Tag Archives: The Devil

Monday Meditation: 10 Oct 2016

The Tarot Donkey   October 10, 2016   Comments Off on Monday Meditation: 10 Oct 2016

A meditation for the week of October 10 – October 16 When I am feeling overwhelmed, may I take the time to evaluate what is within my control and let go of things that are not ultimately beneficial to me. ——— The Devil & Ten of Wands We’ve got a couple of heavy cards this week, but they deliver an… Read more »

Book Review: Five Quarters of the Orange

The Tarot Donkey   June 21, 2016   Comments Off on Book Review: Five Quarters of the Orange

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris This book is a first-person narrative of a woman, Framboise, reflecting on both her childhood in Nazi-occupied France and her present life. The past holds a terrible secret, and Framboise slowly reveals what she knows over the course of the story. I was riveted by this book from the first page. Something about Joanne… Read more »

Courtroom Drama

Now that I’ve explored the Major Arcana, I can jump back into the Alternative Tarot Course! This is a majors only spread, and the question is: How can I become a truly brilliant tarot reader? Position Five: The Center The Hierophant This card is looked at first since it is the center of the issue at hand — everything else… Read more »

XIX. The Sun

The Tarot Donkey   December 4, 2015   2 Comments on XIX. The Sun

Card Meaning The Sun symbolizes clarity, joy, simplicity, knowledge, and openness. When considering the third row of the Major Arcana as a whole, the Sun is significant: from darkness (in the Devil and Tower) to light (from the Star, to the Moon, to the Sun). What was in shadow in the light of the Moon is now clearly seen. The… Read more »

XV. The Devil

Card Meaning The Devil is the first card of the third row in the Major Arcana, a row about moving our spirit from darkness into light — enlightenment. The Devil can represent materialism, oppression, imprisonment, temptation, and illusion. It may seem strange that this card comes so late in the Major Arcana, immediately following Temperance. But when we keep in… Read more »

The Reader’s Reading

After hearing about The Alternative Tarot Course through the fox and the otter (a really lovely blog about tarot), I decided to give it a try. One of the first things I’m tackling is the “Reader’s Reading.” I actually did this twice. Once I went through the deck and chose cards for each position, and then I shuffled and let tarot do… Read more »