Waking Spirals Tarot

In 2009, as a challenge to myself I spent a summer writing tarot haiku, one haiku a night for 78 nights for each card. The results of this in the summer of 2009 can be found on this blog.  After I was finished I thought that it might be cool to have illustrations for each poem, my own take on the cards.  At this point I have over a third of the deck finished with more to come.

Tarot Images

Click on images to see full size and learn about each card:


The Fool High Priestess
The Empress The Emperor The Hierophant
The Lovers The Chariot Justice (F)
The Hermit Strength
Death (F) Temperance
The Devil (F) Tower (F) The Star
The Moon (F) The Sun (F) Judgement -The Aeon
The Universe (f)


Ace of Wands Two of Wands Three of Wands
Four of Wands Five of Wands Six of Wands
Seven of Wands

Eight of Wands Nine of Wands
Ten of Wands KIng of Wands (N) Queen of Wands
Prince of Wands Page of Wands (N)


Ace of Cups Two of Cups Three of Cups
Four of Cups
Nine of Cups
Ten of Cups KIng of Cups Queen of Cups copy
Knight of Cups Page of Cups


Seven of Swords Nine of Swords
Ten of Swords King of Swords

Knight of Swords Page of Swords


Five of Pentacles
Seven of Pentacles Oak Tree Nine of Pentacles
Ten of Pentacles KIng of Pentacles Queen of Pentacles
Knight of Pentacles Page of Pentacles

27 thoughts on “Waking Spirals Tarot”

  1. I knew you were working on a Tarot deck but hadn’t seen the cards to date – what a challenging project but you have created some striking images with integrity – kudos to you…

  2. Having once owned a new age ‘Angel Store’ I have quite a collection of divination tools including several assorted decks of Tarot (a rose by any other name…). And I use them on a fairly regular basis. With that said, I am patiently awaiting the release of yours! These are divine! What program do you use? I am in awe of your talent.

  3. Amazing work…I always wanted to create a deck of my own, i have all these images in my head…not a great artist , not sure how to draw them…did you use any toll for this?

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, not sure what you mean by toll , i use mainly photoshop with a few other programs.. I’ve mainly learned photoshop to make these images and since then have delayed my work on the deck because i’ve enjoyed making art so much (tho my deck will have its first run through done by year’s end )

    1. Thanks so much.. I have redone (or at least given final edits) to many of the cards so the gallery may look quite different when I update it..

    1. Glad you liked it… tho the pictures in this gallery have yet to be updated (these are roughs (particularly of the minor arcana that I have since finalized — the newer versions at least until I update this page can be found by doing a search on the particular image… Thank you so much

  4. Wow, just Wow. I would REALLY enjoy a copy of this deck! PLEASE publish. I shall appreciate the images. Occasionally, I might use one of your images as an illustration for a spread I have done, almost always on the FB page “Tarot Professionals” – may I do that, or do you prefer to keep the images semi-private for the time being? Regardless, I love them. Thank you. Mark Miller

    1. I would be honoured. Thanks Mark. and yes, they will be published along with all the entries here in book form

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