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Our latest interview is with Anielle Reid, who is running a campaign for the second printing of her Magick and Mediums Oracle. For anyone interested in Magick or who would like to bring a little Magick into their everyday lives, this deck is a must.


Kickstarter - Magick and Mediums Oracle


Where in the world do you call home?


NJ, USA

What was your first experience with oracles and / or tarot and when did you fall in love with it?


My first experience with the tarot was with the Llewellyn tarot when I was very young. I fell absolutely in love with tarot again after encountering the Wildwood Tarot.


What made you want to create your own tarot deck? What was your inspiration?


My love for cards made me want to create my own oracle deck. My inspiration was my own experience with magick and life as a psychic-medium.

Aside from your own deck, do you have a favourite deck? If so, which one?


Yes, the Everyday Witch Tarot.


Do you have a favourite card (either from your deck or just the card in general). If so, why is it your favourite?


My favorite card is the Believe card from my Magick and Mediums Oracle. It is my favorite because I believe that the ability to believe is crucial in magick and in living the life of your dreams.


We are living in such crazy times. How has the pandemic affected your creativity?


The pandemic has not affected my creativity but it has impacted how I have to think about the creation of decks logistically. I have had to think about what countries outside of China would be the best to print my decks and source materials from.

What have been your challenges in creating this deck?


Picking a printer has been the most challenging.


Your deck incorporates divination, mediumship and spell casting. Do you find that the combination of all 3 creates a more powerful experience for the reader?


Yes I think the combination is very powerful because it allows the reader to get information from the other side and then apply it into their world. This combination allows readers to have a more magical experience and a more empowering experience than they would from a deck that doesn’t incorporate these elements.


How will you celebrate when the deck is finally published?


I will celebrate the end of this Kickstarter campaign by allowing myself to experience gratitude for myself and others.

What is on offer for people who pledge?


People who pledge to the campaign can get the:

Magick and Mediums Oracle Deck, a 45 card deck with an 152 page guidebook in a fully illustrated box

A 22x22in soft cotton reading cloth with artwork from the deck

A fully illustrated softcover journal filled with writing prompts, inspirational quotes and space to document their card reads.


To enhance your reading experience with a touch of Magick , pledge here:


Kickstarter - Magick and Mediums Oracle





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Our latest interview is with a unique group of creators of The Radiant Scales Tarot, a dragon-themed tarot deck. The unique feature of this group is that there are 75 collaborative artists and writers behind this fantastical creation. The diverse artwork will appeal to any dragon lovers or anyone who appreciates beautiful artwork.


Kickstarter - Radiant Scales


Where in the world do you call home?


I - (Tony Collins, lead writer) live in Cincinnati, Ohio - our project lead Nicole Cucinella lives in Naples,Florida, and our art director Elizabeth Goldring lives in Argentina. Our tarot decks are collaborative efforts, and we have artists from all over the globe work with us - so really, it's far more like the internet itself is our true home!


What was your first experience with oracles and / or tarot and when did you fall in love with it?


I was raised pagan, so it's hard to remember the first time the concept of oracle work was

introduced to me. I fell in love with the practice, however, when I was nineteen and away at college.I found studying the traditions to be very meditative, and I used to sit out in my dorm's communal lounge doing readings for my classmates - I made a lot of fantastic friendships and meaningful connections this way. I've continued the practice into my adult life, challenging myself each year to learn a little bit more than I knew last year.


What made you want to create your own tarot deck? What was your inspiration?


The drive to create actually originated with Nicole! I'd been friends with her online for a few years before she announced her first collaborative tarot project. Now, I say the following with the utmost love, but I knew right at the start that Nicole was underestimating the amount of research and work that would go into the project - and I knew I had an intensive knowledge set she was missing. So naturally, I stepped forward and politely volunteered my expertise for the project. In a very real way, it was love for a friend and a desire to be helpful that got me involved in this process.


Aside from your own deck, do you have a favourite deck? If so, which one?


