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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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6 of Disks

Written by  on February 18, 2016

6 of Disks – Reconciling/Practical
(3 of Earth, 48=4+8=12=1+2=3)
Astrology: Ceres in Taurus
Time: 1 May – 10 May
(2nd decan of Taurus)
2nd House, House of Value (Wealth)
Numerology: 12
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
3 of Diamonds (3 of Earth)

Ceres in Taurus represents the need of nurturing, caring and sharing. It will manifest as generosity, optimism and positive thinking. In order to get some, you should give some first. It’s what Pagans call the Law of Return. Read more…

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Symbols in the Tarot card The Universe

Written by  on February 2, 2016

The Tarot card called “The World” of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck it’s been renamed “The Universe” in the Crowley-Harris Thoth deck.
Eliphas Levi gave to the card The Universe (Le Monde) the number 21 and but assigned it to Tav which is number 22. The root of this problem and misinterpretation it’s the card The Fool (The Unwise Man or Le Mat) which was associated with zero, but placed at the 21st position between The Last Judgement and The Universe. Crowley, as a great admire of Levi kept this order of the cards. He attributed 0 to 1 (Aleph) creating a shift between the Hebrew letters and their numeric value. While Levi didn’t bother to explain too much this inconsistency, Crowley explained that the Kabbalistic zero it’s not “nothing”, but “Ain-Soph” which means “Without Limit”. It still don’t clarify why in their system the Hebrew letters assigned to the Tarot cards don’t match their own numeric value according to Gematria.
But the issue of zero it’s not our concern right now! Read more…

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Fenestra Tarot

Written by  on January 10, 2016

Thai artist, Chatriya has creatively fused traditional tarot symbolism with elements from her own culture and influences as far reaching as Egypt, Art Deco, mythology and Japanese manga, illustrated with soothing colors. Read more…

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Hudes Tarot

Written by  on January 10, 2016

This interesting deck by Susan Hudes was published in 1995 by U.S. Games Systems. It’s a standard 78-card deck, with Major card names, Court card names, and suit titles all following the Waite-Smith deck. The imagery on the Minors follows Pamela Colman Smith; in fact, in the placement of the figures they seem to actually be based on another Waite-Smith derivative, the Aquarian Tarot by David Palladini. The Major imagery, however, is more original and individualistic. Read more…

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Connolly Tarot

Written by  on January 8, 2016

Eileen Connolly designed the Connolly Tarot deck in cooperation with her son, Peter Paul Connolly. The scenes on each card are reminiscent of medieval stained glass associated with majestic cathedrals. Each card touches the subconscious in a profound way, and the spiritual and inspirational imagery brings the viewer to a higher level of consciousness. Read more…

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Ancestral Path Tarot

Written by  on January 8, 2016

The Ancestral Path Tarot portrays paths created by the ancestors of different cultures and times. The artist Julie Cuccia-Watts draws on living traditions as preserved through verbal and written histories and myths. Read more…

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Barbara Walker Tarot

Written by  on January 8, 2016

This deck is a mixture of the old and the new. Walker has studied Women’s History and Mythology extensively and incorporates them into her deck, particularly in the Minor Arcana. The Majors are fairly standard and traditional in design. Read more…

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Yeager Tarot of Meditation

Written by  on December 18, 2015

It’s interesting to see how some decades-old decks don’t seem dated at all, while others date themselves terribly. The Yeager Tarot of Meditation, while having some interesting and attractive cards, unfortunately falls into the latter category. Read more…

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