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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Journey Through My Decks: King of Wands

Those who have been following my Journey Through My Decks series know that somehow I left out a few cards along the way, so I am now writing them into the series.

My worst transgression, by far (according to the King of Wands) was skipping over the entire Wands court. Egads. I must remedy this as quickly as possible!

So without further ado, today we have the KING OF WANDS from the Ghost Tarot, with artwork by Davide Corsi (Lo Scarabeo).


The descriptions of these cards in the Little White Book (written by Pierluca Zizzi) are brief and to the point. For the King of Wands, we read: “The Spirit of the Leader. A common direction is what makes many better than one.”

Like the other Wands cards in this deck, the King is bathed in a reddish glow. The background of the scrolling design around the border is dark red. Red and orange are Fire colors, the colors of flame and passion, linked with the Fire signs of the zodiac (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). The darkness on this card makes me think of a fire smoldering, suppressed – at least temporarily – but always ready to burst into flames if enough oxygen is provided. Through the window we see both bright sunlight and a dark purplish sky.

A crown resides, centered, at the top of the card, and a Wand at the bottom. The King holds a “big stick” worthy of _Teddy Roosevelt_ in his left hand. Does this mean the King follows the left-hand path? One description of that path reads: "The left-hand path focuses on the strength and will of the practitioner, downplaying the need for intercession by any high power (although they may believe a higher power exists)." (Source: _About Religion_ web site). I can see that as a possibility.

The King's face is dark, but if you look closely at it, you can see that he is staring straight at you with a serious expression.

The Ghosts and Spirits Tarot by Lisa Hunt (U.S. Games Systems, Inc.) shows us quite a different image for the King of Wands. In her deck, he is portrayed by Herne the Hunter, an “imposing ghostly figure on a phantom steed” who appears in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Lisa writes: “Someone in the position of authority may offer advice. You may need to assume a leadership role and be willing to take risks to make things happen.”

Here, then, is the assertive, assured, risk-taking CEO of the company. Whether seated on a throne or tramping through the forest, he exudes pride, strength, and confidence. We all have this King within us, available for guidance and support, ready to propel us forward when we are in danger of losing our nerve.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Journey Through My Decks: Knight of Cups

Among the cards I somehow overlooked when writing the Journey Through My Decks series is the KNIGHT OF CUPS. This blog entry explores the Knight of Cups as represented in Tarot of the Hidden Realm by Barbara Moore and Julia Jeffrey (Llewellyn Publications).


The beautiful artwork by Julia Jeffrey features a soft color palette incorporating blues and grays, colors often associated with the element Water, the element of emotions, creativity, and relationships. A silver cup in the foreground seems to capture the Knight’s undivided attention.

The tone for this card is aptly set by Barbara Moore’s leading paragraph in her description of this knight in the guidebook for the deck, Journey into the Hidden Realm: “He sits in silence with his uncertainty, his senses deadened. The physical world has almost ceased to exist for him as he explores the strange, abstract worlds within his heart.” Moore goes on to comment that the Knight of Cups “may seem otherworldly or unrealistic, but once understood, his motivations are easy to see. He needs to feel something in his heart or be moved by it in his soul for it to be true or worthy of his attention.”

In The Tarot Court Cards: Archetypal Patterns of Relationship in the Minor Arcana, Kate Warwick-Smith suggests ways in which the Court Cards can represent Supporters, Resources, Detractors, and Challenges. For the Knight of Cups, her keywords are:

Supporter: Lover...............................................Resource: Desire
Detractor: Possessor..........................................Challenge: Rejection

In her section The Knight of Cups Speaks, Warwick-Smith writes: “I am visions, dreams, hopes, and desires. I often come at a crossroads where a leap of faith over an unknown depth must take place.”

In the guise of Possessor, the Knight offers a cup filled with “brackish water that does not quench thirst but binds others to him and holds them prisoner to a growing thirst. What I cannot have I reject or seek to destroy.”

