Hebrew for Tarot Readers: Assigning the Seven Planets

A tutorial series by guest poster, Mick Frankel

Part Four: Assigning the Seven Planets

At the end of lesson two, the Double Letters, I said:

“But, the way that the planets are assigned to the Tarot Trumps is a source of such confusion that I intend to leave a detailed description of the Double Letters for the moment.”

Basically, in the Golden Dawn system, there are 7 planets and they correspond to 7 Trumps:

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Tarot Card Counting Tutorial

Tell the story of your life through tarot
Tarot Card Counting

Contents

Introduction

Tarot card counting is a wonderfully rich and exciting technique for reading tarot cards. Brought to light by the Golden Dawn, but used much earlier by European cartomancers, it allows a sequential story to unfold before your very eyes. It removes any cases of doubt as to what happens next or what tarot card meaning to apply within the circumstances because it is a very clear cut way of reading the cards. This tutorial will focus on tarot card counting as refined by the Golden Dawn, their system is interwoven with the Qabbalah and the Tree of Life, and you will see influences from these systems in card counting, though you don’t need knowledge in either to count cards.

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Hebrew for Tarot Readers, the Double Letters

 
A tutorial series by guest poster, Mick Frankel

Part Two — the Double Letters

We’ve looked at the three Hebrew letters that Sefer Yetziroh calls “Mother Letters” or “Primary Letters”. These are א מ and שׁ.
Next, Sefer Yetziroh mentions a group of seven letters that are called “Double Letters”.
There are four letters that change their sound according to whether they have a dot in the middle or not. The version with the dot has a harder sound.

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The Magic Square©: Secondary Triads and Timing

Secondary Triads

We’ve already gleaned a lot of information from the original nine Tarot cards in my reading, but wouldn’t it be great if we could actually pinpoint the trouble zones in more detail?
We can do just that with Secondary Triads. These are essentially the triads that are not in any linear formation – hence their shapes are triangular. They tell a more detailed story not so easily found through regular Tarot reading.

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Magic Square & The Tarot Elements Signature Spread©

Today I want to play with my Signature Spread a little more, give it a new name, and introduce elemental dignities to it to show you how much fun you can have when you work in triads. The card pairing in the first post still applies, but with a slightly new layout to accommodate the elemental dignities, we will be adding a couple more pairings to the list.

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The Elemental Dignities Dictionary

The Elemental Dignities Dictionary

Promoting the study and application of elemental dignities in tarot readings was one of the reasons I began writing my tarot blog. I was fortunate enough to be personally tutored on them and even with that assistance there were times when it proved a little difficult. During my time of study it became apparent that what I needed was a visual guide to all of the possible combinations of elemental dignities – every single one of them, in one place.

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The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread Indicators of Success

We looked at the Celtic Cross Tarot Spread in detail in the previous post The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread – Looking Deeper. In this last lesson, Part Four of the Tarot Elements tutorial series, I’m going to show you some other systems and techniques that will enrich your reading style; which in turn will give your client’s more information and make you look and feel like a Celtic Cross Tarot Spread pro. In fact, applying the following techniques to any of your favourite Tarot card readings will enrich them, empower your client and increase your confidence as a tarot reader.

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