Cassandra Clare about the Shadowhunter tarot cards:
Cassandra Jean is doing a set of Shadowhunter Tarot cards [...] They don’t have the same titles as the Major Arcana of the real Tarot, but you can see by their numbers what cards they match up to [...]
I can’t wait to see all 22!*
* Cassandra Jean will now create a whole tarot card deck.
Have a look at all the tarot cards.
Cassandra Jean is doing a set of Shadowhunter Tarot cards, starting with the characters from the Dark Artifices. (Isn’t Jules adorable?) They don’t have the same titles as the Major Arcana of the real Tarot, but you can see by their numbers what cards they match up to (Julian, #4, matches The Emperor.)
More of Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot! (I asked her to do the TDA characters first, so the cards aren’t in order.) Emma, the Warrior, matches the Empress card. That’s right, my baby, you look tough.
[...] Cristina, looking fierce with her butterfly knife, taking the card of the High Priestess.
[...] We’re further into the Arcana, with the characters from other series showing up. Here Will takes the place of the Hanged Man, bound in an impossible situation.
[...] Here Jace takes the place of the Strength Card, only as an angel.
[...] Here Magnus and Alec, Jace and Clary takes the place of the Lovers Card: just as Love.
[...] You can’t have one without the other, so Jem with his beloved violin takes the place of Temperance, and Will as the Hanged Man.
[...] Tessa, taking The Star card!
In honor of all the Simon-ness today, Simon’s card from Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot! Here Simon takes the Sun Card, only as a Daylighter.
[...] Here Alec and Isabelle take the place of the Tower Card, only with the Institute as the Tower in the background.
[...] There are a lot more Major Arcana, but I thought it would be cool to look at one of the suits. The suit of Swords is replaced by the suit of Seraph Blades,or just Blades — Jonathan being King since he’s the father of all seraph blades, Jocelyn as Queen, Young Valentine as the Knight, and Young Hodge (looking rather endearing) as the Page (a card that can turn up meaning spying or betrayal.)
[...] Okay, well, here are the twins. Livia and Tiberius — Livvy and Ty as part of Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot. [...]
[...] Here we have the Morgenstern siblings. Clary takes the World card, and Sebastian takes the Death card.
In honor of Clockwork Princess being ONLY ONE MONTH AWAY, two very different married couples from the Infernal Devices as depicted in Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot. Henry, The Scientist, takes the Fool Card, Charlotte the Justice card, Nate the seven of swords and Jessamine the eight of swords (often shown as a prisoner.)
JEM MY BABY. I love Cassandra Jean’s art because she’s so good at capturing character. More in her Shadowhunter Tarot, the six of sword (blades) can mean a long journey, so here is Jem on the way from Shanghai to England.
This seemed appropriate today. The two of blades/swords from Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot, representing “an impossible choice.”
A little bit of Thursday heartbreak. The four of steles/wands from Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot, a card that often represents home and family. The Lightwood kids in happy past days.
Will as the Nine of Steles from the Shadowhunter Tarot. (Yes, we’re going to do every single card for a complete deck. If you haven’t seen your favorite character yet: you will. There’s room for everyone, and repeats of some of the most important.)
There’s a little Clockwork Princes clue in here too if you look.
Slightly less often seen Herondales: the Inquisitor, her son Stephen and his first wife Amatis (Luke’s sister.)
The Blackthorns and co.
Lightwoods, Lightwoods, all around! Robert, Maryse, Alec and Isabelle take the Court cards for the steles/wands suit in Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot.
[...] Here is the rune suit (taking the place of Cups) — Will and Tessa take the Two of Cups/Recall-Menomosyne rune and Camille, Woolsey and Magnus take the three card and the rune Ludus which means “love played as a game.” (From the suite of Love runes by Valerie Freire.)
Thought some people might have been waiting for this one. :) Magnus and Alec take the Fearless rune in the Suit of Runes in the Shadowhunter Tarot. After all, it was first tested out on Alec!