Tarot Obituaries

tarot obituary

Welcome to obituaries for the Tarot.

This a fun exercise to push your creative spirit and really anything goes.

How to play:

Shuffle, draw the card(s) and write an obituary representing the person, personality, career, emotions, appearance, relationships, marital status, family, friends, etc. based on the card(s) you draw.

  • You can draw one card or many.
  • You can write it for just the Court cards.
  • You could separate the Majors, Minors, and Courts and pick one or more from each.
  • You could even separate all the suits.

– it’s entirely up to you. The only rule is to use your wild imagination.

Note: Yes, this could be considered morbid but an obituary is meant to be a celebration of a person’s life. Therefore, the characters I write about are quite old, lived a full life and I use ‘natural causes’ as the death, so it’s doesn’t get too dark; unless you want it to be.

Here’s mine:

I used a random name generator and I decided to draw one card from the Majors and  two Minors and two Court cards. This is what I drew:

King of Pentacles, King of Swords, Justice, Seven of Cups, and Ace of Swords

Brenden Horsfall 1927-2017

Brenden Horsfall, peacefully passed in his sleep, at the age of 89, of natural causes, on March 16, 2017. Brenden was born in Yorkshire, England and when he was three years old, his parents, Oliver and Mary, moved to New York. His childhood was not easy due to the great depression but that’s how he learned that every penny counted. During WW II many in his family back in the England, were either wounded or killed and this fell heavy on his heart. The war ended shortly after his 18 birthday, but he decided to enlist in the Army as a tribute to his family. Although he enjoyed being in the Army, he had much bigger dreams. He always loved working with numbers, so it was no surprised when he applied to NYU and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. He was quickly offered a job as a loan officer at USA Bank, where he worked his way up the ladder, to eventually become CEO. He was known for his unique ideas, planning and was great communicator and acted as CEO for 14 years before retiring. In his personal life, Brenden was well known in his community as being generous and charitable and his unwavering kindness will be greatly missed.  He was an avid animal lover and served on the board at the Humane Society for 28 years. Brenden is survived by his wife, Sarah; his four children and their spouses, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Now it’s your turn!