Modern Witch Tarot
by Lisa Sterle
978-1-912634-03-3 * £21.99 (£65 for special edition) * published November 2019
A youthful, contemporary take on traditional tarot imagery by Long Lost and Submerged illustrator Lisa Sterle
Modern Witch Tarot is a magical take on traditional tarot symbolism by Lisa Sterle, inspired by fashion and modern witches from every walk of life. Spark your imagination, seek your inner wisdom and discover your true power. All decks will ship in November.
Lisa Sterle, comic artist and illustrator from Columbus Ohio, is on a mission to create narratives of women discovering their own magic and strength from within. Her first foray from illustration into comics was with the release of horror comic Long Lost (2017) which was met with critical acclaim. She is now finishing Long Lost, while working on a new upcoming horror title, Submerged.
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!
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.
We are overjoyed to share with you a project very close to our hearts: The Modern Witch Tarot by the fabulous Lisa Sterle! Lisa is the creator of critically-acclaimed horror comic Long Lost and is well-known for her bright, expressive illustrations (we highly encourage you to visit Lisa’s website to drool over her stunning work). The logo was designed by Kaylee Davis.
The Modern Witch Tarot is a fun take on the tarot, marrying traditional symbolism with youthful, stylish characters and items from our modern lives. This is a deck we’ve had our eyes on for quite a while now, and we are over the moon to be publishing it in autumn 2019!
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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!
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.
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.
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.
The Tower by A Miyako M
The Tower from A Miyako M’s Major Arcana
by Darren Shill
During the last few weeks, we have principally focused on individual cards from Mike Medaglia’s Luna Sol Tarot. This week, I wanted to look at a single card from someone else’s deck: The Tower by Addi Miyako. Addi, from San Jose, California, finished a successful Kickstarter campaign in early February this year for a deck of 22 Major Arcana, all rendered in stunning water colours. This Tarot deck came either with velvet bags or furoshiki wrapping cloths, the latter produced by a local San Jose business, Nichi Bei Bussan.
Addi’s cards are mostly close-up portraits of individuals bearing the essential essence the tarot archetypes. There are two notable exceptions, however: The Wheel of Fortune, where a hand tattooed with many of the traditional symbols holds a beautiful coloured wheel adorned with cyclical markings. View Post
The Ace of Wands from Mike Medaglia’s Luna Sol Tarot
Ace of Wands from the Luna Sol Tarot
by Darren Shill
Last week, we revealed the first Major Arcana card from the Luna Sol Tarot: Strength. Now we move into the Minor Arcana, and how apt that we start with an Ace; even more so that it is the Ace of Wands, the suit that is commonly ordered before the others, and with reason. Wands in the tarot have a natural twig-like appearance, often with green budding shoots, as opposed to being some finely-crafted mystical tool. Nature has kindly performed all the hard work here. Wands are a natural wonder! View Post
Strength from The Luna Sol Tarot by Mike Medaglia
Strength of the Luna Sol Tarot
by Darren Shill
Cards on the table, I write as a biased observer. I have watched Mike Medaglia’s Luna Sol Tarot gently emerge to life with wonder, enthusiasm and delight as each new card appeared. And with so many wonderful options, including an amazingly narrative-packed Minor Arcana, it was no easy job to help decide which card image should appear publicly first. Thoughts were divided between Strength and Justice, just as these two cards jostle in position between numbers 8 and 11 on so many decks. But of course, the inner resilience and gentle power of Strength could not help but win through. View Post
The Luna Sol Tarot
by Mike Medaglia
978-1-912634-00-2 * £19.99 * published September 27th 2018
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An uplifting, modern tarot deck from the bestselling creator of One Year Wiser
The Luna Sol Tarot is an uplifting, modern tarot card deck designed and illustrated by bestselling author and illustrator Mike Medaglia.
Rich in traditional symbolism with a beautiful, warm colour palette, it delivers imagery that will inspire the intuition with a positive embrace. Essential for collectors, seasoned practitioners and new entrants alike.
This deck of 78 cards comes in a custom box with a black & white introductory booklet.
Mike Medaglia is the co-founder of Liminal 11. He is also author of the best-selling One Year Wiser series (SelfMadeHero), including a book of truly beautiful illustrated meditations, a colouring book, a gratitude journal and an illustrated guide to mindfulness. Mike has drawn and written for the Huffington Post on topics like gratitude, mindfulness, Zen and modern life. He was previously art editor at Jessica Kingsley Publishers working on a range of comics and graphic novels about topics like chronic pain, dementia, Asperger Syndrome, PTSD and anxiety.
So thrilled to unveil the title and cover of Mike Medaglia’s forthcoming tarot deck, the Luna Sol Tarot.
As you will undoubtedly see as we start to reveal both Major and Minor Arcana over the coming weeks and months this is a warm, uplifting deck using a soft, modern colour palette yet one that remains rich in the traditional symbolism. It’s inspiration is broad, from both classical Western and Eastern sources, reflecting the global family we all encompass.
The Luna Sol Tarot has been created to give fresh insight to the seasoned practitioner and a compassionate welcome to those new to the art!
We will slowly be revealing images from rest of the deck so be sure to keep checking in and follow us on social media. We also have a newsletter if you would like announcements, discounts and exclusive images sent right to your inbox. Sign up here.
The deck will be released this September and will be open for pre-orders very soon! Keep an eye on this space 🙂