Tarot In Plain Sight
June 27, 2008 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Tarot In Plain Sight
After many discussions about the Tarot back in my hermitosis days, I've made my own site. Arcanalogue gathers all the most evocative and inspiring things that I find online (mostly MetaFilter, of course) and re-interprets them through the centuries-old eyes of the Major and Minor Arcana.

Here's a gallery of the cards I've covered so far. I've also written an introduction that explains a little about how the Tarot cards work and how the system's flaws and spotty history actually make it more useful.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Yay!!! I've been really enjoying these: you're doing a bang-up job with the interpretation and selection. I think the silver swan may be my favorite yet!!! I would honestly love to get these as cards when the set is finished.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:27 PM on June 27, 2008

Good heavens sir, do you not realize that augury and fortune telling are contrary to science AND the Bible?!

Of course I do but jest. Check it out, you can link this too.
posted by nanojath at 7:21 PM on June 27, 2008

I like the idea of the cards being archetypal, like platforms that you can inject new, modern visual elements into. I'm glad you're trying to flesh that out. It feels like something new, and not just 'the ace of wands - now as a fountain pen!'
posted by thankyoujohnnyfever at 10:22 AM on June 28, 2008

very cool.
posted by jammy at 7:23 AM on June 30, 2008

I forsee another vote being added to this project. Wooooooo....
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:08 PM on June 30, 2008

It feels like it looks a bit different from the last time I saw it. You always find the neatest pictures.
posted by kkokkodalk at 8:07 AM on July 1, 2008

Thanks so much for all your hard work. Although I am kind of sad it is complete.
posted by saucysault at 7:31 PM on January 7, 2009

I just started a new cycle this week. En avant!
posted by hermitosis at 7:24 PM on February 8, 2009

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