So you’ve decided you love Tarot and Oracle, but you can’t quite find a deck that resonates with you. Or perhaps you’ve found some that are okay, but you really want to tap into your creative spirit and make a custom deck of your own.
Creating your own set of cards lets you understand what each card means and how you can interpret it during readings.
Can you do it? Of course you can. The most challenging part is finding the images.
Many people have made Tarot cards throughout the course of the centuries. You can purchase blank ones in a set, already cut and sized for you, and create your own artwork to go on them. Or you can print them out on photo paper or card stock and cut them yourself.
Years ago I facilitated a group who exchanged Trading Cards and I have a lovely box filled with ones that were sent to me.
During a 2020 lock down I made a set of my own Oracle cards. I had an incomplete deck I had picked up in a Charity store and I repurposed this card stock using images from old fantasy art magazines that I had. Because I am using the imagery of artists whose work was featured in those magazines, I make it very clear that this deck is strictly for my personal use.
It was more challenging to draw the 78 cards for Bonnie’s Skool of Tarot but it certainly helped me learn more about the meaning of each card.