Card by Card – The Moon

The Moon - Radiant Rider-Waite

If you missed the last Card by Card post on the King of Cups, you can read about it here.

Once again, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.

The Moon is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week.   What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?

The first Moon we will be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

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Card by Card – King of Cups

Raidaint Rider-Waite Tarot

If you missed the last Card by Card post on the Two of Cups, you can read about it here.

Once again, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.

The King of Cups is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week.   What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?

The first King of Cups we will be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

Divinatory Meanings:  Fair man, man of business, law, or divinity; responsible, disposed to oblige the Querent; also equity, art and science, including those who profess science, law and art; creative intelligence.  ~Arthur Edward Waite, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

Cups are associated with the element of Water and deal mainly with our emotions.

King of Cups as Lover Archetype

Understanding the Tarot Court by Mary K. Greer & Tom Little

     “Characteristics include vitality, passion, and appetite for life.  The lover is deeply sensual and not ashamed of his pleasure or his body.  Experiences an intimate contact with everything around him, and feels primal hungers passionately.  He wants to touch the world in its totality.  He is aesthetically attuned to the environment.” 

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Card by Card – Two of Cups

Radiant Rider-Waite Two of Cups

If you missed the last Card by Card post on Judgement, you can read about it here.

Once again, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.

The Two of Cups is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week.   What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?

The first Two of Cups we will be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

Love, passion, friendship, affinity, union, concord, sympathy, the inter-relation of the sexes, and – as a suggestion apart from all offices of divination – that desire which is not in Nature, but by which Nature is sanctified.  ~Arthur Edward Waite, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot

The suit of Cups are associated with the element of water and with our emotions.  Cups are sometimes called Chalices, Bowls, Vessels, Rivers, and Water.

In Tarot for Magical Times, Rachel Pollack & Johannes Fiebig, discuss the Two of Cups”

     “A man and woman, both of them solemn and strong, hold up their Cups to each other, with the man reaching out his hand to the woman.  Between the Cups, as if generated by their joint energy, rises the ancient magical symbol of the caduceus, two snakes wound around a column.  Usually wings will appear at the top, but here we see a lion’s head as well, an alchemical image of transformation.  Modern Tarot sees this card as a romantic relationship, possibly a commitment.  Here we can see something deeper, people coming together to create a new world.  Notice the basic equality of the man and woman, and the energy generated between them.  This new society will be one of equality and cooperation.”

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Card by Card – Judgement

Radiant Rider-Waite Judgement

If you missed the last Card by Card post on the Ace of Swords, you can read about it here.

Once again, I’ll be taking a look at several variations from different decks and gathering that particular Author and/or Artists thoughts and perspectives.

Judgement is the randomly drawn COTW-card of the week.   What does it mean when you receive this card in a one card daily drawing or it turns up in a spread?

The first Judgement card we will be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

“The Last Judgement”  Let the card continue to depict, for those who can see no further, the Last Judgment and the resurrection in the natural body; but let those who have inward eyes look and discover therewith.  They will understand that it has been called truly in the past a card of eternal life, and for this reason it may be compared with that which passes under the name of Temperance.  ~Arthur Edward Waite – The Pictorial Key to the Tarot.

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