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The Study of Tarot

The primary objective is to explain how to use the Tarot cards in order to ignite one's imagination and provoke reflection, thus bringing to the surface of the consciousness of the tarot student those wonderful, universal concepts of nature, human life and occult science that lie concealed within every human heart.

All these ideals are based on a single, fundamental and primordial reality and the belief that in every human being, knowledge of that truth is innate; but it is not available to us until it has been rediscovered and resurfaced in the light of consciousness. The ancient temple entrances often bore the sayings, "Know Thyself", as  Jesus said, "Seek first the kingdom of God, which is within you;" and as Eckhartshausen stated: "As infinity in numbers loses itself in the unit which is their basis, and as the innumerable rays of a circle, are united in a single center, so it is also with the Mysteries; their hieroglyphics and infinitude of emblems have the object of exemplifying but one single truth. He who knows this has found the key to understand everything, and all at once."

The rich symbolism and ingenious construction make the Tarot the greatest choice for genuine occult education among all tools, i.e, to "draw out" the intelligence concealed in man's heart. Proper understanding of these symbols, however, includes solid knowledge and a detailed analysis of the elements of the Qabalah. The ten Sephiroth are rings. Their numbers are printed above their names, and from the Sorcerer to the Wheel of Fortune, they are also the numbers of the Tarot trumps. The numbers of the major trumps that also correspond to such Sephiroths are below the Sephirotic names.

I would indicate to those who are critical that some of the interpretations for the Tarots are different from most of those shared before, that a majority of the Tarot's explanations that have found their way into books have been primarily derived on the false attribution of the Tarot to Hebrew alphabets used by Eliphas Levi. Levi certainly understood the accurate attribution, but deliberately withheld it for a justification that seemed enough to him.

Let it be clear that it is offered openly and on time for the benefit of those who should doubt the wisdom of publishing this attribution. This scheme is dedicated, following Court de Gebelin, who makes the zero card head the set of major trumps, and Levi, who says the cards illustrate the occult sense of the Hebrew alphabet; and its effects in the analysis of symbolism are ample evidence of its accuracy.

The Tarot's divinatory applications are various, and a considerable number appear to deprecate its contribution to the practice of divination. Nobody who is not completely grounded in the theory of cares, wherein lies the very creation of our potential life from a complex collection of possibilities rooted both within us and predisposed in the contours of our natural world, will achieve the greatest results in forecasting or foretelling the probabilistic future events using the Tarot spreads as a divinatory tool. For detailed divination, acquaintance with the astrological meanings is basically indispensable. Highly suggested is a study of the astrological and divinatory applications of this remarkable symbol alphabet.

The Chariot ~ Meaning and Symbolism


I saw a chariot drawn by two sphinxes, one white. the
other black. Four pillars supported a blue canopy, on
which were scattered five-pointed stars. The Conqueror,
clad in steel armour, stood under this canopy guiding the
sphinxes. He held a sceptre, on the end of which were a
globe, a triangle and a square. A golden pentagram
sparkled in his crown. On the front of the chariot there
was represented a winged sphere and beneath that the
symbol of the mystical lingam, signifying the union of two

"Everything in this picture has a significance. Look and
try to understand", said the voice.
"This is Will armed with Knowledge. We see here,
however, the wish to achieve, rather than achievement
itself. The man in the chariot thought himself a conqueror
before he had really conquered, and he believes that
victory must come to the conqueror. There are true
possibilities in this beautiful conception, but also many
false ones. Illusory fires and numerous dangers are hidden
He controls the sphinxes by the power of a magic
word, but the tension of his Will may fail and then the
magic word will lose its power and he may be devoured
by the sphinxes.

This is indeed the Conqueror, but only for the
moment; he has not yet conquered Time, and the
succeeding moment is unknown to him.

This is the Conqueror, not by love, but by fire and the
sword,—a conqueror against whom the conquered may
arise. Do you see behind him the towers of the conquered
city? Perhaps the flame of uprising burns already there.
And he is unaware that the city vanquished by means
of fire and the sword is the city within his own
consciousness, that the magic chariot is in himself and that
the blood-thirsty sphynxes, also a state of consciousness
within, watch his every movement. He has externalized
all these phases of his mind and sees them only outside
himself. This is his fundamental error. He entered the
outer court of the Temple of knowledge, but thinks he
has been in the Temple itself. He regarded the rituals of
the first tests as initiation, and he mistook for the goddess,
the priestess who guarded the threshold. Because of this
misconception great perils await him.

Nevertheless it may be that even in his errors and
perils the Great Conception lies concealed. He seeks to
know and, perhaps, in order to attain, mistakes, dangers
and even failures are necessary.

