And so we reach Card VIII in our travels through the sequence of the Major Arcana in the TAROT CARD MEANINGS section of my website. But wait…which card exactly is Card VIII?! Some decks offer up their version of the Strength card in this position. Others, though, hold forth their Justice card or its analogue. It can’t … More Tarot Card Meanings: A Note on Strength and Justice
After being introduced to a string of solo players, we arrive at the first of the Major Arcana cards to feature a multi-character drama on its face. Who are these characters? What do they represent, individually and as a collective? How do we factor all of them into a reading when this card appears??? You … More Tarot Card Meanings: The Lovers
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, … More Tarot Card Meanings: The Hierophant
The latest entry in the TAROT CARD MEANINGS section is now up! Today, we take a look at THE EMPEROR, and the dynamics of Power. I’m not The Emperor, and so I can’t force you to read through this new piece…but please do feel invited to do so if you like! Added incentive: it includes a … More Tarot Card Meanings: The Emperor
It’s a Tarot truth: some cards are generally well-liked and viewed as being “good” or “positive” – see here such cards as The Sun and the 9 of Cups – while others tend to generate responses of fear and dread. The Death card, The Devil, and The Tower would fall firmly into this latter camp. So … More 9 of Swords – Cruelty
Ever since I first discovered the joys of Tarot, I’ve experienced phases during which the urge to buy new decks has spiked through the roof for me. On the one hand, I do read and teach professionally at this point, so decks are legitimate tools of the trade…but on the other hand, I do need … More Deck Collection Expansion!
There’s this practice that’s common among Tarot readers involving the use of what’s called a “Significator card.” The idea is that a person can be consistently represented within a reading or in a meditation by a given card. These Significator cards are often chosen from the subset of the Court Cards, and people will regularly zoom … More TAROT THOUGHT: Can Decks Have Significators?
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 … More Tarot Card Meanings: 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 … More Site Upgrade Underway: Tarot Card Meanings Section!
Even though Tarot is a rich, deep system that’s absolutely chock-full of multilayered symbolism, this doesn’t stop Tarot fans from trying to map additional systems onto it in an effort to wring even more meaning from its sublime framework. You can find decks and books in which Tarot people have done their best to weave Astrology into … More TAROT TIP: Consider Kabbalah