Over the past few months, I’ve been reading up on Tarot Cards. There is no end to the various schools of thought regarding their meanings and history. I’ve been doing readings and studying with the same intensity and furor, I do all my projects.
I like to make things difficult for myself so I am using on odd deck. It’s not one of the most prevalent two decks, Thoth or Rider-Waite. Its the Dishonored Tarot Deck. My deck is a 78 cards deck that doesn’t match usual divinatory decks because the creators envisioned it as a typical deck from the alternate world of Dunwall, a place they created.
I’ve been tinkering with 3 and 6 card spreads because I’m able to keep track and per mutate what the meanings are at that number. I’ve been privately doing readings with my newer friends because I’m hesitant to try reading someone I know too well. I don’t want to fall into a Confirmation Bias, reading someone I know too well could change the way I interpret the cards.
An example of one difference is when you take a close look at my Dishonored deck you’ll see that the suits aren’t represented in the usual way. The usual suits in a tarot deck are Wands sometimes called batons or staves, Cups sometimes called the chalices, Swords sometimes called staves and Pentacles sometimes called coins deniers or discs. Here is a breakdown of how my deck is laid out.
The Dishonored Tarot
Kings, Queens, Commoners, and Jacks.
- Pistols = Wands
- Rats = Pentacles
- Skulls = Cups
- Swords = Swords
00 – The Outsider = The Fool
01 – Judgment = Judgment
02 – Lust = Strength
03 – The Man on Stilts = Chariot
04 – The Boatman = Wheel of Fortune
05 – The Witch = High Priestess
06 – The Weeper = Moon
07 – The Lady = Tower
08 – Regret = The Devil
09 – The Urchin Prince = The Sun
10 – The Twins = Lovers
11 – The Hermit = Hermit
12 – The Artist = Magician
13 – Cruelty = Justice
14 – The Governess = Temperance
15 – Nobility = The Star
16 – The High Overseer = Hierophant
17 – The Drowned Man = Hanged Man
18 – The Lord Regent = Emperor
19 – The Empress = Empress
20 – The World = The World
21 – Death = Death
I’m in the process of developing my own Tarot deck to be printed. I am looking for pics that will make excellent tarot cards. If you have a few pics you’d like to try and work into my tarot deck leave a comment and a link to the picture. If you want to know what the general meanings of each card are so you can decide if your picture fits one, check out the card meanings here -> http://www.ata-tarot.com/resource/cards/
My goal is to have multiple options for each card, don’t worry about suggesting your picture for cards that have already been suggested. Nothings written in stone so feel free to let me know what you think. Do you have books or web pages you’d suggest?