10:30 am EST, November 12, 2014

Maggie Stiefvater creates Tarot Cards for The Raven Cycle

We’re celebrating the release of Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater with a Tarot Reading of The Raven Cycle series.
Past, present, and future! See what the Justice card means and how it may effect the past, present, or future of our favorite characters.

The tarot is a divination system that uses a deck of cards to gain insight. Most decks are comprised of 78 cards divided into the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana, with each card being symbolic of an energy or spiritual truth. The Major Arcana are known as the “trump cards” because they impart messages of greater weight and significance than the Minor Arcana.

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The Raven Cycle Tarot Tour features the Major Arcana, with each stop on the tour revealing one of the 22 cards as designed by Maggie Stiefvater, and will use that card to reveal the past, present and future of The Raven Cycle series.


About the Justice card

Justice is card number 11, and represents fairness and balance. The Justice card relates to the laws of the Universe the invisible principles that keep everything flowing forward smoothly through infinite causal chains. These are laws that cannot be violated; only enforced. And the sword of Justice, double-edged as always, is ready to mete out punishment for those who have wronged, and to reward those who have done good deeds.

One of the main laws of the justice card is cause and effect. This has so many implications to the series. We all know that Blue has seen Gansey’s fate but is there something that can be done to save him? Will the events that have occurred in Blue Lily, Lily Blue effect Adam and the others. Waking the ley line has had some serious effects on Henrietta. Besides bringing the Grayman to town and Ronan to discover the truth about his family the ley being woken has had a huge effect on the characters.

Gansey is unaware of his fate but now Adam knows the truth. Given that Justice is a cause and effect card will Adam knowing change Gansey’s fate? Let’s hope so because Gansey is one of those characters that would be hard to let go of in the end. The interesting part of the Justice card is that you get what you deserve. If you deserve good things then they are awarded, without ceremony or congratulation. If you deserve punishment then it is given with neither compassion nor mockery. You simply get back what you have made for yourself. If this holds true than most of the characters should receive good things in the final book. Here’s to hoping only the best for Blue and her Raven boys.

Enter to win a Tarot Card deck from Maggie Stiefvater and as well as the three books currently in the Raven Cycle. U.S. residents only please. Prizing and samples courtesy of Scholastic.

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