Evocation // XII
The figure in Evocation finds a release. This card represents change, summoning, or illusion. Reversed, it can reference a rebellion, ill sentiment, or regret.
Chaos // XXII
The end of all things and the beginning of all else.
The Star // XV
The wielder of the star is enthralled by the light that engulfs them. It is similar to the card of the same name. This card represents inspiration, faith, and hope. Reversed, it can mean a lack of conviction or will.
The Mirror // XX
The woman in the mirror glances furtively behind her. This card represents an effort towards achieving a goal, a Destiny, or even a self-fulfilling prophecy. Reversed, it can mean succumbing to inevitability or letting things happen without action.
Love // XVIII
Love is love is love is love! This card is a lot like The Lovers. It represents love, relationships, choice and balance. It can also indicate imbalance or disharmony.
The Grieving Prince // VI
A martyr, devastated. A card representing pain, suffering, and sacrifice. But also being grounded in emotion and empathy. This card is inspired by my brother, may he always remain true.
Witch of Knives // Comparable to a “Queen”
The Witch of Knives is poised and ready. Fierce. She seems frozen in time but ready to leap into action. This card represents hot-headed emotion and a desire to protect others.
The Laughing Princess // V
A bright and sunny visage greets you. This card is the image of laughter, joy, and fun. But it also represents recklessness and overindulgence. Inspired by my sister, may she always be merry.
The Tarot Verisimilitude is a project I began developing for my May 2018 Senior Project exhibition and course. The idea behind the project was the exploration of a completely new tarot deck. All the cards would be interpretations of facets of my own experience. Though a few of the cards do overlap with the imagery and symbolism of the standard cards, generally, they exist as separate entities. The Tarot Verisimilitude is a deck through the lens of my queer Black womanhood. These are the 8 I completed for the exhibition.