The Wandering Moon Tarot

Updated: Jun 14

Our latest interview is with Rachael - the creator of The Wandering Moon Tarot. The deck is a hand illustrated tarot deck with a black and white aesthetic, bringing a more intuitive feel..

The deck has a clean, crisp, black and white aesthetic. It's full of symbology and drawings inspired by the cosmos and the universe. stars, moons, planets and constellations. There's also all those pretty things that make life nice, like feathers and cute hand tattoos, as well as astrology and crystals.

The Wandering Moon Tarot

Where in the world do you call home?

Home for me is in Geelong, Victoria. I'm very blessed to live so close to the water.

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

Since I can first remember there has been a tarot deck (one of those mass produced RWS decks) sitting in my bookcase. I don't know where it came from or how long it's truly been there. No one remembers purchasing it or receiving it as a gift. It sat on the shelf unopened for years and years. I eventually got around to opening it up and looking at the artwork and I was hooked from there on. I knew the deck didn't suit 'me' so I found an indie deck I absolutely loved and that's when I well and truly fell in love.

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

The creation of my deck came from the need I have to draw. it's what I do every single day. It began from a sketch I posted online of my take on the Death card. I loved the process and sketched a few more cards of the major arcana. I noticed how much better I understood the cards once I'd drawn them in my own style. Once I started I couldn't stop.

I took inspiration from my crazy obsession with the night sky and the cosmos. That's why I changed the suits of pentacles to 'stars' and the suit of cups to 'moons'. I am fascinated by the universe and all it contains. I tried to channel that energy into the deck as best I could.

What would you say is unique about your deck?

I think what makes the deck stand out is the black and white aesthetic. That, along with the more modern and minimal designs, is what makes the deck truly it's own.

I've also taken people out of the deck. As in, there are only a few cards where a human figure is shown.

How long have you had the idea for the deck for and how long has it taken you to create it?

I've had designs for certain cards sitting in sketchbooks for a long time. W