Saturday, May 25, 2013

Final Shadowhunter Tarot Cards: The Carstairs Family

Cassandra Jean has created Shadowhunter Tarot Cards. Some of the cards have been switched out for others (you can view all the ones that are out here), but Cassandra Clare announced on her tumblr that the card deck has been finalized. There are around 70 cards in total. Some of the cards we have seen before and some we haven't, but be ware, there are spoilers!
We’ve moved on from the Major Arcana to the minor Arcana — the first suit is the suit of Rings, which takes the place of the suit of Pentacles. The Two of Rings shows two generations of Carstairs: Emma and her father, who plays the family violin. (You can see the name of the second owner etched on the case.) Emma’s father actually does play it; not every generation of Carstairs is musical. Emma is not particularly. It’s a bit of a bittersweet picture since we know small Emma will lose her father in some short number of years.
This card was made to replace an earlier card:
This card was meant to be a fantasy scene, the idea of Jem teaching Emma the violin being very touching, but it was intended to take place is a sort of fantasy liminal world where all the characters existed at once. I decided it would be too confusing if people took it as a literal illustration of something that would actually happen, so we decided to go with the first image.
Both cards have so many unexplainable emotions! Which card do you like better?


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