Introducing basic Numerology. Did you ever add up your birth numbers? 28 February 1982. 2+8=10=1+0=1. February=2. 1+9+8+2=20=2+0=2. 1+2+2=5.
Traditionally, The Hierophant, also known as the High Priest, is numbered 5 (V – Roman number) in the Tarot deck. So, some say, that would be your Tarot card. It’s pretty entertaining, isn’t it? Read more…
The Sun card is still one of the mysteries of the Major Arcane.
In the Tarot deck, there are only three cards bearing planetary names: The Sun, The Moon and The Star.
I think it’s important to understand the role, the function and the symbolism of these cards. There are two distinct aspects: one is the practical and one is the theoretical – philosophical. Read more…
The Tarot is an instrument of self-observation and self-remembering.
Gurdjieff mentioned the Tarot, but never speak about it explicitly or mention it as a tool of the “Fourth Way”.
P.D. Ouspensky on the other hand, was very interested in this issue and he has written “The Symbolism of the Tarot”, his account on the Tarot and especially on the 22 cards of the so-called Major Arcane. Read more…
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…
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…
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…
Some of the Tarot readers relays on numerological calculations, respectively numerological connections between the cards. If there are more cards of the same number, that means something.
During their readings, they add up the numbers displayed on the cards and based on these calculations, draw different conclusions, make predictions or even give some advices.
My concern is that practitioners do not really know and understand the theoretical aspects and particularly, they do not know how the Tarot cards were numbered and what is their actual numerological value. Read more…
Strength (Lust) – Active/Intuitive
Jungian Archetype: The Lover
5th House, House of Pleasure (Children)
Ruling Planet: Sun
Time: 23 July – 22 August
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. These folks are impossible to miss, since they love being center stage. Making an impression is Job One for Leos, and when you consider their personal magnetism, you see the job is quite easy. Read more…
The Emperor – Reactive/Intuitive
Jungian Archetype: The Jester (Fool)
1st House, House of Self (Life)
Ruling Planet: Mars
Time: 21 March – 20 April
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and that’s pretty much how those born under this sign see themselves: first. Aries are the leaders of the pack, first in line to get things going. Whether or not everything gets done is another question altogether, for an Aries prefers to initiate rather than to complete. Read more…