City Mystic Paris Now On Pre Sale

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

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

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

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 Spring, Part 1

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...
City Mystic Tries a Hand at Poker

City Mystic Tries a Hand at Poker

    Hi friends and family! How’s your wily spring going? Bumpy? Action-backed? Full of change? Good. You’re right on track! The Earth is rumbling and lots of movement is being stirred up… we are in GO-mode for sure I’ve been on my own wild ride of shifting and propelling forward which has agitated so much creative juice for me. I am so thankful, and feeling very inspired. I’ve been wanting to tackle a secondary City Mystic • New York project for a while, but the time hasn’t been right until now. While I gear up for City Mystic • Paris  (which, its important to mention, really needs YOU to come to fruition! Click to see the GoFundMe campaign going on right now to raise funds for the final push to make the Paris shoot happen! So close!!!) coming Fall this year, I am also going through the images I shot for the original NYC deck and decided I have simply too many beloved images that never had a chance to appear in the Tarot deck. This made me sad, so I said forget that noise, I’m making a second deck, darn it! And alas, that’s what I’ve been working on! I’m in the process of crafting 12 totally new, never-before seen cards for the next City Mystic • New York Poker Card Deck, and this time they aren’t constrained to the meanings of Tarot… they’re adorning the faces of my first standard Poker deck!!! While the court cards will remain the same, I’m bringing in some fun new images while staying true to that CMNY core we’ve all come...