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The Major Arcana, Part 3

The Devil15. THE DEVIL
Ravage, violence, vehemence, extraordinary efforts, force, fatality; that which is predestined but is not for this reason evil.

Reversed:
Evil fatality, weakness, pettiness, blindness.

 

 


The Tower16. THE TOWER
Misery, distress, indigence, adversity, calamity, disgrace, deception, ruin. It is a card in particular of unforeseen catastrophe.

Reversed:
According to one account, the same in a lesser degree also oppression, imprisonment, tyranny.

 

 


The Star17. THE STAR
Loss, theft, privation, abandonment; another reading says-hope and bright prospects.

Reversed:
Arrogance, haughtiness, impotence.

 

 

 

 


The Moon18. THE MOON
Hidden enemies, danger, calumny, darkness, terror, deception, occult forces, error.

Reversed:
Instability, inconstancy, silence, lesser degrees of deception and error.

 

 

 


The Sun19. THE SUN
Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment.

Reversed:
The same in a lesser sense.

 

 

 

 


Judgement20 .JUDGMENT
Change of position, renewal, outcome. Another account specifies total loss though lawsuit.

Reversed:
Weakness, pusillanimity, simplicity; also deliberation, decision, sentence.

 

 

 


The World21. THE WORLD
Assured success, recompense, voyage, route, emigration, flight, change of place.

Reversed:
Inertia, fixity, stagnation, permanence.

 

 

 

 

 

The Mysterious Tarot, Tarot Spreads

There are two decks combined into one Tarot deck the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. There are 22 cards in the Major Arcana and 56 in the Minor Arcana. If you ignore either of these decks or their reverse meanings, you are not receiving the full story the cards are telling you, during a reading.

A Tarot spread is our way of connecting our psychic intuition with the Seeker, when we are conducting a reading we are “tuning into the seeker”.  The Tarot Spreads tell us a story and we as the Reader must be able to understand the story and how it relates to the Seeker. It is your responsibility to give the most accurate reading possible.

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The Major Arcana, Part 1

The Divinatory meaning for each card in this series of posts is  derived from A.E. Waite: The Key To The Tarot. They are presented first. The term Querent is the person asking for the insight of the Tarot

The factors we must keep in mind for each card dealt.
The type of spread that is used to conduct the reading.
The position of the card in the current reading.
Your intuitive feelings as they relate to the overall reading.

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The Mysterious Tarot, An Introduction

For centuries the origin of the Tarot has been surrounded in mystery. Some believe they have their origin in Egypt. Others feel they originate from somewhere in Europe. The first documented tarot decks were recorded between 1430 and 1450 in Milan, Ferrara and Bologna. No one can say with certainty from where they have came and how long they have been with us.

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