The Major Arcana comes to us in a numbered sequence, and over time that sequence has become a vital part of the cards' interpretation. Most tarot commentators do not look to the Magician only for its individual qualities but as card I, the beginning of the journey. For Qabalists, the order of the cards determines what pathway each one occupies on the Tree of Life. And yet, part of the glory of...
Sephirah: Malkuth (Kingdom) sephirah ten in Beriah (Creation)
Pythagorean: Decad, higher unity, greater consciousness
Major Arcana: Wheel of Fortune, Judgment
Rider Theme: Excess
Golden Dawn Title: Perfected Success
Decan: 21-30 degrees Pisces, Ruled by Mars
Picatrix: Pleasure, fortification, of quietness and of peacemaking
As a number beyond the completion of nine, ten...
Who are the next generation of Tarot readers, and who will welcome and guide them? Go to a Tarot conference, or a large workshop, and you will see a range of ages, up to the 50s and 60s, but you’ll rarely encounter people under 25. Look at the books ...
Though I grew up in a modern household, my family belonged to the Orthodox branch of Judaism. We kept a kosher home, observed the major holidays, my sister and I went to Hebrew school — and yet, I never heard the word “Kabbalah.” It was not until I ...