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The Vampire Tarot of the Eternal Night

This document is a quick reference guide for both traditional and non-traditional Tarot Cards.
This reference is not intended to all inclusive, but is intended to provide a general guide for the
beginning Tarot Card reader. This summary was compiled from several books, papers,
documents and online resources.

The descriptions and images contained in this document make reference to the traditional Major
and Minor Arcana Tarot cards contained in two non-conventional decks represented by a
“Vampire” theme. The images in this document are represented by the cards from “The
Vampire Tarot of the Eternal Night”, by David Corsi.

Compiled by: Garry C. VanPool


Revised: 12-20-2009

Tarot Card Chart:

Tarot Suit Vampire Suit Element Action Function


Wands Wands Fire Offensive Feelings
Swords Swords Air Offensive Thinking
Coins Pentacles Earth Defensive Sensation
Cups Chalices Water Defensive Intuition
The Major Arcana
No 0 – The Fool No 1 - The Magician No 2 – The High No 3 – The Empress
(Chaos) (Free Will): Priestess (Intellect)
(Unconscious)

Curiosity urges you You are the “Master” of Heed your inner voice You are gifted with an
toward a new path or a your own destiny. Use and look within yourself acute and active mind.
new adventure. Nothing your resources wisely. to find the answers that Exploit these qualities
can contain your free The Magician may you seek. Represents through study or
spirit. The Fool may also represent a person who the keeper of secrets and creative activities.
offer some protection but is a smooth talker of a mysteries. Pay attention Intellect may provide
you must be aware of trickster. to your inner intuition, the proper platform to
pitfalls that lie ahead. hunches and dreams. start a new project.

No 4 - The Emperor No 5 – The Hierophant No 6 - The Lovers No 7 - The Chariot


(Solidity) (Master) (Revelation): (Liberation)

The Emperor is a Follow the path of New knowledge may This card urges you to
powerful and influential righteousness and bring a new perspective free yourself from the
person who is a born sincerity. You will to your illusions, conditions that imprison
leader, a person of always be an example presenting a reality that your very nature. The
authority, responsible and a guide for those is much different from Wagon may represent
and wise. The Emperor around you. This card the one you imagined. an unexpected package
is not someone who can may represent a The Lovers represent or a visitor or a possible
be dismissed easily. devotion to a path of Love and Relationships. retreat.
spiritual development.
No 8 – Justice (Self No 9 - The Hermit No 10- Wheel of No 11 – Strength
Control): (Quest): Fortune (Eternity) (Rigor):

You are aiming at an The Hermit represents The end of a cycle Now is not the time to
idea of perfection that is the time necessary to corresponds to the act without thought.
difficult to reach. reflect on what your beginning of a new cycle Mitigate your instinct
Justice also may desires and true in eternal growth. Good with common sense.
represent a final aspirations are. The and evil are on two sides The greatest power is
reckoning or the Hermit represents the of the same coin. This the power of nature.
determination to fight need for meditation or card can represent good Strength from within
evil or set things simply the desire to be luck and is generally a must always is
straight. alone. positive card. measured.

No 12- The Hanged No 13- Death No 14- Temperance No 15- The Devil
Man (New Vision) (Resolve): (Balance): (Dark side):

The Hanged Man Death represents the Temperance represents The Devil represents an
represents a mental end of something and harmony, balance, unconscious force that
disturbance, hunger and the beginning of moderation and beauty. will enslave us to
restraint. He may something new. A The card of temperance addictions, prejudices
represent someone who transformation. tells us to exercise and dark passions.
is not to be trusted. A moderation with in all of
possible traitor in your your actions.
midst.
No 16- The Tower No 17- The Star No 18- The Moon No 19- The Sun
(Warning): (Protection): (Shadow): (Light):

The Tower represents a The Star represents an The Moon represents a The Sun represents
shattering of illusions, a ascent to a higher state time to rest and sleep dawn, illumination,
rude awakening or a (materialistic or but also a time to creativity, clarity, logic,
sudden change of spiritual). It may dream. The moon may joy and the dispelling of
circumstance. Be aware represent being taken represent an inner illusions. It may refer to
of your limitations. over by another’s depression, though not a bad situation that you
viewpoint. The Star card often severe. will overcome.
is affectionately called
the wish card

No 20- Judgment No 21- The World


(Rebirth): (Good Fortune):

Judgment represents a The World often signifies


judgment, a renewal, or that the cycle is complete
an awakening. Judgment or the successful
may also represent the completion of the matter
recalling the past or in hand. The journey
coming out of a state of ends and a new one
rest. begins.
Wands
Wands indicate the work place and the family setting of the querient. Wands represent
actions, vitality, energy, travel, business ventures and the family setting.

Ace Wands II (2) Wands III (3) Wands IV (4) Wands


A beginning: Disharmony: New undertaking: Rest:

A creative beginning, a Conflicts in the family or It is time to dare! You have just ended a
new business venture, a work place are Hesitation may suffocate very difficult phase of
profitable journey, an inevitable. You must enthusiasm. Slow down. your life. Now you can
inheritance, a new know how to adapt May represent relax and recharge your
career or a birth in the yourself to ongoing cooperation in business energies before starting
family. changes. A partnership affairs, trade and again. Represents the
that is yet to be fulfilled commerce brought potential for progress,
is drawn toward a together by a good renewal and new
common goal. partnership. beginnings.

