Belial 10: The Joker and the Happy Squirrel.

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The Joker and the Happy Squirrel
The Joker is a wild card and has no fixed meaning. It’s 100% up to you what the Joker means, and you can change its meaning as often as you like, even during the same performance. Depending on your mood (or even what you think is missing from the narrative of your performance), the Joker can mean something, anything, everything, or nothing, and may do so sometimes, anytime, never, or always. The Joker is represented by the the masks of tragedy and comedy, so don’t be afraid to channel your dramatic muse and really put on a show when the Joker turns up in a performance.

The Happy Squirrel first appeared in the TV show "The Simpsons," specifically season six, episode 19: Lisa's Wedding. I won't spoil it for you, so you'll have to watch that episode to see why this is funny, but since then the Happy Squirrel (facetiously numbered as the twenty-third trump) has become an in-joke among Tarot readers and serves no purpose except as a practical joke among friends. 

You can use the Happy Squirrel in place of the Joker, you can include it as the seventy-ninth card of the deck just for shits and giggles, you can leave it out entirely, or you can create your own meaning for it, but whatever you do remember to have a good laugh now and again.