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ARCANA The Major Arcana or trumps are a suit of twenty-two cards in the Tarot deck.

They serve as a permanent trump suit in games played with the Tarot deck, and are distinguished from the four standard suits collectively known as the Minor Arcana. The terms "Major" and "Minor Arcana" are used in the occult and divinatory applications of the deck, and originate with Paul Christian.[1] Contents
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1 The Major Arcana 2 See Also 3 Notes 4 External links

The Major Arcana Each Major Arcanum depicts a scene, mostly featuring a person or several people, with many symbolic elements. In many decks, each has a number (usually in Roman numerals) and a name, though not all decks have both, and some have only a picture. The earliest decks bore unnamed and unnumbered pictures on the Majors (probably because a great many of the people using them at the time were illiterate), and the order of cards was not standardized.[citation

Nevertheless, one of the most

common sets of names and numbers is as follows: Number Name

None (0 or 22) The Fool 1 2 The Magician The High Priestess

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

The Empress The Emperor The Hierophant The Lovers The Chariot Justice The Hermit Wheel of Fortune Strength The Hanged Man Death Temperance The Devil The Tower The Star The Moon The Sun Judgement The World

The images on the Major Arcana are often very heavy with symbolism, with far more to the illustration than a mere depiction of the card title. The Major Arcana

are usually regarded as relating to matters of higher purpose or deep significance, as opposed to the Minor Arcana which relate to the everyday world and matters of immediate significance.

The Fool (Tarot card)

The Fool from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck

The Fool is unnumbered. The Fool or The Jester is one of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck. These archaic words mean "the madman" or "the beggar". the Fool is depicted as a ragged vagabond.In the Visconti-Sforza tarot deck. It is used in divination as well as in game playing.[1] In the earliest Tarot decks. the Fool wears ragged clothes and stockings without . Iconography The Fool is titled Le Mat in the Tarot of Marseilles. and Il Matto in most Italian language tarot decks. In the Visconti-Sforza tarot deck. and may be related to the word for 'checkmate' in relation to the original use of tarot cards for gaming purposes. the Fool is usually depicted as a beggar or a vagabond. sometime represented as 0 (the first) or XXII (the last) Major Arcana in decks. one of the 22 Trump cards that make up the Major Arcana.

He appears to be getting chased away by an animal. and classical deities begins with "Misero". His unruly beard and feathers may relate to the tradition of the woodwose or wild man. History The Hermitage tells us that in the decks before Waite-Smith. and carries a stick on his back. In French suited tarot decks that do not use the traditional emblematic images of Italian suited decks for the suit of trumps. a depiction of a beggar leaning on a staff.[4] In the Rider-Waite Tarot deck and other esoteric decks made for cartomancy. This series of prints containing images of social roles. the Fool is typically made up as a jester or bard. he is also portrayed as having with him a small dog. Another early Italian image that relates to the tradition is the first (and lowest) of the series of the so called "Tarocchi of Mantegna". the Fool is almost always unnumbered. there the fool (German: Narr) is depicted as a barefoot man in robes.[5][dead link] There are a few exceptions: some old decks (including the 15th-century Sola Busca and the Rider Waite) label the card with a "0". playing a bagpipe. He has what appear to be feathers in his hair. In the RiderWaite deck. standing on the brink of a precipice. he always carries a bundle of his belongings on a stick slung over his back. allegorical figures. The Fool is almost always completely . The animal has torn his pants.[3] The Tarot of Marseilles and related decks similarly depict a bearded person wearing what may be a jester's hat. apparently with bells on his hood. either a dog or a cat. reminiscent of the joker in a deck of playing cards. the Fool is shown as a young man. and the Belgian Tarot designs label the Fool as "XXII".shoes.[2] A similar image is contained in the German Hofamterspiel. The Fool holds a rose in one hand and in the other a small bundle of possessions.

the Major Arcana in Tarot cards are numbered with Roman numerals. the Fool's role in the game is independent of both the . there is historic precedent for regarding it as the lowest trump and as the highest trump. Tarocchini and Tarock. Still. In occult tarot. Traditionally.apart from the sequence of trumps in the historic decks. one of the Arabic numerals. the Fool is usually considered part of the "major arcana". The Fool is numbered with the zero. playing the Fool card excuses the player from either following suit or playing a trump card on that trick. Winning a trick containing the Fool card often yields a scoring bonus. In these games. In tarot games L'Excuse from the French Tarot card game In the various tarot card games such as French Tarot. the Fool is sometimes called "the Excuse". The tarot games are typically trick taking games. the Fool has a unique role. This is not true in the tarot game itself.

for example. most tarot decks originally made for game playing do not assign a number to the Fool indicating its rank in the suit of trumps. Zero and the sometimes represented oblivious Fool's near-step into the oblivion (The Void) of the jaws of a crocodile. are all mutually informing polysemy within evocations of the iconography of The Fool. In his hand there is a flower. 21. no. However. the Fool is instead played as the 22 of Trump. no. apparently about to step off. The staff is the offset and complement to the void and this in many traditions represents wisdom and renunciation. 'danda' (Sanskrit) of a Sanyassin. Waite gives the Fool the number 0. nipping at his heels and distracting him. 20. One of the keys to the card is the paradigm of the precipice. He represents the mystical cleverness bereft of reason within us. but in his book discusses the Fool between Judgment. On his back are all the possessions he might need.suit cards and the trump cards. The sun shining behind him represents the divine nature of the Fool's wisdom and exuberance. and the card does not belong to either category. in some more modern tarot card games. holy madness or 'crazy wisdom'. and The World. sometimes seen as his animal desires. It usually has a star in French Tarot. He is frequently accompanied by a dog. Symbolism The Fool is the spirit in search of experience. He is seemingly unconcerned that he is standing on a precipice. specifically Austrian Tarock games. it has none. making it the highest trump in such games. showing his appreciation of beauty. As such. the childlike ability to tune into the inner workings of the world.g. e. 'danda' (Sanskrit) is also a punctuation mark with the function analogous to a 'full-stop' which is appropriately termed a period in . sometimes as the call of the "real world".

and so on. as it can become anything when he reaches his destination as in the sense of 'joker's wild'. the sensitive life. The number 0 is a perfect significator for the Fool. This path is known traditionally in Tarot as the Fool's Journey. It may also be a warning that significant change is coming. the Fool is usually interpreted as the protagonist of a story. When The Fool appears in a spread. betwixt and between. depicting folly at the most insensate stage. confronting one's fears. Another interpretation of the card is that of taking action where the circumstances are unknown.[7] In his Manual of Cartomancy. as a part of his process in higher divination. Zero times anything equals zero.[6] Zero is nothing.American English. and the Major Arcana is the path the Fool takes through the great mysteries of life and the main human archetypes. The conventional explanations say that The Fool signifies the flesh. and is frequently used to introduce the meaning of Major Arcana cards to beginners. he is a signal to strip down to the irreducible core. and as such it may reflect a non-issue or lack of cohesiveness for the subject at hand. Interpretations In many esoteric systems of interpretation. taking risks. a lack of hard substance. liminal. neither and otherwise. Grand Orient has a curious suggestion of the office of Mystic Fool. Zero plus anything equals the same thing. The Fool is both the beginning and the end. . and interrogate whether the Querant's self-vision is obscured.

