Tarot Cards and the Season Cycle

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

Tarot Suits and Compass Points

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

Cup + Wand…

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…

More Fun with “Suit-Fusions!”

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!”