Tarot

Who’s afraid of the Death card

Written by  on August 19, 2017

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Who’s afraid of the Death card?

“There is nothing permanent except change.” (Heraclitus)

It’s a classic Hollywoodian cliché already when the lights go out between thunders and lightnings, the Death card shows up, and you know: somebody will die, a murderer is nearby.
But the Death card really means physical death? If yes why, if not why? Read more…

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Introducing basic Numerology

Written by  on August 1, 2017

Introducing basic Numerology

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…

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The human archetypes

Written by  on July 20, 2017

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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…

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The Romany or Gypsy spread

Written by  on July 11, 2017

The Romany or Gypsy spread

There are clients who have too many things on their plate, has various issues that they are dealing with and simply can’t focus on a single question.
For these type of situations, I recommend the ‘Romany’ or “Gypsy spread’. Read more…

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The Nine of Swords

Written by  on July 7, 2017

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Welcome to the first annual INTERNATIONAL TAROT DAY BLOG HOP! Today we celebrate the global practice of Tarot and the connection that it provides across multiple cultures and geographical locations. Join us as we undertake this journey throughout the 78 cards of the Tarot.
I’m thrilled to be taking part in the very first International Tarot Day Blog Hop! I trust you enjoyed Miranda Kassidy’s article on Eight of Swords, and now, we’re tackling another challenging Tarot card: the Nine of Swords.

Vast majority of the Tarot readers consider the Nine of Swords card to carry a ‘negative’ connotation, while the unaware audience feel uneasy looking at such Tarot cards as: The Devil, Death, The Tower, Judgement, Four, Nine and Ten of Swords and so on.

My first observation would be that there are no ‘negative’ or ‘positive’ Tarot cards – planets, numbers, etc. In nature, there are three types of circulating energies: active – which sometimes is called ‘positive’; reactive – which sometimes is labelled passive or ‘negative’ and neuter – which sometimes is also called reconciling. Although we’ve been educated for thousand years to choose between two sides, to love or hate, to like or dislike things; there is always also a third option: to be indifferent – or objective. Read more…

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Professional vs. non-professional

Written by  on June 29, 2017

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Someone formulated a question regarding the ‘professional’, respectively ‘non-professional’ quality of a Tarot reader. It’s a pretty good question I guess.
Let’s start with what the vast majority believes and expressed in different forms: “Professional is able to find a market demand for the type of service offered”; “To me, “professional” means someone who makes their living off of what they are doing.”; “Anyone who lives off of readings / gets paid for readings – is technically a ‘professional’.” – and so on.
I would agree if it would be about hookers, hired assassins, or any other ‘shady’, respectively purely physical services. But we’re talking about a ‘spiritual’ service which requires a higher degree of ‘spirituality’ – awareness, enlightenment, consciousness, call it as you please. 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

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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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