Rust Belt Arcana Guidebook

Rust Belt Arcana Guidebook

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The Rust Belt Arcana: Tarot and Natural History in the Exurban Wilds guidebook is a series of essays mapping Major Arcana associations to the wildlife of the US industrial midwest. 

These stories are evocative and pensive; stories of abundance and loss.  A book about how mindful interactions with common animals can enrich our lives.  In that knowing the world around us, we know ourselves more intimately. 

A suggestion to see ourselves, not at the top of the food chain, but as a participant of the Earth’s biology.   Written by Matt Stansberry, this poem to the Earth is a charm for any Rust Belt transplants or expatriates or appreciative visitors.

Read the Rust Belt Arcana:  Tarot and Natural History in the Exurban Wilds when you…

  • Use the Rust Belt Tarot, a full 78 card deck illustrated in watercolor
  • Love the natural majesty of the US midwest and northeast, and yearn to see it honored
  • Feel like the intersection of deeply meaningful writing, the intricacies of tarot, and nature’s majesty would resonate in your soul


Softcover, 160 pages, features B&W illustrations

21 chapters, one each on a Major Arcana card

Written by Matt Stansberry, illustrated by David Wilson