I've been thinking, why does the alchemist even exist? Oh yea every time they make it available they actually lose money. So here's my solution.
Sometimes, there isn't much to spend gold on, and as far as I know, the alchemist has always been pretty cheap with gold, and quite rewarding as well. So my solution would to bring it back, but keep the tarot card function disabled for the times it would've been gone. So it would just cost gold, and perhaps for a motmg event they could bring back tarot cards......?