Astrology in the Tarot

Astrology is the primary system structuring the tarot. The seven planets, 12 signs of the zodiac, four elements and the 36 decanates.

The inspiration for the Major Arcana comes from a combination of astrology and the Sephirah Yetsirah where the 22 letters each relate to astrolgy.

The Chaldean Order in Tarot and Astrology

The Chaldean Order in Tarot and Astrology

Chaldean Order The Chaldean Order is the ancient and traditional way of ordering the seven planets according to their relative speeds as seen from Earth. The order is: SaturnJupiterMarsSunVenusMercuryMoon This is order is so ubiquitous in traditional astrology that...

Insights of Death card in Therapy

Insights of Death card in Therapy

The Death card can mean a death or a transformation, but it is not always clear which. In this reading both meanings were applicable to the same situation.

01 – Five of Wands – Boldness & Control

01 – Five of Wands – Boldness & Control

Five of Wands divinatory Meanings The Five of Wands is a turbulent card; the Light and heat of Leo contrasts with the darkness and nigredo of Saturn. Magical Image of the First Face of Leo in Picatrix In the first face of Leo ascends a man riding on a Lion; it...

02 – Six of Wands: Higher Powers

02 – Six of Wands: Higher Powers

Divinatory meanings of the 6 of Wands Victory Magical Image of the Six of Wands In the second face of Leo  ascends an image with hands lifted up, and a man on whose head is a Crown; he has the appearance of an angry man, and one that threatens, having in his...

03 – Seven of Wands: Defying Strife

03 – Seven of Wands: Defying Strife

Divinatory meanings of the Seven of Wands Valour The Magical Image of the 7 of Wands In the third face of Leo ascends a young man in whose hand is a Whip, and a man very sad, and of an ill aspect; they signify love and society, and the loss of ones right for avoiding...

04 – Eight of Disks: Preparation for Wealth

04 – Eight of Disks: Preparation for Wealth

Divinatory meanings of the Eight of Disks Eight of Disks – Preparation for Wealth is a deeper meaning than Prudence. Magical Image of the 8 of Disks In the first face of Virgo ascends the figure of a good maid, and a man casting seeds; it signifies getting of wealth,...

05 – Nine of Disks: Collecting Wealth

05 – Nine of Disks: Collecting Wealth

Attributions of the Nine of Disks The Nine of Disks, Collecting Wealth Magical Image of the 9 of Disks In the second face of Virgo ascends a black man clothed with a skin, and a man having a bush of hair, holding a bag; they signify gain, scraping together of wealth...

06 – Ten of Disks: Transformation and Wealth

06 – Ten of Disks: Transformation and Wealth

Divinatory Meanings of the Ten of Disks Wealth Magical Image of the 10 of Disks In the third face of Virgo ascends a white woman and deaf, or an old man leaning on a staff; the signification of this is to shew weakness, infirmity, loss of members, destruction of...

07 – Two of Swords: Helping Weak in face of Evil

07 – Two of Swords: Helping Weak in face of Evil

Divinatory meanings of the 2 of Swords Peace Magical Image of the Two of Swords In the first face of Libra ascends the form of an angry man, in whose hand is a Pipe, and the form of a man reading in a book; the operation of this is in justifying and helping the...

08 – Three of Swords – Calmly facing Evil

08 – Three of Swords – Calmly facing Evil

Divinatory meanings of the 3 of Swords Sorrow Magical Image of the 3 of Swords In the second face of Libra ascend two men furious and wrathful and a man in a comely garment, sitting in a chair; and the signification of these is to shew indignation against the evil,...

09 – Four of Swords: Lusts, Gluttony

09 – Four of Swords: Lusts, Gluttony

Magical Image of the Four of Swords In the third face of Libra ascends a violent man holding a bow, and before him a naked man, and also another man holding bread in one hand, and a cup of wine in the other; the signification of these is to shew wicked lusts,...

10 – Five of Cups: Beauty, Treachery

10 – Five of Cups: Beauty, Treachery

Divinatory Meanings of the Five of Cups Disappointment Magical Image of the 5 of Cups In the first face of Scorpio ascends a woman of good face and habit, and two men striking her; the operations of these are for comeliness, beauty, and for strifes, treacheries,...