Card by Card – Five of Cups

Radiant Rider-Waite Five of Cups

If you missed last weeks card by card post on the Hanged Man, you can read about it here.

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

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

Author Paul Quinn explains the Five of Cups as a card of sadness, remorse, loss, disappointment, a time of mourning, and wallowing in regrets.   In “Tarot for Life” he goes on to say:

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Card by Card – The Hanged Man

Radiant Rider-Waite The Hanged Man

 

If you missed last weeks card by card post on the Nine of Cups, you can read about it here.

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

The Hanged Man 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 Hanged Man we’ll be looking at is from the Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. 2003.

Here is a man turned upside down, inverted, in a position contrary to that in which we find most people.  Tradition says, by the way, that St. Peter was crucified in this position, and the tradition may have more than a hint for us, when combined with the idea that Peter was crucified in this position, and the tradition may have more than a hint for us, when combined with the idea that Peter is the “rock of foundation.”  The mental attitude suggested by the Hanged Man, then, is “Not my will, but thine.”  This is ever the position of the adept, as, indeed it is the position of every person who works in any field of applied science. 

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Card by Card – Nine of Cups

Radiant Rider-Waite Nine of Cups

If you missed last weeks card by card post on the Eight of Swords, you can read about it here.

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

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

“In Simple fortunetelling with tarot cards“, Corrine Kenner writes of the Nine of Cups:

In the classic Waite design, a grinning bartender sits comfortably in front of nine cups, all lined up on a curved bar behind him.  He looks like he’s already knocked back one or two drinks himself, and he’s ready and willing to share the wealth.  Waite called this card “Material Happiness.” 

Keywords:  Social events, parties, gatherings, comfort, contentment, success, advantage, satisfaction regarding the question of the reading, a comfortable mix of business and pleasure.

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A Photograph with the Steampunk Tarot

The new Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore and illustrated by Aly Fell, arrived this week and I have SO been looking forward to playing and reading with it.  Today I decided to try one of the spreads found in the Steampunk Tarot Manual.  This one is called the “Panoramic Photograph” and has 6 positions. See below the spread for the positional meanings and a brief interpretation.

The SteamPunk Tarot by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell

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