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A place to discus tarot, history, symbolism, intuition and the universal consciousness as it relates to tarot. Basically anything to do with the study of tarot!

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Comment by Icewitchie on November 25, 2008 at 3:33am
Can anyone please help me find this book: Faery Wicca: Theory and Magick - A Book of Shadows and Light Bk.1? I live in Sweden and I coul not find it in my country.

Blessing to all!
Comment by Scorpio Lady on November 25, 2008 at 1:48am
Welcome to all of the new members...... I'm a newbie to this group also. But will say you'll make some really awesome friends here......And the info is worth more then gold .......
Bright Blessings All
Scorpio Lady
Comment by (Barefoot) Cindie on November 24, 2008 at 6:17pm
Hey I need a reading! Any one up to it
Comment by Avalon Febura on November 24, 2008 at 5:52pm
hi everyone bless you all im new and learning tarot any advice welcome
Comment by Scorpio Lady on November 24, 2008 at 12:47am
I usually associate the number 5 -- as a need for balance...Just like there are 5 points in the pentagram...For myself without remembering the number 5 -- I have a tendency to swing to the extreme at times.....It covers over indulgences of any kind; over eating , addictions , personality flaws left unchecked , or personal development in physical or spiritual nature....Depending on the cards around it-- it usually clues me in to what I need to watch or work on....
Just my thoughts as I read this post....I may not be correct-- but this is how it has worked for me...
Scorpio Lady
Comment by The Crowned One on November 19, 2008 at 9:56pm
Anything to do with the number five is fascinating to me for so many reasons, really it is a polarized number. Five is the first number that truly falls outside the average persons ability to grasp as a "image or grouping" we need to count five items, and actually think about the number five unless laid-out in a known and often seen pattern...like a pentad, the symbol of life. Yet in tarot a dichotomy exists between what five has been and what five is now. Fives ward off evil, make up a hand, pertain to regeneration and Phi, even plants growth: there is a five-fold rhythm to to life ( just look for it) but we see, in tarot, the five as upheaval and problems, disruptive, anxiety and uncertainty...where did the change come it? How did it go so far off its early track?

The RWS Five of swords, to me, is generally a card of present-tense and it can be viewed from two sides, the "smug fellow", or the "losers" (are they?) It is interesting to note that the five swords are actually grouped into two and three, they do total five but broken into their groupings the card suddenly reads as a story, not a "negitive" or "selfish" outcome. Three's are ends and beginnings, and a sort of completion, twos are hot/cold, Yin/yang, as in opposites that balance. Looked at through this idea, you can see more of the perfection of life or Pythagorean idea's in the five, yet the art of the card still works. It is not anxiety or upheaval, it is just life. Life is full of winners and losers, hunted and hunter...Early Christians used Five to represent the five wounds of Christ, a symbol of truth. Hygeia= health, Five represents the senses..

OK I see I am all over the map here and my dots do not seem to join up coherently, I am tired and typing too fast on a subject I enjoy. But I hope you get the thrust of what I am saying..

Papus did at least put fives in the human world..


Yes this card seems to mean loss and defeat or accepting limitations, sort of our "accepted idea" of the card now.. but really it may be about nature, human nature, and our senses That encompasses much more then what we generally give this card credit for. I do use it as accepting limitations, and therefore the win loss does come into play, but is secondary to what you learn.

Find me one piece of literature from before Inquisition that shows the number five in a negative light. We have been counting (or at least one to one pairing) for 1000's of years, the Inquisition is only a few hundred years ago.
Comment by Heather on November 16, 2008 at 11:52pm
WOW thank you, hmmm, maybe I shouldnt be so hard on myself for learning them, Ive only been doing it a few months and Im still having trouble remembering, I usually go with my gut feeling. but Ive noticed certain cards Im way off!!
 

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