9 - Flowers
by le pendu
Astrological Symbol Significance
The astrological symbol for Aquarius, apparently the astrological association for this card.
Playing Card Symbol Interpretation
Queen of Spades.
A "Q" for "Queen".
Artists Personal Symbol
The "flower" symbol used throughout the card.
The Lenormand system is new to me, but I was immediately drawn to the Flowers card. I'm a gardener, and love flowers, and the subject seemed to have so many possibilities. I knew I wanted something bold and colorful. When doing research on the card, I discovered the Lenormand decks that show the corresponding image from a traditional card deck, (in this case the Queen of Spades), and thought it would be fun to try to find a way to graphically mix the Queen of Spades and the Flowers theme.
The Queen of Spades portion is based on an old English design. I altered many aspects of the design to incorporate an abundance of flowers and spades.
Color is obviously the╩prominent design element. I chose the colors for the flowers first, then brought them into the design of the Queen. I love many of the color combinations.. the greens and pinks, the╩fuchsias, the teals. It was incredibly challenging to get everything to harmonize, (which I hope I was able to succeed in doing!). Because of the use of color, and the flower theme, the card has a retro feeling to it, but I think it is also very modern.
Overall, I hope it conveys a sense of excitement, happiness, and joy.
Happiness arriving; release of sadness, worries, and cares; a suitable partner; an invitation; social engagements; anniversaries.
My personal sense it that the card should convey a feeling similar to receiving a bouquet of flowers.
The card was created in Adobe Illustrator. An English style Queen of Spades was used as reference and completely redrawn and updated.
le pendu has contributed cards to the Aeclectic Tarot projects 3 and 4. He loves design, art, photography, and historical tarot decks.
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