Hi I’m Hannah first things first I love your books! I have read each multiple times and can’t wait for TDA but my initial question is do you and Cassandra Jean know when you are going to put the tarot cards up for sale? Thanks! — smithhann
Hi Cassandra! First, I love your books … But my question is related tarot cards of shadowhunters. I wonder: if you want to sell them? If yes, when? Thank you! — giuliaherondaleangel
We’re putting them out through Topataco, they do merchandise for Homestuck and Welcome to Night Vale. Things this complicated take a while to print, but we’ve approved finishes, etc. and we’re hoping to have the cards up for sale before Christmas. In the meantime, have a Cassandra Jean Gabriel Lightwood flower card, because he looks foxy!
A small bird reminded me that the Stephen Herondale and Amatis Graymark flower cards hadn’t been posted. Here they are!
Hi Cassie. I hope you end up selling the tarot cards on like because I think they are amazing and so unique to the series. I hope you sell them on a site like the book depository so I know it will ship to Australia :) p.s. I am so freaking excited for TDA!!!! — monsters-drink-tea
Cassandra Jean and I are in the middle of finalizing putting up the tarot cards for sale now. It would be a limited run through a distributor that (as far as I know) ships worldwide.
Almost to the end of the Rings (Pentacles) arcana tarot cards from Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot (And thus only one more post before the whole deck has been posted in completion.) You can just click the Shadowhunter Tarot to see them all. The two of rings shows the Morgenstern family ring, with a pattern of stars, and Jace and Sebastian. The three of rings shows Emma and her father and the Carstairs family ring with a pattern of castles. The four of rings shows Cristina and Jaime, with the Rosales family ring with a pattern of roses, the five of rings shows the whole Blackthorn family with the Blackthorn ring, patterned with thorns, and the sad six of rings shows Aloysius Starkweather and his granddaughter Adele, with the Starkweather family ring patterned with lightning.
The first of the Rings (Pentacles( arcana tarot cards from Cassandra Jean’s complete Shadowhunter Tarot. The ten of rings shows the Branwell family ring, with a pattern of waves, and Charlotte and Henry. The nine of rings shows Jace and Will Herondale and the Herondale family ring with a pattern of birds. The eight of rings shows Matthew Fairchild, the Fairchild family ring with a pattern of wings, and the seven of rings shows Clary and Jonathan Morgenstern and the Morgenstern ring with its pattern of stars. (Their pose is a little like the pose on the cover of City of Heavenly Fire — cool.)
The last of the Swords arcana tarot cards from Cassandra Jean’s complete Shadowhunter Tarot. Simon and Isabelle as the Ace of Blades, Jocelyn as the Queen, Valentine the Knight (why is he riding a horse shirtless? Is that safe?) Luke as the Page of blades, and the one who started it all, Jonathan Shadowhunter, as the King.
More tarot cards from Cassandra Jean’s complete Shadowhunter Tarot. We’ve moved on from the Major Arcana to the minor Arcana — the suit of Blades, replacing the Swords in the original deck. This bit is sort of a rogue’s gallery since this section of the Swords suit is pretty depressing. The five of blades, representing the dangers of ambition: Axel Mortmain, the eight of swords, representing feeling trapped, usually features a blindfolded and bound woman: here’s it’s Jessamine Lovelace. The devastating Ten of Swords is Hodge Starkweather, pierced through with seraph blades. The seven of swords can indicate “someone behaving with less than ethical intentions”, so — Nate Gray.
More tarot cards from Cassandra Jean’s complete Shadowhunter Tarot. We’ve moved on from the Major Arcana to the minor Arcana — we’re starting the suit of Blades, replacing the Swords in the original deck. The two of swords is Tessa, blindfolded, with Jem and Will on either side, representing difficult choices. The three of blades is Cordelia Carstairs, with Cortana (I think the writing is on the other side) representing mischievous chance, and four is James and Lucie Herondale, representing familial bonds and responsibilities.
[There were a few cases where we wound up redoing a card once it had been done. The original three of swords was Tiberius Blackthorn, so you can see the image here though it won’t be in the final deck.]
More tarot cards from Cassandra Jean’s complete Shadowhunter Tarot. We’ve moved on from the Major Arcana to the minor Arcana — we’re finishing up the suit of Runes, which takes the place of the suit of Cups. Clary and Jace stand in for the ace of Runes (angelic power); Mark Blackthorn, chained to his chair, is Surestrike; Emma, Queen of Runes, is Strength; Julian, Knight of Runes, is True North, and Livvy and Ty, the twins, are Philia, or familial love.
It has been a really long while since I have updated mine and Cassandra Jean’s The Shadowhunter Tarot! The last post was the six and seven of runes. This is the eight and nine of runes. The first one is the binding rune, symbolized by Helen and Aline. The second is the rune for mania, symbolized by poor damaged Maureen. Hmm, what’s she done to Simon there…?