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Pony Tarot Cards: Derpy the Fool by SouthParkTaoist Pony Tarot Cards: Derpy the Fool by SouthParkTaoist
I recently became interested in tarot cards and thought it would be fun to make a card for every character in My Little Pony. Some of them match up nicely like Trixie as the Magician or Derpy as the Fool.

Note: Yes, I know The Fool is normally numbered as 0 and sometimes alternatively in modern decks 22. Note the in the final version, after I have completed the rest of Major Arcana and sent them to print, the Fool will be numbered 0.

Here is the list of all 22 Tarot Cards for Major Arcana:
1 The Magician: Trixie
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…
16 The Tower
17 The Star
18 The Moon
19 The Sun
20 Judgment
21 The World
0/22 The Fool: Derpy Hooves
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InsaneSpyro Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
they look really nice im doing my own version as well if you would like to have a look here…

like yours there are links in the description to the ones that are finished at the moment
SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh cool, very nice.
Yeah I started working on this back in 2011 when I first joined this fandom. I actually finished all the cards last summer but haven't updated my DA yet. You can see all of them here:…
InsaneSpyro Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
nice, also the real tarot card you have here…

im going to be looking turning mine into real things rather than pictures on the net,
can i ask what they are made out of (cardbord, yugioh/pokemon card material) and did you make them yourself or did you have them made at a special place
SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Yeah I had them printed on the same material and printers they use to make poker cards and playing cards. They are printed on playing card material, and can do linen and plastic cards as well. I have family friends who do playing cards to helped get these printed. 
These are what they look like:…

They turned out pretty nice. Though at the moment working on a new set of Tarot cards, non-MLP ones. 
InsaneSpyro Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
thanks for the info & they look great printed out
laopokia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Looks like Derpy is going to crash on something...
laopokia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
(I don't hate her, anyways,)
Foxyylvisftw379 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
death would be King Sombra 
AmalgamImage0 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Persona: IcarusSkills: Light, Wind and Healing
kuronekoking Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Writer

wouldn't the doctor be IX: the hermit?


schneelocke Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Haha, perfect choice. ^^

Just curious, though, why the watermark? The other cards in the series don't have it.
SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Oh this was uploaded more than a year ago back when people were stealing my artwork. I will probably remove it later.
RunningOftheLeaves Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
What a wonderful idea! ^^
ThePoketrix2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't seem to have added the link to your Chariot card (the CMC) yet...
fennecfanatic Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is awesome! I can easily see what imagery I'd pick for most of these (especially Lyra & Bon Bon for The Lovers), but some seem very challenging. Death, Judgment, and Justice seem particularly tricky. Looking forward to seeing how you tackle it. =)
ThePoketrix2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems to me that Judgement or Justice would be the Elements of Harmony.

Wonder what the Swords, Rods, Cups, and Disks suits look like in this deck...
MarioandSpyro4ever Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Just an opinion, but you should make Cadence and Shining Armor the Lovers.
KimGoma Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so cute!
credechica4 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the lovers will be lyra and bon bon
Eleri Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really want this on a tshirt.
credechica4 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
could you make more? I want a deck
psaply Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
OH OOPS i'm dumb, i had the fool confused with the hanged man
psaply Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
beautiful art style on these! i think a whole deck would be the bee's knees

the derpy card here is my fave ^_^ the only way it could be better is if she were flying upside-down
masterredwood Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
awsome, Evan tho princess luna should totally be the moon, but she had new beginnings and had parts of her life end so noticeably. nightmare moon should so be death. gonna keep tabs on this also, its awesome!
masterredwood Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
woops grammar. i mean princess luna should totally be the moon. (forget the evan thoa crap)
alternateXan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Somthing worth considering

Derpy isnt on a journey or having new begginings, not directly inspred by divine madness, has nothing to nip at her heels (pulling back into reality) and from most of the fandom seems to be rather focused.
Pinkie Pie on the other hand has many or all of these traits, making her a more appropriate Fool.

Derpy to me (again you dont have to change this if you don't want to) is either the Tower due to her bieng a flying entity running into town hall causing it to crash- or Wheel of fortune with her sudden sometimes destructive appearances.

Either way, love the card and hope to see more
SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She was the pony the launched the journey known as the Brony fandom, everything all this in the Brony community was started by one, little "foolish" background pony. She marked the beginning of the rebirth of the new My Little Pony community.
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hyperhyperboy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
i know this is the final but wouldn't it be cool if there were some slightly jumbled falling block symbols that made something like "1+2=4"
MrVoiceMan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fool, indeed! She's so goofy, silly and (in a good way) clumsy.
soulwinds Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Isn't the number on top 22? I thought the fool was 0?
Rannva Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
The fool is BOTH card 0 and card 22, it goes in a circle and both versions is correct
LightNazoYagami Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
Is it wrong that I know about the Tarot cards because of The House of the Dead?

And is it even worse than now I can imagine Derpy mutating into that giant Sloth monster?
Chaadaev Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Fool have no number normally, cause all cards numbers are traditionally in Roman numerals, and there is no zero there.
Foremem Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
when was "the Star" added in?
my records only have 21 cards and the world in is in the stars place.
kyubiteaser Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
These cards amuse me terribly. I stumbled upon them looking for tarot deck artists and while they are more just character cards since they don't have the usual symbols (ex: Derpy doesn't have her pack of belongings or the cliff or that) they're good matches so far to the original meanings of the cards. I hope you'll continue that in future cards as well. I know people seem to think Rarity should be the Empress but seeing as the Empress is a patient, nurturing, motherly image (many times depicted as a pregnant woman) Fluttershy would possibly be a better choice. Either way I am planning to peek back in on these as they are just too cute.
HaliteAnn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh please tell me you intend to finish these, they're so epic! ^.^
Metaknight345 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
What's with the HUGE watermark? I understand why you want to have your name somewhere on the card, but couldn't it be somewhere less obtrusive? This goes for the other cards as well, of course, but this is the card where it is the most glaring.
statoose Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   Digital Artist
"The Fool."

Aw, Derpy. :(

Still, very nice. :D
SouthParkTaoist Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Fool is the most important card in the tarot deck.
Lemonsinasoup Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is binding of Isaac.
I approve.
Zolem Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
22 is as valid as 0; the place in the cycle shows what type of cycle it is and the interpretations of some cards change due to its placement.
wolfpup9404 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I guess we know that the Sun is Celestia.
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Luna, the moon; Celestia, the sun; Big Macintosh, strength; Mare-do-well, justice; Twilight Sparkle, the star; Rarity, the empress; Mr/Mrs Cake, the lovers; The apple coach, the chariot; Zecora, the hermit;-that's all I got fer now...
Rickomarr123 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Twilight the Star Arcana
MattSkysward Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
people are usualy freaked out when i say (in only ihe most royal of canterlot voices of corce) "I CAN READ YOUR FORTUNE WITH A DEAK OF CARDS AND A POKET NOVEL" this should help
Wildy71090 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012   General Artist
Can't wait to see these complete
Angel-Kazekage Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
the moon and sun should be Celestia and Luna
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