Updated: Jun 7, 2020
Our very first interview is with the talented Linzi Silverman from Eye of Astro.
The kickstarter has been funded, but you can pre-order here - Intuitive Night Goddess Tarot
Where in the world do you call home?
Brooklyn, NY is where I call home with my partner and cat.
What was your first experience with tarot and when did you fall in love with it?
My first experience with tarot was watching the movie Now & Then. The girls in the movie were investigating a ghost and went to a tarot reader played by Janeane Garofalo. She pulled a swords card and I remember wondering how someone could know how to interpret the meanings, thinking certain people were just marked at birth with understanding. I stayed curious about the cards for a while, having a fortune teller at my 12th birthday who read my cards, but didn't get my own deck until high school. I will say I didn't actually fall in love until I made my own deck though. For years earlier I always interpreted the cards of Tarot as too dark and would turn to other oracle decks. While creating my own language with The Intuitive Night Goddess Tarot, I learned to really understand and love the lessons of the system.
What made you want to create this deck? What was your inspiration?
I had always been a little curious to make my own deck as an artist and reader. I had completed a 100 days of Art challenge where I had to create a new piece everyday, and really enjoyed devoting myself to a project. After that, I decided designing my own tarot would be a great way to adapt that work process. I made several attempts at aesthetics but was never happy with what they looked like. A few years ago I took a solo roadtrip/camping trip around the Southwest and while meditating in the desert one evening, the vision of the cards came to me. Once I got home, I started working on them and they flowed with ease to create worlds full of magic, nature, power, and strength. I am an energy healer and that practice transformed the way I live my life and the way I experience each day and my own healing. I wanted to bring that experience into the cards and by extension, into the lives of the people who work with them.
Aside from your own deck, do you have a favourite deck? If so, which one?
I'm not sure I have a favorite deck but some decks that I really love are the Supra Oracle, Momento Mori Oracle, The Marigold Tarot, and the Jonasa Jaus Tarot.
Do you have a favourite card (either from your deck or just the card in general). If so, why is it your favourite?
For a long time The Moon was my favorite card because I am in love with the moon, but honestly my real favorite is the seven of cups. I love all the mystery and potential.
What have been your challenges in creating this deck?