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Etteilla’s Book of Thoth

According to Etteilla, the Tarot was created by a group of seventeen Magi under the direct guidance of Hermes Trismegistus. He wrote in 1783, that he calculated that the Tarot was 3,953 years old. Originally called ‘The Book of Thoth’, … Continue reading

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Architecture: Etteilla’s Major Arcana

Tarot became quite popular – exoteric – in the last few hundreds of years, and we owe that to the French cartomancer and fortune teller Jean-Baptiste Alliette. Jean-Baptiste was born to working-class parents in Paris in 1738 and worked as … Continue reading

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Strength (Lust)

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: Strength, heroism, kindness, greatness, courage. Power, empire, ascendant. Work of spirit, patience, resignation. Reversed: Sovereign, realm, state, republic, government, administration, kingdom, despotism, sovereignty, supreme power, arbitrary power, people, nation, weakness, defect, discordance. Divination: Cancer is the Latin … Continue reading

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The Emperor

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: principle, reason, cause, subject, stability. Insurance, persuasion, conviction, security, guarantee, trust, certainty. Help, rescue, assistance, protection. Relief, consolation. Reversed: Protection, influence, benevolence, charity, charity, humanity, kindness, commiseration, loyalty, compassion, credit. Authorisation. Divination: Mythologically, Venus is considered the … Continue reading

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Justice

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: Justice, equity, probability, honesty, righteousness, reason. Reversed: a jurist, legal adviser, lawyer, legislation, legislator. Law, code, statutes, precepts, natural law, people’s law, public law, civil law, war law. Divination: Jupiter is called The King of Gods, considering … Continue reading

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The Chariot

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: war, dissent, dispute, noise, disorders, riots, agitations, battle, fight, combat. Pride, vanity, false glory, pomp, ostentation, audacity, boldness. Violence, chaos, anger, insult, presumption, revenge. Reversed: Noise, din, dispute, dispute, quarrel, harassment, discord. Divination: Castor and Pollux (or … Continue reading

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Death

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: death, mortality, annihilation or ruin, destruction. End, deterioration, debasement or adulteration, rot, corruption, putrefaction. Reversed: inertia, sleep, lethargy, petrification. Annihilation or ruin, somnambulism. Divination: The Air, Water and Fire attributed to the Tarot card according to the … Continue reading

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The High Priestess

Fortune-telling interpretation: The card represents the female querent or the woman who is of most concern to the male querent. night, darkness, obscurity, light deprivation, nocturnal, mystery, secret, mask, hidden, unknown, clandestine, occult. Veil, emblem, figure, image, parabola, allegory, mystical … Continue reading

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The World (The Universe)

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: travel, road, walk, march, peregrination, visit, incursion, emigration, transmigration. Disorientation, rotation, circulation. Bewildered. Reversed: Earth, matter, mud, vase, raw material. Cold, often. The world, terrestrial globe, state, realm, empire. Land, territory, possessions, rural heritage. Appearance, permanence, stability, … Continue reading

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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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