Minor Arcana Suits

Wands, Coins, Cups and Swords

Queen of Cups

Perhaps she regrets leaving her bathing suit in the beach bag she forgot by the door

Five of Cups

You cannot chop despair into a nice fruit salad.

Three of Coins

Two is a coincidence, three is a pattern… three wishes… celebrity deaths come in threes or two-thousand-sixteens…

Ten of Wands

Uh, hi, tarot blogger lady? It’s Colin. One of the ghosts? We didn’t interrupt your last post! That voice in …

Ten of Coins

You have many stories to tell. No one listens anymore.

Seven of Wands

To avoid ultimate defeat, wise Tarot readers will insist that you do something monumentally stupid upon pulling a seven.

Dame of Swords

What? No! Wrong way! We’ll be run over by massive fifteenth century carts with lift kits and fake nuts tied to the back!

Eight of Coins

In the Sola Busca version, (featured above) the carver is finished. Finished, as in pecked clean by the crows, one of which still lurks on a branch above.

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Knight of Coins

The Knight of Coins waits for orders, and waits some more, then continues to wait, followed by a great deal of waiting, culminating in a good long wait.

Three of Wands

“THIS is my stick,” she/he/they/ze says. “Mine. It is the very best stick.”

Seven of Swords

If the Seven of Swords were a squirrel, your birdfeeder would leap beyond the Reptilian Occupation* and land in downtown Post-Apocalopolis.

Two of Wands

The globe in his hand represents power, and the universality of bowling.

Dame of Wands

Defend your ideas. Burn the naysayers with the sickest retorts. Chew them out as a horse may chew on a cinnamon bun!

Five of Coins

Dickensian without the occasional lucky coincidence. It’s the hole in your purse that empties into the parallel universe populated entirely by dryer socks. It’s the word DOOM spelled out in wooden nickels.

Two of Coins

The coins are for your eyelids, to pay the ferryman to the underworld, or else he will make you sleep with the fishes.

Three of Swords

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: Three swords pierce a disembodied heart against a grey background, often in a rainstorm. This is …

Ace of Swords

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: The giant hand in the cloud has returned, now looming over mountains and wielding a silver …

Ace of Cups

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: Some say that this card depicts the Holy Grail. Sometimes it is an urn or …