Tag Archives: Strength

What Does The Deck Say? December 22 2014

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: Ace of Swords, The Fool, & Strength. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? December 22 2014

What Does The Deck Say? November 29 2014

The Bosch Tarot is a series of collages based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. It will sometimes read direct, and sometimes it reads like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives. And then there’s those times when I wonder if the cards are drunk.

Today’s cards: 9 of Swords, 9 of Chalices, & Strength. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? November 29 2014

What Does The Deck Say? November 13 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: 3 of Wandsrv, 3 of Coinsrv, & Strengthrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? November 13 2014

Strength

A woman stands slightly off center of this card. She is dressed in a long sleeved gown with a garland of flowers around her waist and upon her head. She is bent over slightly, as she is in the process of closing the mouth of a maned lion. Her left hand is upon the lion’s snout and her right hand is cupping the jaw. The lion’s tongue is out of his mouth as if in protest and licks against her right hand. His tail is swept under him and between his legs in an apparent act of submission. A lemniscate is over her head, tilted appropiately to signify its connection to her own tilted head. In the near distance are trees and hills. In the far distance is a prominent mountain. Continue reading Strength