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What Does The Deck Say? February 10 2015

The Thoth Tarot is a Love It or Leave It deck. It can be used without knowledge of Thelema or the means by which Crowley arrived at his meanings. Or you can peek into the rabbit hole, and find a new world to explore. Keep in mind that Crowley’s Knights are the same as Waite’s Kings, and Crowley’s Princes are the same as Waite’s Knights. Why? Because Crowley.

Today’s cards: 5 of Swords, Death, & The Tower. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? February 10 2015

What Does The Deck Say? January 29 2015

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 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 Wands, Knight of Cupsrv, & 5 of Swordsrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 29 2015

What Does The Deck Say? January 26 2015

The Fey Tarot is the work of Mara Aghem. 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: 5 of Swords, Ace of Swords, & 10 of Wands. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 26 2015

What Does The Deck Say? December 25 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 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: Queen of Swords, The Emperorrv, & 5 of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? December 25 2014

5 of Swords

On a windswept plaza three men have been dueling. The winner stands with his body facing the viewer, but he is looking over his right shoulder at the two losers in this contest. He holds two longswords over his left shoulder and is in the process of picking up a third off the ground. Two other swords lay on the ground by his feet. His demeanor is smug and belittling. One of the other men is walking away from the contest with his robe slung over his shoulder. Further in the distance, the second man is facing the sea with his face in his hands. His body posture implies he is sobbing bitterly. The waters are choppy as if windblown, an implication shared by the streaks of clouds in the sky. Continue reading 5 of Swords