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What Does The Deck Say? November 27 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: Temperancerv, 9 of Wands, & King of Wands. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? November 27 2014

What Does The Deck Say? November 26 2014

The Legacy of the Divine’s meanings are 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: 8 of Wands, 9 of Coinsrv, & Temperance. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? November 26 2014

What Does The Deck Say? November 12 2014

The Legacy of the Divine’s meanings are 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: 2 of Cupsrv, 9 of Coins, & Temperance. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? November 12 2014

What Does The Deck Say? November 10 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: 10 of Pentacles, 3 of Wands, & Temperance. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? November 10 2014

What Does The Deck Say? October 27 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: 7 of Wands, Temperance, & Judgement. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 27 2014

Temperance

An androgynous winged figure dominates the card, dressed in an ankle-length robe with the sleeves partially pushed back. Ke holds two chalices before kir, and is in the process of pouring a fluid from kir left hand into the lower held chalice in kir right hand. A body of water is before the figure, and land behind. The figure stands so kir left foot is balanced upon ground and kir right foot is half submerged. A triangle bounded by a square is fixed on the figure’s chest. A circle with a dot within, symbol of the sun, is fixed on the figure’s forehead. There is the imitation of glory around the figure’s head. Large wings emerge from the figure’s back, obscuring the featureless sky. To the viewer’s right are tall grasses and flowers. To the viewer’s left is a path leading away from the water, up to a mountain ridge. Above where the path disappears into the horizon is the imitation of a flash of light, outlining the shape of a crown. Continue reading Temperance