 In the Flemish Deck by Vandenborre.  The Vikings Tarot portrays Loki as the Fool. Alternative decks  In German decks he is called Pagat ("The Entertainer"). It depicts a bearded man walking through weeds with a bindle on a stick over his right shoulder and a walking stick in his left hand. He is also called the Sküs. This depiction resembles the Fool in the earliest surviving painted decks. . from the French Tarot Excuse (or wild card). Le Fou ("The Lunatic or Jester") is numbered XXII. A dog is biting him on the back of his right thigh. with a mistletoe in one hand and a fishing-net in the other. He and The Magician became the forerunners of today's lesser and greater Jokers. painted by Giotto.A standard medieval allegory of Foolishness.

Popular culture  The Fool is a boss from The House of the Dead 3 and is seen as a giant.  In Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Street Fighter Alpha 3 one of Rose's win poses show the tarot card called The Fool is revealed by getting a perfect in one round. facing away with her bare buttocks directly in front of his face. he embodies all of the twenty-two trump cards and none. wearing headphones. the main character is represented by the Fool arcana. according to Crowley. a symbol of "the creative Light". In the Mythic Tarot deck.   In the Shakespeare Tarot.   In the Trinity Blood tarot deck Abel Nightroad is depicted as the Fool card.  In the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series starting in Persona 3. coins of the planets and zodiac in his satchel. the tarot-using villain Sartorious used the Fool to represent the series' protagonist. Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot Fool is walking on air. H. He is holding a pistol-gripped shotgun with the barrel in his mouth. with a woman straddling him (visible from the lower torso down).The Fool. the Fool is depicted by Dionysus. in the anime Yu-Gi-Oh GX. the Arcana Force subtype is an entire deck of cards resembling tarot cards. Also. deformed sloth with razor-sharp claws. Linked to the Universe card. the Fool is depicted by Falstaff. Arcana Force 0 . The protagonist of Persona 4 is also represented by the Fool arcana  In the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. R. . is the embodiment of this particular tarot card. Jaden Yuki. Giger's set depicts the Fool sitting in a chair.

even if you use the card in the starting room. and decides that this indicates Ken. and depicted as a hobo-jester in ragged clothing toting a bandanna sack on a pole. . The Fool. She draws the Fool in her reading. the Fool is labeled as 0. the spirit of the stage is called "Fool. it increases the characters' luck by 1 point.  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac. when used. "The Flame and the Rose." Rose uses tarot to discern the three people whose increase in chi is a threat to the world. Rose is actually holding the card of reckless heroism known as. In Super Street Fighter IV during Rose's prologue. teleports the player to the starting room of the current level. On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns.[8]  In anime La storia della Arcana Famiglia Libertà bears a contract with the card of the Arcana . the man of doom (The tower). In an episode of the Street Fighter cartoon.  In the 2010 action-comedy Operation: Endgame. the main characters all have codenames based on Tarot cards with the main character named the Fool. with a big dog behind him. and also makes all enemies except their leader flee when used in battle.  In Kaleido Star.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay." He practices Taromancy in Season One and Astrology in Season Two. The Fool.The Fool. whom she sets out to capture along with Blanka (the Devil) and Bison.

from the Rider-Waite tarot deck The Magician. Iconography . In divination it is considered by some to succeed The Fool card. or The Juggler (I) is the first trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. The Magus.The Magician (Tarot card) The Magician (I). It is used in game playing as well as in divination. often numbered 0.

a practitioner of stage magic.[2] In esoteric decks. The curves of the magician's hat brim in the Marseilles image are similar to the esoteric deck's mathematical sign of infinity. The Italian tradition calls him Il Bagatto or Il Bagatello. .[1] The Mantegna Tarocchi image that would seem to correspond with the Magician is labeled Artixano. starting with Oswald Wirth. turned Le Bateleur from a mountebank into a magus. which has similar connotations to the French term according to old dictionaries. from the Tarot of Marseille In French.The Mountebank. the Magician appears to be playing with cups and balls. outranking only the Beggar. he is the second lowest in the series. other . "the mountebank" or the "sleight of hand artist". Visually the 18th-century woodcuts reflect earlier iconic representations. occultists. and can be compared to the free artistic renditions in the 15th-century hand-painted tarots made for the Visconti and Sforza families. Similarly. the Artisan. In the painted cards attributed to Bonifacio Bembo.

or transmutation and transformation. to display items that represent the suits of the Minor Arcana: Cups. Esoteric significance Some frequent keywords are:     Action — Consciousness — Concentration — Personal power Practicality — Energy — Creativity — Movement Precision — Conviction — Manipulation — Self confidence Being objective — Focusing — Determination — Initiative[3] A youthful figure in the robe of a magician has the face of the divine Apollo. with a confident smile and shining eyes. though not all interpretations follow his theology. The essentials are that the magician has set up a temporary table outdoors. Swords (as knives). The fourth. in the French game of Tarot. About his waist is a serpent-cincture or girdle. like an endless cord. Waite for the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1910. eternal becoming. forming the lemniscate of infinity. the ouroboros. In the tarot game In the games of tarocchi and French Tarot. He is one of the bouts. The ouroboros is an ancient symbol of eternity. the baton (Clubs) he holds in his hand. the sign of life.symbols were added. Coins. E. The baton later stands for a literal magician's "wand". taking a trick with these cards has a special scoring significance. Le Bateleur is the lowest ranking trump card. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretation. Above his head is the mysterious sign of the Holy Spirit.[3] The illustration of the Tarot card "The Magician" from the Rider-Waite tarot deck was developed by A. or "ends". but in this case it indicates more . the serpent devouring its own tail. the sun god.

the infinity symbol and its . while his left hand is pointing to the earth. Guidance can arrive through one's own intuition or in the form of someone who brings about change or transformation. On the table in front of the Magician the symbols of the four Tarot suits signify the Classical elements of earth. especially when there is a need to transform something. the flos campi and lilium convallium. symbolizing divine immanence. usually if it's reversed. this card signifies the divine motive in man. This iconographic gesture has multiple meanings. fire and water. but he does not necessarily have our best interests in mind. to show the culture of aspiration. the ability of the magician to bridge the gap between heaven and earth. capabilities and resources at the querent's disposal. the message is to tap into one's full potential rather than holding back.[4] changed into garden flowers. the sky or the element æther. but is endemic to the Mysteries. and in a very high sense it is thought. He may be a beneficent guide.[6] The card can mean that a manipulator is floating around.especially the eternity of attainment in the spirit. He may also represent the querent’s ego or self awareness.e. With further reference to the "sign of life". both good and bad. It is also the unity of the individual being on all planes.[5] Divination When the Magician appears in a spread.[citation needed] Interpretation Qabbalistic Approach [7] According to Arthur Edward Waite. air. Depending on the card's placement in relation to other cards. There are choices and directions to take. it points to the talents. He can also represent the intoxication of power. i. Beneath are roses and lilies.[citation needed] In the Magician's right hand is a wand raised towards heaven.

