So this is my new project: Digimon Tarot Cards. :0
I really want to do all 78 of them but I’m not sure how realistic that is.. For now I’m just doing the Major Arcana.
Starting off with “0 The Fool”.
I’ll try not to ramble but here’s a very short explanation of why I made the choices for this card that I did:
I chose Flamon to be The Fool card mostly because of the association he has with Takuya. In doing research behind the symbolism and meaning of the Tarot cards, I read someone likening the Major Arcana to the Hero’s Journey. All the characters of the Major Arcana are characters that The Fool will encounter and learn from. Takuya’s journey through the real world as Flamon is one of those very great Hero’s Journey moments, haha. Flamon without the association to Takuya is, to me, a Digimon that feels like an impulsive hero.
The Fool is the very beginning of that Major Arcana ‘story’, where the ignorant hero starts off on his adventure - standing over a cliff as though about to walk off, with a dog nipping at his heels. Obvs had to be Labramon.
Just as a disclaimer, not all the Digimon I use are going to be from the anime. It’s easy to associate certain cards with certain characters (I.E. The Moon = Dianamon, The High Priestess = Sakyuamon — too BORING) but I’m gonna try to look past the superficial associations into something a little more meaningful.
For more info on The Fool, the wiki is a good place to start: [link]
Out of curiosity, would anyone even be interested in buying a pack of all 78 cards? Was gonna go $50 for them if I did it at all. They’d be double sided. Otherwise I’ll just sell the Major Arcana cards as a tiled print at conventions.