The Symbolist Tarot – another try

July 31st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I wrote about this Kickstarter Project back in early June, but I guess Mercury retrograde is giving us an opportunity to revisit the story …

The Symbolist Tarot is a project by Richard Fox, an art historian and Tarot enthusiast.

He’s curated what looks to be a really nice deck of masterpieces from the Symbolism Art movement.

It includes works from artists like Franz Von Stuck, Gustav Klimt, John William Waterhouse, Edward Burne-Jones, and many more.  It’s beautiful.

But it’s not yet in print, and that’s what Fox is hoping to change by giving his project a second go at Kickstarter.

Though he was unable to raise the funds he hoped for the first time around, with some changes to the Backer Rewards and some other streamlining, he’s trying again.

And I hope he succeeds.

In the video below you can see the cards.  Or go to Fox’s blog, he has many of them posted there.

And of course, if you’re interested in supporting the project and getting a copy of the deck yourself, visit The Symbolist Tarot project page to donate.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 7/31/12

July 31st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Prince of Cups from Georgie's Tarot

Prince of Cups

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Prince of Cups

You’ll probably be feeling quite loving today.  Emotions are open and flowing and you’re getting along with everyone.

People will likely find you even more attractive than usual, and you them.  But don’t confuse that with getting serious.

Emotions may have been high lately, or at least all over the place. You might find yourself thinking a lot about what in life (and love) truly makes you happy.

It’s a good time to think about it. But don’t worry, there’s no need to make any firm commitments right now.  Just look around you and experience what life has to offer.

You’re in the process of building a new emotional maturity. Enjoy and play friendly.

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Ace of Fireworks

July 30th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Ace of Wands from the Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris

The Ace of Wands can represent the seed of a flaming new energy, a reinvigorated spirit, or even the spiral dance of the soul.

One of my favourite versions of this card is from Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot, painted by Lady Frieda Harris.

I love how the one torch contains all ten flames of the suit. It makes it clear that the whole is contained in the seed.

The fireworks display below reminded me of the Thoth Ace of Wands. Take a look …

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Moon in Capricorn – High Priestess in the Devil's Clothing

July 30th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The High Priestess dressed as the Devil

High Priestess as the Devil

The Moon moves into Capricorn today and will stay there until Wednesday.

If you were to describe this transit using the Tarot, you might say that the High Priestess is wearing the Devil’s clothing. The virginal goddess has gotten downright beastly.

The Moon in Capricorn, or High Priestess in the Devil’s clothing, is a period of potential internal conflict. The physical world might seem to draw you away from what you typically believe to be right.

You might feel driven or compelled by behaviours and attitudes that go against the grain of your morality. It could be liberating or disturbing, depending on your secrets.

Whatever’s going on though, don’t be too hard on yourself. Get obsessions out of your system, and learn what you can about yourself while you do so.

You should be ready to move on soon. There’s nothing wrong with a little focused physicality. Just don’t get stuck.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 7/30/12

July 30th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

King of Disks from Georgie's Tarot

King of Disks

Monday, July 30, 2012
King of Disks

Physically things will likely be pretty good today.  You’re probably feeling strong and have enough of everything that you really need.  You might even have more than enough and can give some away.

If you do, take advantage of this period to be generous.  You’ve done wonderfully in building your world, see if you can help someone else do the same.

Prosperity and stability are highlighted.   Enjoy the fruits of your labour.  It’s been your steady steps and sometimes less than exciting work that has brought you to where you are.  Good work.

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Beyond Worlds Tarot Intensive – the 3 of Cups and the 3 of Pentacles

July 29th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

3 of Cups from the Smith Waite Tarot

Tonight on Beyond Worlds it’s another Tarot Intensive!!

The cards we’ll be exploring this time are the ‘feminine’ threes, the 3 of Cups and the 3 of Pentacles – emotional abundance and material mastery.

3 of Pentacles from the Smith Waite Tarot

Join myself and the Beyond Worlds panel of Tarot experts to dig down into the story of these two wonderful threes.

There’s a lot more to them then just dancing girls and work.

We’ll all be live in the chat room, and you can call in to listen at (646) 200-0765.

Beyond Worlds Tarot Intensive – the 3 of Cups and the 3 of Pentacles
Sunday, July 29, 2012
7:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT)

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Tarot Card of the Day – 7/29/12

July 29th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

#14 Temperance from Georgie's Deck

#14 Temperance

Sunday, July 29, 2012
#14 – Temperance

This is a great day to even things out. Balance and temperance are the energies surrounding you now. Can you bring your physical world into harmony with your emotional state?

Temperance is about that perfect mix, neither too much nor too little. It’s about becoming conscious of what you want to be both inside and out, and courageous enough to try.

You are responsible for any healing you might need. The first step is to acknowledge what might be out of balance and then start readjusting.

Sometimes it’s about finding a new way to meld your internal opposites; sometimes it’s about casting out what no longer works. In all cases though, it’s about being true to your self and connecting to the grander universe.

Try asking an angel for some help today. You might be surprised at the result.

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Debut of The World

July 28th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

#21 - The World - Minsloff/Boehnke

As I’ve mentioned many times before, my illustrating friend Ivan Minsloff and I have been working on a Tarot deck.

Just last month we debuted our Hermit card at Art in the Hermetic Tradition at The Hermit’s Lamp.

Today, we’re letting you all have the first glimpse of #21, the World.

I was inspired to reveal it after watching the video below put together by Knate Myers.

It’s a beautiful series of space images from NASA and perfectly expresses why we chose an astronaut as our final card in the Major Arcana.

Seeing our world from space reminds us that everything we know is really part of the grander whole, and whether we like it or not, we’re all in it together.

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Moon in Sagittarius – High Priestess in Temperance's Clothing

July 28th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The High Priestess dressed in Temperance's Clothing

High Priestess as Temperance

The Moon moves into Sagittarius today and will be there until Monday.

Looking at it through the eyes of the Tarot, you can describe this transit as being like the High Priestess wearing Temperance’s clothing. She’s dressed like an angel.

The Moon in Sagittarius, or High Priestess in Temperance’s clothing, indicates a time when intellect, practicality, emotions and passion can work together in relative ease.

What’s normally only an idea might find its way to becoming real. Even-tempered inspiration and emotional playfulness can create what look like miracles.

Take this time to bring your emotions in line with your passions. And play with your most serious ideas. It’s in combining the unexpected that you’ll likely find gold.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 7/28/12

July 28th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Two of Cups from Georgie's Tarot

2 of Cups

Saturday, July 28, 2012
2 of Cup

It looks like it’ll be a sweet day.  Open communication full of love and tenderness.  This is a day to make sure you tell the people you love how much they mean to you.

If you’re starting a romantic relationship, or in one, it can be especially delicious.  Be romantic and enjoy each other.  It’s a time of beauty, peace and innocence, the reason we love love so much.

If you’re not feeling romantic, take the energy and let yourself simply express how much you care about those around you.

It will be most powerful if you tell them one-to-one.  Let them know they’re special, it’ll make you feel great too.

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