Tag Archives: 8 of Swords

What Does The Deck Say? February 5, 2019

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, 8 of Swords (reversed), & Temperance [XIV].

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What Does The Deck Say? December 28, 2018

The Bosch Tarot is a series of collages based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Using a unique set of meanings that is not derived from Waite, it will sometimes read direct, and sometimes read like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives. ©Lo Scarabeo

Today’s cards: 3 of Wands, 6 of Swords, & 8 of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? September 26, 2018

Designed and illustrated by Megan Weber under the name of “Zaheroux“, this black and white deck features an animal for each card. Though there are bones in every image, don’t let this deck frighten you. There is wisdom for those who seek it.

Animalis Os Fortuna: Two of Wands, Eight of Swords, & The Hierophant [V].
Animalis Os Fortuna: Two of Wands, Eight of Swords, & The Hierophant [V].
Today’s cards: Two of Wands, Eight of Swords, & The Hierophant [V]. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 26, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? September 21, 2018

The Universal Waite is Mary Hanson-Roberts’ recolored rendition of the Waite-Smith deck. Nearly identical lining is softened by gentle coloring. Some faces have been reworked to be more pleasing to the eye.

Universal Waite: 8 of Swords (reversed), The Lovers [VI] (reversed), & Ace of Wands (reversed).
Universal Waite: 8 of Swords (reversed), The Lovers [VI] (reversed), & Ace of Wands (reversed).
Today’s cards: 8 of Swords (reversed), The Lovers [VI] (reversed), & Ace of Wands (reversed). Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 21, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? September 17, 2018

Bryan Lahr’s Wyzard of Odd tarot deck is constructed with literally images of smoke and mirrors, and has the margins lined with correspondences from other religious and esoteric practices. The oversize deck is also good for single card contemplation as the images fold onto themselves and the viewer.

Wyzard of Odd: 6 of Cups, 8 of Swords, & 9 of Wands. ©Bryan Lahr
Wyzard of Odd: 6 of Cups, 8 of Swords, & 9 of Wands. ©Bryan Lahr

Today’s cards: Six of Cups, Eight of Swords, & Nine of Wands. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 17, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? May 22, 2018

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: 8 of Swords, Knave of Chalices, & Temperance [XIV]. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 22, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? May 18, 2018

Designed and illustrated by Megan Weber under the name of “Zaheroux“, this black and white deck features an animal for each card. Though there are bones in every image, don’t let this deck frighten you. There is wisdom for those who seek it.

Today’s cards: Eight of Swords “Turkey”, Six of Swords “Dove”, & Eight of Cups “Eel”. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 18, 2018