The Ace of Cups is a card that symbolizes the overflowing of emotions, love, and spiritual abundance. Today, your heart is open wide, and you may find yourself immersed in a sea of positive feelings. This card heralds a new … Continue reading →
So, most of the articles you’ll find here are penned by Ashleigh. Despite the Virgo stereotype of being super organized and perhaps a tad anal-retentive, I confess, as a writer, I compose in free-flowing stream of consciousness over rigid outlines. … Continue reading →
Introduction Arthur Edward Waite (2 October 1857 – 19 May 1942), a name often associated with the mysterious and enigmatic world of tarot, was a man whose life and work left an indelible mark on the realm of mysticism and esoteric … Continue reading →
Tarot, an ancient practice with deep historical roots, intricately intertwines colors and numbers to convey profound symbolic meanings. Rooted in centuries of tradition, Tarot has been a fascinating tool for seekers and scholars alike, offering a unique lens into the complexities of life. In the medieval and renaissance eras, periods characterized by intricate beliefs and spiritual depth, colors and numbers held significant importance, representing fundamental aspects of existence. This article delves into the medieval interpretations of colors and numbers in Tarot, exploring their nuanced symbolism without embellishing them with mystical or supernatural elements. By understanding the historical context and the inherent meanings behind these symbols, we gain valuable insights into how they continue to influence and enrich Tarot readings in contemporary practice.Continue reading →
As October ushers in the crisp autumn breeze and the leaves transform into a vibrant tapestry of red and gold, there’s a sense of magic in the air. It’s a month steeped in tradition, folklore, and the mystic arts. In … Continue reading →
As the leaves start to turn vibrant shades of red, orange, and gold, and the air becomes crisper, there’s an undeniable sense of magic in the atmosphere. The month of October, the tenth month of the year, has a unique energy that’s closely tied to the transition from autumn to winter and the thinning of the veil between the physical and spiritual realms. What better way to tap into this mystical energy than by exploring the tarot cards associated with this enchanting month?Continue reading →
The concept of playing cards likely traveled along the Silk Road, the ancient trade routes that connected China to the Middle East and Europe. By the late 14th century, playing cards had made their way into Europe, likely through interactions with the Islamic world in Spain and Italy.
When playing cards arrived in Europe, they underwent significant transformations. The early European cards were hand-painted and used for games and gambling. The decks consisted of four suits—swords, cups, coins, and polo sticks—which are similar to the suits in modern tarot decks. These cards were used by the wealthy and nobility for entertainment.
The evolution of playing cards into tarot cards is a bit murky and shrouded in historical mystery. Tarot cards, as we know them today, originated in the 15th century in Italy. The earliest known tarot decks were created for the Duke of Milan’s family in the 1440s. These early tarot decks were used for a game called Tarocchi, a trick-taking game similar to the game of Bridge.Continue reading →
Tarot reading, a practice rooted in symbolism and spiritual insight, marries the structured wisdom of knowledge with the intuitive prowess of personal connection. This intricate balance between comprehensive understanding and empathetic insight defines the essence of Tarot reading. In this essay, we explore the profound synergy between knowledge and intuition, illuminating how their harmonious blend elevates Tarot interpretations to transformative and enlightening experiences.Continue reading →
Today’s card is from The Buckland Romani Tarot: Gypsy Book of Wisdom, along with the interpretive text from that book. Ten of Koros Traditional Meaning. Upright: Happy family life, contentment, perfect love, lasting happiness, attainment of heart’s desire. Reversed: Betrayal, loss … Continue reading →
Tarot cards are a tool for divination, self-reflection, and spiritual exploration, intricately woven with symbolism and numerology. Among the 22 cards in the Major Arcana, each card is assigned a number that carries unique vibrations and significance. In this essay, we will explore the numerological significance of the Tarot card Justice, investigating its interpretation as Trump 8 in the Tarot de Marseille system and as Trump 11 in the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS) system. Additionally, we will delve into the factors that influence a Tarot reader’s preference for one system over the other.Continue reading →