Behind the Cards

Dive into the lore, legends, and the melodies that inspired each card!

The High Priestess

The idea for this tarot deck sprang to life with The High Priestess card, originally meant as a singular, creative tribute. The vision was clear: Lana Del Rey, reigning from the Palace of Fontainebleau’s throne, as seen in her “Born to Die” music video. It’s here, in this regal setting, that Lana’s line “let’s go get high” perfectly merges the realms of the ethereal and the earthly.

Portraying Lana as The High Priestess was inspired by more than just her physical location; it was about capturing the spirit of seeking beyond the veil, of reaching for something transcendent yet grounded. This card cleverly plays on the concept of “getting high” — not just in the literal sense, but as a metaphor for spiritual ascension and introspection.

What began as a playful homage evolved into a meaningful symbol, connecting Lana’s lyrical narrative to the mystical journey The High Priestess represents. It’s a blend of art and spirituality, capturing Lana’s essence in a moment of divine introspection.