So, I recently completed a project I've been working on off and on for almost ten years, and I thought you guys might be interested in seeing it. The tarot, as you may know, is a deck of cards with pictures on them commonly used as a fortune-telling tool. The cards are an old tool, and many scholars have written reams about what the origins may have been, but the only real answer is that no one knows for certain exactly where the tarot originated. The tarot is not simply a divinatory device; it is a picture language of archetypes and symbols. It speaks to the psyche as much as to the brain. Tarot readings usually are the mind making sense of the images placed before it (not unlike a wordless comic book, actually), and so it has a multitude of uses. It can be used as a meditation tool, as a way to bring a complicated issue into focus through images. It can be a creative tool, as well, used to inspire a poetic or narrative expression. Archetypes and symbols are what our faerie tales and myths are made of (and I suppose it is worth noting that I use "myth" in the sense of "sacred story," not in the sense of "untruth"), whether Mesopotamian, Christian, Greek, Celtic, Native American, or one of our modern myths, such as The Lord of the Rings (on which a published deck is based) or Star Wars. The most prominent early tarot deck -- the bible of the tarot, if such an analogy isn't too ironic -- is the Rider-Waite Tarot, whose pattern is the most-commonly followed by the other hundreds of decks currently in print, and it is also the basis for my Star Wars deck. Early on, the images I used were almost exclusively found on the Internet, but now most of the images I screencaputured myself from DVD. I?m not the best at it, so forgive me if the images aren?t the best quality. A standard tarot deck consists of 78 cards comprised of four suits -- typically Pentacles (or Coins), Swords, Wands, and Cups -- of 14 cards each, called the Minor Arcana, and the 22 cards of the Major Arcana. No matter what your personal beliefs about the validity of tarot as a metaphysical tool or as a collection of archetypes, I hope you can enjoy what I've put together.