The Tarot thread

I’ll start with the 4 of swords:

Meaning according to A.E. Waite: The effigy of a knight in the attitude of prayer, at full length upon his tomb.

Divinatory Meanings:
Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit’s repose, exile, tomb and coffin. It is these last that have suggested the design.

Reversed: Wise administration, circumspection, economy, avarice, precaution, testament.

Additional meanings:
A bad card, but if reversed a qualified success may be expected by wise administration of affairs.

Reversed: A certain success following wise administration.

Now I wonder who asked for this thread Dreamy.:smiley:

I will help out as usual.
A card for me please:lol:

For you a Major Arcana:

  1. Temperance. The winged figure of a female - who, in opposition to all doctrine concerning the hierarchy of angels, is usually allocated to this order of ministering spirits - is pouring liquid from one pitcher to another.
    In his last work on the Tarot, Dr. Papus abandons the traditional form and depicts a woman wearing an Egyptian head-dress. The first thing which seems clear on the surface is that the entire symbol has no especial connexion with Temperance, and the fact that this designation has always obtained for the card offers a very obvious instance of a meaning behind meaning, which is the title in chief to consideration in respect of the Tarot as a whole.

Inner Symbolism of the Tarot Temperance Card
A winged angel, with the sign of the sun upon his forehead and on his breast the square and triangle of the septenary. I speak of him in the masculine sense, but the figure is neither male nor female. It is held to be pouring the essences of life from chalice to chalice. It has one foot upon the earth and one upon waters, thus illustrating the nature of the essences.
A direct path goes up to certain heights on the verge of the horizon, and above there is a great light, through which a crown is seen vaguely. Hereof is some part of the Secret of Eternal Life, as it is possible to man in his incarnation. All the conventional emblems are renounced herein.

   So also are the conventional meanings, which refer to changes in the seasons, perpetual movement of life and even the combination of ideas. It is, moreover, untrue to say that the figure symbolizes the genius of the sun, though it is the analogy of solar light, realized in the third part of our human triplicity.

   It is called Temperance fantastically, because, when the rule of it obtains in our consciousness, it tempers, combines and harmonises the psychic and material natures. Under that rule we know in our rational part something of whence we came and whither we are going.

Divinatory Meaning of the Tarot Temperance Card
Economy, moderation, frugality, management, accommodation.

Reversed: Things connected with churches, religions, sects, the priesthood, sometimes even the priest who will marry the Querent; also disunion, unfortunate combinations, competing interests.

Thank you Dreamy:lol:
I will do yours later.
Let some others ask.:slight_smile:

All definitions are from A.E. Waite and the pack used is the Waite/Rider pack.

Mine had better be good; I had a run of bad ones which reflected the health issues I got.

I will get them out later.
Good month for Tarot is January.

You have to post a picture of the card, though, so everyone can see.

How does this work? Do we ask for a card?

Yes, ask and I’ll randomly select one.

Ah, then can I have one please? X

I don’t know anything about Tarot cards, but a friend of mine many years ago was into palmistry and I was told I have very interesting and unusual hands. Apparently the creases which run laterally across my hand run all the way across from thumb to little finger. I had assumed everyone’s hands did the same, but apparently not.

The three of Cups for TessA

Maidens in a garden-ground with cups uplifted, as if pledging one another.

Divinatory Meanings:
The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection and merriment; happy issue, victory, fulfilment, solace, healing.

Reversed: Expedition, dispatch, achievement, end. It signifies also the side of excess in physical enjoyment, and the pleasures of the senses.

Additional meanings:
Unexpected advancement for a military man.

Reversed: Consolation, cure, end of the business.

Me too please Ffosse (A good one please).

For Longdogs the nine of cups.

A goodly personage has feasted to his heart’s content, and abundant refreshment of wine is on the arched counter behind him, seeming to indicate that the future is also assured. The picture offers the material side only, but there are other aspects.

Divinatory Meanings:
Concord, contentment, physical bien-etre; also victory, success, advantage; satisfaction for the Querent or person for whom the consultation is made.

Reversed: Truth, loyalty, liberty; but the readings vary and include mistakes, imperfections, etc.

Additional meanings:
Of good augury for military men.

N.B. None of these are reversed but I can do so if someone wants me to include reversed cards.

Ooo! Thanks Ffosse. Looks promising!
I got excited about the military man until I realised it was for and not from.

I dabbled a bit with palmistry but it was years ago and I wasn’t very good at it … I think it might be called the simian line. I’m not been funny, I think it is.

Good thread Ffosse :023: … and right up my street.

The Nine of Cups is a fantastically upbeat card to get in a spread … also known as The Wish Card … which is self-explanatory.
The Rider Waite is a nice deck to use too.

Me too…I am shivering, goosebumps as to what the future holds.

For Adanac:

   The Tarot Hanged Man card is about personal sacrifice, of course. But this figure seems not to be broken, although hanging upside-down. He will bounce right back, as soon as he manages to get free. It's not that he heals easily. The Tarot Hanged Man is one of the few who is not hurt to begin with, as if invulnerable. Maybe that's what tempts other people to use him as a scapegoat.

   The Tarot Hanged Man has a halo, and not a small one at that. Hanging from the wooden structure it makes him look a bit like Jesus on the cross. The martyr. He's probably hanging upside-down not to bear too much resemblance to Christ. That would have been blasphemy in the time when this image took its shape.

   There's a parallel to the Tarot image of the Hanged Man in the early history of the Christians. The disciple Peter was crucified and asked to be done so upside-down, according to some old sources, because he felt unworthy of the same death as his master.

Well that sounds good, I’m pleased with that.

Thank you Ffosse.