Throughout this year, the project has changed quite a bit, as I have shown with the various versions I’ve posted in this Story section.
I want to showcase here some of the progressions throughout the design process. I thought that the Magus (or The Magician if you prefer) would be a good example, because the appearance has changed probably the most amount of times.
I would also like to feature the early High Priestess card vs the Redesigned version. The older design remained the same throughout all of the early iterations of the deck, with a mistakenly incorrect House as well, Scorpio. Now I have seen both Scorpio and The Moon attributed to this Major, but the official Thoth attribution is the Moon.
I also changed the pillars by making them thinner, and removing the letters B and J from them. These stand for Boaz and Jachin, words allegedly carved on the two front pillars of the temple of Solomon. I decided to remove them because no other Majors had letters, and I wanted to keep them largely out of the deck.
I even changed the main centerpiece, to reflect the ideas of the High Priestess more, as the Moon itself didn’t feel like enough to really capture all of the life in this card.