Words that come to my mind as I gaze at this Knight are “pensive, reflective, distracted, troubled, wistful, lonely, depressed.” Many Tarot systems associate Knights with the element Air, the element of communication, thought, and challenges. This knight’s expression certainly encompasses all of that. He may not appear as “active” as a knight on a galloping horse, but rest assured, once he decides how and when to act, he will direct the full force of his heart and mind towards his goal.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sherlock Holmes Card of the Day:The Fool

The Sherlock Holmes Card of the Day is:
INSPECTOR LESTRADE
(Trump 0 / The Fool)


In The Sherlock Holmes Tarot by John Matthews and Wil Kinghan (Sterling Ethos), The Fool card is portrayed by Inspector Lestrade, whose “enthusiasm is infectious, though not always matched by his skill.” Lestrade is shown “stepping out into the darkness, lantern in hand, full of enthusiasm for the task ahead, though uncertain where it will lead.”

The Holmesian Wisdom for The Fool is: “I take a short cut when I can get it…” from The Golden Pince-Nez. The words are spoken by Sherlock Holmes, not Lestrade, but they do seem appropriate for The Fool card.

Keys for this card, upright, are: “childlike trust, protection, carefree enthusiasm, the folly to be wise, optimism, adventure, spontaneity, youthful energy.” Reversed meanings: “overwhelming pride, making mistakes, negligence, apathy.”

The book that accompanies this deck also provides interpretations for each card under the headings “The Game” and “The Fog.” The former elaborates on the upright keys, while the latter expands on reversed meanings. An example from “The Game” for The Fool: “Take the chance to try out fresh approaches. Your sense of optimism and adventure will see you through. Ignorance and innocence protect you, but try not to push your luck too far.” Examples from “The Fog”: “To behave foolishly endangers both you and your colleagues, though your impulsive nature may lead to new lines of enquiry. Your trust is likely to be abused. Distrusting the wisdom of others or scorning direct options makes you feel stronger, but may lead you astray.”

Dennis Hoey in Sherlock Holmes
and the Secret Weapon
by film screenshot (Universal)
Licensed under Public Domain
via Wikimedia Commons
In one of my favorite movie versions of Sherlock Holmes (starring Basil Rathbone), actor Dennis Hoey played Lestrade. As I recall, initially he was patronizing toward Holmes and full of himself and his own importance, but before long, he realized how valuable Holmes could be. Instead of blundering on as an “eternal Fool,” Lestrade observed and learned as time went on.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Journey Through My Decks: Knight of Pentacles (Disks)

Oh dear. I just discovered that I have only 71 cards in my “Journey Through My Decks” series. Clearly, I either skipped some or failed to label them with the “Journey Through My Decks” label. I will remedy that in the next few days or weeks.

Here is one that I overlooked as I skipped merrily from the Page to the Queen of Pentacles (Disks). Probably not a good idea to offend the Knight of Pentacles. I apologize!

The Hudes Tarot
Knight of Pentacles


Fire acts on Earth (Samul)

In Wisdom in the Cards, Inspired by the Hudes Tarot Deck (U.S. Game Systems, Inc.), A.L. Samul writes: "Pentacles are. . . associated with manifestation, physical items and things of the material world" -- for example, objects that we can touch, the physical body, and money. Pentacles also represent "the much-needed grounding that enables us to use the energy of the other suits."

In the Hudes Tarot Deck by Susan Hudes (U.S. Games Systems, Inc.), as in many other decks, all four Knights are associated with the element Fire. Thus, the Knight of Earth represents Fire acting on Earth. According to The New Encyclopedia of the Occult by John Michael Greer (Llewellyn Publications), Fire is positive, hot and dry -- its nature is energy; Earth is negative, cool and dry -- its nature is stability.

Earth under the influence of too much Fire is likely to be baked, fried, broiled, scorched, or blackened. But Fire is also necessary for the growth of some plant species, and is part of the ecological cycle. Fire can offset Earth’s tendency toward laziness, stagnation, and stubbornness -- counteracting Earth’s resistance to change.

Samul notes: "The Knight of Pentacles is a transformation card, because fire transforms physical matter into energy as it burns." At the same time, Fire destroys, suggesting that the Knight of Pentacles may represent "an explosive energy that makes life difficult" (Samul)

The dominant colors on this card are green and brown, commonly viewed as Earth colors. However, the presence of gold indicates a solar (Fire) influence.

