What is Tarot?

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Inveniemus Viam Aut Faciemus - We find the road or we make it.

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Tarot is a book with no cover that contains the wisdom of the ages.

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The soul has no rainbows if the eyes have no tears.

John Vance Cheney

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"The first time, I inform. The second time, I advise. The third time, I say nothing."

I Ching

"There is something about the Tarot that is truly fascinating. Not only do the symbols depicted on the cards challenge the imagination, but the cards themselves seem to have the power to help us explore the past and reveal hidden passions, old loves and hurts, as well as hopes and desires for the future. When you have mastered their secrets, they can give you glimpses into the future and guide you to paths that may lead to greater fulfillment.

The Tarot is not a child's game to be played and then tossed aside. Its philosophy is illuminating, and years of study do not exhaust its charm and mystery."

Eden Gray "Mastering the Tarot"

Empress, Mythic Tarot

Key III The Empress, The Mythic Tarot

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"Guided by your need for answers, your higher wisdom probes the dusky cubbyholes of your memory, unlatches the doors of your personal symbology, and ultimately delivers up to the daylight your heartfelt inner canvas, your Tarotscape."

Robert Mueller Ph.D., Signe E. Echols, Sandra A. Thomson "The Lovers' Tarot"

The Deck of the Dreamers

"Some people are terrified to have their cards read though the Tarot might intrigue them. This fear is usually based on a lack of experience with the cards, or a previously disappointing reading. Many people are concerned about getting bad cards or being told of a horrible future. None of the cards are bad and a reading should never scare anyone away from the Tarot. Once acquainted with the positive purpose of the cards, most people are eager to learn more about the Tarot."

Nancy Shavick "The Tarot"

High Priestess, Cosmic Tarot

High Priestess, Cosmic Tarot

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"Tarot is a very old card game, and what remains of an ancient wisdom: 'it contains the common origins of all the myths that Jung called the collective memory.'

It is used for divination and as part of a process of initiation, and has 78 cards (78 being the sum of the first 12 numbers)."

Nadia Julien "The Mammoth Dictionary of Symbols: Understanding the Hidden Language of Symbols"

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Antique Lion Cards, Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, 0ntario by Cheryl Lynne Bradley

"To ask the same question a second time would have been tactless, and so I did not."

Carl Jung

Tarocchi di Mantegna

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Carl Jung

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"Tarotian meanings are remarkably elastic and variable. Unlike astrology, which has maintained its rules and characterizations for centuries, the Tarot is redefined every time a new deck of cards is published (which is to say about every twenty minutes). Though this makes for interpretive chaos, it also gives Tarot a vitality and responsiveness unmatched by any other method of divination."

Anne Fiery "The Book of Divination"

Articles on "Tarot" and "Divination"

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Woman in Ontario in the 90's by Cheryl Lynne Bradley

"As a projection of the collective unconscious, the Tarot relies on:

- the symbolism of space (with a reverse meaning). A person seen full face or sitting expresses a static act (Justice); facing left, he has an active or physical role (The Emperor); facing right is translated as turning in on himself in meditation or spirituality; standing means dynamic and active.

- body symbolism. Head: thought. Neck: importance of feelings. Bust: feelings. Abdomen: instructiveness. The meaning of limbs (hand, foot, arm) conforms to spatial symbolism. Hair: instinctive female force. Beard: virility.

- the symbolism of clothes. Necklace: dependence. Belt: domination of instincts. Hairstyles: submission to a physical or spiritual authority.

- colour symbolism. White: divine light or divine wisdom. Black: shadows. Red: fire or divine love. Yellow: revelation. Blue: life. Green: the manifestation of divine wisdom and goodness in deeds.

- the symbolism of numbers (see under various numbers)."

Nadia Julien "The Mammoth Dictionary of Symbols: Understanding the Hidden Language of Symbols"

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Tarot Definitions

"Mind is the builder; knowledge not lived becomes sin. In every person of whatever station, look not for something to criticize, but for something you admire in your Creator. For the only sure way of getting into heaven is leaning upon the arm of someone you have helped."

Edgar Cayce

All about Edgar Cayce

The Lovers, English Tarot

Key VI The Lovers, English Tarot

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"The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs. Given the inward meaning of the emblems, they do become a kind of alphabet which is capable of indefinite combinations and makes true sense in all. On the highest plane it offers a key to the Mysteries, in a manner which is not arbitrary and has not been read in. But the wrong symbolical stories have been told concerning it, and the wrong history has been given in every published work which so far has dealt with the subject."

Arthur Edward Waite "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot"

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"The Tarot is a very old and sophisticated divinatory system. The wisdom and beauty of the mysterious cards have intrigued humanity throughout the ages. The Tarot embodies many profound and ancient teachings which pass far beyond their divinatory interpretations. For this reason, no one person ever truly comprehends all of its teachings, nor completes its study."

Anne-Marie Ferguson "A Keeper of Words: Legend The Arthurian Tarot"

Queen of Shields, Legend of the Arthurian Tarot

Queen of Shields, Legend of the Arthurian Tarot

"Like all other forms of symbolism, the Tarot unfailingly reflects the viewpoint of the interpreter himself. This does not detract from its value, however, for symbolism is one of the most useful instruments of instruction in the spiritual arts, because it continually draws from the subjective resources of the seeker the substance of his own erudition."

"The Tarot" by Manly P. Hall

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