Updated: Feb 12, 2021
Our latest interview is with Darshanie Sukhu, the creator of the the Lovely Om Tarot Deck. The deck features Gods and Goddesses from the Hindu pantheon and mystical Beings from the many dimensions that intersect our reality.
This deck helps you to access your intuition so that you can explore different perspectives, communicate with your subconscious and bring in the wisdom of your Higher Self.
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Where in the world do you call home?
I’ve lived in so many countries, and they have all been a home for me. Right now, I am in the enchanted lands of New Mexico. The nature is magnificent, and the people are so sweet and beautiful. I love it here. It is where I am now, and it is home.
What was your first experience with tarot and when did you fall in love with it?
Trying to avoid a broken heart, haha. I was young and desperately in love and wanted to know what the other felt. I played the tarot incessantly and, in the process, learned a lot about myself. Nothing came of the relationship, but I found a true friend in the tarot.
What made you want to create your own tarot deck? What was your inspiration?
I’ve been doing psychic work for many years and have gotten so many insights that wanted to find an expression in the world. The tarot is such a great language to communicate truths from the psychic dimensions. It was a perfect fit and it just flowed.
What would you say is unique about your deck?
The Lovely Om Tarot is a deck that can bring about big psychic release. You can use it to process deep subconscious patterns and thereby grow in awareness. It has mystical Beings from the earth and Gods from the divine realms. This huge range of frequencies allows a lot of transformation to take place.
How long have you had the idea for the deck for and how long has it taken you to create it?
I’ve often fantasized about a deck with Indian Gods, but it was only after the inspiration for the Ace of Wands, that this impulse became a real idea. Once I started, it took me 10 years to complete. It was an amazing and intense process.
We are living in such crazy times. How has the pandemic affected your creativity?
It has been a difficult time for everyone. What I really missed is being around people. I get so much creative inspiration from friends and the world in general. It balances the amount of time I end up spending in my own space.
What have been your challenges in creating this deck?
Patience and surrender to the process. I didn’t realize it would take so long. Every year I would set goals for finishing the deck, but each painting took its own time and could not be rushed. I am so grateful for the process each card brought to me.
The art for your cards came from mystical beings through meditation, visions and dreams. Is this something that has happened to you in your life before?
Many times. I have a very lively dream world and I spend a lot of time in psychic spaces. Creating this deck was a great exercise in communicating and grounding that part of my reality.
How will you celebrate when the deck is finally published?
Wow, I am not sure yet. I’ll have to think about that.
What is on offer for people who pledge?
A full 78 card deck with 100+ page booklet. There is a companion certification course on the Lovely Om Tarot and a few original art pieces of cards from the deck.
To create a sacred space for this lovely deck of cards, back it here:
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