to Nasubionna's Harry Potter Tarot Deck!
Back in 2000 I volunteered to do illustrations for Qaimlyn's Harry
Potter tarot deck. I didn't know anything about the tarot, but was
intrigued by the idea. Harry Potter and the tarot go well together,
and J.K. Rowling's novels are chock full of wonderful characters
and scenes that lend themselves well to the symbolism of the cards.
I drew a couple of cards for Qaimlyn's deck, but the more I learned
about the tarot, the more I wanted to do my own deck, assigning
characters to the cards I thought fit best. So I did.
I've started at least 4 versions of this, changing
styles, mediums and card assignments, but I think this version is
here to stay. All of the cards are done with only Copic markers
on smooth bristol board. They are all 11 x 14 inches in size, and
are completely unedited by computer, except for the watermarking
and addition of text.
I have assigned the four suits of the tarot to the four Hogwarts
Houses: Wands became Gryffindor, Swords became Slytherin, Cups became
Hufflepuff, and Pentacles became Ravenclaw. While others may have
chosen to assign these differently, this is the arrangement that
spoke to me after much internal debate. This is why the Marauders
are under Hufflepuff instead of Gryffindor, and Lockhart under
Slytherin, etc. I have also renamed some cards from the traditional
titles to fit the Harry Potter theme more. I am aware
that J.K. Rowling has publically said that Gryffindor = fire,
Hufflepuff = earth, Ravenclaw = air and Slytherin
= water. But I started this before that was said, and I still
stand by my choices, which I based off of my personal 'feelings'
about the meanings of the tarot cards and the HP characters/scenes.
Please feel free to make your own deck with the elements/houses
in the 'correct' way. I'd love to see it!
My two major sources of tarot information came from
these two websites: Aeclectic
Tarot.net and Learn
Tarot.com, both excellent resources.
You can contact me at: Nasubionna@gmail.com
the guestbook if you have any comments/questions.
Want to buy a deck?
This is a question I get a lot. I'm sorry
to say that I can NOT sell any of these cards. This is because Harry
Potter and all related characters are property of Warner Brothers,
and they do not approve of fans selling fan art. If I could afford
to give them out for free, I would do so, but until that happy day
of financial security, they are confined to this page.
If ever WB decides to change their mind (or even better, decide
to hire me and publish this deck!), I will sing it from the mountaintops.
But for now, I give you the deck in digital form. You may use them
for your own personal tarot activites, but please do not misuse
them by reproducing them or using them for profit in any way. Thank
card added: Sept 22, '04,
Latest card added: Feb 19, '14
cards done, 14 to go!
Please do not
reproduce these cards on your website or print them for your own distribution
and profit! This is my pet project, and I would like to keep it
on this site only, please. You are, however, VERY welcome to link
to this page! Thank you!
A work in progress, part of
The rest of my Harry Potter fan art can be found here.
Site design & art © Laura Freeman.
Do not steal.
Harry Potter & all related stuff © J.K. Rowling, Warner
Bros & various publishing companies.
I only worship them.
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