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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: Continue reading Hebrew for Tarot Readers: Assigning the Seven Planets

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Should You Learn Tarot With the Rider Waite-Smith Only?


rwsu02We feature a lot of different decks on the Tarot Elements Fan Page on Facebook and it’s an integral part of our community there. ALL of the interpretations given by Friends are pretty awesome and make me glad everyday that I get to read such wonderful insights.

Those insights came from many sources to the Tarot Lovers who shared them and from the many different tarot decks that they use daily. We mainly feature the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot Deck and its many clones on the Fan Page and it got me wondering about where they, and every other Tarot Lover, began their tarot journey – was it with the Rider Waite-Smith deck or one of its cousins? Which of course then lead me to the question: Continue reading Should You Learn Tarot With the Rider Waite-Smith Only?

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. Continue reading Hebrew for Tarot Readers, the Double Letters

Journey Through The Major Arcana


Guest post series by Bonnie Cehovet

I think that everyone understands that the journey through the archetypes of the Major Arcana is a journey of individuation, of personal growth and enlightenment. There are several different ways in which the journey can be broken down. In the companion book to the “Universal Marseille” deck, author/Tarotist Lee Bursten discusses the 3 X 7 theory, which is based on Plato’s theory of the soul being divided into three parts: The Soul of Desire, The Soul of Will, and The Soul of Reason. According to this theory, Trumps I-VII represent the Soul of Desire, Trumps VIII-XIV represent the Soul of Will, and Trumps XV-XXI represent the Soul of Reason. Continue reading Journey Through The Major Arcana

Free Online Tarot Readings – Do They Work?


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You betcha!

I haven’t used a free online Tarot reading service for quite some time. As I progressed along my own Tarot journey, and got better at reading the cards, I had no need to. There are some good services out there, Lotus Tarot, Llewellyn and Tarot.com all have excellent services, some free, some paid, but the lack of specifics in positions is always a let down, and sometimes, even when there is a “the Chariot in this position tells you to….” it’s still a little general and non-specific.
Continue reading Free Online Tarot Readings – Do They Work?