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Reading Is Fundamental With “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Tarot Cards

From Ursula Major to Major Arcana!

Because tarot reading is what?

Mexican artist Juanjo Cristiani (who goes by the name enjoy.mycake online) has been giving RuPaul’s Drag Race queens a tarot transformation in a new series of illustrations based on the iconic deck of mystical cards.

Juanjo Cristiani

“Since I was a little kid I used to watch Disney movies, and I became fascinated with the witch characters rather than the princesses, that is how my love for mysticism, symbolism, witchcraft, and occultism began,” Cristiani tells NewNowNext.

He ended up studying graphic design in school, but years later fell in love with RuPaul’s Drag Race. “Subsequently, art history and my obsession with the occultism led me to emulate the artwork of tarot cards with Drag Race queens,” explains the artist.

Cristiani originally planned on only giving the 22 Major Arcana cards (the classic tarot deck consists of 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana) a drag makeover, but when his project proved popular online he decided to tackle the full deck—which he says will eventually be available in physical form.

Check out Cristiani’s illustrations below which shows Bob the Drag Queen as the Emperor, Alaska as the Hermit, and Katya as the Fool—how fitting—along with other Drag Race legends.

For more of his tarot art head over to Cristiani’s Instagram and his online store.

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FORTUNE QUEENS WHEEL OF FORTUNE (Rueda de la fortuna) En el tarot, La Rueda de La Fortuna simboliza suerte, karma, ciclos de la vida, destino, puntos de inflexión y cambios. Si eres un verdadero fan de Drag Race podrás mencionar todas las referencias en esta carta sin leer el texto ni ver los vídeos. Podrás? Sin duda La Rueda de la Fortuna ha sido una de las cartas que más me ha costado conceptualizar. Decidí retratar uno de los momentos más emocionantes de All Stars 4: LALAPARUZA, al igual que los simbolismos de la carta, durante ese reto transcurrieron muchos situaciones que podrían haber cambiado el curso de la temporada por completo. Además el lipsync de @gia_gunn vs @naomismalls es uno de los más icónicos de toda la HERstory.

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FORTUNE QUEENS VII: THE CHARIOT (La Carroza) En el tarot, la carroza simboliza voluntad, control, éxito, acción y determinación. Oh Honey, en el momento que supe que tenía que hacer La Carroza lo supe: Una de mis queens favoritas tenía que protagonizarla: @trixiemattel en su icónico Jeep es todo lo que necesito. NOTE: I wasn't aware of the damage I can cause because of my ignorance in a very important matter. I apologize to anyone that I ofended with the post I deleted, it wasn't my intention at all. I am constantly learning and trying to become the best version of myself. Since I live in a country that is not the USA, the way our racism ways presents in here it's really different from there, but it's equally toxic and unacceptable. Thank you so much for all the love I've recieved and this project. I really love you guys!.

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