Tag Archives: Eliphas Lévi

Temperance (Art)

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: temperance, moderation, frugality, chastity, softening, concern, accommodation. Respect, consideration. Temperature, climate. Reversed: minister, priesthood, clergy, church, religion, sect, the consultant is under the dominion of this virtue. Divination: In ancient times, Scorpio was associated with the planet … Continue reading

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The Magician

(Air) The Magician Fortune-telling interpretation: sometimes the card is considered to represent the male querent. Upright: illness, infirmity. Disorder, pain, anxiety, evil, displeasure. Damage, punishment, injury, disaster. Reversed: spiritual illness, headache, unhappy position. Disgrace, displeasure, restlessness, affliction. Doctor, magician. Divination: … Continue reading

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The Empress

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: backing, mainstay, support, buttress, column, base, foundation, basis. Principle, reason, cause, subject, fixity. Assurance, persuasion, conviction, safety, security, confidence, certainty. Aid, help, assistance, protection. Relief or comfort, consolation. Reversed: protection, influence, benevolence, beneficence, charity, humanity, goodness, commiseration, … Continue reading

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The Hierophant

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: God, the Supreme Being, the Central Spirit, Chaos. Meditation, reflection, concentration. Reversed: The Universe. The physical man or the male. The querent. Divination: In Greek Mythology, the Golden Fleece is the fleece of the winged ram, Chrysomallos, … Continue reading

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The Hermit

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: betrayal, dissimulation, hypocrisy, a traitor, a crafty, corruptor, seducer. Trap, imposture. Reversed: solitary, anchorite, occult, disguised, misguided. Politician, smart, sneaky person. Divination: Leo was one of the earliest recognised constellations, with archaeological evidence that the Mesopotamians had … Continue reading

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The Fool

(Fire) The Fool Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: madness, lunacy or folly, dementia, extravagance, unreasonableness, distraction, drunkenness, delirium, frenzy, abnormality or unsoundness, fury, transport, outburst or outpouring. Enthusiasm. Blindness or blinkered state, ignorance. Fool or madman, absurd, irrational. Innocent, simple, simple-minded or … Continue reading

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The Sun

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: Lightening, light, explanation. Clarity, glory, Heaven and Earth. Philosophical sulfur. Reversed: Fire, flame, passion. Heat, glow. Meteors. Lightning. Internal, external and philosophical fire. Divination: Pisces is the Latin word for “Fish”. It is one of the earliest … Continue reading

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Wheel of Fortune

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: luck, happiness, improvement, reclamation, prosperity. Goods, wealth, benefits. Thanks, favours. Fate, destiny, adventures, good luck. Reversed: growth, magnification, abundance, proliferation. Vegetation, production. Divination: The symbol of the maiden is based on Astraea. In Greek mythology, she was … Continue reading

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The Tower

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: misery, distress, destitution, poverty, discomfort, need, necessity, calamity, adversity, disgrace, penalty, torment, pain, affliction, displeasure, punishment, correction. Awakening, misfortune. Severity, rigidity, rigour. Reversed: imprisonment, detention, arrest, captivity, oppression, tyranny, chain, awe, subjugation. Divination: There appears to be … Continue reading

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The Moon

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: conversation, interview, dialogue, speech, talking, speaking, chatting, gossiping. Maldicence, slander, decree, resolution. Reversed: running water, dew, rain, sea, river, stream, source, fountain, lake, swamp, puddle, pond. Humidity, fog, smoke, Mercury, chaotic and philosophical water. Snow, sleet, respiration, … Continue reading

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