Unlike some Tarot writers, Samul doesn't view the Knight of Pentacles as an actual person, but more as a type of energy that impacts people and situations. Certainly, an individual person could be involved, but Samul's description allows for a broader interpretation.

Upright Divinatory Meanings from Samul: Transformation. Changes that have a deeply layered effect on a person or on a situation. Reversed or ill-dignified, this card could indicate "Change that takes a situation or person to a virtually unrecognizable level of existence. Or energy that decimates whatever it comes in contact with."

Samul provides an Affirmation and Prayer for each card in the Hudes deck. Her Affirmation for the Knight of Pentacles is: "I invite transformation into my life. I have the strength to withstand explosive energy by using it to change me in deep ways."


Note: My interpretations of colors and descriptions of elemental qualities are based on personal experience and many different sources accessed over a period of several years.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Journey Through My Decks: King of Pentacles (Disks)

We now reach the end of the “Journey Through My Decks” series here on Tarot Notes. The King of Pentacles represents the end of this particular road at this particular time. I hope you have enjoyed these posts and that you will revisit many of them as you continue on your Tarot journey.

Tarot of a Moon Garden

King of Pentacles


About the suit of Pentacles in Tarot of a Moon Garden (paintings by Karen Marie Sweikhardt, instructions by Laura E. Clarson, U. S. Games Systems, Inc.), Karen Marie Sweikhardt writes: "In the subterranean recesses below the northern quadrant of the sacred circle we find the gnome, the elemental power of the earth. These are the beings essential in the transference of spirit into matter, for it is their element which is tamped and hammered into the shapes our thought forms desire. . . The Pentacles of the Moon Garden represent these thought forms as they bubble up in spheres of magic."

For Sweikhardt, the suit of Pentacles is also linked with the archangel Uriel and the Earth signs of the zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

On the King of Pentacles, a Pentacle-bubble appears at the tips of the King’s fingers. The lush vegetation in the bottom left corner is a reminder of his association with the element Earth. A harvest moon rises behind him. We see a single star -- the "star of knowledge" (Sweikhardt). Images with horns (perhaps bulls to represent Taurus) are carved on his throne. His orbed sceptre is quite plain, in keeping with his practical, down-to-earth style. Yet he is "King of the Mountain," ruling "a kingdom of many treasures, secret and great." (Sweikhardt)

In The Tarot Court Cards: Archetypal Patterns of Relationship in the Minor Arcana (Destiny Books), Kate Warwick-Smith views the Pentacle Court as "Power / Supporters in the Physical Arena."

In his role as a Supporter, the King of Pentacles acts as a Mentor. As a Detractor, he can be a Miser. As a Resource, he represents Generosity; as a Challenge, he represents Greed. Warwick-Smith points out that even the "Detractor" or "Challenge" forms of the Courts can be helpful to us, as they direct our attention to areas where we need to grow or change, and encourage us to discover new strength within ourselves.

Using the Myers-Briggs Personality Types, Mary K. Greer links the King of Pentacles to type ESTP [Extroverted, Sensing (Earth), Thinking (Air), Perceiving]. Elementally, this is in keeping with Book T*, which describes the King of Pentacles as Air of Earth (he also contains a spark of fire, as he rules from 20 degrees Aries to 20 degrees Taurus). [For a complete list of Myers-Briggs correspondences, click this link: www.students-of-tarot.com/pers/mbti-types.htm .]

Mentor or Miser, Generous or Greedy -- the King of Pentacles calls me to examine how I express his traits in my life. How do I identify and channel my power? How can I use the energy of Mars (ruler of Aries) and Venus (ruler of Taurus) constructively? What am I creating? What am I investing? What have I accrued so far?
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* Book T / The Tarot, Comprising Manuscripts N, O, P, Q, R, and an Unlettered Theoricus Adeptus Minor Instruction. A Description of the Cards of the Tarot with their Attributions; Including a Method of Divination by Their Use. A public domain manuscript.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Bridge: A Reading with The Playing Card Oracles, Alchemy Edition

Today’s reading comes from _The Playing Card Oracles_ by Ana Cortez, illustrated by C.J. Freeman (U.S. Games Systems, Inc.). I have chosen to use _The Playing Card Oracles, Alchemy Edition_ (also by Cortez and Freeman), for this reading.

