Check out this amazing Futurama Tarot deck, featuring all 22 Major Arcana!
One of the greatest things about the Tarot is how well it adapts to different imagery. The 22 Trumps of the Major Arcana are universal symbols. Their meanings are so deep that the art can change as long as the basic symbols stay the same. This “Futurama Tarot” proves it!
What’s more, the symbols of the Tarot aren’t just random symbols. They are true symbols from the collective unconscious, that appear in every culture. For instance, every culture has a “Magician” in its mythology. Every culture has a “Fool” or sacred trickster. Every culture has an “Emperor,” an “Empress” and a pair of divine “Lovers.” That includes ancient as well as modern cultures.
It also, of course, includes pop culture!
That means that the symbols of the Tarot apply to any mythology, ancient or modern. We’ve seen a Twin Peaks Tarot, for instance. We’ve even seen the entire Tarot and Tree of Life mapped to the plot of The Big Lebowski.
And below, you can see a Futurama Tarot, created by Redditor jlambertstl. You can judge for yourself how successful he was!
Some people might think that this cheapens the Tarot and dumbs it down. I think that it does just the opposite! Applying the Tarot to different imagery shows how universal Tarot symbols are. It proves that they are strong enough to change form, but keep their meaning.
It also shows what the Tarot is: a map of the collective unconscious. The Tarot shows how human beings think. It even shows that human beings from different cultures and time periods are similar. That’s incredible. The more you study Tarot, the more you understand the human soul. The more you understand how similar humans are. And the more compassion you develop for your fellow humans!