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Strength (11) – Major Arcana

Strength is a powerful card in the Tarot. It is a progression towards unification and development of feminine principles (versus previous masculine principles). The woman can be seen as the unconscious ready for new beginnings and initiatory magic. She is the mediator between the ego and the psyche. Her hands are fearless with the lion…
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Wheel of Fortune (10) – Major Arcana

The Wheel of Fortune’s central question concerns one’s fate versus free will. On top of the wheel sits The Sphinx (Anubis). Anubis is the dog-faced God of Egypt who weighs the souls of the dead. He guides the wheel however he does not power it. The Wheel turns via the two entities on each side…
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The Hermit (9) – Major Arcana

The Hermit is the wanderer, the Old Wise Man. He walks at a measured pace and does not look over his shoulder, the past, and has already assimilated those experiences. He also does not look to the horizon, the future, for seeking potential. Rather, he represents the immediate present, and has wide open eyes to…
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Justice (8) – Major Arcana

The scales of Justice – they don’t weigh eye-to-eye or rewards and punishment. The sword represents a higher purpose. The scales show us that the burden of our innocent ignorance is weighed against the fruit of knowledge’s heavy guilt. Each scale is empty and ready to weigh this duality. This card ultimately represents opposite forces.…
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The Chariot (7) – Major Arcana

The Chariot – our hero king seems to know where he is going and is on his way, his ego in a hubris state; he has yet to discover his humility. He is elevated above others, commanding attention. The vehicle represents power with which he rides out to reach his potential and discover limitations. The…
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The Lovers (6) – Major Arcana

This card looks romantic at first glance, however is also represents the challenges we face at the crossroads. Choosing a partner, and an either-or choice. What do you sacrifice in order to make the right and higher choice? The lovers swell in pleasure, however it is a road that detracts from one’s spiritual growth. As…
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The Hierophant/Pope (5) – Major Arcana

Two men are kneeling in front of the Pope, they are men of the cloth. They are dedication to Spirit. The central figure is the Pope – he strives for connection with God and the quest to find meaning. He merges both the masculine and feminine elements from a Jungian perspective. He gives access of…
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The Emperor (4) – Major Arcana

The Emperor is the rational father archetype. He is our thoughts and energy connection to reality and practicality. The unconsciousness is accessible, and appears relaxed and secure. Peace is dominant in this realm and thus he does not wear armor however his shield denotes an eagle signifying the connection with the heavens, a ruler with…
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The Empress (3) – Major Arcana

The Empress is set in a garden. Beautiful natural surroundings focus on gardening, working with plants, food, and personal enhancements. The Empress nurtures and is the picture of femininity. She embodies the creative life force and fruitfulness of the earth – essentially this breaks down to fertility (both human and creative). This fertility grows all…
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The High Priestess (2) – Major Arcana

The High Priestess is a card representing the mysterious realm of inner-feminine wisdom, of a state of knowing. Intuition is high, and hidden things can become visible. This is also an internal process of withdrawing into oneself for the purpose of sanctuary, healing, and dreaming. This taps into one’s internal power to harness into bringing…
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