Understand that this is the same man whom you saw
uniting Heaven and Earth, and again walking across a hot
desert to a precipice.

The Moon ~ Meaning and Symbolism


A desolate plain stretched before me. A full moon
looked down as if in contemplative hesitation. Under her
wavering light the shadows lived their own peculiar life.
On the horizon I saw blue hills, and over them wound a
path which stretched between two grey towers far away
into the distance. On either side the path a wolf and dog
sat and howled at the moon. I remembered that dogs
believe in thieves and ghosts. A large black crab crawled
out of the rivulet into the sands. A heavy, cold dew was

Dread fell upon me. I sensed the presence of a
mysterious world, a world of hostile spirits, of corpses
rising from graves, of wailing ghosts. In this pale moonlight
I seemed to feel the presence of apparitions;
someone watched me from behind the towers,—and I
knew it was dangerous to look back.

The Lovers: Meaning & Symbolism


I saw a blooming garden in a green valley, surrounded
by soft blue hills.

In the garden I saw a Man and a Woman naked and
beautiful. They loved each other and their Love was their
service to the Great Conception, a prayer and a sacrifice;
through It they communed with God, through It they
received the highest revelations; in Its light the deepest
truths came to them; the magic world opened its gate;
elves, undines, sylphs and gnomes came openly to them;
the three kingdoms of nature, the mineral, plant and
animal, and the four elements—fire, water, air and
earth—served them.

Through their Love they saw the mystery of the
world's equilibrium, and that they themselves were a
symbol and expression of this balance. Two triangles
united in them into a six-pointed star. Two magnets
melted into an ellipsis. They were two. The third was the
Unknown Future. The three made One.
I saw the woman looking out upon the world as
though enraptured with its beauty. And from the tree on
which ripened golden fruit I saw a serpent creep.
It whispered in the woman's ear, and I saw her
listening, smiling at first suspiciously, then with curiosity
which merged into joy. Then I saw her speak to the man. I
noticed that he seemed to admire only her and smiled
with an expression of joy and sympathy at all she told

"This picture you see, is a picture of temptation and
fall", said the voice. "What constitutes the Fall? Do you
understand its nature?

"Life is so good", I said, "and the world so beautiful, and
this man and woman wanted to believe in the reality of
the world and of themselves. They wanted to forget
service and take from the world what it can give. So they
made a distinction between themselves and the world.
They said, "We are here, the world is there." And the
world separated from them and became hostile.
"Yes", said the Voice, this is true. "The everlasting
mistake with men is that they see the fall in love. But
Love is not a fall, it is a soaring above an abyss. And the
higher the flight, the more beautiful and alluring appears
the earth. But that wisdom, which crawls on earth, advises
belief in the earth and in the present. This is the
Temptation. And the man and woman yielded to it. They
dropped from the eternal realms and submitted to time
and death. The balance was disturbed. The fairyland was
closed upon them. The elves, undines, sylphs and gnomes
became invisible.

The Face of God ceased to reveal Itself to them, and all
things appeared upside down.

"This Fall, this first sin of man, repeats itself
perpetually, because man continues to believe in his
separateness and in the Present. And only by means of
great suffering can he liberate himself from the control of
time and return to Eternity—leave darkness and return to

Wheel of Chance - Meaning and Symbolism


I walked along, absorbed in deep thought, trying to
understand the vision of the Angel. And suddenly,
as I lifted my head, I saw midway in the sky a huge,
revolving circle covered with Kabalistic letters and
symbols. The circle turned with terrible velocity,
and around it, falling down and flying up, symbolic figures
of the serpent and the dog revolved; above it sat an
immovable sphinx.

In clouds, on the four quarters of heaven, I saw the
four apocalyptical beings, one with the face of a lion,
another with the race of a bull, the third with a face, of an
eagle, and the fourth with the face of a bull. And each of
them read an open book.

And I heard the voices of Zarathustra's beasts:—
"All go, all return,—the wheel of life ever turns. All die, all flourish
again,—the year of existence runs eternally.
"All perish, all live again, the same house of existence is I ever
building. All separate, all meet again, the ring of existence is ever true to

"Existence begins at every moment. Round each 'here' rolls 'there'.
The middle is everywhere. The way of eternity is a curve.

Death - Meaning and Symbolism


Fatigued by the flashing of the Wheel of Life, I
sank to earth and shut my eyes. But it seemed to
me that the Wheel kept turning before me and
that the four creatures continued sitting in the
clouds and reading their books.

