Archive for the ‘Tarot Symbols’ Category

The Party’s Over…

December 17, 2010

….The party’s over
The candles flicker and dim
You danced and dreamed through the night
It seemed to be right just being with him
Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party’s over
It’s all over, my friend….

This morning I looked at the Four of Wands and imagined the scene at night. (How I love Photoshop!) Perhaps the party is over, or maybe it’s the night before the celebration, and the chuppah, as I often think of the floral canopy, spends the long night in the cool, moist air, while the celebrants slumber.

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Questions about Tarot?

June 6, 2007

If you have any questions about tarot, or if there are any topics that you would like to see covered in this blog, please let me know. You can post them right here.

Thanks!

Susan

Would love to hear from you!

May 19, 2007

It’s a bit lonely out here at Tarot Table Talk. So far I’m the one that’s doing all the talking! I would love to hear your thoughts and insights on the cards, and I’m hoping I can encourage you to post some comments.

-Susan

Take a Tarot Test (3) Boats and Ships

May 19, 2007

Without looking at your deck, make a list of all the cards that have either a ship or a boat. Click “Read the Rest of this entry” to see a list of the five cards in the Rider-Waite deck that have these vessels and what they symbolize. (more…)

Take a Tarot Test! (2) Creatures

May 12, 2007

In a tarot deck, creatures abound. Without looking through your deck, can you make a list of all the cards that have mammals, sea creatures, amphibians, reptiles, insects? How about a snail?

Click “Read the rest” to see which cards in the Rider-Waite deck have these creatures and what they symbolize.
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Take a Tarot Test! (1) Water

May 9, 2007

Water is an important symbol in tarot. The suit of Cups corresponds with the element of water, but water runs all through the deck. No pun intended! Generally, water, like the suit of Cups, symbolizes the emotional, spiritual and subconscious realms, though there are many common idioms that also bring light to the cards’ meanings. We describe the need to ride the waves, or move full steam ahead, and we talk about what lies beneath the surface, water under the bridge, and our desire to move from rough to smooth waters.

Without looking through your deck, can you make a list of all the cards that have water? I’m talking about oceans, lakes, streams, rivers, waterfalls, puddles and rain. (Have I given too many hints?!)

If you are just learning the tarot, you might want to pull the cards with water from your deck for examination. Any exercise that gets you really looking at the images and thinking about the symbols will be helpful.

Click “Read the rest” to see which cards in the Rider-Waite deck have water. (more…)