He is associated through the cross sums (the sum of the digits) with Key 10. The Sun. chosen or thrust upon one. . it may be remembered that Christian Gnosticism speaks of rebirth in Christ as a change "unto the Ogdoad. In this aspect. The Fool (card 0) has learned something about the workings of the world and now sees himself as powerful. He explores the world in order to master it. In other traditions this card can refer to scholarly knowledge. thinking that the Magician is missing the point of spiritual knowledge. He is solar consciousness. and writing. a god of the moon. 8 is the number of Christ. According to Martinism. especially Hermes Trismegistus. bringing us back to Apollo and to enlightenment. the Land flowing with Milk and Honey. picking up on Hermes as a Trickster figure and a god of chance. Mythopoetic Approach Some schools associate him with Hermes. The Magician guides The Fool through the first step out of the cave of childhood into the sunlight of consciousness. and Key 19. in the Enlightenment tradition. knowledge." The mystic number is termed Jerusalem above. just as Hermes guides Persephone out of the Underworld every year. The Wheel of Fortune. He represents the potential of a new adventure. He brings things out of the darkness into the light.connection with the number 8. A journey undertaken in daylight. the Holy Spirit and the Land of the Lord. a syncretic Egyptian/Greek figure who is a combination of Hermes and of Thoth. Perhaps the reputation of the Magician is derived from the Fool misunderstanding what is happening while the High Priestess (the next card) is looking back.

he is lifting his arm that was severed by the Fenris wolf. The Osho Tarot calls this card Existence and depicts it as a naked figure viewed from the back sitting on the lotus of perfection. thus achieving a type of immortality. another symbol of both infinity and dualism. gazing at the beauty of the stars. Similarly. In the Trinity Blood tarot deck. He has learned the fundamental elements of the universe. In the upcoming Anne Rice Tarot deck. The Magician is Ryner Lute. in the Book of Thoth deck. Alternative decks The Vikings Tarot depicts Tyr as the Magician. The Magician is Kamui Shirou (the main character of the story). the Magician card depicts Lestat. represented by emblems of the four suits of the tarot already broken apart and lying on the table before him. He also warns of the danger of applying lessons from one realm to another. The Magician transcends duality." the lesson that mastery in one realm may bring mastery in another. Isis. In the Goddess Tarot by Kris Waldherr. the Magician is portrayed as the Egyptian goddess. In the X/1999 Tarot. he is crowned by snakes.He embodies the lesson of ―as above. so below. as snakes have learned from Gilgamesh how to shed their skins and be reborn. transcending the dualism of gender. . Isaak Fernand Von Kampf?r is depicted as the Magician card. In the The Legend of the Legendary Heroes Tarot. made by CLAMP. the blind prophet Tiresias split apart coupling snakes and as a result became a woman. In the Shining Woman Tarot. the magician is a shaman.

both associated with the Magician. Strangely.  In Sega's "The House of the Dead" the fourth and final boss of the first game is named after the Magician tarot card and resembles a demon that can manipulate fire. The Magician card in particular is featured prominently towards the end of the episode. Muhammad Abdul has a birdlike fire stand named Magician's Red. The same foe returns in a powered-up incarnation to serve as the penultimate boss in the immediate sequel. as part of a group of cards called the Arcana Force. In pop culture  In the video game Persona 3.  Tarot cards and their use play a major role in a Season 4 episode of the television series Supernatural titled "Criss Angel is a Douchebag". all three of these characters also have a troublesome outcome resulting from the different love interest that each character has. .  In Saint Seiya Episode G series. has a Persona and a Social Link of the Magician arcana. one of the main characters. the Magician is depicted by Prospero. the Magician is depicted by Hermes. Yosuke Hanamura. In the sequel Persona 4. the Social Link established with the character Kenji Tomochika is of the Magician arcana. and the party member Junpei Iori has the Personas Hermes and Trismegistus.In the Shakespeare Tarot. and it reappears yet again in The House of the Dead 4 Special.  In the third series of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. Mu of Aries is depicted as The Magician in the tarot cards version of the manga.[8]  The Magician is a monster card in the Yu-gi-oh! card game. In the Mythic Tarot deck.

[9]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac. . makes the players tears (arrow) curve directly towards the mobs in the current room. and causes a wall of fire to engulf foes when used in battle. it increases the allies' intelligence by 1.   Dave Tango of TAPS has a tattoo of it on his right arm. In the video game Magical Drop (series). when used. carrying around a rose and with the symbol of infinity on his bandanna. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. The Magician. the Magician is portrayed as holding a wand surrounded by mists. On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns. The Magician is portrayed as a type of sorcerer. In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen.

the Popess.The High Priestess The High Priestess or The Popess (II) in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck The High Priestess (II) is the second trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. the 18th-century woodcut Marseilles Tarot. Description . this figure is crowned with the Papal tiara and labelled La Papesse. In the first Tarot pack with inscriptions. This card is used in game playing as well as in divination. a possible reference to the legend of Pope Joan.

the other inviting the living to the esoteric mysteries. partly covered by her mantle. upon which many modern decks are based. The veil of the Temple is behind her: it is embroidered with palm leaves and pomegranates. late 15th-early 16th century (National Gallery.[2] The motif that hangs behind the High Priestess’s throne. Washington) Rider-Waite symbolism In the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck. with a globe in the middle place"[1] similar to the crown of the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. She wears plain blue robes and sits with her hands in her lap.An untitled Popess on the "Rosenwald Sheet" of uncut Tarot woodcut designs. History . She is seated between the white and black pillars—'J' and 'B' for Jachin and Boaz—of the mystic Temple of Solomon. the female indwelling presence of the divine. bears the word TORA. The High Priestess is identified with the Shekhinah. Tarot of Marseilles symbolism In the Tarot of Marseilles it is noticeable that she wears a blue cape and red robe. and a large cross on her breast. is suggested in the pattern of The Empress’ gown. one bringing life into the world. "a horned diadem on her head. The water flows through most of the cards of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot. wearing a red cape and blue robe. She has a lunar crescent at her feet. The two are sisters. most probably the sea. Further behind all of that is what seems to be a body of water. in contrast to The Pope. veiling what ever mysteries she guards. but with the horns having a shape more like half-crescents. The scroll in her hands.

along with the triregnum. or "The Popess". she is called Junon ("Juno"). There are also variants which. the Roman Queen of the Gods. 1750-1760) refers to this card as Le Espagnol Capitano Eracasse ("The Spanish Captain Fracasse"). a character from Commedia dell'Arte. linking in to the mythology of how Joan. [citation needed] In Protestant post-reformation countries. also show a key reminiscent of the keys to the kingdom that are a traditional symbol of the papacy.La Papessa This Tarot card was originally called La Papessa. disguised as a man. The "Flemish Deck" by Vandenborre (c. The card first appeared in the 15th century. after a version of Il Capitano. Tarot cards in particular used images of the legendary Pope Joan. not all cards clearly linked the card with the papacy. . was elected to the papacy and was only supposedly discovered to be a woman when she gave birth.[citation needed] In Swiss Troccas decks. Isis. the metaphorical Bride of Christ or Holy Mother Church. Some of the cards directly linked the woman on the cards to the papacy by showing the woman wearing a trigregnum or Papal Tiara. Other variants on the card associated the woman with the Virgin Mary.[citation needed] Other variants However.

Sister Manfreda Visconti-Sforza Tarot card La Papessa in the Visconti-Sforza Tarot has been identified as a depiction of Sister Manfreda. sent to inaugurate the new age of the Spirit prophesied by Joachim of Flora. Later the . The most enthusiastic of her followers believed that she was the incarnation of the Holy Spirit. and several wealthy families of Lombardy provided at great cost the sacred vessels they expected her to use when she said Mass in Rome at the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Gertrude Moakley writes: Their leader. In preparation for this event they elected Sister Manfreda the first of the Popesses. the Inquisition exterminated this new sect. and the "Popess" was burned at the stake in the autumn of 1300. and that the male dominated Papacy would then pass away. had died in Milan in 1281. Guglielma of Bohemia. Naturally. They believed that Guglielma would return to earth on the Feast of Pentecost in the year 1300. yielding to a line of female Popes. In The Tarot Cards Painted by Bonifacio Bembo. an Umiliata nun and a relative of the Visconti family who was elected Pope by the heretical Guglielmite sect of Lombard.