"The Bridge" is a layout designed to provide a general look at the energies in play in my life.

The Bridge
(6 of Clubs in the center)



The Playing Card Oracles, Alchemy Edition
Past: KING OF SPADES / Earth / Mardoc

  • Dominating personality, conservative, direct, reliable, predictable
  • Slow thinking but decisive in action





The Playing Card Oracles, Alchemy Edition









Future: KING OF HEARTS / Water / Nichomiah

  • Enjoys the present moment: love for art, music, food, merriment, beauty
  • Receptive, sentimental, generous, gluttonous


The Playing Card Oracles, Alchemy Edition


Gifts of the Present: THREE OF SPADES / Earth / The Beggar

  • Choice, challenge, change, thoughtful manifestation
  • Need to move forward, let go, put the past into the past
  • Need to stop feeling like a victim, stop living in the past, stop tolerating a “poverty state of mind”


The Playing Card Oracles, Alchemy Edition








Obstacles of the Present: QUEEN OF CLUBS / Air / Leah

  • Priestess, dreamer, imagination, knowing of the unconscious mind
  • One whose vocation is difficult to understand from a traditional point of view
  • Powers of the creative mind, mental illness, delusion




Synthesis

Bridging the King of Spades (who makes me think of the planet Saturn in astrological terms) and the King of Hearts (reminds me of the planet Jupiter) involves quite a transformation from past to future! I can look at Court Cards as actual people in my life or as aspects of my own personality and ego that need to be explored and understood. How interesting it will be if I am truly on the bridge between conservative, reliable, practical Earth and sentimental, love-the-moment, excessive Water!

The Playing Card Oracles (original edition)
The Beggar (3 of Spades) seems an odd choice to represent “Gifts of the Present.” In the original Playing Card Oracles deck, this card is called The Grave, but its meaning corresponds with that of The Beggar in the Alchemy Edition. The Gift is an opportunity for me to “let go” of a past that no longer serves, a burden I have been carrying for too long. It is time to choose what to save and what to bury.

The Queen of Clubs represents “obstacles of the present.” To put it quite simply, the card suggests that my own mind, thoughts, and imaginings are obstacles to me right now. I am intrigued by the description, “one whose vocation is difficult to understand from an traditional point of view.” Yes, that’s me, for sure. It is a challenge for me to be understood and appreciated by those with a “traditional” outlook (like the King of Spades, LOL). And so perhaps my own past nature or personality is partly responsible for turning the Queen of Clubs into an “obstacle”?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sherlock Holmes Card of the Day: Lady of Analysis

The Sherlock Holmes Card of the Day is:
LADY OF ANALYSIS
(Queen of Cups / Violet Smith)


In The Sherlock Holmes Tarot by John Matthews and Wil Kinghan (Sterling Ethos), the suit of Analysis (represented by a magnifying glass) is comparable to the suit of Cups in traditional decks.

The quotation chosen to represent the entire suit of Analysis is “There are fifty who can reason synthetically for one who can reason analytically” from A Study in Scarlet. This comment is made, as you might expect, by Sherlock Holmes himself. It is prefaced by the following: “In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backwards. That is a very useful accomplishment, and a very easy one, but people do not practise it much. In the every-day affairs of life it is more useful to reason forwards, and so the other comes to be neglected.”

The Lady of Analysis is Violet Smith, heroine of _The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist_.
Violet Smith is a music teacher, described by John Watson as “a young and beautiful woman, tall, graceful, and queenly.”

The Holmesian Wisdom for the Lady of Analysis is “It is part of the settled order of Nature that such a girl should have followers,” spoken by Holmes himself in The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist.

Keys for this card, upright, are: “intuitive, sympathetic, compassionate, foresightful, the upholder of right.” Reversed meanings: “dishonour, immorality, corruption, intrigue, a married woman of high position becomes corrupt.”

The book that accompanies this deck also provides interpretations for each card under the headings “The Game” and “The Fog.” The former elaborates on the upright keys, while the latter expands on reversed meanings. An example from “The Game” for the Lady of Analysis: “Empathic and foresightful, she can see into your condition, sometimes bringing comfort, sometimes disturbing your mood. . . being emotionally mature. . . dreams and visions.” Examples from “The Fog”: “While she can cherish and take care, she may sometimes seem over-protective or smothering. . . captivity to illusion. . . being over-sensitive.”