It's hard to have a favorite deck, the same way it's difficult to pick a favorite child. Each of my decks has its own personality, and are useful in different situations. My favorite deck at any given time isthe one that gives me a bridge to bond with the person I'm doing a reading for! In that sense, I'm very fond of decks that borrow imagery or lore from popular fiction. A layperson may know nothing of tarot, but they absolutely will have a favorite movie, tv show, or book!


Do you have a favourite card (either from your deck or just the card in general). If so, why is it your favourite?


My absolute favorite card is The Empress, because it's my wife's favorite card - every time it comes up in a reading, it reminds me of her and the lessons she's taught me. My second favorite card is Death, especially when it comes up while I'm doing a reading for a novice - I love getting to explain that it's not actually a frightening ill omen, but instead a reminder about having to close one chapter before you open the next. That the old must make way for the new.


We are living in such crazy times. How has the pandemic affected your creativity?


The pandemic is a blessing and a curse all at once. Because I've been working from home, the amount of time and space I've had to engage in creative endeavors has gone up exponentially - but on the other hand, it's become so much more difficult to focus when the world feels so uncertain and unsteady. Right now, I'm just trying to keep my head down and keep on creating - trusting that in time, the world will eventually right itself.


What have been your challenges in creating this deck?


Communication and scheduling have been the biggest unexpected landmines during this deck's creation. Now more than ever, it's really common for real-world emergencies to take one of our artists completely offline for weeks at a time. It's been a lesson in patience, persistence, and flexibility.


This deck is a collaboration of 75 artists and writers, was it difficult to work cohesively with such a big group to achieve a common goal? Did the finished product end up as you imagined?


The trick with collaborative projects is to not get too married to an idea of what it will be before all he other artists get to have their say too. At the beginning of a collaborative project like this, the core team sits down together to discuss imagery, guidelines, and create some baseline assets to give all the artists we bring on to help us work. We have talks about unity of imagery, and make welcome packets that will help guide everyone's work - but once we have all 75 artists on the project and in a server together, we have to accept and EXPECT that their presence is going to define what the work will be. None of us individually could have made this deck exactly what it is - it's a conversation, it's communication and collaboration, and it's perfectly imperfect because of this.


How will you celebrate when the deck is finally published?


Our core team loves to meet up on discord video chats at key points in our project - and project completion is a pretty lively time. We'll hang out, watch a movie together and eat a meal, and then we usually finalize the details of the next project. It's that good death card energy all over again.


What is on offer for people who pledge?


Besides just the deck itself, we have a lot of tiers full of cool merch and extras our artists have designed. Stickers and a lanyard and postcards and charms - we even have an artbook with full size borderless versions of the card art! As we've been blowing through our stretch goals, we've added a reading mat, an enamel pin, and some really cool holofoil features to the decks themselves. Right now we're working on adding a cloth deck pouch too!


To help support this amazing, collaborative creation, pledge here:


Kickstarter - Radiant Scales





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Our interview this week is with the creators of the Superlunaris Tarot. This project is a collaboration between artists Jess and Jacob. With a fusion of fantasy and modern reality, the art in this deck can only be described as gorgeous. Jess and Jacob wanted to produce a tarot deck that supported the connection between the collective consciousness and the collective heart. In the times we are now living in, this aim is more important than ever.


Kickstarter - Superlunaris Tarot


Where in the world do you call home?


We live in Vero Beach, Florida with our dog Juna Moon, where it is summer pretty much all year long.

What was your first experience with oracles and / or tarot and when did you fall in love with it?


We were drawn to Tarot in our early teens, way before we met each other. We both experienced significant loss at a young age and turned to the cards as kind of a safe harbor from what we were experiencing, and as a tool for self discovery during a confusing time. I guess life started to get strange, and I think Tarot provided us each with a way to search for some meaning behind it all, while revealing the medicine behind the events that we couldn’t fully grasp on a surface level. When we met each other as adults, we were both on the other side of a very big life transformation, and Tarot was a huge part of our healing process. We bonded a lot over discussion of the imagery, bought each other decks and then 4 years later got the opportunity to team up on the creation of our own.

