Tarot de St. Croix transcends time to portray the tapestry of life. The rich, vibrant colors of oil paint give this deck a warm and sensuous feel. Although the images in this deck are unique they still hold the essence of the universal archetypes. The visual metaphors are inspiring and easy to understand and carry information that can help you on your journey through life. Acting as a visual encyclopedia of the soul, the Tarot de St. Croix will help you find answers.
I was excited when Jude Alexander of The Tarot game asked me to paint The Sun as my next card. The Sun is a special for both of us as it was the first tarot card she ever saw and it is my birth card. Our creative collaboration fills me with optimism. When I began to paint The Sun I noticed synchronicities everywhere; in my garden masses of sunflowers bloomed and I felt at one with source energy. I had a sunny meeting with my ex who also happens to be a Sun. We were married 22 years ago today. When I was interviewed for a documentary I felt I radiated creativity and joy.
But then things turned; I had a falling out with my beloved and realized that all I projected was not light but sometimes a rather strong shadow. I felt that old familiar self doubt clouding my
confidence. I thought I had finished The Sun but I realized that it lacked power. I went outside and stood facing the sun - it blinded me with it's brightness, when I came in I noticed my large painting "19, 10, 1" based on my birth cards and I knew what I needed to do: make the figure a silhouette. Show that the shining self also has a shadow side. I think this card is about the wholeness of ourselves in nature - that symbiotic union of our brilliance and our humility.