I think the choice of Violet Smith for the “Queen of Cups” is an excellent one. She is a modern (for the times), strong woman who takes the initiative to get to the bottom of a disturbing situation by enlisting the assistance of Sherlock Holmes.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

U.S.A. Birth Chart (a reprise)

The following is a post I originally made on July 4, 2014 to coincide with Independence Day here in the U.S.

It is about America’s birth chart and the Tarot cards that one could associate with that chart. Please note that I am not ignoring the fact that there were many nations on this continent long before the arrival of European settlers and the writing of the Declaration of Independence. I am choosing in this post to deal with the formal establishment of the United States of America in 1776.

After doing a bit of research, I quickly discovered that astrologers do not agree on the date and time (mostly the time) for which the birth chart of the U.S. should be cast. I won’t go into all of that here. You can do a search on the net and find out more than you probably want to know about it!

The two main variances seem to be the “Sibly chart,” originally published in 1787 by English astrologer, physician and herbalist, Ebenezer Sibly (1751-1799). Those who use this chart note that Sibly was alive at the time of the signing and therefore could have had access to information that is no longer available. The Sibly Chart, cast for July 4, 1776, 5:10 pm LMT (Local Mean Time), Philadelphia, PA, has Sagittarius rising.

In contrast, we have the “Gemini Rising Chart” for 02:13am, attributed to Evangeline Adams in the 1920s. This chart places Uranus (planet of rebellion and upheaval) exactly on the Ascendant. Some astrologers argue that this reflects the “birth” of America quite accurately, but opponents feel the chart does not depict the true nature of American character. Anthony Louis explained his support for this chart in a blog post in 2012: http://tonylouis.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/why-i-use-a-usa-gemini-rising-chart/

So… which chart shall I use for this post? In Tarot terms, using the astrological attributions developed by the Order of the Golden Dawn, I have a choice between Temperance (Sagittarius rising) and The Lovers (Gemini rising). I think I am going to go way out on a limb and not only choose the Gemini chart but use the Aleister Crowley Thoth deck (U.S. Games Systems, Inc.) as my Tarot reference for this post.

This should be interesting…

Below is my chart for July 4, 1776, 02:13am LMT (Local Mean Time), Philadelphia, PA. I am using the Equal House System.


The Rising Sign, Gemini, is represented by The Lovers card. Because the planet Uranus sits on the Ascendant, I am pairing The Lovers with The Fool, which is linked with Uranus by modern occultists (Uranus had not yet been discovered when the Golden Dawn made its original astrological attributions, which attributed the element Air to The Fool).


In her book The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need (Taylor Trade Publishing), Joanna Martine Woolfolk writes, “Your Ascendant is the sign that reflects your outward demeanor and to a great extent determines how the outside world looks at you.” It often represents the “mask” we wear or the way we act when our defenses are up.

In the Thoth deck, we not only see “The Lovers” in Trump 6, we also see The Hermit officiating over the marriage depicted on the card between the Black King and White Queen. The Hermit (linked with the zodiac sign Virgo and the Hebrew letter Yod) contributes a creative, virile, fertile energy to this card.

Notice the white child standing with the Black King and the black child with the White Queen. These four figures together can be seen as representing the integration of opposites which, interestingly, is one of the themes of the Temperance card (Art in the Thoth deck), which is linked with Sagittarius, the rising sign in the Sibly Chart I mentioned earlier.

The Fool is commonly seen to represent birth, creation, the very beginning of something – perhaps a new idea, since the card is associated with the element Air by the Golden Dawn. On the Thoth card we don’t have The Fool gazing in the air as he steps off a cliff. However, the fact that The Fool on the Thoth card is being threatened by a tiger and a crocodile tells us that he is not in a “safe” situation, that there are risks involved, energies that may distract or block him from moving forward.

It appears that the colonies did try to reconcile the conflicting views held by the Mother Country and themselves. Indeed, before April 1775, many of the colonists hoped for reconciliation with King George III and Great Britain. But by the time the Declaration of Independence was signed, the relationship was damaged beyond repair and the colonies were ready to bring forth “a new nation conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” ~ (- Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 1863). That “new nation” is The Fool, independent, original, and ready to face an unknown future.

