The mission is how to domesticate, even dominate, even conquer, the unseen, the opaque, and the inexplicable.
The design of this card is fairly constant across tarot decks. The key characters are that of a woman and a lion, with the woman leaning over the lion. Many cards, including that of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, have the woman clasping the lion’s jaws. Some feature an Infinity symbol hovering over the woman’s head. Other decks have the woman […]
Eight of Disks The card itself symbolizes the harvest tree where hard work and skill have become fruitful and now you only need await the ripening of the harvest. This can be called the Master’s card, as mastery of a skill is depicted here; Skillful manipulation of physical material with talented fingers along with prudent […]
FIVE OF SWORDS – DEFEATTHE DREAMThere is a violent storm. Lightning strikes sword-like at a gray, hooded figure with arms raised in defiance. Falling away on either side are protective shields that have been wrenched out of the figure’s hands. The full moon casts a baleful light riding in the cloud-streaked sky, bringing a sense […]
EIGHT OF CUPS Success abandoned; decline of interest. Temporary success, but without further results. Thing thrown aside as soon as gained. Not lasting, even in the matter in hand. Indolence in success. Journeying from place to place. Misery and repining without cause. Seeking after riches. Instability. GENERAL: Weakness, broken hopes, disheartenment, resignation, necessity of changing […]
For Valentine’s day, I got a new set of cards. Here is the first card of the day. Quiet learning and meditation. She walks carelessly, lost in her thoughts among the gambling tables. With the same carelessness she strolls though brothels, and streets of ill repute; Young and pure, her eyes veiled by a celestial […]
Roger S. Wieck, Department Head of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and curator at The Morgan Library in New York, relates the story of the Visconti-Sforza tarot, the deck that served as the primary inspiration for Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2021 by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Bearing the name of two of Milan’s most noble families, it […]
Four of Swords Four of Swords Upright Tarot Card Key Meanings:Fear, anxiety, stress, feeling overwhelmed, mental overload, needing solitude, relaxation, rest, peace and quiet, sanctuary, meditation, regrouping, recuperation, hospitalisation, introspection, planning for the future, contemplation, self-protection, spiritual counselling or support. Life goes forward; there is no going back, just going again. To walk, you don’t […]
The sword symbolizes power, protection, authority, strength, and courage; metaphysically, it represents discrimination and the penetrating power of the intellect. The sword is phallic, with the sheath being yonic. It is a symbol of knighthood and chivalry. In divination, the suit of Swords is associated with masculinity and intellect, but also sorrow and misfortune. The element of air has been associated with the […]
I. Analyze and describe 5 of Cups Thoth Tarot It’s your purpose, and you define it. Fear disappointment? Did you miscalculate? Don’t run away. The experience reveals you are vulnerable. Redefine success with now new data. Disappointments are more about ourselves than others. These setbacks, like mistakes, are guidelines to keep your expectations realistic and […]
1. Image This Knight is a person who discovers the limit of reason randomly (Crowley), who represents the dynamics, creativity, and objectivity of Air elements when entering space. With a sword in this hand and a dagger in the other hand, he moves through paradise with the speed of the wild wind, the movement speed […]
Dionysus is repeatedly bitten by this tiger, but his gaze remains directed forward. The Fool or The Jester is one of the 78 cards in a tarot deck. In tarot card reading, it is one of the 22 Major Arcana, sometimes numbered as 0 or XXII. The Fool is represented by the god of Spring, […]
Look at these cards. What do they say to you? If I were getting my fortune told and saw these cards, I wouldn’t walk away from the table. If I had this scenario presented while pondering a choice, I’d go for it. It is a favorable outcome despite the battle, which you win. You are […]
A card of action; swiftness. Conveys immediate information or action. News swiftly travelling. Because the suit of Wands relates to information, look for new communication and unexpected news. An acceleration. The meanings of the Wands Tarot cards deal with the spiritual level of consciousness and mirror what is important to you at the core of your being. They address […]
The Suit of Wands is a suit in tarot decks and is part of what we call the “Minor Arcana”. Like the other tarot suits, it contains fourteen cards: ace, two through ten, page and knight, queen and king.Wikipedia The Two of Wands Tarot Card Description The Two of Wands card features a man standing on […]
