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What Does The Deck Say? April 04 2015

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, 8 of Pentacles, & The Tower. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? April 04 2015

What Does The Deck Say? March 03 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: The Hierophant, The Tower, & 5 of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 03 2015

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 08 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: Page of Swordsrv, 2 of Wandsrv, & The Towerrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 08 2015

What Does The Deck Say? September 24 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: The Towerrv, Queen of Wands, & 7 of Wandsrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 24 2014

What Does The Deck Say? September 13 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: The Devil, The Tower, & 4 of Pentacles. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 13 2014

What Does The Deck Say? September 06 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: The Stars, The Tower, & The World. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 06 2014

The Tower

A tall tower rises from the highest point of a crag. Unremarkable in construction except for a golden dome for the roof, the tower is imposing against the darkened sky. However a jagged lightning bolt has struck the top of the tower, knocking the golden dome off completely and setting the upper floors on fire. Two figures have been ejected from the edifice, though it is unclear if they were thrown by the bolt or jumped. The are both head over heels, though the man is looking towards the ground in panic and horror, while the woman has resigned herself to her fate. The woman has managed to keep her crown despite her circumstances. Tongues of fire are seen between the thick clouds. Continue reading The Tower