Numerological and Archetypal Counterparts: A Visual Tableau

I decided to turn my previous post on trump-card counterparts into a graphic display. In addition to visually aligning the cards according to their numerical and archetypal values (both natural and derived), this tableau allows for drawing more imaginative correlations between cards that answer to the same number. In the case of the court and … Continue reading Numerological and Archetypal Counterparts: A Visual Tableau

Cosmobiology and the Chaldean Decans in Tarot

The German cosmobiologists of the mid-20th Century held that the "soft" aspects between planets (the sextiles and trines along with the less prominent quintiles and bi-quintiles) were largely a waste of time in that they seldom show anything "visible" happening. These astrologers focused on the "hard" aspects -  squares, semi-squares, sesquiquadrates and oppositions  -  when … Continue reading Cosmobiology and the Chaldean Decans in Tarot

The Quick, the Dead and the In-Between: A “State of Undoing” Table

The fundamental quandary in any missing-person reading is whether the cards describe the absent party as alive, deceased or somewhere in-between (injured, ill, captive, physically abused, etc.) Most tarot professionals consider the very idea of contemplating physical death to be borderline unethical, but any extended missing-person scenario must inevitably confront the possibility, if only in … Continue reading The Quick, the Dead and the In-Between: A “State of Undoing” Table