All posts by K. Nox

King of Wands

A man is seated on a throne that faces nearly completely to the viewer’s left. The tall back of the throne is adorned with heraldic lions and coiled salamanders. He wears a cap of maintenance under his crown. A lion’s head amulet lies over his fringed cloak which is also adorned with coiled salamanders. His robe covers to his ankles and his feet are shod. His hands are bare. He holds in his right hand an upright budding staff which extends to the floor before the podium. The sky is clear, and to the lower right of the card is the intimation of a hill or distant mountain. Sharing the podium with the man is a small living salamander. Continue reading King of Wands

What Does The Deck Say? June 02 2014

The Fey Tarot is the work of Mara Aghem and Riccardo Minetti. While the card names mostly track conventional tarot naming, the scenes differ from Pamela Coleman Smith’s renditions. Not all minors display the full pip count of their number. Rather, the scenes are meant to evoke the intuition of the reader rather than depend on long lists of regurgitated meanings.

Today’s cards: 6 of Wands, 6 of Pentacles, & 8 of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 02 2014

3 of Cups

Three women hold a gay meeting in this card. They face each other so that two faces are visible and the third faces away from the viewer. They lift large chalices into the air over each other as if to cheer the occasion. Two of them have flowers in their hair. One is carries a bunch of grapes in her other hand. The sky is cloudless behind them. On the ground at their feet are fruiting plants and vines. There is an overall sense of gaiety. Continue reading 3 of Cups


An androgynous winged figure dominates the card, dressed in an ankle-length robe with the sleeves partially pushed back. Ke holds two chalices before kir, and is in the process of pouring a fluid from kir left hand into the lower held chalice in kir right hand. A body of water is before the figure, and land behind. The figure stands so kir left foot is balanced upon ground and kir right foot is half submerged. A triangle bounded by a square is fixed on the figure’s chest. A circle with a dot within, symbol of the sun, is fixed on the figure’s forehead. There is the imitation of glory around the figure’s head. Large wings emerge from the figure’s back, obscuring the featureless sky. To the viewer’s right are tall grasses and flowers. To the viewer’s left is a path leading away from the water, up to a mountain ridge. Above where the path disappears into the horizon is the imitation of a flash of light, outlining the shape of a crown. Continue reading Temperance