Tag Archives: The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

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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The Hanged Man

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: prudence, discretion, wisdom, circumspection, retention, discernment, pensions, provision. Foreword, prediction, prophet. Reversed: country, legislator, the political body, population, generation. Divination: The symbol of the scales is based on the Scales of Justice held by Themis, the Greek … Continue reading

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The Star

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: despoiling, deprivation, poverty, abandonment, analysis, extract, verification, sorting, separation, depredation, stripping, theft, losses, lack of relief. Reversed: air, wind, storm, atmosphere, climate, dryness, sky, stars. Birds, subtle, volatile, tone. Manner, affectation, lap, pace, physiognomy, resemblance. Waves = … Continue reading

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Judgement (The Aeon)

Fortune-telling interpretation: Upright: judgment, devotion, intelligence, conception, reason, common sense. Reasoning, comparison. Point of view, clue, though. Opinion, sentiment, dissolution. Reversed: arrest, decree, deliberation, decision, weak spirit, pusillanimity. Simplicity. Divination: The Sun is the star at the centre of the … Continue reading

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