Learning Tarot

Otherwise the Four Suits of Tarot Cards

Will now be described according to their respective classes by the pictures to each belonging, and a harmony of their meanings will be provided from all sources. King of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands Page of Wands Ten of Wands Nine of Wands Eight of Wands Seven of Wands Six of Wands Five of Wands Four of Wands Three of Wands Two of Wands Ace of Wands King of Cups Queen of Cups Knight of Cups Page of Cups Ten of Cups Nine of Cups Eight of Cups Seven of Cups Six of Cups Five of Cups Four...

The Tarot And Secret Tradition

THE Tarot embodies symbolical presentations of universal ideas, behind which lie all the implicits of the human mind, and it is in this sense that they contain secret doctrine, which is the realization by the few of truths imbedded in the consciousness of all, though they have not passed into express recognition by ordinary men. The theory is that this doctrine has always existed--that is to say, has been excogitated in the consciousness of an elect minority that it has been perpetuated in...

The Art Of Tarot Divination

We come now to the final and practical part of this division of our subject, being the way to consult and obtain oracles by means of Tarot cards. The modes of operation are rather numerous, and some of them are exceedingly involved. I set aside those last mentioned, because persons who are versed in such questions believe that the way of simplicity is the way of truth. I set aside also the operations which have been republished recently in that section of The Tarot of the Bohemians which is...

Some Additional Meanings Of The Lesser Arcana

King.--Generally favourable may signify a good marriage. Reversed Advice that should be followed. Queen.--A good harvest, which may be taken in several senses. Reversed Goodwill towards the Querent, but without the opportunity to exercise it. Knight.--A bad card according to some readings, alienation. Reversed For a woman, marriage, but probably frustrated. Page.--Young man of family in search of young lady. Reversed Bad news. Ten.--Difficulties and contradictions, if near a good card....

Trumps Major Otherwise Greater Arcana

The Magus, Magician, or juggler, the caster of the dice and mountebank, in the world of vulgar trickery. This is the colportage interpretation, and it has the same correspondence with the real symbolical meaning that the use of the Tarot in fortune-telling has with its mystic construction according to the secret science of symbolism. I should add that many independent students of the subject, following their own lights, have produced individual sequences of meaning in respect of the Trumps...

An Ancient Celtic Method Of Divination

This mode of divination is the most suitable for obtaining an answer to a definite question. The Diviner first selects a card to represent the person or, matter about which inquiry is made. This card is called the Significator. Should he wish to ascertain something in connexion with himself he takes the one which corresponds to his personal description. A Knight should be chosen as the Significator if the subject of inquiry is a man of forty years old and upward a King should be chosen for any...

Pentacles Queen

The face suggests that of a dark woman, whose qualities might be summed up in the idea of greatness of soul she has also the serious cast of intelligence she contemplates her symbol and may see worlds therein. Divinatory Meanings Opulence, generosity, magnificence, security, liberty. Reversed Evil, suspicion, suspense, fear, mistrust. He rides a slow, enduring, heavy horse, to which his own aspect corresponds. He exhibits his symbol, but does not look therein. Divinatory Meanings Utility,...

Pentacles Four

A crowned figure, having a pentacle over his crown, clasps another with hands and arms two pentacles are under his feet. He holds to that which he has. Divinatory Meanings The surety of possessions, cleaving to that which one has, gift, legacy, inheritance. Reversed Suspense, delay, opposition. A sculptor at his work in a monastery. Compare the design which illustrates the Eight of Pentacles. The apprentice or amateur therein has received his reward and is now at work in earnest. Divinatory...

The Recurrence Of Cards In Dealing

4 Kings great honour 3 Kings consultation 2 Kings minor counsel. 4 Queens great debate 3 Queens deception by women 2 Queens sincere friends. 4 Knights serious matters 3 Knights lively debate 2 Knights intimacy. 4 Pages dangerous illness 3 Pages dispute 2 Pages disquiet. 4 Tens condemnation 3 Tens new condition 2 Tens change. 4 Nines a good friend 3 Nines success 2 Nines receipt. 4 Eights reverse 3 Eights marriage 2 Eights new knowledge. 4 Sevens intrigue 3 Sevens infirmity 2 Sevens news. 4...