Most of us are familiar with tarot card images that haven’t changed in more than a hundred years. They’ve become part of our collective wisdom — snapshots in time, frozen in place, permanent, and unchanging.
But the river of time is constantly flowing, and the tarot cards we’re used to seeing don’t tell the whole story. The Fool doesn’t stand on the cliff forever.
What if you could see beyond the here and now — into the future? That’s what tarot is all about, after all.
What if you could know what happens to the Fool a few seconds after he steps off the cliff?
And what if you could step into that future yourself?
Now you can.
Welcome to a new look at tarot, where you’re free to wander — and wonder — about what might have been, and what is still to be.
Welcome to the After Tarot.
The After Tarot
The premise behind this deck is simple. It’s based on the classic Waite-Smith Tarot, which was designed by Arthur Edward Waite and illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. Their work has carried tarot readers into the future for more than a century.
The After Tarot, however, takes their work a step further.
Most of the cards in the After Tarot are remarkably close to the Waite-Smith originals — but they all feature one or two distinct variations. When you look through the deck, you’ll meet new characters, and gain remarkable new insights into their hopes and fears. You’ll notice surprising new details, and get a glimpse of the ever-evolving future.
When you actually read with this deck, you can actually bring that future into existence. You can even explore more than one possible future — because you’ll be able to pursue alternate timelines, in parallel worlds, that all branch from the present moment in time.
The process isn’t for the weak-willed or faint-hearted, but if you follow the instructions in this guide, you can get your feet wet in the river of time. You can wade in, splash around, and swim as far as you’re comfortable. When you get tired, you can make your way back to the dry land of reason and objectivity.
And, with apologies to Heraclitus, you can step into the same river twice.
Come on in! The water’s fine, and you can stay as long as you like.