What Does The Deck Say? June 05 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: 3 of Wandsrv, 9 of Cups, & Knight of Cups. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 05 2014

King of Cups

A seated king and his throne dominates this card. The throne is squarely facing the viewer but the man has turned himself and his attention slightly to the viewer’s right. He wears a cap of maintenance under his adorned crown. An amulet in the shape of a fish hangs from his neck and lies over an rich cloak that spills over the left side of the throne. In his left hand is a short scepter. In his right hand is a large formal chalice. Water flows around the dais emphasizing the nature of the suit. Behind the throne, on the viewer’s left is a dolphin. (Really, it’s a dolphin.) Behind on the viewer’s right is a ship with full sails. The sky above is cloudless. Continue reading King of Cups

Public Reading: 2014-06-05.01

Query submitted via Free Tarot Readings.

Diana” inquired: “I’m basically a new reader. How should I be approaching coming to know my Tarot cards? Thank you!

Get a journal, as plain or as fancy as you like. This is for personal notes. The thick spined ones are good for thwacking folks upside the head with. Sit down with your favorite beverage and read the LWB (Little White Book) that came with your deck, and whatever other books, pamphlets, PDFs, and websites you are conferring. Then after reading them all, down your beverage and place the cup in a safe place. Take what you can physically handle of your sources and throw them over your shoulder. Continue reading Public Reading: 2014-06-05.01

What Does The Deck Say? June 04 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: Ace of Coins, 5 of Swords, & Knight of Wands. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 04 2014

3 of Pentacles

The decorated pillar of a grand edifice stand in the middle of this card and divides the view into two portions. The top of the pillar is engraved with three large upright pentacles with a crossed circle joining them in the middle. Below the three pentacles is a crossed circle appearing as a leafed rose. To the viewer’s left is the craftsman responsible. He stands on a work bench with his back to the viewer but his work apron is seen clearly. In his left hand is a chisel applied to the wall. In his right is the mallet required to use it. He is turned away from the wall and is facing the two men on the other side of the pillar. The two men, one with a monk’s tonsure and habit, the other full cloaked and hooded, are discussing the plans of the edifice with the craftsman. The cloaked man hold the plans clearly before him, as if to question a detail. Continue reading 3 of Pentacles

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