Saturday, 15 February 2014

Notification of Moving This Blog

Hi Friends. Thanks for supporting this small blog. I apologize for not being regular in updating here dueto my day job commitments and work pressures.

But now I have decided to merge all my blogs into one so that its easy for me and everyone.

I have already posted some contents like gemstone properties, DIY makeup, DIY cosmetics. 
Do stop by and take your time. I hope that these posts will be helpful to you all. 

This new blog myglitteringworld, is a merger of all of my small blogs on varied subjects. Hence, you will find that myglitteringworld also has posts on varied subjects. So, I hop if not all posts, at least some will surely be interest of you.

In next 3-4 days I will be merging this last one AnuradhaTarot to my new blog myglitterinworld. Hence, you may see posts from this blog (anuradhatarot) there (myglitteringworld).

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Monday, 27 June 2011

Minor Arcana Suits

Before we move onto the meaning of Minor Arcana Cards, I want to discuss suits. The reason being that each suit has a significance and meaning to it which needs its worthy attention.

As you all know by this time (if you have been following my previous posts), that Minor Arcana is divided into 4 suits, namely Swords, Wands, Cups and Pentacles. This terminology is used in Rider Waite Tarot Decks, therefore you may find different names in other Tarot Decks.

In some Tarot Decks, swords are also termed as knives, daggers, blades and so on.
They belong to Air element and thus represent mind and voice. Thoughts breeze into your mind and made into words. Those words are given breath through voice or are written up. In any way its the suit of communication, messages being delivered. 
Since, this suit is for ideas, words and written messages, hence on a negative side its the suit of anxieties  worries, gossip, slanders and so on. On positive side its the suit of gifted speakers, cleverness, science and so on.

In some Tarot Decks, wands are also termed staffs, spears, rods and so on.
They belong to Fire element and thus represent passion and energy. It represents anything in which querent would put their energy and soul into for instance, an ambitious project, a creative endeavour, philosophy and so on.
Wands suit represent adventurers and inventors. It shows their passionate desires and enthusiasm to get or achieve something done. This the card of action done or a goal achieved because you were passionate about it and so put your energy into it.

In some Tarot Decks, cups are also termed as chalices, bowls, cauldrons and so on.
They belong to Water element and thus represent emotions. It does not mean that other suits does not represent emotions. As wands represet passionate emotions, swords indicate anxities, pentacles relates to practical feelings, so does cups relate to emotions related to 'heart' like sorrow, bliss, nostalgia, melancholy, and so on.
These are the warm feeling to which one surrenders to and are often extended towards one another like love, family bonds, friendship, an so on. Since these feelings or emotions are deep and sensitive in anture, hence the cup suit often symbolizes the psychic powers, visions and illusions.

In some Tarot Decks, cups are also termed as disks, coins and so on.
They belong to Earth element and thus represent money. This is the suit of the physical things; materialism. It relates to all the material aspects of life such as body, health, money, work, and so on. Materialism has two aspects: One is the common sense side of life for eg you need money, food and clothing for your basic needs; and the other aspect is indulging in luxuries like greed for making more money and so on.
Pentacles is a long term suit and it is about creating something real, solid or concrete. Hence the symbol used for this suit is a gold coin. Since, it deals with money and also about efforts needed to create soemthing solid, hence it is the card of bankers, business people, craftsmen, farmers and laborers.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Court Cards

Today I will discuss the court cards in Minor Arcana. There are 4 court cards namely, Page, Knight, Queen, King, for each of the 4 suits (Sword, Wand, Cup, Pentacles). Thus, we have a total of 16 court cards.

Although difficult to read, court cards are very useful as they signify people in querent's life, or the querent him/herself. So mostly when court cards turn up in your reading, it indicates the people in querent's life or some aspects of querent's own personality.

Gender: Just because a Queen of Swords is a female in the card, its does not necessarily mean that it has to be a woman. Mostly its the characteristics that one should look for while doing a reading. For instance, if King of Pentacles turns up for a female, it means that she is good at finances, job and knows well how to manage a home financially.

Age: Typically, Kings and Queens represent adults while Pages and Knights represent young boys and girls. But again, its the characteristic, although rare but some young children are mature enough for King/Queen card to turn up in their reading.

Signifying Querent: Since every person plays different roles in life depending on the situations, so will the court cards representing them will change. It can be different when related to work place as compared to managing home or dealing with kids. Therefore, a single court card can never represent/signify a person now do you see the complexity and the vastness of areas covered by these court cards???