What made you want to create your own tarot deck? What was your inspiration?


Jess: I found myself at a point in my Tarot journey where my go-to deck fell flat and wasn't communicating with me on the same level. I spent a lot of time searching online for a deck that spoke to me, when I realized that it was time to attack one of my life-long dreams and create my own. As a professional artist it was always something I wanted to accomplish but life kept getting in the way. Jacob was inspired by what he was seeing and began creating art as well and this was really the spark for it all. Seeing what he was coming up with was when the dream felt like it was actually achievable. So we united forces and soon after the magic was unfolding!

Aside from your own deck, do you have a favourite deck? If so, which one?


Jacob: We love this question but it’s so hard to pick just one. One of my favorites, and the one I use most often, is the Darkness of Light. The whole vibe of the deck speaks to me and there is a lot of magic in the way the cards work together as far as telling a story.

Jess: My favorite deck is the borderless Smith-Waite Centennial. This is probably the most basic boring answer, but the RWS deck is what I learned on and I just remember staring at the cards with young eyes and feeling so much magic and mystery in the imagery. I still get so awestruck when I am having a deep connection with this deck.

Do you have a favourite card (either from your deck or just the card in general). If so, why is it your favourite?


Jacob: My favorite card is the Two of Pentacles because I like the playful nature of the balancing act in this card. It’s how I like to approach my own life.

Jess: The card that feels most sacred to me is Death, because it took me so long to fully comprehend the energy and lesson behind this card. Only after a complete loss of my own subjective self-identity did I understand the destruction necessary for the promise of renewal.

We are living in such crazy times. How has the pandemic affected your creativity?


This year has definitely been intense, as so many truths have been revealed to us collectively and individually. This project has been a refuge and a form of therapy while navigating through these times. It has also provided us with an opportunity to learn and do better as individuals, which we are still working on. We feel very grateful to have had this safe space where our creativity could flow during such a difficult time for so many others, and we both look forward to a new world with equality, rights and justice for all.

What have been your challenges in creating this deck?


Sharing our Tarot artwork with the world and feeling completely vulnerable and exposed has been the biggest challenge for both of us. We both had to learn how to put ourselves out there in a different capacity than we’ve had to in the past with our personal and professional art. We’re both private people and are still working through this lesson, and even though it’s been challenging and we’ve stumbled a few times, it has been a very expansive time for both of us.

The two of you have both contributed your art to this deck. Was it hard to meld the two styles together or did you intuitively both know what would work to achieve the final vision?


Even though we are both artists and live together, we’ve always kept our creative paths separate and had never collaborated on a project before this one, so it was very surprising for both of us to see how well we were melding together. We balance each other out very well in life and we saw this come into play during the creative journey as well. When we had different feelings about choices in imagery, we would each do our research and hash out details in what was like a Tarot court session, which was usually a peaceful debate. The artwork evolved along the way and ended up finding a voice of its own, so we just worked in that flow in a very even split.

How will you celebrate when the deck is finally published?


This all still feels like such a dream, it’s hard to imagine the amount of joy we will feel the moment we are actually holding this deck in our hands! We are going to have a little release party at our favorite local witch shop with our friends who have shown us so much support. We will definitely be dancing and sharing our gratitude with the many people who made this dream possible!

What is on offer for people who pledge?


Right now, everyone who pledges for the deck also receives a signed photo-sized art print of one of the cards, along with a vintage key ‘card of the day’ holder. There’s an option to add on a bottle of Witch’s Sight Oil, which is a blend of oil and herbs traditionally used to aid in mental clarity and boost the power of intuition. Backer’s also have the option to add a Healing Spell Jar which is a combination of herbs and natural elements that activate your personal intentions for healing.


To be one of the first to get your hands on this amazing deck, pledge here:


Kickstarter - Superlunaris Tarot





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