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Tarot Pink For Cancer

Tarot Pink For Cancer –
For Inspiration, Empowerment, and Support

Artists: collaboration of 65 Tarot artists
Author: personal interpretation from the artists
Introduction by Mary K. Greer
GameCrafter
2015

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“Tarot Pink For Cancer” is a project under the auspices of Ron Leong and WizardToo, LLC that involved 65 talented artists within the Tarot community that came together and created a Tarot deck to inspire, empower, and support breast cancer awareness, and those going through the breast cancer treatment process. It is meant to be a fund raising tool to benefit breast cancer research.

Under the sponsorship of WizardToo, LLC (the publisher of the Tarot e-cards app), there is a printed deck available through Game Crafter (Tarot Pink For Cancer), and a Tarot app for both iOS and Android mobile devices.

This is a full 78 card deck, accompanied by a 22 page companion booklet, and a bag to store the cards in. (Note: A digital download of the companion booklet is available after purchase.)

In her introduction, Mary Greer (author of “Tarot For Yourself”) talks about the fact that we have all been touched by some form of cancer, or a life-threatening illness, whether it is ourselves, a loved one, a friend, or someone we admire. She refers to it as an emotional, transformative experience for everyone involved.  Greer notes that many of the artists found the experience of creating one or more cards was healing in and of itself. This deck is seen as supporting a healing journey – along these lines, Greer suggests giving the deck to someone that is going through the cancer experience, and then perhaps helping them out with something that they need help with.

Some of the artists are working in remembrance of someone they know, others are cancer survivors themselves. Greer notes that there are no rules for working with this deck – that each individual should use them in the manner that works best for them. She sees the 78 cards of this deck as 78 gifts and prayers for well-being – as indeed they are!

The 22 page companion booklet (which features the card Strength on the cover) includes a small write-up from each artist of what the card means to them. Color scans, including the Queen of Cups, the Eight of Coins, the Seven of Swords, and the Three of Wands are scattered throughout the booklet.

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The cards are 2 ¾” by 4 ¾”. The backs feature a pink background with white clouds, and a pink lemnescate in the center. The card backs are reversible. The card faces feature a light gray border, with the card name at the top, in black, against a pink strip. The card image is outlined with a thing strip of pink. Under the card we find the artists name, along with a short bio.

Here is some of the incredible work that came out of this project:

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The Magician (by Ciro Marchetti):

“The Magician represents making best use of personal power and skills. Through concentration and accessing resources, the individual determines the actions they want to take. The books on the shelf represent knowledge from study, the raven speaks to information coming from afar, and the owl speaks to spiritual/intuitive wisdom.”

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The Fool (by Arnell Ando):

“Fortune visits after misfortune. Allow yourself to be surprised by unusual synchronicities & gentle gestures. Fresh perspective during a challenging time. Revisit a sense of optimism and belief in an inner journey. Look to friends who cherish you. Trust your gut. Don’t forget to reward yourself with spontaneous, unexpected treats when things get overwhelming.”

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The Page of Swords (by Ash Goh):

“We face challenges on a daily basis. This word means Patience in Chinese which brings to mind the importance of governing our thought processes as we face obstacles that seem insurmountable. “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we lay the hand. Randy Pascal, The Last Lecture.”    

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The Hanged Man (by Chanel Bayless):

“It’s time to let go of fears and give yourself a moment to reflect on the positives of life. Time is suspended for now. Meditate. Allow your spirit to speak to the universe. You are seeing life from a different perspective. Connect. Accept. Everything is turning around.”

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The Hierophant (by Sue Silva):

“The Hierophant raises her right hand giving a peace sign that represents blessings to all and especially to ourselves. It is now that we know we hold the keys to our own destiny. We are strong and everything is possible in this life journey.”

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The Ace of Wands (by Chris Ernest Paradis):

“When the Ace of Wands appears, your passions have sparked a a creative instinct to manifest new possibilities in your life. You have the tools and energy to do it. It is up to you to overcome your obstacles and allow this spark to become a reality.

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The Page of Cups (by Paula Millet):

“The Page of Cups brings you messages of love from your circle of family and friends. Their support will carry you through whatever is to come.”

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The Eight of Swords (by Rhonda Delaune Welch):

“Isolation, self-imposed restrictions, imprisonment, stagnation, confusion. The Eight of Swords represents someone who considers herself trapped and isolated. This card mage shows a woman who has intentionally disengaged from her surroundings, unable or unwilling to see the mental stairway leading up and out of her current situation. Swords, representing her thoughts, impede her from more positive possibilities.”