It can also represent the perfect woman in a man's life. and holding falling. the wife of Odin. descending a staircase into the Underworld.   In the Golden Tarot the High Priestess is portrayed as The Papess. for his very slight connections with the sect. She holds up a pomegranate. Interpretations     Knowingness – Love – Relationships Wisdom – Sound judgment – Serenity Common sense – Intuition Mystical vision – introspection – otherworldliness Commonly this card is associated with the card reader or the querant. and to a woman it can represent being independently solo perhaps without a man. white flowers.Inquisition proceeded against Matteo Visconti. In the Mythic Tarot. when you are holding on to the truth or revealing it. the first Duke of Milan. the High Priestess is portrayed by Persephone. with the Earth behind her. This identification has been supported by other Tarot historians. dressed in white. which appears in the myth of her . created by Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene. such as Michael Dummett in his book The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards. She is sitting on a throne in a swamp. because it is also focused on 'secrets' it also interpreted when a secret is kept or revealed.[3] Alternative decks  In the Vikings Tarot the High Priestess is Frigg. the card associated with mystery. when powerful feminine influences and support currently in force for the querant. with her golden slippers emitting a blinding light from the hem of her dress.

.  The Asteroth Tarot depicts the High Priestess as bathed in the energy of the crescent moon.  The Osho Tarot calls this card Inner Voice and depicts it as a quiet person with a circle face in her center. Midler's stand is the High Priestess. The arcanum also feature various mythological figures such as Ganga and Scáthach. The High Priestess is Princess Hinoto. and The High Priestess figures prominently into the reading. In the video game The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery. The pillars beside her are the standard black (left) and white (right). but fail to accomplish at first. and is also used in the Rider-Waite deck.   In the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. and also have a want for cooking. a crescent-moon crown. In a coincidental predicament. Grace Nakimura receives a Tarot reading from a minor character.  A version of the card depicting a miniskirted priestess (a cartoon version of the singer Madonna) appears in Madonna's Who's That Girl music video. and she also wears a crown.  In the film Live and Let Die.  Priestess arcana are associated with character Fuuka Yamagishi in the video game Persona 3 and Yukiko Amagi in Persona 4. and water. being the Queen of the Underworld. holding a crystal in both hands and surrounded by two dolphins. the Tarot card representing Solitaire is the High Priestess.abduction by Hades.[4] In pop culture  In the Tarot version designed by CLAMP for the manga X/1999. both of these characters have a shy personality.

transports herself there and breaks Circe's chains. summons Mom's foot on a random mob. and can heal their HP by 50 when used in battle. it increases the characters' alignment by 1. Circe was imprisoned by Hippolyta's sister.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen.[5]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac . In the alternate timeline of Flashpoint (comics). Penthesileia in Antarctica for uncovering the truth of the Western European Amazon/Atlantean war. The High Priestess. sitting on a throne and praying. . the High Priestess (called just "Priestess") is portrayed as wearing white robes and a bishop's cap. Traci Thirteen. after getting the High Priestess (Tarot card). dealing massive damage. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. when used. On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns.

Abundance Material prosperity ----.Sexuality ----.Power . Description and symbolism Arthur Edward Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations.Comfort ----. not all interpretations follow his theology.Fertility ----.The Empress (Tarot card) The Empress (III) The Empress (III) is the third trump or Major Arcana card in traditional Tarot decks. However. It is used in Tarot card games as well as divination. Please remember that all Tarot decks used for divination are filtered through personal experience and standards. Some recurring keywords are:   Mothering ----.Pleasure ----.

the waterfall. the repository of all things nurturing and sustaining.  Nature ----.Delight ----. The Empress is the inferior (as opposed to nature's superior) Garden of Eden. her crown has twelve stars representing her dominance over the year.Beauty ----. The Empress is mother.Sensuality ----. The Empress can represent the germination of an idea before it is ready to be fully born. the heraldic emblem of the Holy Roman Empire. but rather a Refugium Peccatorum . seems a likely historical person this card may allude to. the emblem of Venus. The shield typically bears an eagle. and of feeding others.Desire ----. Waite and the other occultists are responsible for the starry crown.Physical attraction Health ----.a fruitful mother of thousands: she is above all things universal fecundity and the outer sense of the Word. . of art or business. the "Earthly Paradise". The Scepter is representative of her power over life. almost always holding a shield or orb in one hand and a scepter in the other. The Empress Adelaide. holding a scepter in one hand. Waite defines her as not being Regina Coeli (the Blessed Virgin Mary). beatified by the Catholic Church.[citation needed] Interpretation According to Waite's The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. the Empress sits on a throne. and her throne is in the midst of a field of grain. a creator and nurturer. In historical decks. and the vegetation and wildlife.Satisfaction The Empress sits on a throne wearing a starry crown. representative of her dominion over growing things. History The Empress seems to have had a rather uneventful five centuries. She can represent the creation of life. In many decks she can be shown as pregnant. of romance.

although at the same time. According to some tales. The Empress is closely associated with the suits of Disks (Earth) and Wands (fire/masculine generative force). as shown by her crown of stars. Mythopoetic Approach She is the Queen of Heaven. Spring Equinox. she can be overprotective and possessive. and. goddess of abundance. She is the giver of earthly gifts. her Son (or daughter) and Consort. the Dying God.The Empress is often associated with Venus. Isis achieved the queenship of heaven by poisoning Ra with a serpent and refusing to heal him until he told her his secret name. goddess of beautiful things as well as love. the final card of the Tarot. the Hanged Man. who dies at Autumn Equinox or Winter Solstice. the consort of the dying god. and indeed the Rider-Waite deck brandishes her symbol upon a heart-shaped bolster. and is reborn with Winter Solstice. The World. as Demeter did when her daughter. rebirth.[citation needed] In anger she can withhold. and reproduction the world is renewed. She’s associated through her cross sum (the sum of the digits) with Key 12 The Hanged Man. Demeter keeps the Earth cold and barren until Spring when her child is returned to her. like their counterpart in the Major Arcana. both as the mistress of heaven and as the Ur-Poisoner. She is associated with Isis. Isis’s consort was Osiris. Through death. an example of The Hanged Man. She is the mistress of the Knights (12th cards of the Minor Arcana). She’s also associated with Key 21. who as Grail Knights are in some sense searching for her. . Persephone. may well die for her. was kidnapped: Due to her fury and grief. or Beltane. The Empress is also often interpreted to be Demeter. She is the Great Goddess.

which binds her to it for part of every year. part of the year dead. The fruit on her gown suggests a pomegranate. suffocating. Most obviously. kidnapped and raped Persephone. The Empress may also represent the Object of Desire. or trap the Querent in pathology. If the Empress is the Object of Desire. the Hanged Man (or a Hanged Man substitute from the Minor Arcana) is the one who desires. She can also represent the smothering of a blanket of ivy as it paralyzes and chokes the forest. she may represent life itself asserting itself through our attempts to master it. it is usually by consuming. especially (but not solely) mothers.She is also associated with Ishtar. She can also portray the blood flowing throughout all living things. When she appears in a spread. While this may be healthy. The pomegranate is the fruit that Persephone thoughtlessly or hungrily ate in the underworld. metaphorically or otherwise. who went alive into the underworld and came back. or the demands of the real world. good and bad. over attachment to the object (or to the idea of the object) can be a danger sign. the love and approval of parents. She often represents mothers. Attachment can lead to death. metaphorically or otherwise). the lord of the underworld. or poisoning. When The Empress kills (again. and the womb and the tomb. veiling us from the greater mysteries. the mother of Persephone. It also suggests the wall hanging behind The High Priestess’s throne. This can inspire Great Works. When Hades. Demeter stopped everything from growing until a deal was struck whereby Persephone spends part of the year with her. . the love of the beloved. She is sometimes associated with Demeter.

