Category Archives: Tarot

What Does The Deck Say? June 26 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: 6 of Coinsrv, Strengthrv, & Justicerv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 26 2014

4 of Pentacles

A man bearing a short squat crown sits hunched on a block of stone facing the viewer directly. The richness of his fur cloak and robes gives the impression he is a wealthy man of some power. His arms encircle a large pentagram and holds it close to his bosom. His posture implies if he could envelop the pentagram with the entirety of his body, he would. However, under each foot is a large pentagram and he is pressing his feet against them securely. Mounted on his crown is a fourth pentagram. He is visibly held by that which he would hold tightly. Behind him, in the near distance, are the multitudes of buildings and towers that can be found in a thriving Medieval city. He alone is in the foreground, further giving the intimation that what he holds separates him from daily life. Continue reading 4 of Pentacles

What Does The Deck Say? June 25 2014

The Legacy of the Divine’s meanings read like a reconciliation between Waite and Crowley. While purists of either system will be howling at the mingling of meanings and symbolism, the deck stands for itself and Leisa ReFalo’s meanings have proven themselves over the years.

Today’s cards: King of Wandsrv, Judgement, & Queen of Wandsrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 25 2014

9 of Swords

A person sits up in their bed in the middle of the night and covers their face with both hands in a sign of deep distress. The quilted blanket, covered with rose squares and embroidered astrological symbols is slightly gathered at the figures waist but is otherwise undisturbed. The revealed frame of the bed depicts a wood carving of two dueling figures, with one about to strike the fatal blow upon the other in a wooded scene. Above the weeping figure are nine long swords mounted horizontally but stacked one over the other as to completely fill the scene. Continue reading 9 of Swords

10 of Wands

A man carries ten long rods away from the viewer’s point of view. His grasp is ungainly and holds the rods in a fan before him with all the weight off-center, forcing him to lean forward as he walks. Though we can not see his face, it is clear the rods obscure his vision, making an already difficult task dangerous to complete. The wood rods are budding at the top with twigs. In the distance, we can see a small keep that appears to be the destination of the over-burdened man. Trees and fields complete the distant view. Continue reading 10 of Wands