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Suits in Tarot - What Do the Suits in Tarot Mean?

Just like a regular deck, there are 4 suits in Tarot decks. Commonly, they are called "pentacles", "wands", "cups", and "swords". The diamonds, hearts, clubs, and spades are the same as the suits in Tarot decks, in the order given here. But that is far from the only meanings, as we are about to see. Suits in Tarot also correspond to the four directions, and various emotional and physical states of being, among other things. Pentacles, or diamonds, stand for the earthly element, physical things. Health and home fall under this suit in Tarot. The compass direction of East is shown by this suit. In Tarot, pentacles stand for the season of Fall. It is feminine in nature, and influences the zodiac signs of Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus. When we interpret a reading, any of these synonyms may be intended by the cards. Wands indicate creativity and passion. It's elemental force is that of fire, and it alludes to the power of spiritual forces. South is shown by wands, and it's seasonal attribute is Spring, a time of spiritual growth and energetic action.

The History of Tarot - Where Do Tarot Cards Come From?

The history of Tarot cards goes back several hundred years. While the history of Tarot cards becomes difficult to follow earlier than the 1700's, they have been in documented use since the late 14th century. The earliest records regarding the history of Tarot cards shows that they were first introduced to European nobility somewhere in northern Italy. Later, the cards would take a turn towards the mystical, but the original history of tarot cards depicted them as decks used for gaming pleasure. Some have asserted that the history began much earlier, and that the decks traveled into Italy from Egypt. These discussions of the Tarot are the origin of the decks being referred to as the Royal Road. This is based on assertions that the word Tarot derives from two Egyptian words; "tar" which translates to "royal", and "ot" is an Egyptian word for "road". In time, the deck became popularly recognized as the royal road to wisdom, or spiritual understanding. Most modern accounts disagree with this, but it is still an interesting facet of the cards' history.

Understanding the Meaning of Tarot Cards - How to Interpret Tarot Cards

In understanding the meaning of tarot cards, it is important to recognize that the cards, particularly the Major Arcana, have different meanings depending on where the card appears, other cards in the reading, and even whether the card is upright, or upside down. Understanding the meaning of tarot cards is essential to getting an accurate reading. In most cases, a failed reading is due to misinterpreting the spread, and it is the responsibility of anyone attempting such a divination to know the art well. Understanding the meaning of tarot cards may seem daunting, but with a little practice, anyone can read a layout in only a short time. One of the most important facets of understanding the meaning of tarot cards is to be conversant with how each trump relates to its position in the spread. The Fool, presented in the Past position of The Celtic Cross, is far different than if the same trump holds the position of Conflict. This holds true for every card of every suit. Indeed, understanding the meaning of tarot cards as they relate to each realm of the spread is crucial, and any responsible reader will take care to ensure complete accuracy.

What Are the Names of Tarot Cards?

A common question is, "What are the names of Tarot cards?" Even though it seems to be a straight-forward thing to ask, the answer can be a little more complex. The questions itself is better slit into two different inquiries: 1) What are the names of Tarot cards in the Minor Arcana?, and 2) What are the names of Tarot cards in the Major Arcana? Together, these two sets contain all 78 cards of the commonly used tarot deck, as we are about to examine. What are the names of Tarot cards in the Minor Arcana? This is the portion of the deck which is most closely related to regular playing cards. There are 4 suits, Cups, Wands, Swords, and Pentacles, and each suit contains 14 cards. What are the names of tarot cards in each suit? They are numbered, starting at one: Ace(one), Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten. After the tenth one, names are assigned to the last four: Page, Knight, Queen, and King. In Tarot, each suit holds special meanings which are applied to interpretation.

Chinese Astrology - Zodiacs

We have read a lot of Ba Zi (as known as 4 Pillars) or Chinese astrology articles telling you which zodiac is a great match with other zodiacs. Although this is a very generalized way of telling who are your friends and foes, nonetheless, I list it out here for the interests of readers: If your zodiac is Rat, your friendly zodiac is the Dragon, Monkey or Ox and your foe zodiac is the Horse; If your zodiac is Ox, your friendly zodiac is the Snake, Rooster or Rat and your foe zodiac is the Goat; If your zodiac is the Tiger, your friendly zodiac is the Horse, Dog or Pig and your foe zodiac is the Monkey; If your zodiac is the Rabbit, your friendly zodiac is the Pig, Goat or Dog and your foe zodiac is the Rooster; If your zodiac is the Dragon, your friendly zodiac is the Rat, Monkey or Rooster and your foe zodiac is the Dog; If your zodiac is the Snake, your friendly zodiac is the Rooster, Ox or Monkey and your foe zodiac is the Pig; If your zodiac is the Horse, your friendly zodiac is the Tiger, Dog or Goat and your foe zodiac is the Rat;

June 13 - Is it Unlucky ?

