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Get Your Rotten Fortunes Here…

What if a seemingly sweet set of cards suddenly soured?! Here is a piece I wrote about the tarot deck and the premise that it had “gone bad”! What if a seemingly sweet set of cards suddenly soured?! To help put this into context, I should probably mention that I grew up watching tons of… Continue reading Get Your Rotten Fortunes Here…

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Daruma Doll Daydream

Floating through a Japanese market in Seattle with my good friend and fellow artist Alexandria Sandlin, I stumbled upon the little red roly poly men. This article was originally published for my online column Morbidly Adorable Mementos for a the now retired ezine, Faezine.com. “Daruma Doll Daydream” is highly relevant to the Morbidly Adorable Tarot as the “World”… Continue reading Daruma Doll Daydream

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NEW CARD! 10 of Pentacles – Tarot Symbolism

Originally debuted to my Patreon audience on March 6, the 10 of Pentacles makes its first appearance here on OctopusHeart.com. To see new cards when they are first debuted anywhere, join me on Patreon! (For members of my Patreon Spectral Parade, you may see the newest card the 10 of Wands which was debuted this week! Ten of Pentacles Revealed (an… Continue reading NEW CARD! 10 of Pentacles – Tarot Symbolism

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Love Letter to Deviant Moon Tarot

Originally written on February 16, 2016… ****************************************** Dear Patrick Valenza, This is my public Love Letter to the Deviant Moon Tarot Book that appeared in the Morbidly Adorable Mailbox yesterday. My Furiously Creative Friend, you are a Madman, a Graveyard Dancer, and the Artist who stole my heart when I met you with Paula of… Continue reading Love Letter to Deviant Moon Tarot

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The Tower from the Morbidly Adorable Tarot

With the iconic drawings by Pamela Colman Smith, this is my nod to the Tower from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. I love the Iroquois Story of Creation about the World on the Great Sea Turtle’s back. Besides the wonderful gem that it is, it plays with our accepted notions of microcosm and macrocosm. I… Continue reading The Tower from the Morbidly Adorable Tarot

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Ace of Cups – Morbidly Adorable Tarot

Have a Merry Christmas everyone! I’ll leave you with my most recent #MorbidlyAdorableTarot card, the Ace of Cups! It is a card about beginnings in the social or emotional areas of life. It signifies the querent taking up the cup when it comes to life and love. The tiny little Beluga Whale in the image… Continue reading Ace of Cups – Morbidly Adorable Tarot

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The Star – Morbidly Adorable Tarot

Today’s new Morbidly Adorable Tarot Card is THE STAR! I love this Brilliant Little Lady! She is part fae, part fawn. The Morbidly Adorable version is similar to the traditional Star card in that there is a woman with two urns of water and seven stars surrounding her in the background. My background is a… Continue reading The Star – Morbidly Adorable Tarot