Obscure Arcana

31. Punctuality

If an oracle tells you that you will be devoured by sharks tomorrow at 3:16 p.m. and 47 seconds, do not drive further inland! Humanity barely survived the last four sharknado tragedies.

22. The Woods

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today, you’d better go in disguise, for every bear that ever there was will gather there together because we have been encroaching upon their natural habitat and the wilderness hungers for vengeance.

37. Cake

The Cake giveth, the Cake taketh away. Sprinkles to sprinkles, crumbs to crumbs.

40. The Cat

Beware of naps, pajamas, buttered toast, burglars, violence between women, anarchist syndicates, hot tin roofs and water. Beware your own curiosity. Learn nothing more about cats.

35. The Zanni

Placement: The Obscure Arcana Description: Zanni is an umbrella term for the masked comical servants in Commedia dell’arte theatre, first popularized …

26. The Candlestick Maker

Gentle readers, First, an update on our efforts to rescue Anais Herschel, expert in nautical imagery in tarot and noted …

28. The Beaver

Placement: The Obscure Arcana Description: Most iterations of The Beaver card are not particularly interesting. These depict a beaver in …

41. The Godfather

A brief update: Regretfully, we are no closer to determining the identity and location of the villain known as Lace, …

29. Clouds

Placement: The Obscure Arcana Description: As it does with Wheel of Fortune and The World cards, Clouds features the four …

36. Bloody Mary

In Anais Herschel’s note, scribbled upon the envelope of the threatening letter she was reading out loud immediately before her …

24. The Butcher

Placement: The Obscure Arcana Description: Framed in a circle of brick, a butcher slaughters an animal, usually a lamb, cow …

32. The Ship

No man is an island, but that doesn’t mean a man can’t be trapped on one for the rest of his life.

34. The Doctor

You will die often, and of things you forgot to attend to while you still could.     Placement: The …