Tarot Theory

Tarot theory is about the nature and workings of this powerful divination system from traditional perspectives and angles you may not have considered.

Imposing your will

Imposing your will

Imposing your will on someone or group of people is all about making the victim's world smaller, trapping them in a structure or system that limits their outlook. One way is to impose your will is make them believe they have no choice or they have to act in a certain...

Number games in the Major Arcana

Number games in the Major Arcana

In a previous post I suggested that the order of the Major Arcana is largely irrelevant, but there are still reasons to pay attention, particularly when magicians are involved. While Tarot students are searching for the One True Order and Number of the Major Arcana,...

Ordering the Major Arcana

Ordering the Major Arcana

What is the correct order of the Major Arcana? It is a subject that upsets a lot of people. I have views about it too, but now is the time to re-assess what the order is about. Does the Fool belong at the beginning or the end of the sequence? Should The World be at...

Redefining the Tarot

Redefining the Tarot

What would tarot look like in a post Tree of Life Age? This is a question I ask myself a lot. There is a total unquestioning blind belief that the Tarot is wedded to  the Tree of Life (ToL), without any proof whatsoever. The pervasive,, and to me iniquitous...

Number theory of tarot

Number theory of tarot

To develop a number theory of tarot, we have to strip out all the non-essentials to have a blank canvas. How far can we go with this, and how far are you ready to go? Tarot has a lot of baggage that is jettisoned before we can take Tarot to its fundamentals and really...