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The Knights

In my post about the Queens I explained that I had begun to understand the court cards better when I decided to read them all as representations of myself. 515 more words


The Mother of Modern Tarot: Pamela Colman Smith

Pamela Colman Smith was a gifted artist who had a love of the occult. She illustrated the worlds best known tarot cards, as well as books by Bram Stoker, WB Yeats AND she contributed artworks for the women’s suffrage movement! 765 more words

VII of Cups/7 of Water

The Seven of Cups are all about temptation.  Often the card comes up when it seems like we’ve got so many wonderful options to choose from.  403 more words


VI of Cups/6 of Water

The 6 of Cups is a reunion card.  This is a card of nostalgia, childlike innocence, and happy memories.   330 more words



Technically, all Tarot divination falls under the umbrella term “cartomancy,” which refers to divination or fortune-telling with playing cards. According to wikipedia, Tarot reading is actually the most common form of cartomancy today, at least in the English-speaking world. 522 more words


V of Cups/5 of Water

Like the other 5s in the deck, the Five of Cups is a contraction card.  The card is a card of loss and of sorrow, but also reminds us that in those moments of immense grief, we have cups that are still left standing.   391 more words


IV of Cups/4 of Water

The 4 of Cups is one of my favorite cards and really speaks to me when it comes up in a reading.  It reminds me so much of myself.  468 more words