Tag Archives: Major Arcana

KS Hierophant

It has been named Pope, High Priest or Hierophant, but more properly it should be called Demiurge. The word demiurge means ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan’, but

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KS The Fool

I think that The Fool is the most mysterious and impossible to pinpoint cards of the entire Tarot deck. While traditionally the Major Arcana cards are

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KS The Tower

The Tower, the Rider-Waite and the Karpathy-Smith Tarot. Most people fear this card as they perceive it as the expression of ultimate destruction. The Tower, however, represents only

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KS The Magician

One of the most common mistakes made within the Tarot readers is to consider the Magician the fully developed Master, a position which belongs to

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An alternative architecture of the Major Arcana

Learning is not a matter of memorising but understanding. Learning begins with unlearning. One should keep its mind and options open. When it comes to the Tarot deck, it is not about the cards separately but discovering the subtle connection … Continue reading

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The Fool and the Hermit

At a closer look, there are many similarities between two or sometimes three cards of the Major Arcana. There are hidden – esoteric -, underlying connections. One of these pairs can be

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Archetypes and genders within the Major Arcana cards

The things we have been taught, the way we have been educated and cultivated, shaped the way we think. These patterns are the measure of our artificial limitations. What concerns me is that we accept and learn – memorise – … Continue reading

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