Design and Artwork
Vanessa Decort’s Sun and Moon Tarot in a Tin is a unique and insightful deck that combines traditional tarot elements with mythology and astrology. This deck follows the Crowley Thoth Tarot structure and integrates key words from the Thoth system into the Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana cards incorporate Hebrew letters within the artwork. The art style is minimalist yet expressive, with a tribal feel that enhances the deck’s charm. The deck’s design also includes black borders, which were originally intended by the artist, adding to its aesthetic appeal.
Symbolism and Themes
The Sun and Moon Tarot is a melting pot of cultural symbolism, drawing from Hinduism, yoga, ancient Egyptian, Greek mythology, the I Ching, and Runes. This multi-cultural approach enriches the deck with diverse spiritual perspectives, making it a valuable tool for tarot enthusiasts who appreciate a global viewpoint. The deck’s minimalist style does not detract but rather enhances the interpretative experience, making the powerful symbolism more accessible.
This pocket-sized deck is ideal for tarot practitioners who prefer a portable format. The accompanying instruction booklet provides detailed explanations of the astrological associations, Hebrew letters, and card interpretations, making it a great resource for both beginners and seasoned tarot readers. The deck’s clear astrological symbolism and separation of suits by background color aid in understanding and interpretation, especially for those studying the Thoth Tarot system.
About the Author
Vanessa Decort is an accomplished artist with a Master’s degree in Audiovisual and Visual Arts, Graphic Design, and Illustration from the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. Her career includes illustrating children’s books and book covers, along with working as a multimedia designer. Decort’s art explores various themes, including the fourth dimension, fairy tales, myths, and personal experiences. Her work is influenced by oriental philosophies and a holistic approach to art. Vanessa’s illustrations are also a reflection of her critique of Western society’s competitive nature. She currently teaches Visual Arts while continuing her personal artistic projects.
- Artistic Style: Minimalist with tribal influences, integrating astrology and mythology
- Key Themes: Multi-cultural symbolism, astrological and kabalistic elements
- Target Audience: Tarot enthusiasts, students of astrology and mythology
- Special Features: Pocket-sized deck in a tin, black-bordered cards
- Author Background: Artist, illustrator, educator with a focus on exploring other worlds and holistic concepts