Suddenly, on opening my eyes, I saw a
gigantic rider on a white horse, dressed in black
armour, with a black helmet and black plume. A
skeleton's face looked out from under the
helmet. One bony hand held a large, black,
slowly-waving banner, and the other held a black
bridle ornamented with skulls and bones.
And, wherever the white horse passed, night
and death followed; flowers withered, leaves
drooped, the earth covered itself with a white
shroud; graveyards appeared; towers, castles and
cities were destroyed.

Kings in the full splendour of their fame and
their power; beautiful women loved and loving;
high priests invested by power from God;
innocent children — when they saw the white
horse all fell on their knees before him, stretched
out their hands in terror and despair, and fell
down to rise no more.

Afar, behind two towers, the sun sank.
A deadly cold enveloped me. The heavy hoofs of the
horse seemed to step on my breast, and I felt the world
sink into an abyss.

But all at once something familiar, but faintly seen and
heard, seemed to come from the measured step of the
horse. A moment more and I heard in his steps the
movement of the Wheel of Life!

An illumination entered me, and, looking at the
receding rider and the descending sun, I understood that
the Path of Life consists of the steps of the horse of Death.
The sun sinks at one point and rises at another. Each
moment of its motion is a descent at one point and an
ascent at another. I understood that it rises while sinking
and sinks while rising, and that life, in coming to birth,
dies, and in dying, comes to birth.

"Yes," said the voice. The sun does not think of its
going down and coming up. What does it know of earth,
of the going and coming observed by men? It goes its own
way, over its own orbit, round an unknown Centre. Life,
death, rising and falling— do you not know that all these
things are thoughts and dreams and fears of the Fool?

The Hanged Man - Symbolism and Meaning


And then I saw a man in terrible suffering, hung by
one leg, head downward, to a high tree. And I heard the

"Look! This is a man who saw Truth. Suffering awaits
the man on earth, who finds the way to eternity and to
the understanding of the Endless.

"He is still a man, but he already knows much of what
is inaccessible even to Gods. 
And the incommensurableness of the small and the great in his
soul constitutes his pain and his golgotha.

"In his own soul appears the gallows on which he
hangs in suffering, feeling that he is indeed inverted.
"He chose this way himself.

"For this he went over a long road from trial to trial,
from initiation to initiation, through failures and falls.

"And now he has found Truth and knows himself.

"He knows that it is he who stands before an altar
with magic symbols, and reaches from earth to heaven;
that he also walks on a dusty road under a scorching sun
to a precipice where a crocodile awaits
him; that he dwells with his mate in paradise under the shadow
of a blessing genius; that he is chained to a black cube under
the shadow of deceit; that he stands as a victor for a moment in
an illusionary chariot drawn by sphinxes; and that with a
lantern in bright sunshine, he seeks for Truth in a desert. 

"Now he has found Her."

Reveal Your Path with Tarot

"All of us have a path to walk in order to reach our dreams, scattered with markers that help us reach our ultimate goal. That goal often includes becoming the best version of ourselves that we can. This tarot spread can help manifest that best self, and reveal the next steps to take in our life-long journey towards our dreams."

Watch the video below to see the tarot spread.

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Another DIY Tarot Spread

πŸ™.β„‚π•¦π•£π•£π•–π•Ÿπ•₯ π•‘𝕒π•₯𝕙 - π‘―π’‚π’˜π’Œ
I’m on a path where I’m developing a keener sense of sight. In the physical realm, the spiritual and the realm of the self.

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The intention right now is to be patient and in wait. Observing, building my arsenal, and really planning my next move. Very suitable for a new Moon.

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With every path there is change and transformation, and while it will be uncomfortable, there can be no progress without change.

𝟜.β„‚π•™π•’π•π•π•–π•Ÿπ•˜π•– - π‘©π’†π’‚𝒓
The challenge will be the first movements after being sedentary for so long. Waiting and waiting and then having to suddenly move will be an issue.

𝟝.π”Ύπ•£π• π•¦π•Ÿπ••π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯π•–π•Ÿπ•₯π•šπ• π•Ÿ - π‘΄π’π’•π’‰
“Life is complex, don’t just think that because someone else’s grass is greener, that yours can’t eventually also be as green.” πŸž.β„‚π•™π•’π•Ÿπ•˜π•– π• π•— π••π•šπ•£π•–𝕔π•₯π•šπ• π•Ÿ - π‘Ίπ’•π’Šπ’π’ˆπ’“π’‚π’š
The energy of the butterflies uncomfortable transformation leads way into the stingrays change of direction. Go forward toward the uncomfortable, or stay where it is easy.

𝟟.𝕆𝕦π•₯π•”π• π•žπ•– - π‘©π’π’‚π’„π’Œ π‘¬π’ˆπ’ˆ
The Black Egg follows me around, usually as the outcome card. It allows for the most authentic voice and to reconnect with the self instead of just saying what others want to hear.