Star Number 17

Star –        Aquarius, fixed, Air, Uranus, Stars can be seen at night, and also during day depending how large and bright they are. A Star is called a Sun if it is in the centre of a planetary system –        Foot on ground – practical, common sense –        Foot in water – inner voice, intuition –        Large Star plus…

Tower Number 16

Tower –        Planetary trump, Mars, Aries, cardinal, fire, consumes, overt aggression, heat, fevers –        Pluto, Scorpio, fixed, water, Charon (Pluto’s largest moon) named after the Greek mythological ferryman to Styx –        Debate that Uranus actually rules the Tower card – more accurately represents the lightning, flashes of awareness –         1+ 6 = 7, links back to Chariot, progress, positive…

Devil Number 15

Devil –        Capricorn/ Makara – respect, gratitude, attention from others, ruled by Saturn – limiting control, security, step by step, tenacious, Mars exalted, Star sign, Earth, cardinal –        Viewed as a nasty Hermes (wings), Mercury, winter solstice, 1 + 5 = 6: Lovers in bondage –        Knees, Ayin/Binah eye/ eye of God, 26th path Tiphareth to Hod – ruled…

Temperance/ Art Number 14

Temperance/ Art –        Sagittarius – Dhanus, release mental and spiritual energy of intellect, spirit/ soul/ mind (manas/ buddi/ atma), Fire element –triangle, mutable. Teacher of truth, enthusiasm, tolerance, beauty –        Jupiter – long distance goals, expansive –        Third eye, brow chakra, Air –        Earth element – square, 4 corners – physical, etheric, astral, mental bodies –        Tetragrammaton, Hebrew word, triangle…

Death Number 13

Death –        Older decks called ‘The Card with No Name’ –        Scorpio/ Vrischika, throat, sex organs, fixed, Water, emotions run deep and don’t change easily but when they do very explosive, accept surrender to change, release comfort zone of control –        Scorpio has 3 forms – scorpion, serpent, eagle – transition to higher form –        Pluto rules, Mars old…

Hanged Man Number 12

Hanged Man –        Neptune – Pisces, mutable, Water – elemental trump, solitude, uniqueness –        Feet are needle on compass, webbed, higher consciousness –        Spirit suspended, bondage, fog, be vessel or suffer dissipation, surrender, need to put things on pause –        Swallow head of fish, Ouroboros, regeneration, fresh perspective –        Sensitivity, faith, despair, ideals, self- sabotage, paradox, clean slate, make amends,…

Justice/ Strength/ Lust Number 11

Justice –        Justice (Rider Waite deck), Lust (Thoth deck), Strength (Crow and Egyptian decks) –        Libra-Venus, Air, cardinal, Leo – Tula, Leo symbol looks similar to alchemical symbol for putrefaction –        Chok-meh, lamed, ox goad, work, serpent’s staff –        Truth in action, 2 cardinal virtues Temperance and Strength –        Legal matters, contracts –        Female figure with red cloak – readiness for…

Wheel of Fortune Number 10

Wheel of Fortune –        Goddess Fortune, Jupiter, Rota Fortune (medieval), palm/ kaph –        Qualities of one at a higher octave –        TARO (clockwise, completed circle = TAROT), ROTA (counter clockwise), Latin ROTA = wheel. Alternates with Hebrew letters YHWH – Yanweh (Yod Heh Vau Heh)/ God of Israel/ Tetragrammaton –        Suits- Element symbols on wheel – Earth / Air/…

Hermit Number 9

Hermit –        Connected to Magician, Fool cards –        Wise, wanderer, end of solar expedition and start of lunar phase –        Virgo-service, Mercury-little finger, mutable, Earth, flexible, stable/change/adaptable –        Blue hood, Yod – shapes point is primal will/hand of man/wisdom to guide –        Holds hourglass, keeper of time the conquering element, look inward –        Male, older, wiser, reaches top of Wheel of…

Strength / Justice / Adjustment Number 8

Strength –        Strength (Rider Waite), Adjustment (Thoth), Justice (Egyptian/ Crow) –        One of 3 cardinal virtues – fortitude/ strength, temperance, justice –        Leo, Fire, Sun, fixed –        Not about physical strength, left arm mental effort, right arm physical effort –        Lemniscate above head similar to Magicians, enlightened spiritual power, energy of thought –        White robe/ criss cross leggings similar to Fool…