Learning to see.

Following artists and poets like William Butler Yeats, T.S. Eliot, and surrealist director Jodorowsky---whose film narration is perhaps the most poetic in modern cinema---the tarot has always meant something much more mysterious and inspiring. “The tarot,” says Jodorowsky in the short film above, “will teach you how to create a soul.”

With the contemporary reinterpretation of tarot cards, photographer Antonella Tignanelli, takes us to the magical world of cards and it’s artistic meaning of love. 

We´ve chosen these cards as they represent love when appearing in your reading. Here is a little interpretation. 

II Cups -  If you are single it represents a blossoming romance or the offer of a relationship with a person who you will share a strong connection with and who will be mutually attracted to you. It can also indicate a reunion with someone from the past. If you are in a relationship, the Two of Cups represents a perfect union, proposals, engagements and marriage. 

III Cups - On this card, we see three women dancing together in a circle. Their arms reach out to each other to connect their feelings (Cups). In many settings, women create and nurture the social glue that binds people together. These dancing women are a symbol of coming together in love. (Of course, these feelings do not only relate to women.)

In readings, the Three of Cups can signify a friend or the feelings associated with friendship. This card can represent the community - the network of support created when we interact with others. It can be any group in which the members feel a bond. 

The Sun - the card features blazing sun, sometimes with a face. It rules children, creativity, pleasure at heart. The sun card represents life itself, for the sun gives life to everything on earth. It suggests vitality, confidence, achievement. It is emblematic of the proverb: ‘May the sunshine on all you do’. 

The Star - This card portrays a nude female figure in or beside a pool of water, pouring from a jug. The naked woman represents unveiled truth and purity. The jugs she holds contain the waters of life. The Star is a universal symbol of hope, predicting a new happier phase of life. A gate has opened for new possibilities like good fortune, creative inspiration, spiritual growth, help from unforeseen forces, and wishes to come true. It marks the time of fulfilment. 

The Lovers  - The card includes three people. The extra to the couple might another young person or an older parental figure - which are of influence in their relationship. It is allegorically a statement about a union of opposites, whether between two people or within ourselves. The male and female figures are symbols not only of human love but also of a dual nature within ourselves. This card suggests that you are on a crossroads. 


Photography: Antonella Tignanelli 

Illustration: Matteo Guarnaccia