Month: May 2012

Tarot Symbolism: Enemy of The State

by Odyn PenDragon The core idea of Atu VX “The Devil” is that of Enjoying Any Sensory Experience that you desire. By extension, that includes Any Sensual Experience that you desire. All other considerations are auxiliary. But, to me, the primary auxiliary consideration is rather the Abandonment of Morality: to actually ‘know’ that “morality” is...

Tarot Symbolism: The Initial Vehicle

by Odyn PenDragon I consider Atu VII to be the first “real lesson” in the Trump Series. Atus I-VI have been of the nature of preparation. (It can be argued that Atu VI, due to the complex nature of its depiction, is the first lesson. I would simply argue that it is the last, and...

Reversed Cards

By Odyn PenDragon I had long ago abandoned using ‘reversed’ cards in my spreads because to me that distinction really meant nothing. When a card appears, it is by its relation to the other cards in the spread that helps ‘refine’ the otherwise ‘wide’ meaning intrinsic to any card, ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ and all inbetween....

Beltane TarotBlogHop: The Fire Tends to All

Previous Beltane blog:├é┬áBefore me Please follow the link above to the wonderful blog of Matt Williams, as he too shares his thoughts on this Beltane TarotBlogHop. “The fire tends to all” is the subject of this TarotBlogHop in which you can hop from one blog to the next, a bit like wildfire. Like wildfire… That’s...

Tarot Symbolism: The Broken Prison

By Odyn PenDragon (this is not just ‘food’ for Thoth) Atu XVI is commonly called “The Tower” or more fully “The Blasted Tower”. My own chosen alternate title would be “The Crumbling of The Prison Walls” or more simply “The Broken Prison”. The key idea is that An Established Stable Edifice becomes Utterly Destabilized! The...