The following writing is a personal account of my ment of Art and Design experiences in the journey taken with the Tarot. Included this narrative, is a description of my learning process and development of an interpretation of the cards, as well as the creative aspect of this project: developing a set of Major Arcana cards. Additional descriptions of the history and use of the Tarot, ideas and opinions about the cards, and explanations of technical and creative elements of processes surrounding the Tarot have been given for my audience to create a complete understanding of my subject. This writing focuses on questions that arise in the process of leaning how to use the Tarot.

In this work I focus on answering many personal questions about aspects such as where the Tarot fits into my life, how I choose to use and interpret the Tarot, and how the Tarot is relevant to me and my work as an artist. I also discuss general questions surrounding the Tarot including its definition, uses, history, interpretations, and meanings.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 2013


David Asfah-Mohallatee

Mentor Department Affiliation

Art and Design

Access Options

Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Art and Design

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I The Magician

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II The Popess

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III The Empress

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IV The Emperor

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V The Pope

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VI The Lovers

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VII The Chariot

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VIII Strength

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IX The Hermit

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X The Wheel of Fortune

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XI Justice

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XII The Hanged Man

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XIII Death

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XIV Temperance

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XV The Devil

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XVI The Tower

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XVII The Star

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XVIII The Moon

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XIX The Sun

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XX Judgment

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XXI The World