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
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?”).
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…
In Tarot, the Suit of Pentacles is associated with the Element of Earth, and it has to do with the physical layer of reality. Among its many concerns, you can find issues involving health and the body, career and finances, possessions, the home… This is the slowest-moving of the Suits, the most practical, and possibly … More Tarot: the Suit of Pentacles
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