What Does The Deck Say? May 26 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: 8 of Wands, 7 of Wands, & 6 of Swords.

Fey Tarot: 8 of Wands, 7 of Wands, & 6 of Swords.
Fey Tarot: 8 of Wands, 7 of Wands, & 6 of Swords.

By changing how we perceive and respond to those things that threaten our stability, we find new ways to mitigate those threats and restore peace to ourselves.

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2 of Cups

Two youths face each other. A young woman on the viewer’s left. A young man on the viewer’s right. They both hold large chalices, though the man is shown with his hand outstretched. The texts say he has just given her the chalice, but the posture could be taken as either giving or taking. She wears a leafy laurel, he wears a flower crown. Between the cups, starting just about his hand, begins the image of a caduceus. A vertical rod rises up, with two snakes spiraling about it in opposite directions for 3 complete turns. The head of the rod is topped by a large lion’s head, with a pair of wings stretching out from it. The youths are shown to be ignorant or indifferent to the visage. In the far low background is a tree topped hill, with what appears to be a house cresting it. Continue reading 2 of Cups

Queen of Swords

A crowned woman sits on a throne bearing an upright sword in her right hand and raising her left hand in gesture. Both woman and throne face the viewer’s right. Her robe is simple and her cloak is decorated with clouds. The side profile of the throne is decorated with carvings of butterflies and a cherub’s face and wings. Behind her in the distance, puffy clouds are accumulating low on the horizon. Above her head a single bird soars. Tall windblown trees can be seen, with a river moving at their base. Continue reading Queen of Swords

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