Tarot

Tarot: theory and practice

The Four Worlds and Three Pillars spread

Written by  on June 22, 2017

The Four Worlds and Three Pillars spread

Although, generally, I prefer the quick and simple spreads, 3 up to 7 cards, sometimes, some specific and complex questions, requires some more in-depth analyses.
This 12 cards spread is highly recommended in personal development, so-called ‘spiritual’ matters, but it’s also a good choice to obtain detailed answer to any specific question regardless its subject. Read more…

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The Lovers – analyze

Written by  on June 19, 2017

The Lovers

In most of the earliest versions, including the Marseilles Tarot, it was called The Lover – singular – and showed a man between two women, above whom was a Cupid with a posed arrow.
It also may be considered the symbol of the duality of the single individual. Read more…

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The Court cards

Written by  on June 15, 2017

The Court Cards (UET deck by Attila Blaga)

The Court cards are a very interesting component of the Tarot deck and there are several different ways to interpret them in a spread.
Traditionally they were associated with human figures, ourselves and the people we interact with.
To understand how they were assigned and associated, we must go back to the traditional playing cards and their use of fortune-telling. Read more…

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The four Aces

Written by  on June 13, 2017

The Four Aces (ABT Tarot)

The 4 Aces represent the 4 cardinal points, the 4 seasons, respectively the 4 major astronomical events, the 2 equinoxes and the 2 solstices.
The Ace of Wands represent the Spring or March Equinox, The Ace of Cups represent the Summer or June Solstice, the Ace of Swords represent Autumn or the September Equinox and the Ace of Disks represent the Winter or December Solstice. Read more…

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The Tarot is a Science

Written by  on June 4, 2017

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“…the Alphabet of Thoth can be dimly traced in the modern Tarot which can be had at almost every bookseller in Paris. As for it being understood or utilized, the many fortune-tellers in Paris, who make a professional living by it, are sad specimens of failures of attempts at reading, let alone correctly interpreting the symbolism of the Tarot without a preliminary philosophical study of the Science.” – Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Image: The Crystal Tarot deck by Elisabetta Trevisan

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The Way of Tarot by Alejandro Jodorowsky, book review

Written by  on May 23, 2017

Alejandro Jodorowsky - The Way of Tarot - 2009I heard lot of good things about Alejandro Jodorowsky’s book on Tarot, then I read a couple of positive comments on different Tarot forums and specific social media groups. Finally, I stumbled into a quite exciting book synopsis which determined to read the book.
I have to admit, I had quite high expectations and somewhat I was pretty disappointed. I will explain.
But for the beginning, who is Alejandro Jodorowsky?
Born to Jewish-Ukrainian and Polish parents in Chile, Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky (17 February 1929) is a Chilean-French film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, author, poet, producer, composer, musician, comics writer, and spiritual guru, currently living in Paris (France). Read more…

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The numbering of the small cards and their associations

Written by  on May 15, 2017

The numbering of the small cards and their associations

Most of the Tarot readers relays on Numerological calculations, during their readings they add up the numbers of the cards and based on this calculations, draw conclusions, make predictions or give advices.
My concern is that practitioners do not really know and understand the theoretical aspects of the esoteric sciences and how these are all connected and based on a common, unitary system. Read more…

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Jacob’s Ladder

Written by  on March 20, 2017

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Jacob’s Ladder or the Mystical Stairway to Heaven

Regarding the ‘Jacob’s Ladder’, the original Hebrew expression is Sulam Yaakov where ‘sullam’ means ‘ladder’. In this particular context ‘sullam’ most probably represents a connection, a bridge between Earth and Heaven. Although the ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ is a widely used term of reference, in some translations of the Bible instead of the ‘ladder’ we may find ‘stairway’ or ‘highway’. The King James Bible, English Standard Version, JPS Tanakh 1917, English Revised Version, Darby Bible Translation, American Standard Version uses the term ‘ladder”, while the New International Version, New Living Translation, Holman Christian Standard Bible, World English Bible, uses the term ‘stairway’. The ‘highway’ form is only used in the International Standard Version and in the NET Bible edition. Read more…

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My prison

Written by  on February 16, 2017

my own prison

“As my life passes, I may begin to suspect that I am not what I believe. I am a being who is asleep, a being with no consciousness of himself. Read more…

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American election: H. Clinton vs. D. Trump

Written by  on November 8, 2016

The American presidential election it’s not only about America, but it will influence the whole world both politically and economically in the following years.
This Tarot reading it’s about the two options and how Americana – and the world – will look under the leading of Hillary Clinton, respectively of Donald Trump.
Humans tend to choose with them hears, not their minds.
We are always very emotionally involved and unable to think straight.
Emotionally probably I would vote for Hillary. Mentally I’m still trying to figure out how America came to this point where they have to choose between these two… Read more…

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