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April 9, 2012

Series: The Tarot, Major Arcanum III


Rider Waite Deck sold at Wren's grove
 9 The Hermit Caution. Discretion. Need for prudence. Counsel sought and taken. Assimilation and planning. A wise guide or spiritual mentor. A time for reflection upon circumstances.The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, almost virginity. This is not a time for socializing; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. Search for inner calm. Nor is it a time for action, discussion or decisions. It is a time to think, organize, ruminate, and take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent during this time of withdrawal. But such times lead to enlightenment

March 8, 2012

Series: The Tarot, Major Arcanum II

by Deanna

On a personal note I'd like to say thank you for the appreciative comments from so many of you. As I've said, I am not by any means an expert at reading Tarot cards.These posts are meant for those of you who are interested in learning, and understanding the mesmerizing images of the Tarot. In this post we'll be addressing The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot and Strength.

5 The Hierophant or The Pope : He is seated between two pillars representing law and liberty, or obedience and disobedience.At his feet are two keys, believed to be the keys to Heaven. The keys, gold and silver, that may represent knowledge and life. Others suggest that they represent the Sun and the Moon.
 A seeker after knowledge,wisdom, ritual, routine, religious guidance and authority. Education in its formal sense, advisor Marriage. Morality.Hierophant's purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess symbolizes and connects to the esoteric with her secret, solitary rites, the Hierophant (High Priest or The Pope) is generally seen as a spiritual teacher, one who gives advice and guidance to those seeking it. This card doesn't favor individuality or uniqueness.The Hierophant is about shared feelings, beliefs and ways. However, that the Hierophant can represent those in the querent's life who preach by the book, or refuse to deviate from old-fashioned manners of doing things and being stodgy. Stubborn.Try to keep in mind, however, that those personalities orthodox types are usually acting out of fear.

February 13, 2012

Series: The Tarot, The Major Arcanum


The Sun
 Commonly known as The Major Arcanam or Major Trumps meaning, “profound, great secret or mystery” are a set of 22 cards in the tarot deck, with no suit distinguished from the four standard suits collectively known as the Minor Arcana. Representing every experience and underlying influences that man can encounter on this plane as well as hidden things existing already in the subconscience. Images are often heavy with symbolism as opposed to the Minor Arcana which relates to the common everyday affairs and matters of immediate significance. For these posts, I'm using the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck, the most commonly used deck for beginners. I omitted different aspects of the cards such as planetary correspondance or reversal meaning in order to give you a quick reference and help you to become visually familiar with each cards general meaning. This posting will include The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Emperor, and The Emperess.

0 The Fool

The fool in colorful motley clothes, pack tied to a staff, a small dog, on a cliff.
New beginnings, new adventures, new opportunities, unlimited possibilities, pleasure, passion, thoughtlessness, rashness. In the Tarot, cards like The Magician or The Hermit can often stand for the querent or for someone in the querent's life. The Fool, however, usually stands for the querent, himself- the person asking the questions. The Fool ultimately stands for a new beginning often involving a literal move to a new home, job or new relationship; starting a zero base with the

January 26, 2012

Series - The Tarot

By Deanna
 
The Universe- from Thoth Deck
  Men and women have consulted tarot readers as early as the mid 15th century, most seeking out this form of divination for one reason - guidance and reassurance on major life issues.

Tarot cards were originally used for playing cards. Playing cards first entered Europe in the late 14th century, probably from Mamluk Egypt, with suits very similar to the tarot suits of Swords, Staves, Cups and Coins (also known as disks, and pentacles) and those still used in traditional Italian, Spanish and Portuguese decks. Tarot would soon be associted with mysticism and magic towards the 18th century.

On our website, we find that about 90% of our customers for tarot cards are women, but there would seem to be an increasing number of men who are also finding comfort and reassurance from the Tarot. Consisting of 78 cards the Tarot deck has two parts:
the Major Arcana consisting of 22 'trump' cards
the Minor Arcana consisting of 4 suits of 14 cards (Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles)