Tarot Deck

A Tarot deck is composed of 78 cards usually broken down into Major, Minor and Court cards. There are many themes, but I focus on the Golden Dawn, Book of Thoth and my own tarot deck.

Phenomenological approach to tarot readings

Phenomenological approach to tarot readings

The phenomenological approach to tarot readings is very different to applying meanings and studying symbols. Whatever deck you use, the symbols don't change on the cards. What does change for every reading, irrespective of the tarot deck, is the sequence or order of...

I want to be happy

I want to be happy

"I want to be happy" is a phrase I regularly hear during a tarot reading when I ask a client what she wants out of life. The phrase is loaded - it indicates she had a very difficult time - a bereavement, messy divorce, abusive relationships, family problems, for...

Phenomenology of Tarot

Phenomenology of Tarot

The Phenomenology of Tarot - my first-hand experience When the phenomological experience of reading the tarot is given prominence true spiritual growth occurs, both for the reader and the client. Looking at what actually happens in a tarot reading rather than blindly...

Creating a Tarot Deck – Colour

Creating a Tarot Deck – Colour

The Tarot Deck colours are an easy way to quickly and accurately distinguish between each tarot card. Golden Dawn attributions The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn developed a sophisticated system of colour attributions for all 78 cards. "Clairvoyance" was used to...

Avoiding good luck revealed in tarot readings

Avoiding good luck revealed in tarot readings

Avoiding good luck at the start of a tarot reading Signs of avoiding good luck, or self-sabotage, are found before the tarot cards are laid out and interpreted. In these two real life examples, dropped cards and the client changing the layout of the cards before the...

Goetia and Tarot and the Magus

Goetia and Tarot and the Magus

Goetic Cosmology and the Tarot The second vision clarified a number of points about the Tarot and cosmology. Clearly, the Goetia wanted me to continue this essay even though I had already submitted it to the Publisher. Fool and Universe While was writing The Tarot and...

The Tarot and the Magus and Spirits

The Tarot and the Magus and Spirits

I wrote a book on the Tarot having eleven chapters, eleven being the number of tarot and goetia. My publisher suggested pairing up the Major arcana and I would write a commentary. I was not too enthused by the idea, but actually it worked out very well. We had also...

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 right...

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...