Alicia from Altered Bits and I have set ourselves a couple of challenges. One of them is to reinterpret the tarot. Alicia had been thinking for some time about doing a whole Tarot pack using the atc format. So I challenged her by drawing two cards for her that represent her life as it now stands and asking her to reinterpret them into atc format. Because Alicia has a sense of fair play (laugh) she then turned around and challenged me to do something similar. Our interpretations can be very broad, as you can see in my reinterpretation above. So here's the low down on the collage I did that I've decided to enter into Alicia's next zine (theme: Odd Numbers).
The collage elements are: the Universe, the Stars, the Magician (here the Magician is represented by St Justina with her feathered quill and her journal, whereby she turns nothing into something through these two mediums) and, of course, the number One.
I was also particularly inspired by a quote from my Tarot Basics book by Evelin Burgess and Johannes Fiebig:
"Magic does exist. You don't have to do anything; you don't need to perform any rituals. It is the power of individual self-fulfillment."
Additionally, to me, the Magus is the conjuring of an idea that is then made real. Particularly appropriate for both Alicia and I, as we respectively strive to take our art to that next level.