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

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!”

Tarot in the “Real” World…

I have this geeky habit of trying to spot Tarot manifestations out in consensus-reality. It can be tough to find totally pure examples of a card, a Suit, etc., but you can find hybrids and such. Like how here it occurs to me that a drum is essentially a fusion of a Cup and a … More Tarot in the “Real” World…

Tarot: the Suit of Cups

The Suit of Cups in Tarot captures our time spent on the emotional plane of life. Cups correspond with the Element of Water, and they have to do with all those parts of the human experience that flow like water, that harbor depths, and that exhibit the ebb and flow of tides. Cups affairs include … More Tarot: the Suit of Cups

The Four Elements: Links between Tarot and Astrology

When it comes to metaphysical disciplines, I’m a huge fan of Tarot and Astrology. Both are rich, fascinating, and deep as fractals, and they each provide their adherents with methods for peering into the very fabric of reality. However, beyond those overall similarities, the two are extremely different systems. One thing they do share, though, … More The Four Elements: Links between Tarot and Astrology