Jumper cards… You know these: they’re the ones that leap out of the deck while you’re trying to shuffle, sometimes literally smacking you right in the face. The cynic would say that jumper cards are just a sign of shabby card-handling, nothing more. Others feel that these cards are popping out for a reason…like, they … More Your Word Is Your Wand
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
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…
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?”).
The Suit of Wands in Tarot is all about the spiritual and energetic planes of existence. Wands are most often associated with the Element of Fire, and they bear the kinds of characteristics that Fire might suggest. Wands are brash and bold, adventurous and daring. They’re about impulse and impetus, action and creativity. Wands are … More Tarot: the Suit of Wands
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