The Ace of Pentacles, like the other Aces of the Tarot, represents new beginnings, opportunities, and potential–and as a Pentacles card, these new beginnings correlate to the material world: finances, wealth, career, physical health and manifestation of your goals. You may receive a new job offer, an unexpected sum of money, a new business or […]
King of Wands or Batons is a card used in Latin suited playing cards which include Italian, Spanish and tarot decks. It is part of what tarot card readers call the “Minor Arcana” Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play tarot card games. The key meanings of the King of Wands: Authority figure. […]
VISUAL ELEMENTS AND SYMBOLISM In the Rider Waite tarot deck, the Page of Wands depicts a young man wearing a bright tunic and holding a large staff. A desolate landscape stretches behind him, punctuated by three barren sand dunes, yet he does not seem lost or in distress. The man’s elegant robe is covered […]
Ace of Cups is a card used in Latin suite playing cards. It is the Ace from the suit of Cups. In Tarot, it is part of what card readers call the “Minor Arcana”, and as the first in the suit of Cups, signifies beginnings in the social area and emotional life. Connected with the […]
Key Words: Sun in Capricorn; manifestation; integrity, character. Often power is seen as influence over others. I can bend you at my will. However, within, power is the balancing act of vulnerability and strength, and bending at our own will. The four disks are set in a square representing the four corner towersof a fort. […]
Today’s card; what it’s not. This is a great example of what today’s card means. Here we have the inverted lovers. Usually one would suppose it means quarreling, the opposite of love, but no. It means love but not at total plenitude, it’s diminished. This is sometimes better than at full force. It can be […]
FOUR OF SWORDS – Toth Key Words: Jupiter in Libra; calm, centered; clarity; spiritual cleansing; integration; expansion. The tips of the four swords, all of equal strength, meet at the center of the full-blown rose. Worries have been conquered. The clarity of the Ace of Swords has been regained, the blue color comes through again. […]
Key Words: the airy aspect of earth; mastery of structure, design, architecture; great energy in dealings with the material; unshakable; prudence; meditation; physical activity. The Prince of Disks represents the process of blooming and pollination, symbolized by the many different flowers behind him. He sits in a solidly built chariot pulled by a powerful bull. […]
Key Words: the watery aspect of earth; fruitfulness; physical nourishment; overcoming the barren past. The Queen of Disks has the long hard way through the desert (background of the card) behind her and has arrived in a greener, more fertile land. She rests, sitting on a huge pineapple, enjoying the refreshing oasis, and takes the […]
Key words: the earthy aspect of air; out of the clouds into clarity; victory over moods; rebellion The Princess of Swords represents a fresh intellectual clarity which shakes everything up. She has just demolished the old altar, which explodes, sending clouds of smoke, rubble and ash into the air. When intellectual and spiritual (air) renewal […]
Key Words: the earthly aspect of air; out of the clouds into clarity; victory over moods; rebellion The Princess of Swords represents a fresh intellectual clarity which shakes everything up. She has just demolished the old altar, which explodes, sending clouds of smoke, rubble and ash into the air. When intellectual and spiritual (air) renewal […]
Key Words: the airy aspect of air; intuition, creative thinking; cutting through all entanglements; becoming free of limited ideas and models; clear perception. The Prince of Swords wears tight, webbed, green armor. He is a master of creative ideas, thinking and planning. A prerequisite for being able to think creatively is unrestricted freedom. The creative […]
Key Words: the watery aspect of air; cutting through old masks and roles; clarity; rational, intellectual, logical, objective. Setting aside your masks, renouncing the security offered by playing familiar roles means the voluntary giving-up of habitual defense mechanisms. By using the sword of penetrating insight you come to recognize that the masks you wear not […]
Key Words: the fiery aspect of air; goal-oriented, ambition, flexible intellectual powers; passion, vehemence. The Knight of Swords in his gold-green armor goes hunting, riding at full gallop, the embodiment of his goal-oriented mental activity. He knows where he is bound, and will not rest until he arrives at his destination. He has remarkable powers […]
