Harry Potter Tarot Deck
I started this deck in 2004. Since then, my life has been consistently tumultuous, marked by many moves and many job changes which made serious drawing often sporadic at best. However, I still hope to finish the entire deck.
All of the cards are done with only Copic markers on smooth bristol board. They are all 11 x 14 inches in size, and are completely unedited by computer, except for the watermarking and addition of text. Also included are my notes on the cards, explaining why I chose them, and sometimes my thoughts on creating them.
I have assigned the four suits of the tarot to the four Hogwarts Houses: Wands became Gryffindor, Swords became Slytherin, Cups became Hufflepuff, and Pentacles became Ravenclaw. While others may have chosen to assign these differently, this is the arrangement that spoke to me after much internal debate. This is why the Marauders are under Hufflepuff instead of Gryffindor, and Lockhart under Slytherin, etc. I have also renamed some cards from the traditional titles to fit the Harry Potter theme more.
I AM AWARE that J.K. Rowling has publically said that Gryffindor = fire, Hufflepuff = earth, Ravenclaw = air and Slytherin = water. But I started this before she stated that, and I still stand by my choices, which I based off of my personal feelings about the meanings of the tarot cards and the HP characters/scenes.
Please feel free to make your own deck with the elements/houses assigned in the 'correct' way. I'd love to see it!
My two major sources of tarot information came from these two websites: Aeclectic Tarot.net and Learn Tarot.com, both excellent resources.
Want to buy a deck?
This is a question I get a lot. I'm sorry to say that I can NOT sell any of these cards, nor can I sell sets of the deck when it's complete. This is because Harry Potter and all related characters are property of Warner Brothers, and they do not approve of fans selling fan art. However, if you are interested in buying a deck, I encourage you to send Warner Bros feedback on the matter, and perhaps if enough people show interest they will decide to publish them, which would be great!!
But for now, I give you the deck in digital form. Please do not misuse them by reproducing them or using them for profit in any way.