Symbols: Apart from signifying the querent or people, court cards are symbolic too. Their symbolic meanings vary from card to card but can be broadly classified as: Pages for messages, Knights for movement or trips, Queens as creators and Kings as managers.

There are other physical attributes too that some tarot readers use like hair. eye and skin color and so on. But as with all Tarot Cards, what I personally feel is that one should look for significance and the symbolism that each card is conveying to you. There are several countries where blonds do not exist or some specific eye color people are not there; so how will these people read excluding court cards?? That's why I say, that one should always be on lookout for the symbolism and its meaning as it never fails then.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Minor Arcana

Today I will discuss the Minor Arcana. As said in my earlier post, a Tarot Deck consists of 22 Major Arcana Cards and 56 Minor Arcana Cards.

Its called Minor Arcana not because its less importance or holds a low significance as compared to Major Arcana Cards. Minor Arcana Cards are as much important to a reading as Major Arcana just like the air we breathe or food we eat. However much one say that money is materialistic, but at the end of the day, its this same money that buys you food or clothes and thus provides the basic necessities of life. One cannot fulfill its spiritual quest by following certain basic material needs, the same way Major Arcana Cards too will be incomplete without the Minor Arcana Cards which deals with the mundane life of a person.

Minor Arcana are broadly divided into 4 suits; namely, Swords, Wands, Cups and Pentacles. In each of these suits there are 14 cards numbered from 1 to 10 and then followed by court cards Page, Knight, Queen and King. Thus there will be ace of wands, two of wands, three of wands and so on till ten of wands and then Page of wand, Knight of wand, Queen of wand and King of Wand. Same follows for remaining suits.

There are several interpretations and associations with these suits. Like, you can relate zodiac signs, stars, etc. but I prefer to keep it simple and up-to-the point.

There are four elemental signs: Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Out tarot suits represent one of each sign which are: Swords as Air, Wands as Fire, Cups as Water and Pentacles as Earth. Based on these elemental associations, one can say what each of the suits mean.

Elemental Sign Air mostly stands for Thoughts, the more subtler realms of mind and therefore so does the Sword suit of tarot decks. They deal with matters related to mind.

Elemental Sign Fire is another representation of Energy. So does the Wand suit of tarot deck stands for, matters or projects that require lots of action, efforts or to sum up and say 'energy'.

Elemental Sign Water is another representation of emotions; emotions free flowing as water. The Cup suit of tarot deck stands for matters concerning emotions like love, hate, grief, happiness and so on.

Elemental Sign Earth signifies money and abundance. Its the earth that nourishes us. So does the Pentacles suit of tarot deck represents; everything related to money and abundance. This one thing needed to nourish oneself materialistically.

This was a very brief overview on Minor Arcana Cards. I cover them more in detail in my courses for which you can see details on my website.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Major Arcana

I should had been writing this article even before I started writing the tarot card meanings. As it goes, better late than never so here I am.

A Tarot Deck consists of 78 cards which are broadly divided into Major Arcana and Minor Arcana.

Major Arcana consists of 22 cards from Fool to World. (So, now you see why I should had written a blog about Major Arcana even before I posted about Fool). Minor Arcana consists of 56 cards. We will talk about it in my next post Minor Arcana.

So now, coming to Major Arcana, lets talk about it. Some people say that it is the heart of Tarot Deck. Why?? If you would have read all my posts from Fool to World you can easily see that Major Arcana cards alone summarize the human's journey from ignorance to enlightenment in a beautiful story of Fool. Here, you will see a whole range of experiences a human's life undergoes in a quest of understanding life, a quest to bring about materialistic and spiritual selves together at peace, in harmony.

Major Arcana Cards are symbolic of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of humankind. These cards holds within themselves very strong symbols of strength, control, hopes, fears, etc. The way they portray the godly and darkest aspirations and selves of a human is unique.

Every card, shows an archetypal person, a figure who is the essence of the whole card, like sage in Hermit, a ruler in Emperor, a spiritual leader in Hierophant, a warm nurturing mother in empress, and so on.

Their meaning are intended only as a guide and are open to a great deal of factors and interpretation; reason being that in a spread, the cards meaning vary according to the surrounding cards, querent and the questions being asked.

Major Arcana are quite good and helpful for meditation. For instance, Hermit card in itself stands for meditation. Do check out here Hermit . I will discuss meditation in another set of posts as it is a vast topic to cover in a single post.