Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The World

21 The World Keywords: finished; completion; self-satisfaction; the circle; sacred space Archetypes: Oscar winners; gold medalists; New York Times Best Selling Authors; Einstein, the Pope; Nobel Peace Prize Winners Correspondences: Number/3 Planet/Saturn Element/Air Astrological Sun Sign/Scorpio Upright Interpretation: The World is rife with positive possibilities; it’s letting us know that anything we’ve been working on,…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/Judgment

20 Judgment Keywords: karma; “uh-oh”; conscience; tribulation; revelations; last chances Archetypes: angels; guardian angels; General Patton; your mother; Dog the Bounty Hunter Correspondences: Number/2 Planet/Pluto Element/Fire Astrological Sun Sign/Aquarius Upright Interpretation: Judgment lets you know that it’s time to pay the piper; it’s time to take accountability for anything in your life that has hurt…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Sun

19 The Sun Keywords: happiness; contentment; illusion; peace Archetypes: Snoopy; Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blond); Mr. Rogers; the smiley face Correspondences: Number/1 Planet/Sun Element/Fire Astrological Sun Sign/L Upright Interpretation: This card has been described as that big slobbery spaniel dog that jumps all over you in joyous unbridled enthusiasm, which can be a wonderful thing in…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Moon

18 The Moon Keywords: women’s mysteries; secrets; occult mysteries; lies; deception; goddess power; polar opposites Archetypes: Mother Goddess; Dorian Gray; feminists; Katherine Hepburn; Hecate Correspondences: Number/7 Planet/Neptune Element/Water Astrological Sun Sign/Pisces Upright Interpretation: The Moon is every beautiful exquisite torturous moment of deception and denial. It’s the mystery of truth. The Moon propels us forward,…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Star

17 The Star Keywords: perseverance; concentration; one-track mind; diligence; endless possibilities; miracles; magick Archetypes: The Nutty Professor; Dorothy (and her crew); Dr. Seuss (his manuscript was rejected 80 times before he hit pay-dirt) Correspondences: Number/4 Planet/Uranus Element/Air Astrological Sun Sign/Aquarius Upright Interpretation: This card reminds me somewhat of Temperance, except the angelic figure on Temperance…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Tower

16 The Tower Keywords: free-falling; jumping ship; shit hits the fan; cataclysmic; inevitable; Warning Archetypes: Wrong-Way-Corrigan; Gilligan; Larry, Moe, & Curly Joe Correspondences: Number/7 Planet/Mars Element/Fire Astrological Sun Sign/Sagittarius Upright Interpretation: Oh, my– she says with a weary sigh. I can’t tell you how many catastrophes, or catastrophic changes, this card has heralded in all…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Devil

15 The Devil Keywords: addiction; vice; weakness; self-inflicted adversity; gross materialism; unhealthy obsessions and compulsions Archetypes: Satan; addicts– alcohol, drugs, sex; Michael Myers; the boogeyman; Correspondences: Number/8 Planet/Saturn Element/Earth Astrological Sun Sign/Capricorn Upright Interpretation: This card is a bitch. It’s sly and sneaky; it has no conscience; and it lives to deceive. How many times…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/Temperance

14 Temperance Keywords: adaptation; purity of thought; discipline; principles; integrity; clear conscience Archetypes: Glenda, the Good Witch of the North; the archangels; your guardian angel; Grandma Moses; Abraham Lincoln Correspondences: Number/3 Planet/Jupiter Element/Fire Astrological Sun Sign/Sagittarius Upright Interpretation: You are doing everything right, by the book, with a clear conscience. Your mother would be proud…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/Death

13 Death Keywords: Transition; change; evolution; self-deception; The End– Fini Archetypes: The Grim Reaper, Old Man New Year, Howard Hughes, Valdemort Correspondences: Number/9 Planet/Pluto Element/Water Astrological Sun Sign/Scorpio Upright Interpretation: Bow before the universe and kiss the ground, because you’ve just escaped an unpleasant fate. Does this mean that from this point on life will…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Hanged Man

12 The Hanged Man Keywords: self-sacrifice; martyrdom; selflessness; sainthood Archetypes: Jesus; Mother Theresa; Princess Diana; Mary Magdalene; Saints Correspondences: Number/3 Planet/Neptune Element/Water Astrological Sun Sign/Pisces Upright Interpretation: This guy is almost too good to be true, they usually are, and the ones who honestly meet this criteria never seem to stay around. Their life is…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/Justice

