Clown Town Tarot Guidebook

Welcome to the online guidebook for Clown Town Tarot! Clown Town was the first deck I created, when I was younger and more foolish and not thinking of such things as writing a coherent guidebook. These pages are a lightly edited version of the explanatory document I hastily put together around the time of the second edition, in December 2019. I wish I could have more detail, but I’d rather move on to my newer projects, and going back to try and figure out what I was thinking is almost impossible anyway. So “it is what it is,” and it made sense at the time.

This deck was modeled after the Jodorowsky-Camoin version of the Tarot de Marseille, which you may see reflected in the ordering and some of the interpretations that follow. It’s a strange one, but I hope you at least enjoy the pictures.

The Major Arcana

The Minor Arcana

Ace of Coins

The Suit of Coins

Ace of Batons

The Suit of Batons

Page of Swords

The Suit of Swords

Page of Cups

The Suit of Cups