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Hunter x Hunter Tarot Icons [General Series]

I've never been that good at adding text to icons, so when I ran across tarot_challenge, I thought it'd be a good opportunity to have fun with the symbolism of tarot and also hopefully improve my icon-making skills.

(Edit from 2008: I apologize for the questionable quality of these icons; I've learned much about icon making since then and might re-make these at a later point.)

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00 - The Fool [Gon Freeccs]
Childlike innocence, naivety, new beginnings, journeying through life without fear of failure.

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01 - The Magician [Hisoka]
Power through intellect, control over the elements, use of talents and skills to potential.

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02 - The High Priestess [Neon]
Power through knowledge, intuition, instinct, hidden gifts, enlightenment.

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03 - The Empress [Mito-san]
Power through love, mother figure, abundance of nature and fertility, brings growth and well-being.

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04 - The Emperor [Ging Freeccs]
Power through power, discipline, willpower, confidence, ambition, natural leader.


05 - The Hierophant [Kanaria] (Thanks to lady_noremon for the suggestion.)
Spiritual power through the establishment, accepted authority and conformity, need for order, awareness of inner self and spiritual nature.

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06 - The Lovers [Gon and Killua]
Relationships, trust, commitment, openness, strong bonds.


07 - The Chariot [Kurapica]
Self-control, self-motivation, mastery of opposing forces, taking action to achieve goals, victory.

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08 - Strength [Leorio]
Fortitude, strong convictions, self-confidence, overcoming obstacles, belief in one's cause.

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09 - The Hermit [Kuroro Lucifer] (Alternate - I know Gon doesn't match the description at all, but this screencap reminded me of the typical Hermit illustration, especially with the lamp.)
Contemplation, introspection, careful planner, solitude, mental and spiritual growth, self-examination.

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10 - The Wheel of Fortune [Kuruta eyes]
Chance, cyclical nature of life, one or more events beyond human control, unexpected change.

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11 - Justice [Netero]
Fairness, moderation, balance, impartial authority.

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12 - The Hanged Man [Pakunoda]
Self-sacrifice, personal growth, following fate with contentment.

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13 - Death [Killua Zaoldyeck]
Abrupt change, end of the old and birth of the new, complete transformation.


14 - Temperance [Wing-sensei]
Balance, moderation, patience, harmony, willingness to learn.

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15 - The Devil [Red-eyed Kurapica]
Negative emotions, willing bondage, chains of one's own making, weakness.


16 - The Tower [The Cemetery Building, York Shin]
Disaster, upheaval, inevitable destruction, loss.

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17 - The Star [Bisuke]
Hope, renewed faith in life, tranquility, good fortune, new possibilities, wisdom.


18 - The Moon [Senritsu]
Inspiration and illusion, hidden depths, creativity, self-deception, mystery, contradiction.


19 - The Sun [Whale Island]
Happiness, joy, fulfillment, achievement, optimism.

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20 - Judgement [The Zaoldyeck's 'Gate of Trial']
Self-assessment, coming to terms with the past, final decisions.

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21 - The World [GI Final End] (It may not really be Ging, but it is what the end might look like and it connects back to the very beginning of the series.) [Alternate - Bisuke, Killua, and Gon at the end of Greed Island]
Completion, successful conclusion of one phase and the beginning of another, wholeness, attainment of goals, perfection.



Note

Even though the tarot icons are based on the idea of tarot_challenge, I decided I'd rather have them be a personal challenge for myself. As such, I have not gone through or posted on tarot_challenge.


Resources

The tarot icon presentation layout is based on viola_players's layout for the Yami no Matsuei tarot icons.

Tarot meanings are a conglomeration of information from Annie Lionnet's book Secrets of Tarot, this website [recced by ankhutenshi], and the information post at tarot_challenge.

And even though I didn't use it directly, this site was a source of inspiration, providing illustrations from a wide variety of tarot decks to peruse. (The specific decks I used most were the 1831/1947 traditional number tarot reproduction by AGMüller [Suisse], the Universal Waite Tarot [AGMüller, Switzerland], the Morgan-Greer Tarot [Swiss, AGM (1999?)], the Art Nouveaux Tarot [Carta Mundi, Belgium (1989)], and the Tarot of the New Vision [Italy, Lo Scarabeo].)




While working on the tarot icons, I also made some that didn't go with the tarot set.



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Comment and credit greatly appreciated, but not necessary. Please don't alter any of the tarot icons, but feel free to do whatever you want with the others.
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