11 Justice Keywords: scales of justice; fairness; truth; honor; the-principle-of-the-matter Archetypes: Karma; Judge Judy; King Arthur; Dennis the Menace Correspondences: Number/6 Planet/Venus Element/Air Astrological Sun Sign/Libra Upright Interpretation: This is easy, I’m Libra, and I’ve been cursed with the insane tenacity for justice so beautifully inspired by my sun sign. The iconic figure on this…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/Wheel of Fortune

10 Wheel of Fortune Keywords: completion; a game plan; success; Lady Luck; the gambler; taking chances; all your eggs in one basket; winning the lottery Archetypes: The Gambler (Kenny Rodgers); Robin Hood; race car drivers; politicians; business women Correspondences: Number/1 Planet/Jupiter Element/Earth Astrological Sun Sign/Aquarius Upright Interpretation: There is the immense relief of getting something…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Hermit

9 The Hermit Keywords: solitude; reflection; meditation; anti-social behavior; loner; out-cast; innovative thinker Archetypes: Cinderella’s Fairy God Mother; Gandhi; Jesuit priests; cloistered nuns; Robinson Crusoe Correspondences: Number/5 Planet/Mercury Element/Earth Astrological Sun Sign/Virgo Upright Interpretation: This guy has great things going on in his head, but he’s just too shy to spread some of these insights…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/Strength

  8 Strength Keywords: power; perseverance; hidden strength; taking chances; beating the odds; persistence; determination Archetypes: the cowardly lion; Rosa Parks; Tinker Bell Correspondences: Number/1 Planet/Sun Element/Fire Astrological Sun Sign/Leo Upright Interpretation: This card is all about getting a grip on life– anything, anything in your life that is causing confusion and consternation, anything that’s…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Chariot

7 The Chariot Keywords: movement; progression; progress; activity; controlled chaos; decisions; choices; leader-ship; “hang on for the ride”; giddy-up; “move ’em out”; strength; purpose; in charge Archetypes: the Bionic Woman; Margaret Thatcher; Hilary Clinton; Whoopi Goldberg; Katherine Hepburn; Cat Woman Correspondences: Number/2 Planet/Moon Element/Water Astrological Sun Sign/Cancer Upright Interpretation: Oh my gawds, this card is…

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Tarot Study Guide ~ Major Arcana/The Lovers

6 The Lovers Keywords: passion; sex; lust; bonding; couples; love; romance; more sex; more passion Archetypes: Romeo & Juliet; Brad & Angelina; Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor; John Lennon & Yoko Ono Correspondences: Number/5 Planet/Mercury Element/Air Astrological Sun Sign/Cancer Upright Interpretation: “Let’s get something straight between us.”, says the male figure on this card to…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Hierophant

  5 The Hierophant Keywords: conformity; church; theology; rules and regulations; “the box” (that one some people can’t get out of); rigidity Archetypes: nuns; the Pope; your teacher; the principal; the city counsel Correspondences: Number/5 Planet/Earth Element/Earth Astrological Sun Sign/Taurus Upright Interpretation: It’s sort of strange that a card supposedly connected with conformity and morality,…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Emporer

4 The Emperor Keywords: masculinity; strength; endurance; power; wisdom; ancestory Archetypes: father; grandfather; Mr. Cleaver; Geronimo; General Eisenhower; President Kennedy Correspondences: Number/9 Planet/Mars Element/Fire Astrological Sun Sign/Aries Upright Interpretation: Wow, this card gives us a sense of relief…“Dad will take care of everything.” It’s that child-like kind of feeling. Someone who’s older, stronger, more experienced…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The Empress

3 The Empress Keywords: fertility; Earth, the element and the planet; nature; birth; abundance; wealth; maturity; strength Archetypes: mother; Mrs. Cleaver; Barbara Bush; Mother Nature; the Goddess; Margaret Thatcher Correspondences: Number/3 Planet/Venus Element/Earth Astrological Sun Sign/Taurus Upright Interpretation: This card carries the energy of every maternal authority figure that’s ever touched your life. She’s everyone…

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Tarot Study ~ Major Arcana/The High Priestess

  Keywords: mysticism; magic; occult; personal power; ritual; witchcraft; feminine mysteries; goddess Archetypes: Lady of the Lake; Sally Owens (Practical Magic); Glenda, the Good Witch of the North; Mother Superior; Gloria Steinem; Z Budapest Correspondences: Number/6 Planet/Venus Element/Earth Astrological Sun Sign/Taurus Upright Interpretation: The Goddess lives in You…She does. This is the most magical card…

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