V (5) Wands VI (6) Wands VII (7) Wands VIII (8) Wands
A Challenge: A Conquest: Rivalry: Communications:
.

With your gifts of You have won your Gossip about you may Good news is coming
courage and tenacity, battle in spite of many have negative effects. and perhaps it is just
you are capable of facing obstacles. Be proud of Defend your position. A what you were waiting
any challenge, yourself. Helpful friends fight or struggle that one for. Everything will
competition, quarrel or provide leadership may have to face soon. happen quickly as your
obstacles. during goals are near.
IX (9) Wands X (10) Wands Knave of Wands Knight of Wands
A Barrier: A Burden: Trusted Collaborator: The Watchman:

You feel threatened and Your work implies much A young but talented Someone as been
are attempting to effort and responsibility. person may be of great observing you for some
protect yourself by all Are you sure you want help. Represents a new time with the intention
possible means, but this to do everything by energy, a change, a of evaluating your
may be a false alarm. yourself? This is a hard person who is energetic preparedness. You may
Success is near, but the burden to carry. or a message. The soon be put to the test.
struggle has been hard. Knave may bring discord The Knight is someone
to you or the who is adventurous,
proceedings, so take energetic, resourceful
care when dealing with and cunning. He is
“clever” types. immature, and may not
follow through, so be
cautious if you are
trusting in this person.

Queen of Wands King of Wands


The Rival: A Patron:
Discover who is attempting Enjoy the trust and
to obstruct you with any protection of an important
means available. Act with person who may facilitate
prudence and try to your career. Often
anticipate their every move. represents an older
The Queen of Wands usually successful, confident,
represents a creative energetic person in business,
woman, with good business religion or politics.
skills. She is successful and
dynamic. Bear in mind that
sometimes this person can
be manipulative and self
indulgent.
Swords
Swords indicate the intellect, language, communication and ideas, but also refer to conflict and
all sorts of difficulties and challenges. They also represent desires for freedom and
independence. Swords represent thoughts, words, communications and the mind.

Ace Swords II (2) Swords III (3) Swords IV (4) Swords


Willpower: Attention: Disenchantment: Isolation:

You need to make a Strength is born of your Something or someone An event you have no
quick and intelligent capacity to maintain self has hurt you deeply, control over forces you
decision. Logic must control. Every action shattering your to take a pause. Take
prevail. Indicates new you take without certainties. There advantage of this time to
vigor or moving toward thinking can be waste of seems to be no remedy rest and reorganize your
something good energy. for this situation. ideas.

V (5) Swords VI (6) Swords VII (7) Swords VIII (8) Swords
Loss: The Trip: Oppression: Constraint:

You have fought an You are leaving things Represents a thief, and A period of sacrifice,
extenuating battle behind and heading into intruder or someone who solitude or the feeling of
against a ferocious the unknown, which is dishonest and covert. being entrapped by the
adversary, but there brings doubts and fears. Represents deceit and past. It may also be a
were great losses on The situation must be slander. Guard your self imposed condition or
both sides. balanced. secrets well and take fears of what others
care of what you say. think about you.
IX (9) Swords X (10) Swords Knave of Swords Knight of Swords
Theft: Affliction: An Assistant: The Paladin:

Stay alert, because You are giving up on a Do not underestimate In difficult moments,
someone is plotting dream that you have the potential of a you can always count on
against you in the pursued for a long time, colleague who is not an the support of a friend
shadows. Deception and and with it, and expert, but is able to who has proven to be a
betrayal are around the important part of your learn rapidly by hard staunch ally. May
corner. life. Represents a work and dedication. represent someone who
betrayal by someone is quick witted, but often
close. rushes into a situation.

Queen of Swords King of Swords


A Volatile Woman: The Commander:
You are dealing with an Often a mature man,
energetic and determined intelligent, well read and a
woman. Nothing can stop good communicator. Under
her from getting what she his guidance you will have
wants. She is unbending the opportunity to attain
and severe and will not important objectives to your
tolerate weaknesses. The ventures. This person may
Queen of Swords may use his communication skills
represent the questioner. as a weapon against you, in
Usually a woman, intelligent, order to justify his objectives.
educated, articulate and This person may represent a
independent who may judge, powerful commander,
become spiteful, opinionate a firm
and bitter, so beware.
Pentacles (Coins)
Pentacles represent wealth, contracts, profits and materialism in general. They indicate the
ties between people and things, places, objects and more generally, with daily living.
Pentacles represent the materialistic, practical, conservative and grounding aspects of life.