Is June 13 more unlucky than other June days? Most of the people believe number 13 is unlucky and especially if it is Friday the 13, like on June 13 this year. In past there were many events with can be consider as unlucky. One of the unluckiest events is in 1871. A hurricane strikes Labrador a region of Atlantic Canada and kills 300 people. In 1886 - A fire destroys much of Vancouver, British Columbia, but later the city was rebuilt by the end of that same year and today Vancouver is one of Canada's largest cities. There are unlucky events in both World War's too. 1917 - Deadliest German air raid on London during WWI carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries. On June 13, year 1944, Germany lunches a counter attack on Carentan and starts a V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. But luckily only four of the eleven bombs actually hits their targets. V1 was the first guided missile used in war. Today's cruise missile is successor of it.

Harrison Ford's Astrology-Numerology Combination - Cancer's Pragmatic Performer

With the first Indiana Jones move in nineteen years opening this month, Harrison Ford has proved he can still deliver an action hero performance. Most of us know of his body of work as an actor, but what about the person behind the mask. What kind of man is Harrison Ford? Read on to learn what his Astrology - Numerology combination tells us about the man behind Indiana Jones. Astronumerology - your Sun Sign - Life Path Combination If you know someone's birth date, one of the best ways to learn the basis of their personality is to determine their Astrology - Numerology combination. Astronumerology uses a person's sun sign and their numerology life path number to determine their personality type. You can calculate someone's Life Path number by summing the numbers in a persons Gregorian birth date, and reducing the total to a single digit with fadic addition. Harrison Ford was born on July 13th, 1942, so his Astrology - Numerology combination is that of Cancer with a Life Path (9). Cancer (9) - The Pragmatic Performer Those who have this combination are literally an approachable fantasy figure;

Ba Zi or 4 Pillars Fundamentals

Ba Zi literally means 8 character. The 8 characters refers to the 4 Heavenly Stems and 4 Earthly Branches of our birth time. The year, day, month and time of our birth can be converted using the Chinese Solar calendar into 4 Heavenly Stems and 4 Earthly Branches each. Fundamentals of Ba Zi consist of: Yin and Yang (sometimes referred to as polarity) 5 elements (Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth) 10 Heavenly Stems 12 Earthly Branches 24 Solar Periods 12 Qi phases 10 Gods Shen Sha (Deities & Gods or others termed Stars) Imagery Ba Zi can be divided into 4 pillars (Year, Month, Day & Hour) and each pillar consist of 1 Heavenly Stem and 1 Earthly Branch. Traditionally the chart is written from right to left, starting with the Year Pillar on the right. Further to the imagery part, this is a list of Heavenly Stem and their image. Jia - Trees Yi - Flowers; shrubs Bing - Sun Ding - Fire Wu - Mountains, stones Ji - Soil Geng - Axe Xin - Scissors/Jewellery Ren - Sea Gui - Clouds; dew It is useful during analysis to link the image back to chart The earthly branches and their corresponding zodiac sign (which laymen are more familiar with) as as below: Zi/Rat Chou/Ox Yin/Tiger Mao/Rabbit Chen/Dragon Si/Snake Wu/Horse Wei/Sheep Shen/Monkey You/Rooster Xu/Dog Hai/Pig All the branches have some form of relationship or inclination among themselves.

Quick Way to Assess a Zi Wei Dou Shu ZWDS Chart

Do you know that when reading a Zi Wei Dou Shu (ZWDS) chart, it is possible to get a quick reading just by looking at the position of the life palace on the chart? If life palace is at 1. Yin(Tiger), Shen(Monkey), Si(Snake) or Hai(Pig) Chances are the person is very active and is very determined and aggressive in the pursue of his dreams. This is because Yin Shen Si Hai are the four 'growth' or 'horse' area and the individual simply cannot sit still. However, it will be wrong to say that he/she does not think before carrying out any action. In fact, people with such chart prefer jobs that are easier but make more money in the process. 2. Chen(Dragon), Xu(Dog), Chou(Cow) or Wei(Goat) Chen Xu Chou Wei are the four graveyards which mean that they have the capability to 'store' matters. Hence, individual with such chart are very hardworking and down to earth. They are responsible and very determined in their life. 3. Zi(Rat), Wu(Horse), Mao(Rabbit) or You(Rooster) Zi Wu Mao You are the four blossom flowers.

Sexual Compatibility of Libra

Libra with Aires Libra is ruled by charming Venus and is extremely attractive to Aries. Libras natural beauty and grace are what Aries secretly desires. They will share lots of laughter together and enjoy the hottest parties. Aries provides power and passion to Libra and the attraction could lead to marriage even though Libra could find the aggressiveness a bit extreme. If they give each other freedom the relationship can survive the rough waters. The potential for sex is extremely good. Libra with Taurus Venus, planet of beauty, rules both these signs. Libra's natural beauty and social graces are what Taurus seeks in a partner. They will think identical and both value beauty and status. Taurus provides substance and power to Libra. Libra lifts Taurus into greater brightness. Libra could find Taurus dark moods a bit severe for their tastes and Taurus may feel the need for more consideration and dedication at times with Libra. If they give each other space and they can survive through rough waters.

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