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The Impossible Machine
The four suits of the modern
deck of cards are in
fact based upon the
suits of the Tarot.

Hearts corresponds
with Cups,
Clubs with Rods,
Diamonds with
Coins, and
Spades with

Clearly there is a
deep underlying
symbolism, reflected
graphically, in terms of color
as well as in the assumed
forms, that was worth
repeating in a new system.

Links to entries on specific suits
are on the left.
Hearts suit
Clubs suit
Diamonds suit
Spades suit