Ace Pentacles II (2) Pentacles III (3) Pentacles IV (4) Pentacles


A good Omen: A Choice: Innocence: Stability:

What you desire will It may be necessary to Too much trust in those You fear losing the
come true and things take a position on an around you makes you things that you have
will work out for the issue that needs to be vulnerable. Someone accumulated and seek to
best. Initial rewards resolved. It is best not may profit from your avoid risks that could
from financial venture or to hesitate. You must hard work. Success will cause harm. Your
initial actions. Rewards prioritize your spending come from expertise and frugality may transform
at this stage may be and balance your professionalism. itself into greed.
small. finances.

V (5) Pentacles VI (6) Pentacles VII (7) Pentacles VIII (8) Pentacles
Discomfort: Equilibrium: Patience: Learning:

You may feel along and Gifts received must be A project grows and You are about to learn
unloved, and you may reciprocated. Don’t take develops slowly. To new skills or undertake
feel oppressed by advantage of the obtain the best results, something new. Your
difficulties. May generosity of others. it is advisable not to success depends on your
represent a down turn in make haste but be commitment. May be
living style. patient. repetitive work.
IX (9) Pentacles X (10) Pentacles Knave of Pentacles Knight of Pentacles
Prudence: Wealth: A Friend: The Profiteer:

A difficult situation
requires extreme This is a prosperous A serious and reliable Trust your intuitions
caution. Weigh each period for positive person is offering you concerning a business
option carefully and financial results and help with a delicate partner who will be
leave nothing to chance. increasing your capital matter. Usually useful. Represents a
May represent the end wealth. Business deals represents a younger quick and purposeful
to a current venture and are advantageous and woman/girl or immature man, a person who is
that a steady level of good fortune is smiling adult that is earthy, dependable and practical
earnings have been upon you, your family practical and possibly or may represent a
reached. Rest, enjoy and business. overweight. A future material development
and reap the benefits of enterprise could bring that could bring further
your efforts. future wealth but take similar projects or
extreme care. success.

Queen of Pentacles King of Pentacles


A Career Woman: A Professional:
Represents a realistic, The tenacity of this man has
capable and determined determined his destiny and
woman who represents represents a person of power
authority or may be a person or a father figure. He
that is a mature mother demonstrates competence in
figure. Sometimes, this can his job and transmits security
represent the actual to those around him. Often
questioner. Usually he is a man of finance,
represents a generous family sometimes through business,
woman who has money to but often he comes from Old
spend and security. On a Money.
negative note, the Queen of
Pentacles may be obsessed
with material wealth and she
may fear feelings
Chalices (Cups)
Chalices refer to the emotional and spiritual aspect of life and indicate love in all its possible
forms. They represent desires, hopes, joys and displeasures and all the emotional aspects of a
person. Chalices also unveil the secrets of the subconscious, bringing to light eventual fears,
blocks and conditioning.

Ace of Chalices II (2) Chalices III (3) Chalices IV (4) Chalices


A Party: A Happy Union: Happiness: Fulfillment:

The family unites to When the right people What you have sown is You have obtained the
toast you at a happy meet, profound and now bearing fruit. success you deserve and
event. This is the lasting bonds are Rejoice and be grateful your worth has been
beginning of a joyful created. Represents for what you receive. recognized. You feel
event. Beginning of happiness and harmony Love, a happy conclusion that you have finally
love, joy, beauty or good between two people or a or unknown talents are reached your goal.
health new romance. discovered

V (5) Chalices VI (6) Chalices VII (7) Chalices VIII (8) Chalices
Unease: The Past: Ecstasy: The Departure:

You lack the strength An encounter with a An intense passion You are leaving what is
necessary to combat person from the past overwhelms you familiar to you to begin
your fears. May brings back feelings in unexpectedly and you a new life elsewhere, but
represent sorrow, the you that you have never feel you cannot resist. the move is difficult and
loss of a loved one, or a forgotten. You want to abandon painful. May represent
failed relationship. yourself to this passion. an emotional risk.
IX (9) Chalices X (10) Chalices Knave of Chalices Knight of Chalices
Well-Being: Cooperation: An Admirer: The Guardian:

It is the right time to Peace and calm prevails Someone demonstrates Only the one who loves
grant yourself a pause in your surrounding. affection and devotion to you truly understand
and enjoy the pleasure People come together you, but shyness who you are. Nothing
life has to offer you. Full and collaborate in prevents them from escapes his glance and
of happiness and well- perfect harmony. The openly declaring their his heart. A quick and
being. A good times cycle of happiness is feelings. Knaves are purposeful man who
card. completed and now all is younger females or bears a message. The
in harmony. A happy immature adults. This Knight is someone who
family life, true card may represent is romantic, intuitive,
friendships and lasting someone who is sensitive and
happiness. sensitive, creative and intelligent.
lives life to the fullest.

Queen of Chalices King of Chalices


The Opportunist: The Mentor:
Be careful of those who may Let yourself be guided by
take advantage of your those who are capable of
generosity for their own helping you in your personal
profit. Usually a Woman growth. You will acquire
who is sensitive, intuitive useful teachings. Often
and sympathetic and at represents an older man
times mystical. The Queen guided by his emotions. He
can negatively be too is sensitive but can become
emotional, dishonest and quite jealous at times. May
may some times play the represent a business man, a
victim. May represent a man of law, kindness, a
good wife or loving mother. considerate person.

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