When I was preparing my tarotscope for Virgo, hosted by Siobhan’s Mirror, it naturally made me think more deeply about the cards associated with my own birth sign. I’ve privately approached this before, as I’m sure many of you have also. In seeking to understand myself further I collated the cards related to Virgo through astrology and numerology and produced these cards:
At the end of lesson two, the Double Letters, I said that the assigning of the planets to the tarot trumps was a source of confusion and that I would write a more detailed description of the Double Letters. So here we are.
Basically, in the Golden Dawn system, there are 7 planets and they correspond to 7 Trumps:
Tell the story of your life through tarot
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.
We’ve looked at the three Hebrew letters that Sefer Yetziroh calls Mother Letters or Primary Letters in Part One. 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.