Once you begin learning about a specific type of divination, an entire inter-related world opens up to you. The study of astrology and the practice of Tarotfor example, are channels that allow us to access and communicate with our higher selves and the powers that be. But did you know that there is a Tarot card corresponds with each zodiac sign? Read on to discover which major arcana card is synchronized with your sun sign. Sitting confidently on a throne we have The Emperora bold authoritative figure known for his ambition and ability to lead.
Aries is ruled by Mars, a planet that defines our animalistic instincts and indicates how we spend our energy during our lifetime. The Emperor and Aries are most comfortable in positions of power, and full of energetic drive that deems them capable to initiate projects and lead with a clear vision toward success.
Change is good? Not for The Hierophant and Taurus —these two steadfast partners thrive off of stability and traditional values. In the Tarot, The Hierophant represents the ultimate practical approach to life. As a trusted source of information, The Hierophant is much like a reliable and grounded Taurus, who you may go to for sound advice when particularly unsettling challenges arise.
In astrology, Taurus rules the second house of self-worth and values, further blending the core ethos of the card and sign together. Take a mini vision quest with this Tarot spread…. In the traditional Tarot deck, The Lovers card is illustrated with an all-knowing angel hovering over a man and a woman.
Angels protect us, but they also deliver information. Gemini, an incredibly chatty sign ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, thrives on knowledge and new information. While there is an inherently romantic element to The Lovers card, at its core, it really wants us to understand the power of choosing and making decisions. There is an element of harmony in The Lovers card, too, represented by the twin sign of Gemini.
The Lovers and Gemini both ask us to communicate honestly and authentically, and to make choices in alignment with our highest selves.
The charioteer in the card sits still, observing his surroundings before making his next move.The Necronomicon Tarot is the completion of author Donald Tyson's trilogy that draw on the mythology created by H.
Lovecraft, the occult writer. It's a dark deck as you might expect with 78 cards fully illustrated with computer-generated art. Also comes with a companion book. Buy from Amazon. Companion Material: page companion book is packaged in the kit, along with a black organdy bag. Lovecraft, a highly innovative occult writer.
The first two parts of this trilogy consisted of "Necronomicon - The Wanderings of Alhazred" and "Alhazred". Note: Abdul Alhazred is portrayed as a mad scientist who is off on many magical adventures. The deck itself is populated by gruesome gods, sinister monsters, and all seven rulers of the Old Ones from the book "Necronomicon". The symbolism presented here reflects astrological and elemental associations, as well as the structure of the Golden Dawn. I want to make note here that illustrator Anne Stokes has done an excellent job of bringing together the essence of H.
Lovecraft's work, along with the storyline presented by Donald Tyson, into a stunning deck. Short bios are included for both the author and the artist. In his introduction, Tyson notes that some of the creatures found within this book come from H. Lovecraft's writing, and some from his own series on Alhazred. He also mentions that the first time some of these creatures have ever been describes are within the pages of this companion book.
Effort has been made to make this a fully functioning Tarot deck, with attention paid to astrological associations and the sequence of the trumps which follows the Golden Dawn tradition. There is no getting away from the fact that this is a dark deck. If it were read with what Tyson terms a "direct" interpretation of the cards, the readings might tend to be a bit unforgiving. His suggestion, his way around this, is to compensate by looking for the most optimistic interpretation possible.
There are readers who will insist that the cards "are what they are", and should be interpreted as such. My personal feeling is more aligned with that of Mr.
Tyson goes on to say that at times the images in the deck will be in discord with the meaning of the card, which tends towards the conventional esoteric meaning.
This will hold especially true for the Court Cards.The Major Arcana is a 22 card set within the tarot that is considered to be the core and the foundation for the deck. All of the deck is filled with archetypal significance, but this is most pronounced within the Major Arcana. These cards follow a storyline that tells of the spiritual travels taken from the innocent wonder of The Fool to the oneness and fulfillment of The World.
In other words, these cards tell the story of humanity's spiritual evolution into enlightenment and individuation. And so, as we follow the journey of the Fool, we can start seeing common parallels between our own stages in life and those in the cards, each card teaching a specific lesson and a concept to meditate over. Because they form the basis of the tarot, some readings can sometimes be conducted with only the Major Arcana as well. Full Tarot Meaning. Associated with the element of fire, the suit of wands represents passion, inspiration and willpower.
The wands imbue their users with primal energy, for it is through them that the cycle of creation can begin. Because of their ability to bring energy into any situation, they are also associated with action, ambition and making plans. At their worst, they can refer to situations that are filled with recklessness and lack of direction.
As you follow the journey within the wands, you'll come across these themes again and again. The suit of cups rules over all that is associated with emotions, the unconscious, creativity, and intuition.
