The words that Oppenheimer borrowed from the Baghavad Gita to reflect upon his role in the creation of the world’s worst weapon ever developed, “I am become Death, destroyer of life” come to mind when I view the Thoth version of the two of wands. The central wands on the card are crossed. They are […]Read more "Splitting the Atom: Two of Wands"
In talking about Tarot within the massive scope of the Kabbalah, the twos represent Chokma who sits atop the tree of life, under the dark sun of Kether and across from his bride, Binah. It’s hard for many of us who have a modern and more fluid understanding of gender to deal with the archaic-sounding nature […]Read more "The Lord-Lady of Love, Two of Cups"
I was not surprised to draw The Magus card today. I have been working the realm of the Hierophant, studying astrology so that I have a deeper understanding of the cards and my own “soul map.” In fact, the mental energy of doing that and making those connections for myself about my own life has caused some […]Read more "The Hidden Web – The Magus/Magician"
7. Outside Influences Somewhere between the alpha and omega exists the zero, in the Tarot, the Fool. This zero doesn’t equal nothing but it isn’t exactly something either. Because nothing has structured him; he doesn’t have the individuation of a number, he is infinity. He hovers in the time and space before the time and space of the Tarot’s journey. The zero, […]Read more "Entering the Spiral: The Fool"
The Book of Thoth Deck, US Games Systems, Inc. Crowley did a lot for tarot. The Thoth deck is a work of unsurpassed beauty in my opinion. No other deck combines the symbolic nuance with the artistic mastery in the same way. It is also controversial and causes problems at times. Crowley had very definite ideas that […]Read more "Go Get It: Passion/Strength/Lust"
Tarot of the Trees, Eight of Pentacles The Eight of Disks is a nice card to flow from the Knight/Prince of Disks (in my reading, not sequentially). There is a fulfillment to it, although it’s not the opulent ten. It’s a humbler version, like the mutable Virgo who influences the card. Don’t, however, mistake its humility for a […]Read more "The Right Path: The Eight of Disks"
While talking with Lisa Mooncat about court cards the other day, she suggested that there might be real life correlatives in our own lives to the characters portrayed on the cards. There are a few court cards for which I find this to be true. The Prince of Disks is one of them. When I see […]Read more "Nose to the Grindstone, Eye on the Prize: Knight of Coins (Pentacles, Disks)"