Mercury Retrograde Shipping Delays

    Hi Friends! I hope you are making the most of these wild times! Happy birthday to all you Libras out there! As you may know, we are amidst a Mercury Retrograde while approaching the Aries Full Moon eclipse. The energy around us is shaking things up and some of us are feeling a bit like we are in a Tower situation… one that is mixed with really wonderful prospects as well as many painful realizations. Hang in there, the energies ease up substantially nexty week. Take this weekend as a true finalization of material from long ago, a bit like a Judgement experience in Tarot terms. Some potentially helpful advice: whatever is bothering you, if something is bothering you, has come to a close. Its time to see it as part of you that needs to be released. Let it go and get ready for your new life to begin fully. We’ve all been through a massive transformation. Take a breath. Give a breath. Let the next chapter begin.   As we move into these energies I have some practical updates about City Mystic • New York Poker Edition and the Collector’s Edition of City Mystic • Paris… There is an official Mercury Retrograde Shipping Delay at work! The shipping date of October 1st is unfortunately going to be pushed back until November 1st. In addition to several life situations that have suddenly cropped up taking huge chunks of time out of my work schedule, my hard drive and motherboard both crashed last week at the onset of Mercury Retrograde. Thankfully, its being repaired and I will...

City Mystic Paris Now On Pre Sale

I’m having trouble posting these on the product page so temporarily, here are some of the final images from City Mystic • Paris complete and ready to go to print. Finishing up on final cards and edits in coming weeks! You can pre-order a deck that was funded for print on September 10, 2015 on Kickstarter here.  Thanks so much for all your help, your interest, your support and love on this project. I am looking forward to shipping these in December, 2015! Blessings,...

Daily Dose #4 The Empress

      Its another day and another image feature! Time is ticking away quickly and as I sat down to manage the City Mystic • Paris Kickstarter campaign today I was reminded of all that went into getting City Mystic • New York off the ground. In true Throwback Thursday fashion, before we look at the Empress I thought it was a perfect opportunity to honor the essence of the Empress by remembering the very Empress-esque energy that’s gone into bringing the City Mystic project to life… let’s take a short journey through time as we prime our minds and psyches for the message of the Empress today!             The Empress Montmartre being the creative center of Paris houses some of the world’s most beautiful and progressive street art. World-famous street artist Akiza, with a gallery close by on Rue Tholozé, has several fascinating images coloring the neighborhood of gritty black and white child-like figures. This one happened to be situated perfectly next to the profile of what could be received as the quintessential modern Parisian woman: sleek, poised, refined, strong and tough enough to brave the city streets each and every day. Another gallery artist from further down Rue Tholozè creates paintings rooted in the broken glass shards still held together delicately in the display window.  Sitting atop it all is another face of the Parisian Empress, a sculpture found on the Alexander Bridge by sculptor Gustave Michel. Her name is La France Conteporaine, also know as woman, and she represents the ideal representation of well-to-do ladies of France from the late...

Daily Dose #3 The High Priestess

I’m back with another Daily Dose! Today we’ll have 2 cards featured so check back for the second post soon! I’m back from an incredibly fun, busy weekend in San Jose, CA. The Bay Area Tarot Symposium was a wonderful experience filled with beautiful connections, new friendships and an ever-expanding path for City Mystic! I’m pleased to announce that City Mystic • New York is now carried by Devera Publishing and Distribution and can also be found in the Sacred Well book store in Oakland, CA. Hooray! Let’s get down to business… Today we move further into our experience of Tarot through the eyes of Paris… and we come to a very special phase along our journey, the High Priestess.   High Priestess Paris is a city that is steeped in pride and self-celebration. The Hotel DeVille, sitting at the edge of the Marias along side the River Sienne, is the ultimate culmination of this energy. Littered in statues representing heroes of Paris past, the building is crowned with the stern, flowing fertile statue sitting atop the large grand clock in the very center of the building called, simply, Paris. She represents the depth, beauty, fortitude and magick of the very city herself, encompassing the passion of her people. Her majestic qualities are highlighted in combination with a very different architectural structure found in the Montmartre cemetery. It is the door to someone’s final resting place, and it depicts the sStar of David along with four symbols wrapped around representative of the four worlds of the Tree of Life- Atziluth or the world of Archetypes, Briah, or the creative...

Daily Dose #2 The Magician

Hi Friends! I’m *literally* writing you from the City Mystic booth at the beloved Bay Area Tarot Symposium because I PROMISED Daily Doses of City Mystic • Paris and I meant my promise #city #mystic #newyork #paris #live in #Sanjose for #bayarea #tarot #symposium #sfbats super #fun #geek out #session going on here! So wonderful to see some familiar faces from #readersstudio #rs15 #nyc and meet some #Facebook and #Instagram #friends in the flesh ? you don’t have to be here to pick up a #copy of #citymysticnewyork but if you’ve been wanting one I encourage you to place an #order on my website www.ginniejester.com asap before they’re gone… Between #kickstarter for the Paris deck and this wonderful convention they might be gone before you know it ???⚡️☀️? A photo posted by Ginnie Jester (@ginniejester) on Aug 15, 2015 at 1:11pm PDT   Aptly, today we focus our lens on the Magician. So without further adieu, here she is: The artist Aristide Maillol (1861-1944) cast a series of nude bronze sculptures placed in the Tuileries, one of which is the Nymph. She is the most playful, most knowing-eyed of the trio nestled within a path of tall shrubs just below the grand palace entry. Josep Pla once said of Maillol, “These archaic ideas, Greek, were the great novelty Maillol brought into the tendency of modern sculpture. What you need to love from the ancients is not the antiquity, it is the sense of permanent, renewed novelty, that is due to the nature and reason.” Combined with this flavor of ancient permanence is the truth and fruit of modern Parisian culture: street...

