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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Lovers

Who wouldn’t want to see The Lovers in their Tarot reading? Along with The Magician, The Lovers is perhaps the most iconic card in the classic Tarot.¬†In the Rider-Waite Tarot, The Lovers looks like this: Two figures look at each … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Hierophant

Oh, The Hierophant. Sometimes known as The Pope, and ruled by the sign of Taurus, The Hierophant is who we encounter once we’ve left our audience with The Emperor. Where The Emperor represents the formal power wielded by government and … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Emperor

As we move through the Major Arcana, the next figure we encounter is The Empress’s counterpart — The Emperor. If The Empress is the embodiment of earthy sensuality, sexuality, and fecundity, The Emperor represents Her flipside (or perhaps Her Shadow, … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Empress

  Ah, The Empress. ¬†Expansive, fertile, quintessentially feminine. The Empress is the third card of the Major Arcana, and She represents a real departure from the first three cards (The Fool, The Magician, and The High Priestess). These first three … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Magician

Once The Fool begins his journey into the unknown, the next step on the road to Enlightenment in represented by the Magician. The Magician — sometimes called the Magus — is perhaps the most recognizable card in Tarot; it’s even … Continue reading

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A Journey Through the Major Arcana: The Wheel of Fortune

There’s a lot of discussion and debate about the role of Fate and Destiny when it comes to Tarot. Are the preset outcomes that we cannot avoid? Or do the cards merely show us most likely outcomes, which can be … Continue reading

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The Goddess Major Arcana: Chang O/Contemplation

The Hermit card encourages us to go within, to be guided by our own innermost light, to withdraw and connect with ourselves so that we can return to the world and operate from a place of empowerment. For The Goddess … Continue reading

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