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Tarot Musings: Salvador Dali & James Bond

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

"Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making." Salvador Dalí

Legend has it that when preparing props for the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die, Salvador Dali was commissioned to create a custom deck of Tarot cards for the movie. Inspired by his wife Gala, who nurtured his interest in mysticism, he excitedly got to work on the 78 card deck. The contractual deal fell through due to his monetary demands but he continued to work on the tiny surrealist paintings. Dalí Tarot Universal went on sale to the public in1984 when he was 80 years old. In a nod to the franchise that started him on this incredible path, he used Sean Connery's face on The Emperor card. Maybe it was his way of saying he was skeptical of Roger Moore taking over as 007...

The deck that ended up being funded and created for Live and Let Die was Tarot of the Witches, by the artist Fergus Hall. It's a somewhat goofy deck, but maybe it read better on camera? The cards are much more simplistic and the colors and shapes are more easily read in the quick shots of a movie. Don't you kind of wish the artist had used Roger Moore's face for the Emperor?

Todays cards: the Ten of Swords and the Knight of Cups. Wait out the drama and move on, being older and wiser, to a true "home". Look at a your present situation with new eyes and a fresh perspective.

Salvador Dali Universal Tarot Spread
The 10 of Swords and The Knight of Cups


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