a chainsaw wielding giant. The inverted Empress should not necessarily imply the opposite of the card. The Empress is Kanoe. whether inverted or upright. your loved one won't come around etc. she gives. . but should be taken as a sign for a rise to challenge (i. Alternative decks  In the Vikings Tarot.). The Empress can have a very strong influence on a mans life. to become the Empress and satisfy ones own individual needs in order to accomplish ones goals. the Empress is depicted by Demeter.In her beneficent aspect. If the card shows up upside down it would mean difficulty (although not lack of success) in her positive attributes. In the Mythic Tarot deck. and/or celebrates life. this means growing stronger through being yourself (in many ways potentially)and becoming the person capable of overcoming certain obstacles in ones life. part of Sega's The House of the Dead series of light gun games. In the The Legend of the Legendary Heroes Tarot. or the potential to change this future through personal action. the Empress is the name of the third boss. The Empress is Iris Eris. All of the bosses in the House of the Dead series are named for cards from the Major Arcana. Saga the Empress sits on a beach with a seal. In pop culture  In The House of the Dead 4. When Demeter is inverted it portends either an opposite or challenge to the previously portrayed aspects of her card. a vast ocean stretching out behind her. This would include denial by the certain loved one.    In the X/1999 Tarot version made by CLAMP. to be oneself. In her negative aspect.e. either literally or figuratively. nurtures. she takes it. Essentially.

In Persona 3, character Mitsuru Kirijo and Persona 4 Margaret, Igor's assistant, are The Empress Arcana Social Link. This arcana features notable female mythological figures, such as Mother Harlot, Gabriel, and Skadi. Also, both of these Social Link characters have an elegant appearance to them.

The Empress is a monster card in the Yu-gi-oh! card game, as part of a group of cards called the Arcana Force.

The Empress is an enemy stand in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, used secretly by minor character Nena to attack Joseph Joestar by infecting his arm with a flesh puppet.

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The Empress represents Alessa Gillespie in the Silent Hill tarot symbology. In the SNES game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen, the Empress is portrayed as sitting on a throne with a tiara on her head, wearing red robes, and being surrounded by a cloak of feathers. On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns, it increases the characters' charisma by 1, and restores their HP to maximum (better than the Priestess) when used in battle.[1]

In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac , all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. The Empress, when used, turns the player into a demon increasing damage and speed until the player leaves the room.

The Emperor (Tarot card)

The Emperor (IV) The Emperor (IV) is the fourth trump or Major Arcana card in traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination. Description and symbolism A. E. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations. However, not all interpretations follow his theology. Usually all Tarot decks used for divination are interpreted through personal experience and standards. Some frequent keywords used by card readers are:
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Fathering ----- Stability ----- Authority ----- Power Control ----- Discipline ----- Command ----- Common sense Status quo ----- Order ----- Structure ----- Egocentrism

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Tradition ----- Rigidity ----- Leadership ----- Experience Inflexibility ----- Conservative ways ----- Organization

The Emperor sits on his throne, holding a scepter, accompanied by the heraldic Eagle of the Holy Roman Empire. This is usually on his shield though the heraldic eagle is sometimes a free-standing statue or live bird. He symbolizes the top of the secular hierarchy, the ultimate male ego. The Emperor is the absolute ruler of the world. History The essential features of the design for The Emperor card have changed very little through the centuries. The Emperor sometimes got caught up in the censorship placed on the Papess (The High Priestess) and the Pope (The Hierophant), as when the Bolognese card makers replaced the Papess (High Priestess), Pope (Hierophant), Empress, and Emperor with four Moors or Turks. In the Minchiate, the first of the two Emperors are assigned number III because of the removal of the Papess (High Priestess) from the deck. Interpretation The Emperor symbolizes the desire to rule over one's surroundings, and its appearance in a reading often suggests that the subject needs to accept that some things may not be controllable, and others may not benefit from being controlled. As with all Tarot cards, multiple meanings are possible. Where the Empress is the Feminine principle, the Emperor is the Masculine. Most individuals will relate to this card in the same way they relate to their own father. Mythopoetic approach The Emperor is Key Four of the Major Arcana. Fours are stable numbers; four walls, four seasons, four corners. It takes a massive amount of energy, comparatively, to

a good king who increased and protected Crete for many years. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is the leader. The Emperor is connected to Key 13. the symbol of life. through its cross sum (the sum of the digits). King Minos is another aspect of this archetypal image. Metis. his son Zeus (through the good offices of another avatar of The Empress. where they caused pain to Gaia. Uranus imprisoned Gaia's youngest children in Tartarus. she created a consort. deep within Earth. then swallowed them. He and his brothers disputed who should rule. Zeus eats the Goddess destined to bear the child who will engineer his downfall. Kronos followed in the sins of his father.move them. But he is in the mountains. powerful. and he prayed to Poseidon to send a sign from the sea that he was the chosen of the gods. The Queens (who legitimate their rule and bear their heirs). He is also strongly associated with Life. The weakness is the risk of stagnation. Death. And he becomes the Emperor. separated from the pulse of life. like Aries. After Gaea (see also The Empress) created the world. The strength of The Emperor is the stability he brings. his scepter is an ankh. But he took his kingdom by means of a trick. is fiery. which he . Emperors maintain their power through death and through their relationship with the other 13 of the tarot. Emblematic of the power of The Emperor is the origin of the god Zeus. mostly. Rhea) escapes being consumed and engineers a revolution. authoritative and very egotistical. Instead of eating his children. who ambushed his father and castrated him. In the end. She created the archetypal scythe and gave it to Kronos. He was. Uranus (sky). The Emperor. The sign of the Emperor is associated with the sun sign of Aries. only he let his children be born.

with an unquenchable desire for the bull. Alternative decks  The parallel. as Joseph Campbell put it he ―converted a public event to personal gain. Generally. Poseidon afflicted the Cretan queen. But the danger. self worth. some inflexibility of approach. material or spiritual. and carries some similar connotations. Some rigidity of thinking. Their coupling produced the Minotaur. Sometimes. whereas the whole sense of his investiture as king had been that he was no longer a mere private person. and Minos was proclaimed king. Poseidon sent a magnificent bull. Sometimes. The two rams on each sides of his throne represent Aries presenting him as a powerful dictator for his time and showing his potential thirst for conquering in war. . and substituted a bull from his own herds. when the Emperor appears in a spread. In so doing. some external force keeping us from our destiny. But he balked at fulfilling his promise to slay the animal. The return of the bull should have symbolized his absolutely selfless submission to the functions of his role. is that we may gain a sense of personal entitlement beyond our actual rights. he is the superego. fourth Major Arcana card in the Osho Zen Tarot deck is called The Rebel. Pasiphae. as Minos discovered. who was fed on human flesh. he is something to be overcome. The Emperor’s power and apparent stability bring great comfort.‖[1] And the consequences were catastrophic. A comforting myth the Querent has outgrown.promised to immediately sacrifice to the god. That way leads to corruption. power. he represents the exterior forces we must accommodate.

