Superlunaris Tarot

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.