Category: The Tarot

Its Occult Significance Use in Fortune-Telling and Method of Play, Etc. by S. L. MacGregor Mathers

THE TAROT

[bc_random_banner category=text slider=no autoplay=true delay=3000 loop=false dots=false] To enter, within the limits of this short treatise, upon any long inquiry into the History of Cards is utterly out of the question; and I shall therefore confine myself to examining briefly into what relates to their most ancient form, the Tarot, or Tarocchi Cards, and to […]

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SYMBOLISM OF EACH OF THE KEYS

[bc_random_banner category=text slider=no autoplay=true delay=3000 loop=false dots=false] I will now describe carefully the symbolism of each of these hieroglyphical keys. 1. The Juggler or Magician. Before a table covered with the appliances of his art stands the figure of a juggler, one hand upraised holding a wand (in some packs, a cup), the other pointing […]

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MEANINGS OF THE CARDS

[bc_random_banner category=text slider=no autoplay=true delay=3000 loop=false dots=false] 1. The Juggler.–Will, Will-Power, Dexterity; Reversed–. Will applied to evil ends, Weakness of Will, Cunning, Knavishness. 2. The High Priestess.–Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education; Reversed–. Conceit, Ignorance, Unskilfulness, Superficial Knowledge. 3. The Empress.–Action, Plan, Undertaking Movement in a matter, Initiative; Reversed–. Inaction, Frittering away of power, Want of Concentration […]

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METHODS OF DIVINATION

[bc_random_banner category=text slider=no autoplay=true delay=3000 loop=false dots=false] I shall now give several modes of laying out the cards for divination. The reader can adopt whichever he prefers, or he can combine them. Whatever mode of laying out be adopted, it is necessary that the person inquiring should carefully shuffle the cards, with two objects in […]

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TAROT GAME PLAY

[bc_random_banner category=text slider=no autoplay=true delay=3000 loop=false dots=false] These Tarot Cards may be used like the ordinary packs for games, as well as for divination; and it may be as well to give the general rules and mode of play. The Game of Tarot may be played by either two or three persons. The full pack […]

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OCCULT SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TAROT CARDS

[bc_random_banner category=text slider=no autoplay=true delay=3000 loop=false dots=false] Before concluding this short treatise, I will say a few words on the occult and Qabalistical signification of these wonderful Tarot Cards. It has been long known that the ordinary 52 card pack was susceptible of some peculiar numerical significations, e.g.:  52 Cards in the pack, suggest 52 […]

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