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The Four of Cups (by Paula Millet):

“Signifies a time to retreat and reflect upon the choices before you. This is an opportunity to evaluate how you feel about your options and the possible outcomes.”

The journey for this deck was not an easy one – not with 65 artists, each with their own perception and opinions! I was with it all the way, as an observer. I thank everyone involved with this project – especially Mr. Ron Leong, for holding it all together. The end product is a delight to work with, and is definitely the tool of empowerment and healing that it was meant to be!

© October 2015 Bonnie Cehovet

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Tarot Steps Up For Cancer Awareness!

Tarot Steps Up For Cancer Awareness!

Tarot Pink For Cancer

 Westport, Connecticut, April 28th, 2015 – Sixty renowned Tarot artists have come together to take on the challenge of funding breast cancer research. Under the sponsorship of WizardToo, the publisher of the Tarot eCards App, they have created a special collaborative Tarot deck to be used as a tool of inspiration, empowerment, and support in the wellness journey for those dealing with breast cancer. The project for this noteworthy cause is multi-faceted, including a full 78 card Tarot deck, a Tarot Pink app for iPad, iPhone, and Android, along with the ability to simply donate. The project is being funded through an Indiegogo campaign and preorders for the deck or App, or donations to the cause can be made at: http://www.tinyurl.com/TarotPink

Tarot is a healing tool that offers insight and perspective on the challenges that we are facing. For those dealing with breast cancer, this deck offers inspirational images and messages created by each artist to embody the healing theme underlying the deck. The sixty artists are the creative power behind several hundred published Tarot decks and books, and recognized with over a dozen Top Ten titles among them. The deck is a beautifully rendered collection of inspirational images created by Tarot’s best talents, with a special message of empowerment and healing.

Under the sponsorship of WizardToo, the publisher of the Tarot eCards App will issue both a Tarot Pink for Cancer Mobile App and a printed Tarot deck. The Tarot Pink App will be released for both the Apple iPad and iPhone, and Android devices in July. The Tarot Pink for Cancer deck will be published in September, in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month (October). Tarot eCards is committed to make this an important outreach to the world community to show how Tarot can be an effective empowerment and inspirational tool in the fight against breast cancer. Support this noteworthy cause by preordering this special deck or App, or to make a donation at: www.tinyurl.com/TarotPink. And help spread the word by telling your friends about the Tarot Pink for Cancer project.

CONTACT: Ronald Leong, Managing Director WizardToo, LLC
eMail: WizardToo@optimum.net
Phone: 203-984-7180

Creators and Project Team:

Alison Stone, Andi Todaro, Andrew Kyle McGregor, Anissa Morello, Arnell Ando, Ash Goh, Barbara St. Jacques, Benebell Wen, Beth Seilonen, Bob Greyvenstein, Carrie Paris, Casey DuHamel, Chanel Bayless, Cheryl Fair, Chris Ernest Paradis, Ciro Marchetti, Diane Brandt-Wilkes, Donnaleigh de LaRose, Elizabeth Hazel, Emily Carding, Erik Dunne, Eric K. Lerner, Erika McGinnis, Gaby Merman, Gina Theis, Gordana Curgus, Heather Mendel, HeeWon Sohn, Isha Lerner, J.r. Rivera, James Battersby, James Ricklef, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Jason Ng, Jeffery Donato, Jill Scott, Johanna Gargiulo-Sherman, Jonathan Saiz, Katalin Csikos-Gould, Katherine Skaggs, Kathleen Ryan Anderson, Katrina Wynne, Kenjii Liu, Kris Waldherr, Lee Bradford, Lisa de St. Croix, Major Tom Schick, Margaret Letzkus, Marie Roberts, Marie White, Mary Greer, Mary Griffin, Mellissae Lucia, Michelle Jackson, Pamela Steele, Paula Millet, Rhonda Delaune Welch, Robert Place, Ron Leong, Roxi Sim, Stacy Bergener, Sue Silva

Special Contributors:

Anita Perez, Astrid Amadori, Bonnie Cehovet, Christiana Gaudet, James Wells, Jenna Matlin, Jennifer Lucero-Earle, Judyth Sult, Kendra Hurteau, Kooch Daniels,  Kristine Gorman, Nadine Bernadette Roberts, Nancy Antenucci, Prudence Theriault, RuthAnn Amberstone, Sasha Graham, Sheila Hiite, Thomas Michael Caldwell, Toni Gilbert, Wald Amberstone

 
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