 In the Persona video game series. Saga of Gemini is depicted as The Emperor in the tarot cards version of the manga. the Emperor is portrayed as a shaggy bearded king wearing blue robes and a . and a sleigh. The Emperor is Sion Astarl. he holds a few feminine hobbies. as part of a group of cards called the Arcana Force.) and is depicted as a Shape-Shifting Liquid Creature.  Hol Horse from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure wields the Emperor stand.    In the X/1999 Tarot version made by CLAMP. the character Kanji Tatsumi bears this representation. which manifests as a gun with homing bullets.  In Saint Seiya Episode G series. the Emperor is depicted by Zeus. a shield. the Emperor Arcana features notable male mythological figures such as Oberon and Odin. In the Mythic Tarot deck. In pop culture  The Emperor is the name of the final boss in The House of the Dead 2 (produced by Sega.  The Emperor is a monster card in the Yu-gi-oh! card game. In Persona 3. In the Vikings Tarot Ullr depicts the Emperor. The Emperor is Kyougo Monou. In Persona 4. a pair of skis. Akihiko Sanada and Hidetoshi Odagiri represent the Emperor Arcana. this being slightly ironic as although he is quite masculine and does embody the manly traits of the Emperor card. In the The Legend of the Legendary Heroes Tarot. He is shown with a bow. such as sewing and making dolls.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. All of the bosses in the House of the Dead series are named after the Major Arcana.

On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during with both hands resting on a scepter. standing upright. and when used in battle. . The Emperor will warp the player directly to the boss room. it gives each of them an extra attack point. it increases the characters' charisma by 2.[2]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac .

Respect ----.The Hierophant This article is about the tarot card.Belief system ----. is the fifth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. Description and symbolism Some frequent keywords associated with The Hierophant are:     Education ----.Status quo ----.Institution Conservatism ----. For information on the title.Discipline ----.Maturity ----.Group identification .Formality Deception ----. It is used in game playing as well as in divination. in some decks named The Pope.Power ----.Knowledge ----. For the Will Haven album. The Hierophant (V) The Hierophant (V).Duality Social convention ----. see The Hierophant (album). see Hierophant.

in that he is the builder of the bridge between deity and humanity. the Pope controlled a large portion of central Italy. History The papacy was not just a religious force. The Hierophant is typically male. Renaissance culture did not question the abstract ideal of the Pope as God's human representative on Earth. In most iconographic depictions. The Hierophant is thus a true ―pontiff‖." as a counterpart to "The High Priestess" (which itself is also sometimes known as "The Popess. "hierophant" was the title of the chief priest in the Eleusinian mysteries (an ancient Greek ritual). but was a political and military force as well. the Hierophant is seen seated on a throne between two pillars symbolizing Law and Liberty or obedience and disobedience. Sometimes he is shown with worshippers. In Tarot of Marseilles." as counterpart to "The Pope"). According to de Gebelin. with two fingers pointing skyward and two pointing down. the Hierophant is represented with his right hand raised in what is known esoterically as the blessing or benediction. Experience ----. he wears a red cape and a blue robe. When the tarot was invented.[1] The card is also commonly known as "The High Priest. such as the Motherpeace Tarot. Jupiter. according to different interpretations.Tradition ----. even in decks that take a feminist view of the Tarot.Naïve In many modern packs. and the keys to Heaven are at his feet. He wears a triple crown. sometimes. . in contrast to The Papess. who wears a blue cape and blue robe. as his alternate title is the Pope or. thus forming a bridge between Heaven and Earth reminiscent of that formed by the body of The Hanged Man. The more commonly encountered modern name "Hierophant" is due to Antoine Court de Gébelin.

unconsciously.[citation religion. Some interpretations also suggest a link between the card and the myth of Isis and Osiris. ―Hierophant‖ literally means ―the one who teaches the holy things‖. a benefactor for the spiritual student. The Hierophant is the card representing organized religion — any organized religion. It also represents traditional education or a ―Man of high social standing‖. or as shaped by exterior forces. the mythological association is with the Coyote or Trickster God. but who is often playful or mischievous.[citation needed] In non-Western cultures (Native American. .[citation needed] In Native America. Siberian) the Hierophant retains the role as spiritual guide. one who is a teacher. family and the community.Interpretation The card stands for religion and orthodox theology. others Leo. The card also represents individuation or the point where a child starts to understand the boundaries between Self and Other.[citation needed] Some say the card corresponds to the astrological sign of Taurus[2]. These interpretations merely scratch the surface of the card. the Hierophant prepares the Querant spiritually for the adventure of life.[citation needed] needed] Its positive and negative aspects are those associated with that This is the point where the individual starts constructing his or her own identity. He is also strongly associated with the Deceiver and with Power over others. consciously. a claim made about many cards. Ideally.[3] Yet another association is with the sign Cancer. wearing here the mask of a shaman who is also the teacher of holy things. The Pope card also represents the Biblical story of God’s creation of man and woman.

[citation needed] It is also the number of the senses: sight. and smell. The negative aspect of The Hierophant is well illustrated by the myth of Procrustes. Watch out for hypocrisy. of the powers that be. Reversed. lies. The Hierophant sits on a throne straddling the world of the senses and the world of meaning. The Hierophant presents the lessons of heaven to earth. Procrustes was a man (or a monster) living in the mountains of Greece. alliances (including marriages). and let them lie on his bed. taste. If they were too big for his bed. Others say that it represents the first level of understanding. friendship. and persecution. It is related through cross sums (the sum of the digits) with Key 14: Temperance. Some authorities[who?] say that the Hierophant generally represents assistance. the Hierophant is like Freud’s superego.The Hierophant is usually Key 5 of the Major Arcana. When Procrustes tried to cut him to fit. he cut them to size. This shaping is necessary for us to become who we are. washed the dust off their feet. as in the word ―quintessence‖ from the Latin words for five and for nature. sometimes brutally. provided a meal. hearing. and religious interests. If they were too small. When it appears in a tarot spread. it is a warning to the Querant to reexamine his or her understanding of the meaning of things. feeling. Five represents the essence of things as they are. Theseus killed him. At last. he stretched them to fit. Theseus came through the mountains and accepted Procrustes’s seemingly kind offer. good advice. It shapes us.[citation needed] In this way. making the road safe. it often refers to bad advice. Sometimes. Temperance guides the soul from this world to the underworld. He invited weary travelers into his home. of the structure of the world. it’s merely the replication of .

to do the right thing. . to be disciplined in your approach to matters and to clear off negative karma. It can advise to stick to tradition. He is a group leader and/or teacher of some kind. to follow positive advice endorsed to the querant. living in the Querant. beliefs. The Hierophant can also represent someone who stands out as a "pillar of the community". and teaches ideas. ideals and principles to other members of his specific group or community. commonly suggests to seek guidance. but death nonetheless. and its history. what has been known to work in past and similar situations to what the querent may be facing at the moment. what is the "tried and true".historic cruelties. to be a positive role model. The dead man lying face down on the beach.[citation needed] The Rider-Waite-Smith deck explicitly connects the Hierophant with the Ten of Swords.[citation needed] The Hierophant may represent the parents. to have faith. customs and traditions. Freud theorized at one point that the superego is an internalization of one's parents. exemplifying traditional values. Common Interpretation The Hierophant or Pope card. maintains. representing and understanding his group or community. a "defender of the faith". often a person who is respected by others and can be a source of moral authority and is socially respected. a sanctified death. penetrated by ten swords. as well as. to keep on the right side of God. has his hand in the same position of blessing as the Hierophant. The Hierophant knows. perhaps hinting that the artist believed that the path of the Hierophant leads ultimately to death. protects. He is the one who is a sustainer. when upright. and conforming to conservative standards. adhering to the status quo.

