No one knows for certain when the Tarot first appeared in history, as it had to be hidden in secret parlor rooms for its heretical underpinnings, at a time when the rigid religious authority condemned anything even remotely resembling the 'occult'. It is believed to have first appeared somewhere in Europe during the Dark Ages, but from that darkness, no written record has ever emerged.
Centuries later, in the new light of the Renaissance, the Tarot emerged in game rooms of the nobility and European Royal Courts. It was always disguised in acceptable icons of those times (still today depicted throughout the deck). Most often it was utilized in card games or as superfluous entertainment, concealing its true wisdom from all those who were unwilling to even consider its archetypal 'activation' codes and embedded meanings.
Even today, standardized Tarot decks revolve around the kingdoms of feudal kings and queens, princes and princesses and outdated authority figures who no longer represent our contemporary societies. The universal significance of those time worn archetypes not withstanding, I believe the hour has arrived for a new approach to this incredible tool of self-mastery and discovery … and yes, even divination.
Honoring the wisdom of what has for centuries been portrayed in the Tarot pantheon, my intention in creating the Sirian Starseed Tarot was to abandon the restraints of past authority structures and the icons of their influence, and instead bring to light new perspectives upon its theater of characters - and the energies they represent. I wanted to illuminate the Starseed's journey through physical reality, at a time when we have begun to recognize that we are born to the Earth as starseed from beyond… and that back to the light we do consciously return, in that immortal passage of souls reincarnating … souls climbing the spiral of light. I wanted to address the questions that face us now, as we move through the Great Shift of Ages, and begin to remember who we truly are.
Drawing upon the timeless wisdom and multi-dimensional awareness of the Sirian High Council, who have shown us the way of our own ascension, I sought out the artist who would help me weave the tapestry of this passage with the power and beauty I see through the psychic eye. I found her in the talented visionary, Alysa Bartha, my partner for this project, and a true starseed sister. In joining with me to co-create the Sirian Starseed Tarot – a tool for higher consciousness and soul awakening – she has poured her love and dedication into the vibrations of light that emanate through these cards: from the collective Oversoul of Sirian light beings, through both our souls … into yours.
Our process has been an extraordinary passage. Each key presented here has been carved from the mountain of experience we both bring to the adventure and the challenge of re-designing the Tarot into its rightful place as a new starseed tool of awakening. Honoring the wisdom that is held within those parameters of the past, we bring you our perspective of a new vision to be explored and held sacred.
Whether you are an experienced Tarot practitioner, or whether this is your first step into this mystical realm of the Tarot's archetypal revelations, we hope that your journey along the Starseed's path is every bit as wondrous and exciting for you as it has been for Alysa and me, and all the star beings who have nudged us along the way – opening the gates, showing us through.
In the light of Starseed across the universe, I surround you with love and the magic of being here – right now – remembering who you really are and what you came to do.