# Tarot cards, otter themed ###### tags: `midjourney` <style> img { max-height: 80vh; } p.part { display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap; } #cover img { } </style> For reasons I won't go in to, I started exploring midjourney's ability to imagine otters. Mainly wise ones: [![](https://mj-gallery.com/e431e7d4-dc1b-4834-8f14-24f6b3b828b6/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/e431e7d4-dc1b-4834-8f14-24f6b3b828b6/) [![](https://mj-gallery.com/eb81a7da-15cf-4b3e-b10c-388665000fc3/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/eb81a7da-15cf-4b3e-b10c-388665000fc3/) [![](https://mj-gallery.com/c5f6590a-be24-4ce3-822b-3fa9e858c4a0/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/c5f6590a-be24-4ce3-822b-3fa9e858c4a0/) After a while I had the idea to make an otter themed tarot deck. I found a list of the cards here, with descriptions I used for inspiration for the prompt: https://www.alittlesparkofjoy.com/tarot-cards-list/ I am using `/prefer option set "card" "--ar 1:2"` which means that `--card` now means the same as `--ar 1:2`, i.e. an aspect ratio suitable for a card, the height being the double of the width. ## Cover If I made this into real cards, the box would need a cover picture. MJ made a couple of otters holding tarot cards when I was making the hermit card. I would pick one of them. > `/imagine tarot card the hermit, otter of wisom, old, wise, holding a lantern, staff in hand, intricate detail --card` <span id=cover> [![](https://mj-gallery.com/e493e353-6335-4fb8-9600-cd5f91b8de3a/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/e493e353-6335-4fb8-9600-cd5f91b8de3a/) [![](https://mj-gallery.com/802622da-a195-4535-ae76-7d2f48bcc689/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/802622da-a195-4535-ae76-7d2f48bcc689/) [![](https://mj-gallery.com/c6473e84-ebd7-42a3-aa4b-afeb127572e5/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/c6473e84-ebd7-42a3-aa4b-afeb127572e5/) </span> ## 0. The Fool > `/imagine tarot card the fool, jester, otter, stupid, innocent, intricate details --card` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/6c043cfd-1760-4bc8-8d01-1fa72ae1d6a9/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/6c043cfd-1760-4bc8-8d01-1fa72ae1d6a9/) ## 1. The Magician > `/imagine tarot card the magician, otter, wizard hat, wise, willpower, illusion, staff, intricate details --card` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/0d76f5fa-87e6-4c32-9c01-e47fff979cc3/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/0d76f5fa-87e6-4c32-9c01-e47fff979cc3/) ## 2. The High Priestess > `/imagine the otter high priestess, tarot card, otter, intuition, female, silent, unconsious, intricate detail --card ` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/9cf74ad4-a922-4588-889e-02bf4a86d95a/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/9cf74ad4-a922-4588-889e-02bf4a86d95a/) ## 3. The Empress > `/imagine tarot card, the empress, otter dressed as empress, otter, rich, feminine, intricate, lots of details --card` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/6d6d39bd-f27c-4a25-8c30-fde99af59c6c/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/6d6d39bd-f27c-4a25-8c30-fde99af59c6c/) ## 4. The Emperor > `/imagine tarot card, the emperor, otter father, athority, stern, dominant, intricate detail --card ` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/2f3bfd84-44e1-4ae9-a3ac-0c64701aa2e3/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/2f3bfd84-44e1-4ae9-a3ac-0c64701aa2e3/) ## 5. The Hierophant > `/imagine tarot card, the hierophant, priest, otter dessed as bishop, spectre in hand, old, respected, intricate detail` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/1f6d78d6-aa84-4ade-b80b-af325f69af77/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/1f6d78d6-aa84-4ade-b80b-af325f69af77/) ## 6. The Lovers > `/imagine tarot card, the lovers, two otters in love, harmonious, partners, wife, husband, otters, intricate details --card ` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/14991c6d-c77b-4aba-a826-fd093e91d739/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/14991c6d-c77b-4aba-a826-fd093e91d739/) ## 7. The Chariot > `/imagine tarot card, chariot, strength, control, otter in center, intricate detail --card` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/8505b25e-03f3-4f78-a0cd-594b494257c1/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/8505b25e-03f3-4f78-a0cd-594b494257c1/) ## 8. Strength > `/imagine tarot card, strength, warrior otter with weapon, dangerous, intricate detail --card` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/e57d2879-eb42-4c61-be8c-cb3d72f68b81/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/e57d2879-eb42-4c61-be8c-cb3d72f68b81/) ## 