Tarot, Dishonored.

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 an odd deck.  It’s not one of the most prevalent two decks, Thoth or Rider-Waite.  It’s 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 permutate 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

Court Cards:

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 version of The High Priestess!

My version of The High Priestess.

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?

If what I wrote helps, send $5 in BitCoin to this address.

It’ll buy me coffee to fuel my mind while I write!





YusefWateef (at) Gmail (dot) com


  1. Tigerlily Orange

    I would see how the unorthodox names for the suits and the Arcana cards would make it even more difficult to learn, but then again if you don’t know any different and you are synced with the cards then maybe it wouldn’t matter. I have trouble reading for my self, as I must be a little biased when it comes to myself. Ha! I love the idea that you are making your own deck, and its beautiful so far. I would love to see more cards as you create them.


    • YusefWateef

      I’ve never tried to read myself. As far as I’m concerned, I’m awesome. I may be biased if I have to interpret my own cards. I’ll certainly post more on the cards as I develop them. Are you going to contribute?


      • Tigerlily Orange

        That’s how I have been learning to read by reading my own cards, and I have never read for anyone else. I have a few friends who are amazing readers, so I could not compete. My skills and energy lie elsewhere. I look forward to seeing your cards as they develop! Have fun creating them!


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