All posts by K. Nox

What Does The Deck Say? May 29 2014

The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use.

Today’s cards: The Star rv, Wheel of Fortune, & Page of Swords rv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 29 2014

Knight of Wands

An armored knight covered by the tattered colors of his realm sits astride a rearing horse. The horse and rider are fixated on an item out of the card’s field of view towards the viewer’s left. He holds the horse’s reins in his left hand, and an upright wood rod in his right hand. The rod is budding with small leaved twigs. The visor is up, showing his face. The crest of his helm, the edges of his colors, and the horse’s mane imply they are descending from the height of the horse’s rearing. The colors are decorated with coiled salamanders. The reins bear fleurs-di-lis. A cloudless sky is mostly hidden by the figures, while in the low background is seen a featureless desert with 3 pyramids rising from it. Continue reading Knight of Wands

What Does The Deck Say? May 28 2014

The Legacy of the Divine and the Sweeney Tarot are the only decks in my stable I read reversals for. While Waite does have explicit reversed meanings, I look at the neighboring cards and the context of the query to determine if the cards in question are ill-dignified or not.  Having all the cards come up reversed is a significant rarity for me. I don’t “correct” an all reversed throw. If tarot is a game of chance, then all chances are equally valid.

Today’s cards: 2 of Coinsrv, Knight of Swordsrv, & 9 of Coinsrv.
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 28 2014

10 of Cups

The top half of the card is dominated by a curving rainbow across a cloudless sky. The line art gives the imitation of shimmering brilliance. Ten large chalices are nestled snugly in the rainbow, turned to follow the curve of the arc. In the bottom half of the card, a man and woman stand with their back to the viewer. He stands to the left of her, and has his right arm swept behind her back. They look up at the apparition with wonder and have their outside arms raised up. Beside them, two children have clasped each others hands and are playing happily. In the distance can be seen a low hill, a meandering river, trees, and a house. Continue reading 10 of Cups