who then gives teaching and guidance to others. One who inflames belief in others. below the surface (on a private or hidden level).: on a global or wholistic level.helping them understand who they are and how they are expected to behave as members the same group. and iconoclasts. It can also represent someone who may be a demagogue. This is opposed to the Hierophant's traditional role of inspiring faith through communicating traditional teachings. Or. the Hierophant can represent an aware and enlightened leader. This is someone who is opposed to traditional. and beliefs. arousing passions. . As well.). often a leader of some kind. wisdom. For instance.e. flawed. and/or is likely to take action against it. or conservative values. who are part of his specific group. wisdom. rebels. it can represent someone who gives false. as a consequence of ignorance. the Hierophant can represent a person. that he can use to benefit those he serves. rooted in fear and bias. When reversed. and understanding than most. heretics. wisdom. peace. this can refer to a person may have access to power or influence on a number of levels. who stands in opposition to the status quo. community or society. as well as above the surface (i. and better living. or unorthodox teachings. or community. or a lack of understanding. tribe. guiding others towards greater personal understanding. on the surface (on a public level). ultimately leading others towards aggressive and often violent action. including people such as radicals. misperception. orthodox. He can see clearly what is happening in a situation. then shares his insight and understanding to those in his group. Also. having greater awareness. He is an individual who can perceive things happening in situations on multiple levels. the spiritual prophet who communicates with the divine.

because of his or her ignorance or misperception. thinks he or she does. or false prophets. one who doesn't have mastery of the subject he or she teaches. and honoring traditional values. This can be someone who has access to. instructor. in the eyes of those who believe him or her. This is a person who does not increase the community's wisdom or understanding.This card can also represent a cult leader. conformity. or a false teacher of any subject. he or she has false or incorrect understanding and is giving false or incorrect teaching or guidance to others. The reversed Hierophant can be any "false teacher". This could be someone who's a teacher. but. or socially unaccepted. but who in reality may only seem to do so. rebellion. giving teachings that are false. cult leaders. heresy. in reality. The Hierophant can also be someone who's a "go between" or intermediary of some kind. prophet. iconoclasm or demagogery. and those who embody these things. flawed. or influence and power within a number of different domains. When the card is reversed: A person or situation involving radicalism. inaccurate. non conformity. Summary of Meanings: When the card is upright: A person or situation involving conservatism. someone who serves as a leader of a community or group. unavailable or inaccessible to the masses. or a group or community leader of some kind. who's able to interact with and channel use of powerful and unseen forces. It can represent people who may be demagogues. false prophet. though. The reversed Hierophant can represent a leader of a radical group of some kind. a promoter and defender of some radical ideology. This can refer . He does so for the benefit of the community he serves. religious leader.and doesn't know what he or she is talking about.

along with a raven in the foreground. and his two wolves. but in reality does not. the learned centaur. In Howard Rodway's Tarot Of The Old Path the Hierophant is called The High Priest. The Hierophant. He sits on a golden throne accompanied by the heads of a ram and an elephant. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. In pop culture  [4] In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac .) Alternative decks In Swiss Troccas decks. bad counsel or bad guidance to others. (A person who thinks they know what they are talking about. In the Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck. the Hierophant is depicted as Chiron. he is depicted as Jupiter. In the "Flemish Deck" by Vandenborre (c. when used. Saruman the White is the Hierophant. . the High Priest is replaced with Bacus (Bacchus). In the Vikings Tarot the Hierophant is Odin with his two ravens. It shows the God of Wine with his head and waist wreathed in grape leaves. or one who regularly gives bad advice. Geri and Freki. In the Mythic Tarot one who is just a bad teacher. He is seated astride a tapped cask of wine while he drinks from a wine bottle in his left hand.1750-1760). In the X/1999 Tarot version made by CLAMP. The Hierophant is Aoki Seiichirou. Hugin and Munin. gives the player two soul hearts. the Roman King of the Gods.

It is used in game playing as well as in divination. Lovers .The Lovers The Lovers (VI) is the sixth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.

Place Interpretation In some traditions.Desire ----. or a choice of potential partners. also there are:  Choice ----. as the ramifications will be lasting.Heart Following the Marseilles Tradition.Personal beliefs Individual values ----. and indeed is also known as The Twins in some decks. (Wood. and the Hebrew letter ‫( ז‬Zayin). A.Humanism ----. 1998) However not all interpretations follow his theology.Union ----.Connection Affinity ----.Doubt ----.Dilemma ----. a temptation of the heart. the Lovers represent relationships and choices.----.drawing by Robert M.Temptation . Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations. Whatever the choice. and different interpretations of cards may be presented by different users of the cards.Sexuality Pleasure ----.Physical attraction ----. The Lovers is associated with the star sign Gemini.Passion ----. Its appearance in a spread indicates some decision about an existing relationship. E.Bonding ----.Romance ----. or one potential partner may be chosen while another is turned down. Often an aspect of the Querent's life will have to be sacrificed. Mercury. it should not be made lightly. All Tarot decks may have slightly different meanings. a bachelor(ette)'s lifestyle may be sacrificed and a relationship gained (or vice versa). Other associations are with Air. Some frequent keywords used by tarot readers are:     Love relationship ----.

and even horror films). be it exile or absence. there is no returning to the garden. The Lovers is associated through its cross sum (the sum of the digits) with The Devil. or that thing inside of us that responds to it. Sometimes. That original impulse should be honored. He is often the source of the impulse. made him accept the call. to whatever impulse made him move out.Mythopoetic approach The Lovers represent the impulse that drives us out of the Garden. Hajo Banzhaf suggests that if the Major Arcana is seen as a map of the Sun's circuit of the Sky. Pandora. as well as ordinary romances. it will grow tiresome. The Lovers also represent raw desire. it can be useful to go beyond Eden and talk about other gardens: the bittersweet Kingdom of Logres built by Arthur to keep back the rising dark for a generation. represent the intoxication of the material world. The call must be renewed. Sometimes. Consciousness is at its fullest. once we have stepped past the threshold. bearing fruit and flame. It can signal that an examination of the Querent's relationship with the garden is needed. The Devil's energy is absolutely necessary. Psyche). but if it dominates the Querent's life. Frequently. it typically draws the Querent's attention to whatever impulse drove her from home. When The Lovers appear in a spread. towards adulthood. sometimes it manifests as duty (a soldier heeding the call). the idyllic Hobbits' Shire in The Lord of the . most teen movies. that impulse manifests as curiosity (Eve. cards show the Sun in the position of noon. sometimes it manifests as sexual desire (the basis of much great literature. Key 15. Whatever it is. reject the faith of his fathers. Two trees. The Lovers is high noon. absolutely deadly.

who touches the heart of the man with her free hand. the card is called L'Amour ("Love"). The floral wreath of love is on the head of the woman on the right. on the left-hand side) and Aphrodite (on the righthand side wearing a wreath of flowers on her head). It links the card to XV. each one stretches us. . while she holds up her free hand to ward him off. who use similar artwork. Lovers. adversaries . Look for misty eyes of memory. who the man gazes at. the card shows Prince Paris of Troy choosing between Hera (wearing a crown.The Devil and XX. It symbolizes how you want what you cannot have. or bitterness at the lack of a past paradise. This has sometimes been drawn as Aphrodite (on the right-hand side wearing a wreath of flowers on her head) introducing Queen Helen (on the left-hand side wearing a gold crown) to Prince Paris (in the middle) while Cupid (hovering above) points his bow and arrow at Paris.each one teaches us. Alternative decks  In the "Flemish Deck" by Vandenborre (c.  A version in which the Lovers have their hands clasped over the altar or clasping the hands of a child between them is sometimes called Marriage or Unity. It symbolizes making a difficult choice.Rings. sometimes an angel is shown in the background. The laurel wreath of victory is worn by the woman on the left. friends.1750 – 1760). The Lovers are also a reminder that we need others to become fully human.  In the Marseilles Deck.Judgement. or just a happy childhood.  Another interpretation of the Marseilles Deck depicts two women holding on to each arm of a man.

