A couple of years ago, I bought a book called The Complete New Tarot (by Onno and Rob Docters van Leeuwen). The central idea is that the two blank cards in a standard deck represent two missing cards from the originally defined deck. Through extensive research and intuition they have proposed what the two cards should be, as well as a new sequence for all (now) 24 major arcana.
I find their ideas very interesting and the ideas of using 24 cards makes several other levels of divination and analysis possible.
I highly recommend those of you interested in Tarot for its symbolism and structure or for divination get a copy of this book (I draw no compensation for this).
This afternoon I was reviewing a section in this book on the new proposed sequence of major arcana. This describes the sequence as a life path/story. I got the idea that this life path was a great fit for Star Wars. What follows is a walk through the life path, which I call S'TAROT WARS. This is my work.
Note the sequence might not be what you're used to. Also, the two rediscovered majors are added without a number. The introduction of the characters roughly follows their order of appearance in the very first Star Wars movie.
0. FOOL - C3PO (always wandering into trouble, unaware of surroundings)
1. MAGICIAN - R2D2 (the one who carries the message to Obi Wan, and frequently saves the day with his intelligence and power)
2. PRINCESS - Leia (duh)
3. EMPEROR - Darth Vader (forceful leader, father of Princess Leia)
4. LOVERS - (the Twins: Luke and Leia, who like Adam and Eve were driven out. Luke and Leia are not "lovers" but they share the same genetic material, just as Adam and Eve do.)
*. INTUITION - the hologram message (it is put INside R2D2 for him to provide TUITION to Obi Wan.)
5. PRIEST - Luke Skywalker (he enrolls as student of Obi Wan and Yoda)
6. EMPRESS - Luke's aunt? or Princess Amidala (who doesn't appear in this movie but was Luke and Leia's mother and Darth's wife)
7. CHARIOT - Luke's hovercraft (replaced later by Millennium Falcon and his fightercraft)
8. HERMIT - Obi Wan Kenobi (and later, Yoda)
9. JUSTICE - Uncle (he tells Luke his judgment that he should forget his romantic ideas about the Jedi and stay home and farm)
10. WORLD - Luke's family's farm
11. STRENGTH - Chewbacca (he even looks like the lion on the card)
12. HANGED MAN - Han Solo (always in trouble but usually at peace with it)
13. TEMPERANCE - The Star Wars bar scene
14. DEATH - Skywalker farm destroyed while Luke was away
15. DEVIL - Emperor Palatine (creepy skeleton in a robe responsible for destruction of planets and deaths of millions)
**. TRUTH - "Luke, I'm your father."
16. TOWER - Death Star (the Tower represents the Tower of Babylon - a huge endeavor/building project for great achievement, which ends badly)
17. MOON - Battle of the Rebel Base (the card shows dogs howling at the moon, reminiscent of the Ewoks who fight the Stormtroopers)
18. STAR - Battle in space among the stars with explosions of light
19. SUN - Attack on the Death Star
20. LAST JUDGMENT - Destruction of the Death Star
21. UNIVERSE - The Celebration of the victorious Heroes
Would love your feedback on this concept.