Tarot Beyond the Basics by Anthony Louis
We humans have been known, at times, to take ourselves just a little seriously. We can take our tarot seriously, too. Which we should, of course. But tarot is about balance and there are times when tarot gives us something we don't expect. Please enjoy this excerpt from Louis' Tarot Beyond the Basics.
Not only can tarot cards potentially represent the opposite of their accepted meanings, but at times the tarot even seems to employ sarcasm. For example, one day my wife phoned to say that a restaurant near her office was offering for take-out one of my favorite dishes, stuffed peppers. Because this establishment
Your Tarot Your Way by Barbara Moore
The Court cards represent people. Mostly. And because of that, they can be complicated. Not so much complicated to under- stand as complicated to know when to interpret them as the querent or as another person. To interpret the Court cards, you will rely on, first, understanding them and then on both context and intuition. In the pages that follow, I will tell you what I think these cards mean. Here I will tell you that sometimes I ignore all that because I know that the Queen of Wands represents my client’s Uncle Hank (physical gender is irrelevant in tarot ... it’s all metaphor).
With the Court cards, it is easier to understand the ranks
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot by Sasha Graham
You can hear or read something many times and not "get it." Until that one time when you do. Maybe it was the way it was said. Maybe your brain was poised to receive. Whatever the case, Graham, in her incredible book on the Rider Waite Smith Tarot, helped me understand the importance of Freemasonry's influence on tarot. I hope you enjoy this excerpt as much as I did.
The Golden Dawn’s structural forefather is Freemasonry. Freemasonry and tarot’s common denominator is a perfectly designed structure. Freemasonry’s elegant organization was a core reason the Golden Dawn existed with
Tarot Reversals for Beginners by Leeza Robertson
For those of us who calculate such things, 2020 is the Year of the Emperor. The digits in 2020 add up to 4, which is the number of the Emperor. Many of us have a challenging experience with this card because it is associated with political leadership...and many of us have a challenging relationship with political leaders, or at least some of them. The Emperor is an important and necessary energy and we definitely need to heal it by knowing that human examples of Emperor energy are not always the best examples. Maybe reflecting on our ideas of the Emperor reversed will help us understand the upright Emperor better.