if you haven’t? Well, you need to fix that!) Having shown off so many amazing illustrations from Tillie Walden (Mini Meditations on Creativity) and Adam & Lisa Murphy (Mini Meditations on Joy), we now want to turn our focus to the writers, artists and thinkers behind the quotes!

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The Star in the Luna Sol Tarot

by Darren Shill

The tarot Star is always a pleasure. It’s a pleasure to see in a reading and a pleasure to think about (tarot nerd alert!). The Star is a card that, no matter how long I spend studying it, there always seem to be another level to discover. I seem to love what I don’t know about the card as much as I love what I do know. So it brings me a great deal of joy to talk about The Star in the Luna Sol Tarot!

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2018 London Tarot Festival

The 2018 London Tarot Festival

By Darren Shill

Following a highly enjoyable Saturday spent with Mike Medaglia around Finsbury Park, I wanted to report back on the 2018 London Tarot Festival. Using the lovely space of Platform, Kim Arnold, Geraldine Beskin and Bali Beskin have arranged the festival over two levels. The main area downstairs housing a number of stalls, tarot readers (top tip – book your spot as soon as you arrive!) and a space for the free talks. Then upstairs, a modern theatre space was used for guest talks, which you could either pay per talk or gain entry to all via a golden ticket.

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The King of Disks in the Luna Sol Tarot

By Darren Shill

As the first Court card to be revealed in the Luna Sol Tarot, there are a few things within the King of Disks that you would not notice unless the full deck was laid out before you. However, seeing as you’ve taken the trouble to read our blog, the least I can do is share some secrets! But first, some basics:

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An Interview With Lisa Sterle

If you’ve been paying attention, then you’ve probably seen us shouting about the very exciting news that we’ll be publishing Lisa Sterle’s truly fabulous Modern Witch Tarot in autumn 2019. Thanks to Lisa’s incredible fans and their overwhelmingly positive response to her work, we saw a few snippets of the deck (one of our favourites is the Ten of Swords, shown above) and just had to jump on the chance to publish it.

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6 of Swords in the Luna Sol Tarot

By Darren Shill

The suit of Swords is not always looked on kindly by tarot readers. Maybe this is repaying the favour, as Swords represent the element of air, the realm of the intellect, and as such can at times be emotionally cold, perhaps even verging on the cruel. And maybe we feel a little bias when borrowing the Eastern concept that the intellectual mind is something to be overcome in our spiritual development (which is strange when you are told the Ace of Swords is probably the most spiritual of all four Aces). Either way, it is not uncommon for a reader to occasionally wince as if sliced by the card when a Sword appears.
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If you’ve been keeping an eye on our social media, then you’ll know that we share our #MiniMeditations every Friday afternoon. We think it’s the perfect positive note to end the working week on. Who doesn’t need an uplifting boost after a long week – or any time, really?!

Mini Meditations is our series of life-affirming quotes from the best historical thinkers, writers and artists. To bring these quotes to life, we bring in incredible comic artists who embody that subjects at hand. So far, we have two Mini Meditations titles on the schedule, but we have plenty more to announce!

For those who have missed our image reveals, we’re rounding them up here for all to see!

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The cards can be a real mystery! (Image from Shutterstock.com)

7 tips for becoming a better tarot reader

By Sarah Wray

A little while back, I talked about being a total tarot newbie. I shared my experience of picking a deck that suited me and getting to know the craft. I was, and perhaps still am, The Fool. Now, having spent a few months with my tarot cards, I’m feeling more confident in my ability to read and interpret the cards. I still have a long way to go – there is SO much to interpret, after all! – but I wanted to share the ways in which I’ve been developing my tarot skills. Who knows? It may help some fellow beginners!

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The High Priestess from The Luna Sol Tarot

by Darren Shill

This week’s card from Mike Medaglia’s Luna Sol Tarot is The High Priestess. It is another beautiful card bursting with meaning.

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The Slow Holler Tarot (see below)

Top 5 Tarot Decks in Need of a Reprint

By Darren Shill

Tarot deck collectors have have not suffered from lack of choice for a long time now. I remember how difficult it was to pick one from all of the available options when choosing my first deck back in the ’80s. But now, with crowdfunding and the ability to place pre-orders online, the number of different decks out there has truly exploded!

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The 7 of Cups from the Luna Sol Tarot

by Darren Shill

It comes as no surprise to anyone that the tarot contains a few apparently dark themes. Pop culture often focuses on cards like Death, The Devil and The Hanged Man; maybe that’s because, unfortunately, nothing sells like bad news*. And if you’re of an older generation, maybe you get an unsettling Tales of The Unexpected or Live and Let Die vibe (if a gif exists of Roger Moore looking weird when Solitaire reveals The Lovers, please no-one send it to me). It might not be until your first proper look that you see the cards that fizz with joy, like The Sun, 10 of cups or The Aces. Of course, if the tarot is going to reflect life, then it needs to cover the full spectrum of our experiences, both difficult and wonderful.

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Sarah’s personal tarot starter kit

How do I get into tarot?

By Sarah Wray

Everybody has to start somewhere! Sarah Wray, Liminal 11’s Marketing & Publicity Manager, is a total newbie when it comes to tarot. In this post, she shares her early experiences of choosing a tarot deck, learning to do tarot readings and opening her mind to the positive effects that tarot can have on your life. From the perspective of a total novice, she offers some advice to help fellow tarot beginners take their first steps.

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Temperance from Mike Medaglia’s Luna Sol Tarot

TEMPERANCE FROM THE LUNA SOL TAROT

by Darren Shill

It’s been an exciting few weeks for Liminal 11, not least because we’ve finally started unveiling the beautiful images that make up Mike Medaglia’s positive, warm deck, The Luna Sol Tarot! After many months of planning and gushing over other creators’ decks, it felt like a long wait to finally show you these cards. It feels great to have them out in the world! In case you missed them, Strength and the Ace of Wands are pictured below.

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