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The Gods Themselves

It used to be able to be said that the system known as Tarot is completely unrelated to paganism. Many of the symbols are Christian and there is a tie to the Catholic Church. I could argue that Tarot is an essentially secretive, coded system designed for an esoteric following. And that may have been true up until the early 1900's when knowledge began to shake loose from the tight-lipped orders of that time. With the advent of A.E. Waite's The Pictorial Key To Tarot, things began to shift.

Now it can be said that Tarot is a useful tool for pagans as well as other paths. Where before only Christ was on the cross for the Hanged Man and the High Priestess represented Sophia, wife of God, now we have more flexibility.

I will not delve into the Christian philosophy since that is not my background. What I do want to look at is how we can see the Gods Themselves in Tarot. But I'm not going to do this with the Major Arcana (definition: Major Arcana are the twenty-two cards from Fool to World.) Instead I want to use the court cards of the Minor Arcana (definition: Minor Arcana are the 58 cards of the four suits.)

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  • Cathie Rayes
    Cathie Rayes says #
    Congrats on your new blog! I've not thought about the suits corresponding to gods and goddesses before, except that for me Venus

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