City Mystic Paris Daily Dose- The Fool

Hi Friends and Loved Ones! Its another summer and another Kickstarter campaign is upon us! City Mystic • Paris is live on Kickstarter, and this year I’m doing some things a little differently. Rather than bombard you with cards and card info, I’ve decided to give you the daily dose of the deck! We’re beginning at the beginning, with The Fool. So without further adieu, let’s take a peek at the history, the phase of development and the meaning of this card in a reading… The Fool We begin our journey through Paris with the Fool, the witness, the observer, the one who hops in with both feet. An image of a diving silhouette is captured in a Montmartre gallery window just around the corner from a home Van Goh lived in during his publishing days. The window reflects the beautiful architectural landscape that defines the neighborhood. Known as the Bohemian center of Paris, Montmartre is a neighborhood alive and thriving in art, music and culture. It is the art center of Paris. Another pice of street art, the photographer, captures a shot of the diving figure, joining the composition from another space in Montmartre- at the very top of the hill just behind Sacre Cour. The reflective mid-day surface of the Sienne lends her light and flow to the feeling of the Fool, blending together to create a sense of the wonder of diving in feet-first to Paris, the City of Light. The Fool’s journey is a path of individuation, or finding one’s true Self. Our Fool begins her excursion by diving in to the alchemical experience Paris...

City Mystic Spring, Part 3- Revealing the Social Codex

Hi friends. I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend! I got to spend mine cooking for my dad who always cooks so well for me. It was such a delight to share a special day with him and make him feel a little spoiled. Spending time with my dad got me thinking about the maternal and paternal influences in our lives and how, no matter how much we do to grow, change and evolve, they still remain important core parts of our hearts, minds and values. That train of thought led me back to City Mystic • Paris in an odd way. Thus far I’ve told you about the very personal influences that have guided me through the process of creating City Mystic • New York, and further into Paris. They were a combination of circumstances and personal disposition. But there is another, major side of my motivation to make these decks which is at once socially inspired, totally impersonal yet paradoxically deeply personal. It comes back to my father. My dad has always taught me to look deeper at social trends and values. He has always taught me to question the status quo and challenged me to create my own ideas and social rules based on my own sense of integrity. I am incredibly fortunate to have the dad I do. None of me would be what I am without his tremendous influence on my life. And it is that influence, in a round-about way, which inspired me to share City Mystic with folks the world over. I grew up in the San Francisco bay...

City Mystic Spring, Part 2- The Long Haul

    Last time I told you all about my sad ride down to the pearly gates of SFO, only to be turned down at the door. By that time I was already pretty tattered internally from all the change happening around me and within me. I didn’t tell you, however, about the spiritual urgings that primed me before that day. Let’s go back to Reader’s Studio for a moment… After writing my last blog entry I went back and revisited that intention card I told you about. What I wrote was a little different in wording than I thought, yet interesting. My intention for the weekend was to develop “Total self-trust, step fully into myself, completion of self-integration.” Yeah. Much taller order than I even remembered. That’s me though, always looking for the tallest mountain to climb and assuming that no matter what, I can climb it. Leave it to a Capricorn Sun conjunct South Node in the Fifth House… The thing about Reader’s Studio is that it was good for me, REALLY good for me on a number of levels. Not only did I earn back my costs (which were substantial), get the word out about City Mystic, learn a TON about Tarot, meet my personal Tarot heroine Mary K. Greer (whom I had the tremendous pleasure of being placed next to in the marketplace), make wonderful new friends with many kindred spirits, and get to bring my City Mystic • New York baby home, but I also conquered something within myself that surfaced a long time ago. Something I was not able to reckon with until...

City Mystic Spring, Part 1

Its always busy around here. If you check back in often to read the blog you’ll know that. Feels like I start off just about every post with that statement lol. Being a 19-10-1 personality in Tarot (for those who don’t know check out the free birth card calculator from the Tarot School to read more about what they are and calculate your own), I am a Sun, Wheel of Fortune, Magician salad at my core. It seems like all my life no matter how many plans I make, everything is always changing at hyper speed. That’s one reason its always a little amazing to me when something I intend to create actually makes it to fruition, like City Mystic, for instance. With so much heightened natural flux around me, the only creations that seem to make it to a completion point are creations I’m REALLY committed to. But then again, maybe that’s why I have an all-or-nothing personality… or maybe the change is so dramatic because I have an all-or-nothing personality. Its one of those chicken/egg discussions I suppose. Taking all of this into account, I am enjoying a moment to reflect back on the last 3 months, which, rest assured, have been WILD, and also to share what’s nearing completion on the horizon. Its juicy stuff! I kicked off the season with a breakup, which has been HARD. Obviously, Chris and I once did everything together. To have embarked on so much magick alone has been an added layer of madness around here… I wanted to take the time to share my experiences leading up to, commencing and completing...