Court Card Thumbnails – The King/Knight of Swords

The Minor Arcana: The King/Knight of Swords Titles: Fire of Air; The Lord of the Winds and the Breezes; the King of the Spirits of Air Astrological Correspondence: 21° of Taurus to 20° of Gemini Commentary: Golden Dawn “Liber T” (S.L. Mathers): “Active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skillful, but inclined to domineer.  Also to … Continue reading Court Card Thumbnails – The King/Knight of Swords

Court Card Thumbnails: The Page/Princess of Cups

The Minor Arcana: The Page/Princess of Cups Titles: Earth of Water; The Princess of the Waters; the Lotus of the Palace of the Floods Astrological Correspondence: The southwest quadrant of the zodiac, comprising the signs of Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Commentary: Golden Dawn “Liber T” (S.L. Mathers): "Sweetness, poetry, gentleness and kindness. Imaginative, dreamy at … Continue reading Court Card Thumbnails: The Page/Princess of Cups

Cheap Shots #21: Thoth vs RWS, Head-to-Head

Let it be said right up front: I'm not a huge fan of the Waite-Smith (aka Rider-Waite-Smith or "RWS") deck. I think that, in many cases, the narrative vignettes embedded in Pamela Colman Smith's scenic "pip" cards - the minors with their ready-made stories - hijack the deeper esoteric meaning that lies at its core, … Continue reading Cheap Shots #21: Thoth vs RWS, Head-to-Head