The Card of the Week this week is a very special one. The Devil is the 16th of the Greater Trumps and the most unsettling of Tarot cards. I’ve chosen to use the Sacred Rose Tarot by Johanna Gargiulo-Sherman this week. I recently acquired this deck and have quickly grown to love it. The imagery is intense and has a classic Rider-Waite feel with its own little twists.
I know it’s late, but it’s still the Card of the Week: the Eight of Cups. This card depicts a figure walking uphill away from a stack of cups. Overhead, the Man in the Moon watches on, but he doesn’t wear a happy face. It’s night time, and water runs all around. In the distance, more rugged mountains can be seen.
I’ve got a guest post up on Ethony today! Check out Learning the Portland Tarot. My thanks go out to Ethony for the opportunity.
The post is all about my first reading with the Portland Tarot and how I interpret cards I haven’t worked with before. Go read it!
Recently, I was reading for a client who had a lot of questions about the Wheel of Fortune. This is one of the more intimidating and complicated cards in the Major Arcana. We talked at great length about this card and its symbolism. When I drew this card for the Card of the Week, ideas quickly popped into my head. There’s a lot going on in this card, from the symbolism of the wheel to the strange figures on the clouds. Hang on, reader. This post is going to be a long one.
Ethony recently began posting guest articles from other Tarot bloggers, and just today posted A Three-Part Approach to Tarot Journaling by Sean from Cups & Coins. Sean’s process is very detailed and nothing like what I’ve used in the past. It’s worth checking out.
When were some of the first known tarot cards created and do they originate from a specific cultural tradition?
Stay tuned for even more! I’m working on plans with Weird Shift and will be helping out with a new record label, too. Expect me in unexpected places.
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