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Deviant Moon Tarot

04/21/2013 at 3:20 PM

Tags reviews 20th century modern

I have had my eye on this deck for some time and finally picked up a copy, and am very pleased with the purchase.  The deck is fully pictured and appears to be entirely original in its artwork.  The cards are printed on nice durable stock that seems like it would stand up well to use.  The deck includes a booklet with original interpretations of each card, both upright and reversed, with well-written prose alongside each, telling the story or describing the image on each card.

As the rest of my decks have been temporarily mislaid, this deck will be both my gaming deck and my divination deck for a while.


The Child

08/16/2012 at 1:54 PM

Tags archetypes cups-10 child children coins-10 trumps-13 trumps-19 tarot analysis

Personifying playfulness and innocence, children appear in several tarot cards.  They remind us of who we have been, and of a time when we were pure and free of the self-importance of adulthood.  To reconnect with our inner child is to return to a simpler form of ourselves, one not weighed down by burdens or tangled up in concerns.


The Spirit

08/16/2012 at 1:27 PM

Tags archetypes tarot analysis trumps-20 spirit trumps-6 trumps-14

Spirit is the fifth element, coming after Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.  It resides within each of us, and at its highest level is that which we call God.  At its lowest level, it takes the form of a ghost or apparition.

It often takes the form of a winged creature such as an angel.

Spirit uplifts us, makes us more than we are, and provides relief when things are at their worst.


The Trickster

08/16/2012 at 11:42 AM

Tags archetypes trumps-0 trickster tarot analysis

The trickster is an important figure in folklore.  Taking such forms as the Joker or Coyote, he embodies cleverness and wit, but also deceit and irresponsibility.  He appears to provide comic relief as a jester or clown, but also to humble us, never allowing us to become too full of ourselves.  Like a zen koan he makes us think in new ways about ourselves and our motivations. His mischief is most harmful when we take ourselves too seriously, but is neutralized when we learn to laugh at ourselves with sincere pleasure.


Numerological Tarot Methods

08/04/2012 at 11:50 AM

Tags numerology techniques interpretation tarot card meanings tarot analysis

Any numerological system is essentially arbitrary. I'm making one up, and I hope it'll be internally consistent. This is how I plan to assign divinatory meanings to the cards, in the hope of someday making my own deck. The general idea is that you combine the suit significance with the numerological significance in order to obtain a more specific meaning. If you are using a pictorial deck, you should also combine this with the impressions left by the card itself. If you look at the various schools of thought on divinatory meanings of cards, it is evident that many of those people used this same method. Please note that this is a work in progress, so your comments are triply appreciated!

Newly updated with additional numerological suggestions as of 5/22/13!