The Lovers card from the Thoth deck can be said to represent equality in that we see opposites being integrated or brought into balance. Neither the Black King nor the White Queen will rule over the other. To me, this actually foreshadows the argument of the abolitionists in the 1800s, who pointed out that the Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal” and that slavery was in conflict with that belief.

America’s Sun Sign is Cancer. In Tarot terms, this gives us The Sun and The Chariot.


In Astrology, the Sun in a birth chart represents our general character, our ego, our identity and sense of Self. In the Tarot, The Sun is a positive, strong card associated with freedom, happiness, and good health. In The Chariot we see triumph over adversity, self-control, moving forward and taking advantage of opportunities. Cancer is a Water sign known for being sensitive, nurturing, emotional, loyal, and protective. The connection between the sign and the card can be found in comparing the protective shell on the Cancer crab with the armor, helmet, and shield used by the charioteer. Also, Cancer is a cardinal sign, which gives it the qualities of action, leadership, and outgoing activity – all of which apply to The Chariot.

In The Chariot I see a “new nation” that is fortified, armored, and steeled for whatever lies ahead, determined to direct its own path and to remove any obstacles in its way. But the armor is only necessary because the creature wearing it is vulnerable and sensitive. Cancer is the sign of home and family, concepts Americans have always held dear. America will defend its homeland and its friends with armed force if necessary.

The Moon (The Priestess) is in Aquarius (The Star).


In Astrology, the Moon represents emotions, instincts, and the unconscious – the hidden aspects of the personality. In Astrology, the Moon rules the sign Cancer. The Priestess holds the Book of Mysteries on her lap, a book containing esoteric knowledge that can only be accessed using intuition, emotion, and the unconscious mind.

The sign Aquarius (which happens to be ruled in modern Astrology by Uranus) is known for innovation, humanitarianism, idealism, and intellect. Aquarians are often described as displaying rebellious, unusual, even shocking behavior.

The Star card in the Thoth deck features Nuith (Nuit) pouring the Water of Universal Life upon the fertile earth. Nuith is based on an Egyptian sky goddess, Nut, who was appropriated by Aleister Crowley for use in the Thelema pantheon. Crowley wrote: “Nuit is All that which exists, and the condition of that existence” and "Note that Heaven is not a place where Gods Live; Nuit is Heaven, itself."

To me, these qualities of Aquarius and The Star beautifully depict the inner spirit, emotions, and “unconscious mind” of the United States of America that was “born” on July 4, 1776 – the motivation and deepest emotional needs of the people who journeyed to and settled in the New World. What I am getting are the hope and faith and high ideals within so many of those who settled here: the sentiments that inspired the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The Lovers (and The Fool) rising, The Chariot sun sign, and The Star moon sign together create a picture of this country that reflects the past, mirrors the present,  and offers hope for the future.



Happy Birthday, America!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Inspired by the Tarot: Haiku, Part 4

For the final entry in this series of haiku poems, I wrote poems based on cards that Helen chose, and she wrote poems based on cards that I chose. We took turns, starting with my choice of The Tower card from the Crystal Visions Tarot, with haiku written by Helen.

Here are links to _PART 1_, _PART 2_, and _PART 3_ if you’re interested:




The Tower
Crystal Visions Tarot
by Jennifer Galasso
U.S. Games Systems Inc.

Change is in the air
sudden and unexpected
embrace the new start











The Star
Alchemical Renewed
By Robert M. Place 
Hermes Publications

The fountain of life
Nurturing our Higher Self
blood, milk, and water.













The Moon
Fantastical Creatures Tarot
by D.J. Conway and Lisa Hunt
U.S. Games Systems Inc.

Dreams will have their way
the mind speaks many languages
fear has no place here














The Sun
Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck
by Mary Hanson-Roberts
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Golden joy, bright light
unharnessed freedom and trust
celebrate your life!













Judgment
Hudes Tarot Deck
by Susan Hudes and A.L. Samul
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Create your tomorrow
evaluate your past now
hear the call to start afresh












The World
Sun and Moon Tarot
by Vanessa Decort
U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

The cosmic dancer
unlimited energy
destroys and creates