Astronomical Perspective of the Constellations
From a purely scientific astronomical perspective of the constellations, there are no constellations – at least not in the way they are depicted on astronomical charts. In fact, the 88 recognised constellations only exist in the imaginations of observers who wish to see something that is not there. Continue Reading
The Emperor Traits
The Emperor is the fourth card of the Major arcana in the tarot. The Emperor is all about advice, wisdom, authority and leadership. As you know the major arcana is the path of The Fool to enlightenment. The Fool firstly meets with The Magician and High Priestess. As he learns how to use his own willpower in magical ways and how to control that power, he meets with The Empress and she teaches him more about caring for others. Continue Reading
The Empress Traits
The Empress is third card in the Major arcana of the tarot. She is a symbol of feminine power, of the Feminine principle, she symbolises fertility and of course she symbolises beauty. She is very mysterious and her message is to listen to your intuition, to listen to your feminine side. Continue Reading
Journey of the Fool Astrology
The first 22 cards of a tarot deck are part of the Major Arcana and are associated with the path of The Fool. The Fool is the only card that hasn’t been given a number from the 22 Major Arcana cards. The Fool’s number is Zero, because the Major Arcana is all about the Fool’s Journey. So the Fool could be placed at either the start or the end of the journey, because when one journey finishes, another always starts. Here we discuss the Journey of the Fool Astrology.
All of the numbered cards describe points in our lives that have meaning, from our birth to our death. The Major Arcana shows the path of The Fool from naivety to Enlightenment, so we have 21 cards that are numbered. The tarot is conceptual and requires an intuitive interpretation, and the astrology associated with each of the cards is known for its part in the card’s structure, its analysis and of course its empirical interpretation. Continue Reading
Major Arcana Zodiac and Astrology
The Major Arcana’s 22 cards are a very good tool to use in the symbolic journey through human life. This is done in a way that depict the story of someone who starts out to complete the great work of self-realisation. The three parts of the journey are Maturation, Individual self-realisation and Initiation. In Astrology, these three phases can be connected to Saturn, who divides our life into these three parts on his journey around a 29 year orbit.
While the orbits of the other slower moving planets also provide us with important findings about our single life phases, the tarot cards visualise the issues and topics of the phases in a more direct way for us. Continue Reading
Combining Astrology With Tarot
Each zodiac sign has two tarot cards with which it is associated, one from the major arcana and one from the minor. If you know your Sun or star sign, select the cards associated with it. Sit and reflect upon these images. Are you drawn to any of the colours, themes or common qualities? Perhaps you have a strong reaction towards the images. Continue Reading
TAROT AND THE KABBALAH
The term ‘Arcana’ is plural. The singular aspect of this term is ‘Arcanum.’ ‘Arcanum’ refers to a type of knowledge, which is for the initiated, or a kind of knowledge that is mysterious for the average person. It is a science or understanding that one has to be introduced to. When we study the twenty-two Arcana, we are studying twenty-two laws, or twenty-two mysteries, that we have to be initiated into experientially in order to understand them. Continue Reading