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Pony Tarot Cards: Cutie Mark Crusaders the Chariot

Okay, now that it is summer I am going to continue with finishing with this My Little Pony Major Arcana card set. Here the Cutie Mark Crusaders, Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo, and Applebloom, represent the Chariot. In Tarot the Chariot represents Willpower, Self-assertion, Conquest, Energy, Inflexibility, and Determination, all the traits shown by the CMC who are determined at all cost to get their cutie marks.

List of all 22 Tarot Cards for Major Arcana:
0 The Fool: Derpy Hooves [link]
1 The Magician: Trixie [link]
2 The High Priestess
3 The Empress
4 The Emperor
5 The Hierophant
6 The Lovers
7 The Chariot
8 Justice
9 The Hermit
10 Wheel of Fortune
11 Strength / Fortitude
12 The Hanged Man
13 Death
14 Temperance
15 The Devil: Discord [link]
16 The Tower
17 The Star
18 The Moon
19 The Sun
20 Judgment
21 The World
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darknessthehedgehog3's avatar

Do these have any meaning to them or are they just trading cards

AmalgamImage0's avatar
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Lunamann's avatar
Interesting concept you have here. I assume Princess Celestia will feature on the XVIV-Sun card, and Luna on the XVIII-Moon one?
Ada-Erika's avatar
Lovers would be Shining Armor and Cadence. Sun Celestia. Moon Luna. Star Twilight.
From the description I've found of the Star, it seems like it might fit Rarity. On a separate note, I'm willing to bet that Zecora would be the Hermit, and Cherilee would be the Hierophant.
credechica4's avatar
love to see the set finished
jaybugjimmies's avatar
This looks like a really cool project! I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it.
RoboKitty's avatar
I'm kinda back-and-forth on whether or not the CMC embody The Chariot. On one hand, they do have all of those traits you mentioned. On the other hand, The Chariot's rider was able to tame two diametrically-opposed beasts to pull one chariot, invoking a sense of mastery and control the CMC simply do not have...

Out of curiosity, which version of The Lovers will you be using? The love triangle one, or the Adam and Eve one?
y2kbrony's avatar
Finally an update!
SilentCarto's avatar
D'awwww! I'd kind of thought Dash represented Chariot better, but there's certainly something to be said for the scooter...
ssj-jolt's avatar
Can you do Hierophant next?

A few friends and I are working on a story involving Tarot cards as a major power source and I thought it would be amusing if the character I'm going to do most of the writing for happened to have Pony-Tarot cards... and the first one he acquires is Hierophant.
MrFahrenheit89's avatar
:iconrainbowdashlaplz: OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSH. You didn't drop this project. The princesses be praised. Cannot wait to see the rest of the set. Are you still going to do a full tarot set?
The-LoneKnight's avatar
Are you nuts? CMCs are the Tower, hooves DOWN rofl... Great work!
AllyOJustice's avatar
Love it. Can't wait to see the rest of the Major Arcana.
Do you think you'll ever do Minor Arcana just for fun?
Seanhawk23's avatar
He definitely should...

I already have RWS-based ideas of what is to be depicted that I will pitch to him soon :)

Here is an example: 4 of Cups.

In the original RWS deck this depicts a youth sitting by a tree with an expression of discontent on his face. Three chalices lie on the ground in front of him and to his right, a cloud seems to offer him a fourth which he ignores.

My take on this card (which would follow the themes of disappointment, apathy, self-absorbed discontent) shows this: the Mane 6 at a small tea table in Pinkie Pie's place, a la "Party of One". The focus of the image is Pinkie Pie, who is facing in our direction; however, her eyes look off to the side and her brow is furrowed in boredom, her mouth in a pout. The foreground would show the others sitting in front of her, facing away from us.

To her left Twilight Sparkle is offering a Dixie cup of fruit punch in an attempt to appease Pinkie but it's clear that Pink's not interested. On the table before them are bits and crumbs of half-eaten cake and three emptied cups all over, completing the image.
Jurass1ck's avatar
Applebloom? Are you Okay??
AbsolutHysteria's avatar
Awesome, love me some tarot cards
FurryXXI-02's avatar
Here's a fitting theme song to it! [link]
Seanhawk23's avatar

Another true story; Talmak over on FA once did a reading for me (the first I've ever seen personally in all honesty) and he used only the Major Arcana as the oracle cards. Leaves you something to think about :)))))

Also, did you see my Tarot Collection? It's the latest article in my gallery lol
DarthWill3's avatar
That's our girl.
13Era's avatar
Looks awesome, but...
Cannot unsee moment.
Applebloom's nose is...hitting a glass window? (Dont know how it explain better, its as if she put the nose directly in front of a window so it became "flat")
You're not the only one that noticed 6_9
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