Here we have another instance where the we can look at the active suits together and the passive suits together.

As the elements near the end of their cycles, as they do in the 10s, each element responds differently.

The active elements become heavy and discontent. The Wands becomes unbearably burdensome.

The Swords turn on their creator, utterly doing him in. Passion and intellect apparently do better when new, fresh, and agile.

The passive elements also become heavy, but in their heaviness they find completion and fullness.

The Cups are the fullness of love and the Pentacles are the fullness of abundance. Here, both suits do well being “grounded” – they have roots, a past, a history that promise a future and this makes the present very sweet indeed.

All images from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti.

Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...