The Sidewayz Tarot by Roxi Sim-Hermsen and Jade Storm

The Sidewayz Tarot by Roxi Sim-Hermsen and Jade Storm

Each Tarot deck has its own body, soul and spirit. While one may choose to purchase a particular deck instinctively, love at first sight, it takes time and patience to learn a deck and get into its groove.
The body of a deck is represented by its aesthetic content, its particular artwork and design. The “eyecatcher”, as the professionals call it. Once a deck appeals to our taste and standards, an emotional connection is established, and that’s how we get in touch with the soul of the deck.
The third step is the most challenging. Discovering the spirit of a deck requires dedication and conscious effort. It is about learning and understanding how each deck works and how we can make the most out of it. While most modern decks are knowingly or by simple mechanical copying are based on the traditional Golden Dawn system, some choosing the Waite-Smith, others the Crowley-Harris pattern, there are also notable exceptions. Read more The Sidewayz Tarot by Roxi Sim-Hermsen and Jade Storm

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KS Devil

Karpathy-Smith Tarot Devil

Where is the Devil? What is that force that keeps us captive? Is it an external supernatural power, or it is a dark Read more KS Devil

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KS Little Death

Karpathy-Smith Tarot Little Death

My astrological attribution of the card is Scorpio, respectively Scorpio woman and Pluto in Scorpio. A short description would be: emotionally highly charged, but Read more KS Little Death

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KS Temperance

Karpathy-Smith Tarot Temperance

The one word that describes perfectly Temperance is moderation. The moderated temperament is the primary argument to assign Temperance to Read more KS Temperance

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KS Lover

Karpathy-Smith Tarot Lover

The way of reading The Lover has changed through time, and an ‘s’ letter was added to its title. Originally it was considered Read more KS Lover

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KS Judgement

Karpathy-Smith Tarot Judgement

Filled with religious symbolism, depicting the central Christian thesis of the resurrection on judgement day, the card is Read more KS Judgement

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KS The Stars

Karpathy-Smith Tarot The Stars

It is not the Lovers but the Lover, and it is not the Star but the Stars. Sometimes a single letter can Read more KS The Stars

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KS Empress

Karpathy-Smith Tarot Empress

The Tarot deck has not three but four female archetypes. Instead of the maiden, mother and crone triplicity, there is a quartette that includes Read more KS Empress

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KS High Priestess

Karpathy-Smith Tarot High Priestess

Karpathy-Smith Tarot High Priestess
This card’s real name is Sophia – Wisdom, as in ‘philosophia’, the Greek word for Read more KS High Priestess

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KS Wheel of Fortune

Karpathy-Smith Tarot Wheel of Fortune

Karpathy-Smith Tarot Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune teach us all a very simple law of life: you will never stay on the top forever, as you will never stay down as well. Life is motion, and we all have to Read more KS Wheel of Fortune

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