Choose your card for the week of 4/27/08

Choose your card for the week from Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot. When making your selection, don’t worry about what the cards mean. Base your choice on the pictures—the stories they tell and how they make you feel. Let us know which card you chose. Post a comment!

If you want to buy the Thoth deck, I recommend finding an out-of-print “White Box” edition by Lewellyn, or an in-print Swiss “Blue Box” edition by AGMuller. Tarot Garden is a good source. My understanding is that the U.S. Games editions have a green cast to them that wasn’t originally intended. Note that the early “White Box” edition does not have a decorative border.

For a good book on the Thoth deck, check out Lon Milo DuQuette’s, Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot.

The Tarot-to-Go podcast, now hosted at the Tarot Pathways blog has a great interview with DuQuette about how the Thoth artist, Lady Frieda Harris ended up collaborating with Crowley.

XVII: The Star, Two of Swords: Peace, Four of Wands, Completion

Four of Disks: Power, XIV: Art, XVI: The Tower

5 Responses to “Choose your card for the week of 4/27/08”

  1. jan Says:

    The card that readily appealed to me was the ART card I felt strength vibrancy and a sense of passionate intesity as i was drawn toward this card. The Thoth cards are truly wonderful as a spiritual tarot tool. Also they are excellent for the reading the tarot intuitivley for assisting one to move forward from the pictorial stereotypical meanings and readings into more purely intuitive readings. Another thing i have found with myself and others is that these cards tend to turn up when your ready for them…when the pupil is ready the teacher will appear sort of style

  2. Kay Stopforth Says:

    I chose the 2 of Swords – “peace”. It’s an uneasy-looking peace, and the keyword does seem at odds with the image of crossed swords. But it’s this kind of tension that the 2 of Swords is all about…a sense of things not being quite right, not quite fitting together, but the conflict is still simmering beneath an apparently calm surface… and that’s what grabs me about this card at the moment!

  3. Cathy Says:

    Funny, I just bought myself this deck this week.
    I picked the Four of Wands. First of all it’s a beautiful card with great colours. I love the dark, rich green background and the red wands on top of it, amost hovering. I think I picked this card, because it reminds me of a Major Arcana card in my Rider-Waite deck, the Wheel of Fortune. Apparently the Wheel of Fortune is my card of the year – day and month of my birth together with 2008 add up to 10! Lots of changes happening at the moment!
    The Four of Wands in Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot is called ‘Completion’. I’m not quite there yet. But I might get there in the next few days with my 3 pending job interviews, who knows!
    Wands is also a good suit for career issues and four is always a good number for balance. So it’s a promising card for me.

  4. Quirk Says:

    I enjoyed my visit to your blog, love those vintage fortune telling cards!

  5. Susan Gold Says:

    What a great response to the Thoth deck! Thank you, everyone, for writing in.

    Cathy, good luck on those job interviews! I’m sending positive vibes your way.

    Quirk, I’m glad you like those vintage fortune telling cards. I just had a nice visit to your blog!

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