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Create Your Own Tarot: The Empress

Gwyneth:

Gwyneth:

The Create Your Own Tarot: Empress round opened on the 15th of June, and I’m a couple of days late talking about it, because Real Life hit me in the gut when we returned from Germany and hasn’t really let up.

The Empress is the fourth card of the Major Arcana, numbered 3 (We start at 0, with The Fool, remember). I know when we think of the word “Empress” we think about a regal and powerful woman, and don’t get me wrong: the Tarot Empress is powerful. She’s an earth mother who’s often depicted as being pregnant, often shown with children, animals, harvest vegetables and fruits, often apples, corn, wheat.

Empress in the garden.

Empress in the garden.

Once again, Apollo Scribe has assembled a great bunch of creators for this month’s tarot round. The dress above is from BLOKC, simply called “Empress”. The colour is Blue Ombre, but the dress comes in several other good colours: I just really like Gwyneth in blue. The crown and necklace are both from BLOKC as well. I love the line of this dress, and the blue stretching down into teal really says “summer” to me.

Another great dress from the event.

Another great dress from the event.

This dress is from Byrne, called “The Empress Soon”, and again it comes in a variety of colours. The crown is from Naminoke, available from a gacha at the event. The Byrne dress recalls other floral dresses worn by Empresses in tarot cards, and the Naminoke crown depicts the 12 stars that are often pictured with the Empress.

Here's another view of this terrific dress.

Here’s another view of this terrific dress.

Here’s another view of this terrific dress. I particularly like the way the collar/cowl works with the body of the dress to bring the whole design together.

Don’t forget that along with the event, there’s a photo contest! It’s inspiring to me to make my own tarot cards, and I’ve enjoyed every round so far. You can find out more about the contest, and see past winners at the Create Your Own Tarot Flickr Group, and each month there’s a separate contest Flickr group as well that will give you an indication of the great variety among photographers and tarot card fans who’ve been enjoying this contest so far.

Here's another look at the cowl.

Here’s another look at the cowl.

Here’s another look at the cowl.

Style Cards:

First Photo:
Dress: BLOKC: Empress, Blue Ombre (Available at Create Your Own Tarot!)
Necklace: BLOKC: Crystal Necklace, Turquoise and Gold (Available at Create Your Own Tarot!)
Crown: BLOKC: Crown in Gold (Available at Create Your Own Tarot!)
Sceptre: Zuri: Scepter Of the Mist
Hair: Entwined: Elektra
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins, Daisey V1 (a gacha now available at the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Main Store!)
Shoes: Muka: Feetwrap Rosa Dark
Ears: Lumae: Leevi Long Ears

All Other Photos:
Dress: Byrne: Empress Soon, Violet (Available at Create Your Own Tarot!)
Crown: Naminoke, Empress Crown S4 (Available at Create Your Own Tarot!)
Hair: D!va: Judy
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins, Daisey V1 (a gacha now available at the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Main Store!)
Shoes: Muka: Feetwrap Rosa Dark
Ears: Lumae: Leevi Long Ears

Props:
Arch: Artisan Fantasy: Maiden Tor Stone Arch
White Deer: Alyxen Designs, Silver Deer
Brown Deer: JA: Deer Pack
Brown Bear: Sweet Revolutions
Rabbit: Raya Jonson
Goat: JA: Young Goat
Baskets of Fruits & Vegetables: Dysfunctional Designs [DDD]
Chair: Artisan Fantasy: Renaissance Faire Chair

Location:
The Great Seelie Forest

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