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NYC Greenwich Villiage black and white photography graffiti tarot deck print The Wheel of Fortune

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11×17 Glossy  Print: NYC Greenwich Village black and white photography graffiti tarot deck print The Wheel of Fortune from City Mystic Tarot: NYC

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THE WHEEL OF FORTUNEThis is an individual 11 x 17 print (Tabloid) on Full gloss white paper.

It is part of a 78-piece body of work, our photographic Tarot deck, City Mystic Tarot:NYC, found in our shop here:

http://www.ginniejester.com/product/tarot-deck-pre-order/

Our Fool has reached an interesting juncture. It is as though following her inner light has brought her to a wild card, the Wheel of Fortune. Facing a massive mural by the street artist Faile in Manhattan’s Midtown, The Fool takes in various messages and images expressing random fortune and surrender. A woman holds onto her burning umbrella as she throws her hands up and smiles to enjoy a free-fall. A found bicycle wheel from the streets of Brooklyn is centered among the options, and it is as if the woman with the umbrella is hopping onto the wheel, going for a spin, and waits of find if she lands on Imagine, El Amor, Truth (conveniently situated next to My Sin), American Education, New York Invasion, Build Your Own Future, or Journey to Other Lands. Its anyone’s guess where she’ll find herself!

The Hermit makes the Fool strong from within. The wheel of life spins, and brings us to our fate and/or destiny, our karma and/or dharma. The Wheel of Fortune brings us many changes in circumstance, seemingly out of left field. The spin of the wheel and its ultimate landing have a hand in crafting the continuing path ahead. Fate and fortune come together to support the light we find with the Hermit. They ask us to point it in the forward direction, and follow it as we move ahead with new lessons and opportunities beckoning us suddenly. We are propelled out into the world when we meet the Wheel of Fortune, way, way out into the world. We leave our native land. We embark on a journey. We grow from the randomness challenging us to shine our inner light brightly along its crooked path. The Wheel spins and we are propelled into unexpected circumstances. Be they positive or negative, our ability to utilize our Hermit light to guide us through the unexpected windfalls or losses ahead is the deciding factor in whether the spin will help or behoove us in the long run. The Wheel challenges us to engage foresight to the best of our ability as well, since we cannot know where these changes and events will lead. We sail around the wheel blindly, and do the best we can to avoid landing on “New York Invasion”.

The Wheel of Fortune divines a sudden change in fate. Its time to look alive! Consider, what are your wishes and fears? If new opportunities or circumstances have not yet presented themselves, they could be well on their way. One would be wise to expect the unexpected. Additionally, the Wheel of Fortune can express a time when we are “discovered”, published, or given access to a much wider audience or global reach. The world is big and expansive, just be sure not to lose yourself in the spin. The Wheel of Fortune in your reading is as much a sudden set of opportunities to succeed as it is to fail. What you do with the position you land in matters arguably more than the position itself. Not all good luck is good, and not all bad luck bad. Stay true to yourself, don’t sweat the small stuff, and detach from any set ideas- when the Wheel is spinning you simply have no idea where its going to lead you! Where do you need to let go? Where is sudden change and opportunity sweeping in? In what way are you suddenly reaching or seeing the great big wide world?

Photography, concept, structural layout and graphic design by Virginia Jester.

Graphic Design, packaging, print preparation and marketing by Chris Hopkins.

This deck in its entirety, including this individual image, was designed based on the conceptual foundations of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the Rider-Waite deck. It contains all 22 Major Arcana cards, beginning with 0, The Fool and ending with 22, The World. All names and number sequences follow the Rider-Waite model strictly. Additionally, it contains all 56 cards of the Minor Arcana in the four traditional suits: Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles.

Wands are represented by light fixtures found around NYC. Cups are represented by glasses found in NYC restaurants, bars and clubs. Swords are expressed by iron gates found in yards, parks, transportation hubs and the like. Pentacles appear as disks found as architectural elements, decor and design punctuations, as well as naturally occurring light orbs and signage.

Shot in February 2014, this deck is the launch of a multi-city project.