They frequently talk about relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, and one's imagination and inner world. They are associated with the element of water, which becomes a frequent visual theme within this suit. At their worst, the cups suit is fret with uncontrolled feelings, fantasy, and a disconnect with one's inner voice.
The swords is the suit of intelligence, logic, truth, ambition, conflict and communication. It is associated with the element of air. In readings, these cards focus on the faculty and power of intellect, which like the swords themselves, are double-edged. This can be used for both good or evil, to help and to harm, and our greatest conflicts usually come from this delicate balance.
At their worst, the swords can be abusive, harsh, and lack empathy. The pentacles is the suit of all things worldly and material. Though we will immediately think of the pentacles as relating to financial matters, we also can understand them as being associated with security, stability, nature, health, and prosperity.
The pentacles are of earth element.
Tarot Card Meanings List
When we see pentacles show up in a reading, they are usually concerned with your long term future, career, generosity, your household, business investments and your feelings of sensuality. The negative side of the pentacles show up as greed, jealousy, miserliness, and unbridled ambition at the cost of all else.
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Please confirm your acceptance letter in your inbox to start orientation.In my head, a black egg feels like one which has been around too long and is way past the point of anything hatching from it…. The eggs are ordinary chicken eggs but the shell turns black due to being boiled in the hot sulfur spring. Eventually I uncover the story about Pangu which I covered briefly with the golden egg but lets get a little more detailed:.
The story comes from China and is about the creation of the world. In this egg a giant, Pangu, was born. When he realised he was trapped he pushed his way out, separating the contents into yin and yang. Half of the egg became the heavens, half the earth. When Pangu died, possibly 18, years later, his body started to form mountains and other aspects of the earth.
His dying breath became the wind and clouds, his voice became thunder, one eye became the sun and the other the moon.
His blood became rivers and seas and the hairs on his head became stars. The parasites which had lived on his body because humans and animals and thus the world as it know it today was born. This feels so much more relevant — the duality of the universe, creating something amazing out of chaos. These feel like things I can work with. To dream of a black egg is about the evil within you.
It may also be showing fragility in relationships or hinting at an evil acquaintance. New beginnings are needed. According to this theory, a strong, luminous egg comes from being centred and in touch with your inner self.
Black is the colour of everything, or the absence of light and for me, these feel like potent metaphors to ponder or meditate on. I had a black egg show up in my left hand in a reiki session oddly as a vision. Appreciate you digging into this. You are commenting using your WordPress.Aries - A Golden Egg, Just Be You and It's All Yours! Weekly Zodiac Reading
You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Skip to content Hmm. Black has a vast array of meanings from death to nothingness to fear to strength. A few more google searches later… To dream of a black egg is about the evil within you.
What do you think? Share this: Twitter Facebook.And good luck, because this charming little set of the major arcana, created and self-published in by talented artist Guido Gillabel, is a very limited and signed edition of only 99 copies.
For those of you who keep track of such things, you may already be aware that Guido comes from a very artistic family which includes his brother Dirk Medicator Gillabel, who has produced several tarot decks of his own.
In the little booklet that comes with the cards, Guido tells us that he first received the inspiration for this deck around Easter time, when the egg, a symbol of birth, features prominently in the celebrations for the holiday.
Guido uses the egg as his theme for the cards, weaving the image throughout the 22 cards in a series of inventive, minimalist "sketches". Minimalist, yes, but drawings full of interesting symbolism cleverly depicted and successfully capturing the true essence of each card. If you are a reader who sometimes uses the majors only for readings, this deck unlike some "theme decks" holds up well to the challenge.
The Fool is the true "cosmic egg", forming out of the great void into which it will someday be absorbed. The Empress is an excellent rendering depicting an embryo nestled snugly within the egg-shaped womb. In The Emperorwe see the embryo hatch and take form form being represented by the geometric shape of the square. I love The Hermit always a favorite card of mine. Here, we see several ovoid shapes blossoming from the card…. I am impressed by the sense of radiating light, which is communicated in a card using only the medium of black ink combined with the clever talent of the artist.
The cosmic egg next takes the form of the atom in The Wheel cardwith the letters T-A-R-O revolving about the center, which is a tiny, detailed depiction of the Tree of Life. Notice that "A" and "O" are featured at the top and bottom of the "wheel".
They represent "Alpha" and "Omega", the beginning and the end. The Strength card is another symbolically interesting rendering. The egg symbol of cycles, birth and rebirth is perfect for The Death card. Here, two ovoid shapes depict the dual nature of death, which is only a pathway to transformation and rebirth in another form.
