Last night’s stone-under-pillow was Leopardite (as distinct from Leopardskin Jasper). There was an animal-dream, alright. So in the dream, I was standing on a rooftop in the rain with a government agent – like, an X-Files type (which I don’t even watch). I was helping him try to spot a UFO that was known to … More Leopardite
According to our good friends from the Golden Dawn, you can equate the four Suits with the four seasons. Swords signify Spring, Wands are tied to Summer, Cups ride with Autumn, and Pentacles roll with Winter. You can make use of these associations if you’re looking into questions that revolve around timing: “When will I … More Tarot Cards and the Season Cycle
In line with other correspondences, such as Zodiac Cards, Tarot practitioners also often assign other additional meanings to cards and Suits. Since we have four Suits, this works well with setting up correspondences to the four directions. The most common such assignments – and the way I was taught these correspondences – pair up North … More Tarot Suits and Compass Points
The 4 of Cups is a really interesting card. The 4’s in general speak of stability. But while stability is often great and desirable, it’s also possible to have too much of a good thing. Check out the guy in this card, for example: he has so much stability (and resources, captured here in the … More 4 of Cups
Here’s yet another of these examples of Tarot Suit icons popping up in the world around us… This time, we have the relaxation-inducing singing bowl holding down the Cups role, while its “striker” steps up to appear in a Wands capacity. This gives us the terrific equation of Cup (singing bowl) + Wand (striker) = … More Cup + Wand…
Another possible fusion of Tarot Suit icons appearing in everyday life here: a handled mirror as a blending of Pentacle (= Disk: when specially treated and polished, it’s the mirror part) with Wand (the handle- can any handle stand in for “Wand?”).
Here’s another example of a fusion of Suit-icons that exists out here in consensus-realty: the pen! You’ve got your Cup (= reservoir of ink) and your Sword (= sharp “blade” that stabs and cuts into the paper’s white flesh…). Cup + Sword = Pen! Maybe that’s why the Pen is considered mightier than the Sword: … More More Fun with “Suit-Fusions!”