Key Words: the earth aspect of water; emotional freedom; jealousy conquered; trust in the self. The Princess of Cups is represented as a dancing figure. She is free, not imprisoned by emotions; for a swan, rising above her head, shows the independence and freedom she has gained. She has cast off the bonds of possessiveness […]
Key Words: the watery aspect of water; as above, so below; emotions shown openly; motherhood; emotional integrity. The Queen’s form is enclosed in light-beams, so you only see her if you look closely. He r being cannot be understood intellectually. You must feel and sense it. She is shrouded in mystery and if you wish […]
Key Words: the earthy aspect of fire; being freed from fear; new beginning; optimism; increased perception. The fear is conquered! The Princess of Wands, naked, open, unprotected, has vanquished the tiger of fear (see The Fool). He r staff bears the symbol of the Sun. The feathers on her head indicate her increased perception and […]
Key Words: the fiery aspect of fire; dynamic forward motion; increased insight; coming changes. The Knight of Wands symbolizes the mastery of growth and inner development. In his left hand is the burning torch (see Ace of Wands) with which he burns away all negativity which stands in his way. He has taken on the […]
Key Words: highly discriminating or discerning; open to criticism; critical self-analysis. The central part of the card is enveloped by the stylized body of the star-goddes Nuith. She spreads night over the heavens in order to provide a background for the stars. During the day, she is once again swallowed up by the sun. Her […]
Orquídea want’s a flower shop. She has one more hurdle to cross. If we look at her cards, we would say they are good. They are great. She has a good foundation early in life, mostly due to her dedicated parents. Most of her battles have passed, but she is wounded. If all goes well, […]
Key Words: Pisces; final testing; wrong turns, illusion; burning off karma; interaction or struggle with the subconscious; threshold to new levels of consciousness. The moon here is the waning moon. It is in the process of diving further and deeper into the darker realms of the soul. It is the time of final, and often […]
Key Words: Aquarius; inspiration, crystallization, self-recognition, radiating, clear vision, trust in the self; connection to universal intelligence. This card represents a beautiful process. Cosmic inspiration of the highest nature is received and made manifest on the material plane. The card is ruled by Aquarius. The medium, or water carrier in this process, is represented by […]
Key Words: Mars; far-reaching inner transformation; healing; the old is destroyed to make room for the new; spiritual renewal; self-knowledge. The power of the consuming, purifying fire destroys the old and sweeps it away. Nothing is spared; the tower of the ego will be shaken to its very foundations. Anything you attempt to cling to […]
Hard work pays off. That’s what her mother told her. She was also named Orquidea. She passed away ten years ago. She was an employee that rose to become executive housekeeper of a large hotel. Quite an achievement for a woman in her days. Orquidea doesn’t look down on hospitality work, it’s just that her […]
Indications: There may be people who »demonize« you, make you out to be the devil. Meet them with humor and lightness. Accept what Life gives you. Keep your feet on the ground!
The situation is at a stalemate: there is no more room
The card is a representation of divine intoxication,
you can’t always be nice, because then those that aren’t, will take advantage of you.
It is a symbol of wholeness, in constant motion yet unchanging in its completeness.
They don’t want to leave their homes. Their families have been here for a long time. From before the queen.
Accept your aloneness!
they have work pleasing the queen.
balancing only on the tip of the sword.
This card refers generally to imminent new beginnings.
Key Words: Gemini; love, attraction, approaching, connection, union of opposites through Love; becoming conscious through relationship. The card shows the marriage of the Emperor and Empress. The ceremony is performed by the Hermit, one of the forms of the god Mercury. He is completely hidden by his robes to symbolize that the origin of all […]
This card is ruled by Taurus
Aries; pioneer, discoverer, leader, initiator; creative wisdom; great leadership qualities; urge for action, adventurousness, new beginning; fatherhood, authority. The Emperor is portrayed as a crowned man in a majestic gown. The globe with the Maltese Cross (symbol of imperial dignity) represents the unification of wisdom and worldly mastery. His throne, which glows with the fiery […]
The plot thickens
The Empress embodies and commands the feminine in all its forms.
II THE PRIESTESS
tarot as plot
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