The Moon card is a delight. Against the hypnotic backdrop of the quarter moon, a tiny witch on a broom continues her solitary journey through the night. The Sun, a reminder of rebirth, contains the cosmic egg which has now taken a series of fascinating forms as uterus and ovaries. And finally in The World card Universeform and chaos, yin and yang, come together, inextricably linked to create the final unified form contained within the Cosmic Egg.We saw a couple of creation myths in the golden egg and black egg but these really come into their own with the cosmic egg.
The cosmic egg gave birth to the world so is the perfect card to end on or start with…. It was this cosmic egg from which the greek god Phanes hatched and who in turn created the other gods. The cosmic egg, or world egg or mundane egg, is the ultimate beginning from which either the universe came from or a mythical being came from who would then create the world. It is unsurprising that so many creation myths feature an egg, after all the egg is the ultimate symbol of fertility, of life, of birth, of creation.
We see eggs used in 17th century France by brides entering new homes, breaking an egg as they did so would ensure fertility. If you want to meet your true love, place an egg in front of the fire on a stormy night. As the storm picks up your love will come through the door and pick up the egg.
For anything associated with creation, we find mention of destruction. The yin and the yang. In this case, we find eggs left in tombs, eaten after funerals and we associate eggs with the death of Christ. How fucking powerful is the feminine that it can create everything. Oomancy is divination by eggs which seems interesting, particularly if you believe that life is all mapped out. If you believe that then it seems only a short jump to the idea that the egg as a representation of the cosmic egg, contains a map of the future.
Knowing this, perhaps we can see the golden egg, black egg and the cosmic egg as part of a narrative. If this chimes with you, have a look for writings by H. On one hand, the universe can be a terrifying place and overwhelming and the idea that it fitted into an egg feels comforting.
Particularly if you take the egg shell as a strong supporting boundary or mother figure holding us. The other direction my thoughts are taken is around the potential and promise and creative energy that was in the egg and now in the universe and in turn in each and every one of us. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Skip to content We saw a couple of creation myths in the golden egg and black egg but these really come into their own with the cosmic egg.
The Persian story explains that a god of good created a perfect spiritual world before creating the tangible world. This made the god of evil so angry he burst through the cosmic egg which set the sun spinning and thus created days and night and the world as we know it.
In China we find the black egg also called the cosmic egg. This as we saw previously contained a chaotic mix of yin and yang. Yin and Yang were separated, night and day, light and dark, land and sky. Eventually Pangu started to die and as he did so, his breath became the wind, his body became the mountains and the parasites which lived on him became humans and thus the world was created. The Finnish tell a myth of the world being created from the fragments of an egg.
Chronos, the greek personification of time, produced an egg from which Phanes and hence the world hatched. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Pingback: Humans and Birds — Unlocking Words.I have blogged through the entire Wild Unknown Tarot deck card-by-card! Below, you will find a master list of all posts in this series.
Symbol Meanings in Tarot Cards - The Cosmos
I hope this will provide insight as you forge your own bond with this gorgeous, magical pack of cards! In these posts, you will find detailed interpretations of the images and tarot card meanings.
I Love you for putting this together dear Carrie!
Ola Bom dia! Just saw that you have been posting the rest of the card interpretations. This page is missing the newly posted card interpretations. Hi Moonflower — you make an excellent point, this needs to be updated. Yay, happy dance! Thank you! I really love reading your interpretations. I recently got this deck and had the pleasure to stumble upon you site.
Hi Carmen, thanks! I will be updating again very soon — I hope to have the next two posts up this week. Question: activating your Strange Jewel reading 6th card is the King of Pentacles and using your meaning index of the Wild Unknown Cards, which is not complete. Such suspense…. I look forward to hearing from you With Gratitude C. Check the homepage at happyfishtarot. Thank you for taking the time to do each of these!
I feel like you could provide some very decisive insight in that area. Thanks again for the awesome posts! Hi Carrie, I just want to say I love your interpretations with this deck of cards, just awesome! I write tarot poetry and only this morning posted my four Tarot queens poems. I have fallen in love with this deck! Excellent series, looking forward to reading more. What an amazing resource for a beginning reader like me! Thank you so much for sharing your work on this. Thank you for all the work you have done with this deck.
Reading your reflections on the 78 cards is truly helpful and brings a new sense of clarity to my interpretations. I love how you did the entire deck, and thank you for collecting them all here! I just got my Wild Unknown deck, and I have been looking forward to it for so long.
I came across your blog, and I love it. Signed up for your newsletter. Thank you for your hard work. This is great. I got the Wild Unknown tarot a while ago but it disappeared in my storage box. They came back to me yesterday since I felt strongly to work with them again.
I will examine them myself first:- and then I will examine your amazing resource!