Many astrologers today are trying to bring concepts of their science out of the archaic Victorian past and into the present and future. This trend is combined with one of the best planned Tarot decks ever. The Major Arcana cards associated with planets show people from a family on them: grandparents, parents, a son, daughter and baby. These family members appear later on the Minor Arcana cards. In astrology there are three qualities called quadruplicities (because each appears four times through the zodiacal signs). In the Majors, the Cardinal signs have images of daytime. The Mutable cards show images of sunrise or sunset. The Fixed signs show images of night.
The art on this deck is wonderful, covering the full spectrum from light to dark, happy to sad. This is highly appropriate due to the nature of astrological interpretation today. Modern astrologers often focus on contemporary concepts of psychological balance and understanding. Many of the meanings of the cards explained in the included booklet are associated with modern psychological theory. Therefore, be very careful when using this deck! Perhaps more than any other Tarot deck this can have a devastating impact on the people you read for.
As a benefit, most of the associations are linked to the astrological and Tarot associations of the famous Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Thus it is perfect for people trying to learn that system. Tarot, astrology and the Golden Dawn? Don't pass this up!
Although tarot and astrology are separate disciplines, occultists have drawn symbolic connections between the two systems. We can use this combined symbolism to suggest themes for contemplation and meditation. As the sun traverses each sign of the zodiac, we can attune ourselves symbolically to this solar cycle by reflecting on the Major Arcana cards associated with the current sign. We can...
Cups The watery suit of Cups represents emotional life. Cups are intuitive and receptive. In Cups, we find our true feelings about friends, family, and home life. The water signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are at home with the Cups. Ace of Cups: New love, overflowing emotion Two of Cups: Attraction, commitment Three of Cups: Friendship, celebration Four of Cups: Disenchantment, boredom Five...
When Lo Scarabeo asked me to create a Pagan-based casting kit, I was excited for a number of reasons. I love crystals. I love challenges. I loved the idea of creating a system that is complete in itself but also open to expansion and personalization.
Although I wasn't sure what the kit and packaging would look like (sometimes a lot gets lost... read this article