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What Does The Deck Say? December 29 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 Wheel, 3 of Wands, & 7 of Pentacles. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? December 29 2014

What Does The Deck Say? October 22 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 Wheelrv, Queen of Coins, & 4 of Cups. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 22 2014

What Does The Deck Say? September 18 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: The Wheel of Fortune, 6 of Swords, & 7 of Cups. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 18 2014

What Does The Deck Say? September 17 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: 9 of Wands, Page of Cupsrv, & The Wheel. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 17 2014

The Wheel of Fortune

In the center of the card is a circle with various symbols inscribed within. Among these are Hebrew letters and English letters alternating. The English letters spell out “TARO” when reading from the top of the circle going clockwise. Mounted atop the circle is a sphinx with an Egyptian headdress and bearing a sword. On the viewer’s lower right is a male humanoid figure with an elongated face and horns or long erect ears. On the left side is a very long snake appearing in the process of side-winding down the card. This central scene is surrounded by clouds. In each corner of the card, appearing to be resting on the clouds, are four winged figures bearing books. On the viewer’s upper left is a humanoid figure. On the upper right is an eagle. On the lower left is an ox. And on the lower right is a lion. Continue reading The Wheel of Fortune