Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Karmic Astrology and Naked Planets


Hard to resist these cards which are marketed as "Tarot Astro Karmique" although they are a long way from either divinatory Tarot cards or the continental European playing cards also called Tarot. These were published by Editions Dusserre in 1991 (despite their rather 1980s vibe) and are intended for use as divinatory cards relating to a rather niche brand of astrology which attempts to link your past lives and karmic debts to its telling of your future path in this life. That said, what great cards! There are a few women featured on some of the cards that I haven't scanned, but overwhelmingly this is a homage to the sinuous, naively painted male form. Is it just me or does the gaydar ping somewhat browsing through these images? Strangely, although the accompanying booklet is given as by Eric Jansen, the images are nowhere signed nor credited and so we might have to assume that the author is also the artist.



2 comments:

J said...

Hmmm: traditionally Virgo (my sign) is shown as a female...

Felyx said...

The art is quite good actually. Do you own this deck? Is it still in print? I am very interested in all things esoteric in general and the Tarot in particular. Although not actual tarot cards, these images are full of archetypes and manage not to be as tacky as so much of the digital pop metaphysical art of these days.

 
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