9. The Hermit > `/imagine tarot card the hermit, otter of wisom, old, wise, holding a lantern, staff in hand, intricate detail --card` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/109f38b9-2fcb-47a8-9300-20448305f7ff/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/109f38b9-2fcb-47a8-9300-20448305f7ff/) ## 10. The Wheel of Fortune > `/imagine tarot card the wheel, a large golden disc in the middle, small otter angels flying, an otter devil at the bottom, intricate detail --card ` Sometimes it got hard to pick which variation was best. Then I kept more than one and postponed the decision. [![](https://mj-gallery.com/3485de43-6b9c-4dd5-ac9f-bb4ac0babf9d/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/3485de43-6b9c-4dd5-ac9f-bb4ac0babf9d/) ![](https://mj-gallery.com/2e7b3f69-c73e-4c8c-9b6a-2aa5b3988cb7/grid_0.png) ## 11. Justice Sometimes I explored several prompts for a card. Here I am not sure exactly what to keep. > `/imagine tarot card, lady liberty, otter, intricate detail --card` > [![](https://mj-gallery.com/a8ccac61-29e1-43b6-8a05-ce071999df26/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/a8ccac61-29e1-43b6-8a05-ce071999df26/) [![](https://mj-gallery.com/7f51fbdb-a463-4c13-9a8a-8548a681a0e6/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/7f51fbdb-a463-4c13-9a8a-8548a681a0e6/) > `/imagine tarot card justice, otter sitting on a throne with scales in one hand, a sword in the other. fair, weighing, intricate detail` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/def84bab-4f30-4edf-b7d9-6feb6901da7b/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/def84bab-4f30-4edf-b7d9-6feb6901da7b/) ## 12. The Hanged Man > `/imagine tarot card the hanged man, otter hanging upside down in rope, intricate detail --card ` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/3f3d94e1-4f10-45cc-8176-76f110804f9d/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/3f3d94e1-4f10-45cc-8176-76f110804f9d/) > `/imagine tarot card, otter, noose, hanging, hung, hanging in one leg, intricate detail --card ` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/fc821a9f-16b2-4fd6-9007-7fbe3dc6a114/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/fc821a9f-16b2-4fd6-9007-7fbe3dc6a114/) ### variation Since this proved so hard to make midjourney make (a lot of words I tried were banned), I explored variations on the same meaning. Imprisoned otter is much easier to have it make something nice with, and being imprisoned is very similar to the meaning ascribed to the card: <blockquote> Upright : Letting go, sacrificing, pausing to reflect, uncertainty, spiritual development Reversed : Discontentment, stagnation, negative patterns, no solution, fear of sacrifice Yes or No : Maybe The Hanged Man represents ‘the waiting game’ that is often a part of life progression. Although we are rarely happy about being stuck in limbo, there are times when nothing else can be done, and we are forced to be still. This often requires the sacrifice of people and things that we would rather hold on to. </blockquote> > `/imagine tarot card, intricate detail, otter in prison` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/9c510cd5-d697-4e3c-82ac-e92031c71371/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/9c510cd5-d697-4e3c-82ac-e92031c71371/) The following one is my favourite. I can see some nice symbolism around the smaller self being the prison that gets us stuck. [![](https://mj-gallery.com/1773af77-b0e5-4309-a3a3-b6fba376672b/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/1773af77-b0e5-4309-a3a3-b6fba376672b/) > `/imagine tarot card, intricate detail, otter, prison, captivity, shackles` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/67d91d5c-4804-46ea-8204-60b1f9e9dc51/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/67d91d5c-4804-46ea-8204-60b1f9e9dc51/) ## 13. Death > `/imagine tarot card, death, otter, grim reaper, intricate detail --card` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/0fac4cad-dc96-4d20-990a-e26c66ce329f/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/0fac4cad-dc96-4d20-990a-e26c66ce329f/) ## 14. Temperance > `/imagine tarot card, otter, temperance, flow, water, health, intricate detail --card` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/228d807d-0a1f-4c94-ae20-76752fa4a610/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/228d807d-0a1f-4c94-ae20-76752fa4a610/) ## 15. The Devil > `/imagine tarot card, otter, devil, greed, money, horns, drugs, intricate detail` [![](https://mj-gallery.com/d0500aab-10a9-40eb-95f1-6c57fe94f0f5/grid_0.png)](https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/d0500aab-10a9-40eb-95f1-6c57fe94f0f5/) ## 16. The Tower ... This is where I got bored. Let me know if you continue 🙂