Tag Archives: The Hermit

What Does The Deck Say? May 15, 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.

Today’s cards: The Hermit [IX], Ace of Cups, & Ten of Disks. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 15, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? February 12, 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: 3 of Wands, The Hermit, & 8 of Pentacles. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? February 12, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? October 26, 2017

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: Ace of Swords “Conquest” (reversed), Knight of Coins (The Servant), & The Hermit. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 26, 2017

What Does The Deck Say? October 14, 2017

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.

Today’s cards: Ace of Pentacles, 7 of Swords, & The Hermit. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 14, 2017

What Does The Deck Say? September 30, 2017

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.

Today’s cards: The Hermit [IX], Knight of Chalices, & The Star [XVII]. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 30, 2017

What Does The Deck Say? September 16, 2017

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.

Today’s cards: The Hermit, The Wheel, & 10 of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 16, 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 25 2017

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.

Today’s cards: 3 of Swords, The Empress, & The Hermit. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 25 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 22 2017

The Legacy of the Divine is a work of art by Ciro Marchetti. Warm images tell a fantastic story across rural, urban, and fantasy settings. A visually inviting deck, it has hints of esotericism for those that are seeking such things, but those hints do not interfere with those that do not.

Today’s cards: Queen of Cups, Page of Wands, & The Hermit. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 22 2017

What Does The Deck Say? February 16 2017

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: King of Wands, The Hermit, & 6 of Wands. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? February 16 2017

What Does The Deck Say? January 30 2017

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: The Hermit, The Seer [II], & 9 of Chalices. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 30 2017