Using Jungian archetypes, the I-Ching, and color/number combinations, Hamaker-Zondag shows you how to interpret the tarot without having to refer to a guidebook for definitions. Her methods will help you use the tarot to understand your personal innerchanges and their potential manifestations in daily life. She also makes an engaging comparison of the imagery in various decks, so that you can choose the deck that you like the best.
Drawing on nearly forty years of tarot experience, Mary K. Greer has developed a new energizing approach-made up of twenty-one stimulating techniques to interpret or deepen your understanding of each card. Just as the twenty-six letters of the alphabet can be combined to form billions of words, Greer's twenty-one methods can be used in any combination for gaining amazing new insights and perspectives. Emphasizing both traditional and personal methods of interpretation, Greer's techniques involve storytelling, sketching, symbols, metaphors, dialogues, acting, and other imaginative exercises. Designed to bring about interaction, transformation, and empowerment, this twenty-one-pronged approach to tarot can help readers expand standard interpretations and evolve new ways of connecting to the cards. Winner of the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Divination Book
Imagine if the Fool of the Major Arcana had been reincarnated in the 1960's Glasgow? imagine his journey as he met the Tarot's archetypes in his life of poverty and sectarianism? His love for his caring foster mum ( The Empress), his lessons in life from the maverick car mechanic ( The Magician)and the fortune teller (the High Priestess) would enrich our understanding of the tarot by making it more real and familiar. Eddie Reilly is the foolish man, a Weegie ( Glaswegian) on his lifes journey in an area of poverty, violence, unemployment and great character. He is interviewed by a history student for her degree dissertation and tells his story in the first person with much warmth and humor. His feelings on 9/11 ( the Tower) , his memories of time in prison ( Justice) and his love for his family and friends( Judgment) and his wife ( The Lovers) give insights into the archetypes like never before. From innocence to wisdom and knowledge, it is some story!
Centered on the Qabbalistic Tree of Life, this symbolism clearly explores the Minor Arcana as a representation of the four components of life: spirit, emotion, intellect, andbody; while it reveals the Major Arcana to be the keys to our emotional response patterns to the symbolic universe in which we live. Includes seven monthly meditations, individual readings, and layouts.
Revised and updated! Reading the Tarot is a complex and mysterious art. The seventy-eight cards that comprise the traditional Tarot deck are full of archetypal symbolism that can help anyone to connect to the universal subconscious. That Tarot can be used to reveal information hidden deep within your own subconscious. This book discusses each of the seventy-eight cards in depth, addressing their possible interpretations based upon the symbolism of the standard Rider-Waite deck. These interpretations can be applied to most other traditional decks as well. In addition to card descriptions, ""Tarot Deciphered"" provides ten different spreads that can be used with most Tarot decks. These spreads range from the common Celtic Cross Spread to the complex Astrological Spread. Also include is the Healing Spread, a tool which can be used to aid psychological healing. This book is perfect for both the novice and experienced reader. It contains all the information you need to further your exploration of the Tarot.
This is a continuation of the magical series started in the Divine Plan by the same author. A new methodology of the tarot is introduced and explained, including several new cards never used in any system.
A Synthesis between the Major Arcana cards and hexagrams from the I Ching.
Author: Sarita Armstrong
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Tao in the Tarot weaves together the mysteries of the I-Ching and the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Part 1 reveals an underlying synthesis of ideas and a common source of inspiration between these two methods of divination, and shows how for more than two thousand years the traditions of each would have been used and debated by travellers along the Silk Route connecting Europe and Asia. In Part 2 we journey through the cards of the Major Arcana placed in a circle and connect them with selected hexagrams from the I Ching and in so doing we are led out of the circle into a spiral. Along the way we connect with other ancient traditions such as the grail legend, the pattern of numbers, pagan gods and goddesses and the early use of stone circles, to finally discover just how relevant these ancient symbols are to us in today's world. The author's own simple but evocative Tarot pictures accompany the text of each card, and the relevant I Ching hexagrams are fully explained with coloured diagrams. Essential reading for the serious student of either the Tarot or the I Ching.