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...

Symbolism

The Fool A youthful figure in the robe of a magician, having the countenance of divine Apollo, with smile of confidence and shining eyes. Above his head is the mysterious sign of the Holy Spirit, the sign of life, like an endless cord, forming the figure 8 in a horizontal position infinity symbol . About his waist is a serpent-cincture, the serpent appearing to devour its own tail. This is familiar to most as a conventional symbol of eternity, but here it indicates...

Meanings

THE MAGICIAN.--Skill, diplomacy, address, subtlety sickness, pain, loss, disaster, snares of enemies self-confidence, will the Querent, if male. Reversed Physician, Magus, mental disease, disgrace, disquiet. 2. THE HIGH PRIESTESS.--Secrets, mystery, the future as yet unrevealed the woman who interests the Querent, if male the Querent herself, if female silence, tenacity mystery, wisdom, science. Reversed Passion, moral or physical ardour, conceit, surface knowledge. 3. THE...

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....