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More Beauty from the Tarot of Durer

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on December 24, 2009 | Comments (7)

The Wheel’s motto is one many of us will recognize: Carpe diem, or Seize the day!

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The World card’s motto says “immortal work.” I think it is exquisitely lovely with the god lovingly holding his creation while the little air elementals breath life into the woman and the cat. I think it is tender and sweet and speaks to the idea that immortal work does come from the heart with the help of inspiration and life from spirit.

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Another Star card. This one says “everything is pure for the pure.”

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Reader Comments

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#1 
Written By Ty
on December 24th, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

The World card looked like a god looking in a ‘crystal ball’ or scrying dish and seeing the act of creation. Or is it a sleeping woman and her cat, framed by the power of the elements, in a transparent egg, perhaps symbolizing the creative potential inherent in us all? I usually see the World as having achieved success of some sort- this card seems to steer me towards seeing a new creative process- and probably something grand especially something truly of yourself.

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#2 
Written By Irmata
on December 30th, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

Why must you torture us so? ;D

Such a lovely, lovely Star. Looking at these cards again, I realize how large a role the colours, textures and overall composition of the images play in my infatuation with the deck. There is such clear thought and purpose in the images; intent. And the side borders are a really great choice, I think. I wonder why LS doesn’t use this method in their other decks.

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