The box I have designed for this deck will hold up to 90 cards. The document will take the space of 9 cards. This leaves enough space for 81 cards. As you know - the regular tarot deck has 78 cards.
So, I decided on a few extras.
It was suggested by several of my online people that I could include a "Wyrd" card. This is a card representing fate or personal destiny and can translate as "Fate, doom, fortunes."
I chose to depic it with a trinity:
I am not sure how one would interpret the Wyrd card in a reading - although it does seem to indicate a future that is hidden, and should remain unknown. In some decks, it is apparently represented by a "?".
For the final of the actual tarot cards, I thought I would go with the Happy Squirrel card - as created by the Simpsons. Interestingly enough, this is generally considered the 23rd card in the major arcana, but is also numbered #23. Sicne the Fool is numbered 0 and is the first card, the Happy Squirrel should technically be number #22.
But the number 23 seems to have a certain significance and is often related to Eris, goddess of Chaos and Discord.
Thus the Chaos card was born - aka the Grumpy Possum (since squirrels have never lived in New Zealand):
These two cards I am retaining for use in a give-away/competition at the end of the year - once the deck is completed and I have proofed it.
There will be one final card, but it is not part of the regular tarot and should be removed from the pack before a reading is undertaken.