****About City Mystic Tarot: NYC *****

The City Mystic Tarot project was an idea that came to me after my first visit to Paris, France in 2009. As soon as I returned home I began to long for an opportunity to craft my own black and white photographic Tarot deck based on the monumental and natural beauty of Paris, France. Later I traveled to London and decided that I wanted to complete three separate photographic decks; New York for its deep ties to American Masonry and Occultism, London for its role in Masonry, Occultism and Hermeticism, and Paris for its role in the unfolding story of Alchemy during the Renaissance period, ushering Tarot into its role as a divine tool.

Because we are American, we began naturally, with our cultural mother, New York, New York.

Through harrowingly freezing weather (temperatures fluctuating between 36 degrees f and 5 degrees f) we piled on our numerous layers of heat-trapping clothing we keep on hand for Tahoe trips. Then we trekked, camera-in-hand, from 1pm- midnight (sometimes 4 am ) for seven days, asking the City to tell us its story, to give us a read, to allow us to sense her pulse.

New York was freezing. New York was expensive. New York was harsh. New York was beautiful. The bustle and buzz of life creates an energetic field that is almost palpable, or breathable at least. It can be detected. It can be discerned. New York speaks a vibrant humming language that asks of one nothing short of full presence.

And so that was the energetic read that we aimed to infuse into this deck and its Major Arcana. We wanted to show you New York from a fresh perspective, with honest eyes and a mystical dialogue between camera and city. We left the stereotypes behind and asked the city to show us its Mystic side.

********** Excerpted from the companion book, below is a card description of The Wheel of Fortune. **********

Our Fool has reached an interesting juncture. It is as though following her inner light has brought her to a wild card, the Wheel of Fortune. Facing a massive mural by the street artist Faile in Manhattan’s Midtown, The Fool takes in various messages and images expressing random fortune and surrender. A woman holds onto her burning umbrella as she throws her hands up and smiles to enjoy a free-fall. A found bicycle wheel from the streets of Brooklyn is centered among the options, and it is as if the woman with the umbrella is hopping onto the wheel, going for a spin, and waits of find if she lands on Imagine, El Amor, Truth (conveniently situated next to My Sin), American Education, New York Invasion, Build Your Own Future, or Journey to Other Lands. Its anyone’s guess where she’ll find herself!

The Hermit makes the Fool strong from within. The wheel of life spins, and brings us to our fate and/or destiny, our karma and/or dharma. The Wheel of Fortune brings us many changes in circumstance, seemingly out of left field. The spin of the wheel and its ultimate landing have a hand in crafting the continuing path ahead. Fate and fortune come together to support the light we find with the Hermit. They ask us to point it in the forward direction, and follow it as we move ahead with new lessons and opportunities beckoning us suddenly. We are propelled out into the world when we meet the Wheel of Fortune, way, way out into the world. We leave our native land. We embark on a journey. We grow from the randomness challenging us to shine our inner light brightly along its crooked path. The Wheel spins and we are propelled into unexpected circumstances. Be they positive or negative, our ability to utilize our Hermit light to guide us through the unexpected windfalls or losses ahead is the deciding factor in whether the spin will help or behoove us in the long run. The Wheel challenges us to engage foresight to the best of our ability as well, since we cannot know where these changes and events will lead. We sail around the wheel blindly, and do the best we can to avoid landing on “New York Invasion”.

The Wheel of Fortune divines a sudden change in fate. Its time to look alive! Consider, what are your wishes and fears? If new opportunities or circumstances have not yet presented themselves, they could be well on their way. One would be wise to expect the unexpected. Additionally, the Wheel of Fortune can express a time when we are “discovered”, published, or given access to a much wider audience or global reach. The world is big and expansive, just be sure not to lose yourself in the spin. The Wheel of Fortune in your reading is as much a sudden set of opportunities to succeed as it is to fail. What you do with the position you land in matters arguably more than the position itself. Not all good luck is good, and not all bad luck bad. Stay true to yourself, don’t sweat the small stuff, and detach from any set ideas- when the Wheel is spinning you simply have no idea where its going to lead you! Where do you need to let go? Where is sudden change and opportunity sweeping in? In what way are you suddenly reaching or seeing the great big wide world?

 

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 38 x 6 x 6 in

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