The TAROT CARD MEANINGS section continues to bloom and blossom here at Arrow In Flight! Today’s new entry focuses on THE HIEROPHANT, an often misunderstood figure in the Tarot deck. This new piece details just what a “Hierophant” actually is, and what the card can mean when it appears in a reading. Here’s hoping that in writing about The Hierophant, I’ve managed to actually serve for a minute or two as a worthy Hierophant, myself…
Slowly but surely, I shall march onward through all 78 cards, posting entries in my TAROT CARD MEANINGS section for each and every one of them until we’ve covered the entire Tarot deck! It’s still early days for this project, but we’ll get there… Today’s offering focuses on one of my own personal favorite cards, the glorious High Priestess.
Pick up some metaphysical factoids about this celestial font of wisdom, plus a few tidbits on how to interpret her presence when she shows up in a reading – it’s all captured here: THE HIGH PRIESTESS!
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We’re starting off Monday with some Magic here, as this morning sees the next in our series of page entries that capture basic Tarot card meanings:meet The Magician!
Please continue to feel invited to send in any comments, suggestions, and requests you may have with respect to this growing library of Tarot Card Meanings pages. Your input is important, and will always be considered here! You can reach me via the info found in my Contact page…
As announced yesterday, I’ll be spending some time in the coming weeks putting up material on this website that’s aimed at capturing some basic Tarot card meanings for each of our 78 members of the deck. I’m trying to do this in such a way that the results will focus on the basic traits of a card that are common to all of the major decks’ portrayals of that card.
Today marks the inaugural post in this series, as I take a gander at THE FOOL. What I put forth in that entry will hopefully feel applicable to whichever version of the Tarot’s Fool you know best, be it the Rider-Waite-Smith version shown above, the Crowley-Harris Thoth version, the Tarot de Marseilles version, or something other than those.
As always, your feedback is more than welcome! Do you have questions about The Fool? Did I not cover something about the card that you feel is important? Is there anything you’d like to see included when I get to subsequent cards? You can always reach me via my CONTACT page…
For now, I hope you enjoy those new thoughts on The Fool!
As a sort of public service to site visitors here, I’ve decided to start building in some free resources. The first order of business under this heading will be to write up and post a list of generally accepted TAROT CARD MEANINGS.
Full disclosure: I was born and raised in the US, and I spend virtually all of my time in the mode of the English-speaker…and this state of affairs definitely informs my Tarot practice. With that in mind, I’ll be writing up this section based on studies of the three most influential decks in this English-speaking sector of the Tarot world: the Rider-Waite-Smith deck (“RWS”), the Crowley-Harris Thoth deck (“Thoth”), and the Tarot de Marseilles deck (“TdM”). To be very clear, though, I realize – and hopefully you will, too – that these are not the only decks in the world, and that people who speak languages other than English as their primary tongues may prioritize other decks than these. No one way of doing things in this regard should ever be seen as “The Right Way.”
My opening entry for this new section just went up today, with more to follow until I’ve covered all 78 cards in a standard Tarot deck.
Once I pass that milestone, I plan to do a similar Resources page that puts forth generally accepted meanings for the Elder Futhark system of Runes, and I’ll put together yet another section to capture some commonly used meanings for the various symbols that comprise modern Astrology (including the Planets, the Signs, and the Houses).
This will all take some time, so please bear with me! And any suggestions and requests are more than welcome. Please reach me via my CONTACT page.
I’m back in the saddle here after a week away on the opposite coast. It was a truly great trip, but now that it’s done, I’m returning to our regularly scheduled posting and updating. A dream I had in the early morning hours today seemed like a great starting point for launching that return…
How do you see them? Are they just bizarre bursts of randomness welling up from out of your subconscious mind while you sleep, no more meaningful than the psychic equivalent of belches? Some people do see them that way.
Me, I take them as messages. Maybe they come from inside our own minds, or maybe they even hail from external sources, but either way, they don’t have their origins in the ego, which makes me see a lot of value in them. In our waking hours, we’re trapped with our egos all the time, and what the ego wants isn’t always lined up well with what we – in a holistic sense – actually need. So, yeah: dreams.
Tarot can speak to our dream-lives. I see The Moon as being the primary indicator of dream-experience, but other cards can point in this direction, too. The High Priestess sits in the gray borderlands between the waking world and the land of dreams, and the watery Suit of Cups holds our dream-stuff, as well (I look especially at the Queen and the Ace here).
Last night, I dreamed that I was walking in some wetlands with someone, and I found an Eagle feather. Only it was big enough that I could have used it to paddle a canoe! Wish I’d seen the Eagle that had dropped it…