Updated: Sep 17, 2020
Lisa Santine has created this sensual, luxurious tarot deck, each card featuring a beautiful work of art. The deck integrates astrology with tarot for an added dimension.
To order - The Destiny Deck Tarot
Where in the world do you call home?
Los Angeles, California
What was your first experience with tarot and when did you fall in love with it?
On Sundays after church, my dad used to take us to the local bookstore because it was his opportunity to get the international newspapers. We would stay for hours. I would go to the very back section that was called the ‘new age’ section back then... I would find my favorite tarot book.. and get lost in the descriptions and the beautiful illustrations of each card. My dream was learn how to read these cards… but I could only do this on Sundays until my father agreed to buy me very own book on tarot. I still remember the day he came into my room and surprise me with my first Tarot book. I must have been 12 years old.
What made you want to create this deck? What was your inspiration?
I wanted to create a deck that was not intimidating. As much as I love all tarot, sometimes the imagery can be overwhelming to some people. I wanted to create a deck that exuded love and positivity. I am also drawn to single needle tattoo art, so I wanted to merge my love of this art form with my love for tarot.
Aside from your own deck, do you have a favourite deck? If so, which one?
I love so many. But one of my favorite decks that I was very drawn to is The Fountain Tarot. The gorgeous illustrations and the ephemeral imagery. It is my go-to deck and I am obsessed with it.
Do you have a favourite card (either from your deck or just the card in general). If so, why is it your favourite?
Well, I have 2 favourites:
The Empress, because it is a card that I resonate with. I love that she is the supreme archetype of femininity, nourishment, and security. I look at the Empress as the Divine Goddess..the goddess of all goddesses.
Another card that I love just as equally is the 3 of Pentacles. This is the card of The Architect. And that is not only my profession, it is also my love…just as much as Tarot and Astrology. This card represents, for me, building something from nothing. The act of creation.
What have been your challenges in creating this deck?
One huge challenge was that I felt that I had a deeply held secret that I had not told my friends and family about. This was something very close to my heart, and I did not think I wanted to ever reveal it. However, the messages I was receiving from spirit was otherwise. So..kicking and screaming, I went to work. It felt a higher guidance as I was in creation mode.
What is one thing you really want people to know about this deck?