the arcana features mythological figures associated with love and lust. .  In the Mythic Tarot deck. a pair of Tarantulas (one small male atop a gigantic female with the weak spot fired on the male tarantula above the female's head). Solitaire loses her ability to foretell the future when she loses her virginity to Bond and is forced into cooperating with Bond to bring down the antagonist. The characters Yukari Takeba and Rise Kujikawa are also associated with Lovers arcana. Live and Let Die. which began the Trojan War. such as Cybele and Ishtar. In pop culture  In The House of the Dead 4.  In the video games Persona 3 and Persona 4.  In the X/1999 Tarot version made by CLAMP. Using a stacked tarot deck of only cards showing "The Lovers". this card shows Frigg with her golden sandals standing between the brothers Vili and Ve. the Lovers is depicted by the Judgment of Paris. the second boss is named for the Lovers. In the Vikings Tarot. who in turn awarded Paris the most beautiful woman. All of the bosses in the House of the Dead series are named after cards from the Major Arcana. Helen. who chose Aphrodite (the goddess of Love). Bond tricks her into thinking that seduction is in her future and then seduces her. Bond meets Solitaire. a beautiful virgin tarot expert who has the uncanny ability to see both the future and remote events in the present.  In the James Bond film. The Lovers is represented by Kotori Monou. part of Sega's House of the Dead series.

gives the player two hearts. Pisces of Aphrodite is depicted as The Lovers in the tarot cards version of the manga. The Lovers. the Lovers are depicted as two nearly nude people standing back to back holding up flowery plants atop their heads.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. when used.  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac .   The Lovers. On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns. it increases the Reputation Meter by 2 points. In Saint Seiya Episode G series. as part of a group of cards called the Arcana Force. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. The Lovers is a monster card in the Yu-gi-oh! card game.The Lovers. . and summons Cupid to make enemy units attack each other when used during battle.[1]  In anime La storia della Arcana Famiglia Felicità bears a contract with the card of the Arcana . an enemy stand in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is used by Steely Dan.

However not all interpretations follow his theology.Self-confidence ----.Self-assertion ----.Energy Egocentrism ----. E.Conviction ----. Description A. Some frequent keywords are:    Conquest ----. All Tarot decks used for divination are interpreted through personal experience and standards.The Chariot (Tarot card) Chariot The Chariot (VII) is the seventh trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.Hard control ----.Victory ----. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations.Honor ----.Anxiety Willpower ----.Discipline . It is used in game playing as well as in divination.

Recognition Impulsivity ----. obstacles. or to just get what you want. wants.Bravery ----.  Inflexibility ----. conviction and plain hard work. internal or external. either over enemies. a struggle.Command ----. the beasts inside you. with a clear goal and plan of action. for example one of the steeds may be black and the other white. It represents a battle that can be won if the Querent has the willpower for it. The battle is usually an external one. Qualities needed to win the battle include self-reliance.Wealth ----. like the black and white steeds. Control is required over opposing emotions. it implies war. representing the four elements. There is often a black and white motif.Success ----.[1] Another view is that the mood of the card may be characterized as that of conquest. They pull in different directions. needs. but must be (and can be!) made to go together in one direction. righteousness. The Thoth Tarot deck has the figure controlling four different animals. pulled usually by two sphinxes or horses. The figure may be crowned or helmeted. On its most basic level. nature. Interpretation It has been suggested the square on the charioteer's chest is a representation of the earth tattva. and an eventual.Pride A powerful. that can be controlled to achieve the goal. But there is a great deal more to it. princely figure sits in a swift chariot. He or she may hold a sword or wand. What does this all mean? It means a union of opposites. and is winged in some representations. The chariot is one of the most complex cards to define. The steeds represent powerful forces. hard-won victory. or other masculine symbol. .

people. however. It is armored. earthly and spiritual. the meaning remains the same.conscious and unconscious. a conviction that will lead to victory no matter the odds. and motivation. and thus able to reply to the riddles of the sphinx. Mythopoetic approach Structurally. even though he is not of priest and thus unable to answer to the High Priestess. faith. rather than straight on. It succeeds by attacking from the side. If inverted. we are the Hero of our . the figures on the charioteer's shoulders are supposed to be the Urim and Thummim which were divinatory tools often used by the Israelites for guidance during times of war. the Chariot may signify a ruthless.a charioteer fights alone. the Chariot may indicate loyalty. or circumstances.or a message. we get on our chariot and depart. The Chariot has many allusions to the kabbalistic Ma’asei Merkavah. The Querent should be reminded to save his energy for what comes after. motivation. Waite describes the charioteer as conquest on all planes — in the mind. but also cut off . which gets a stagnant situation moving again. your direction. in science. to bring them together and give them a single direction. a vehicle . It moves from one plane to the next (water to land and back again) . According to Waite. most especially. diehard desire to win at any cost. The card the repair shop if the card comes up reversed . but also frustrating. on a more pragmatic level. On the other hand. but the Querent is in danger of losing the battle due to a lack of control. Confidence is also needed and. a trip (usually by car). After the impulse that pulls us out of the Garden. At that point. the Chariot follows The Lovers. in fact. indicate new motivation or inspiration. in progress. It can also imply. On the one hand. The Chariot is a fascinating card.

Another famous chariot driver was the god Krishna who in the Bhagavad Gita drove Arjuna’s chariot and gave him illumination. the Tower carries us from either what we have constructed for ourselves. Much like the Chariot takes us from our womb. Chaos and Old Night swallowed the river to keep the sun from rising. the Greek god who drives the Sun’s chariot across the sky. the Son of the Queen of Heaven. He channels energy from the world above (signified by the eight pointed star on his brow. The Tower. where our deadly enemies may be our best friends. Ra from Egyptian mythology piloted the boat of the sun across the sky and back to the gates of dawn down the Nile every night. The Chariot is related through cross sums (the sum of the digits) to Key 16. took it upon himself to save the day by slicing Apophis open. The Chariot is Key Seven of the Major Arcana. One night. Among other things. Ereshkigal.own story. her own sister. Some authorities say that he is the God of Spring. the circle of the Zodiac is his belt. bringing light to the earth. allowing Ra to escape. Fortunately. The canopy of his chariot is her starry gown. required to partially disrobe at each one before finally being presented to the Queen of the Underworld. Ra’s usual enemy. maybe the Hero of everyone’s story. it represents the possibility of traveling through the mysteries of the universe. our happy village. our happy home. Apophis. or what has been constructed for us. The danger of this card is well illustrated by the myth of Phaëton. This story bespeaks the reversals of the night. this story illustrates the danger of reaching too high. or our planet. eight here representing . Set. That Hero might represent Helios. he wears the waxing and waning moon on his shoulders. It also evokes the seven gates of hell that Inanna passed through. unprepared.

exile or random journey.Venus) to the world below (signified by the square on his chest. In the X/1999 Tarot version made by CLAMP. .calling. When this card appears. The danger is getting on the wrong path .  In the Mythic Tarot deck. It should also be noted that all of the bosses in the House of the Dead are named after Major Arcana cards.being overwhelmed and dying before our due time. Alternative decks    Other names for the card are The Centurion or Victory. In the Vikings Tarot this card depicts Thor on his chariot ride across the sky. Notably. the square the earthly spheres of time and space. the character's weakness is a wound on its chest. it evokes the Querent’s own path . the Chariot is depicted by Ares. He is fueled by contradictory impulses. The star can also represent the infinite. a light gun game created by Sega. the four corners of the Earth). He may warn that we are in danger of being pulled to pieces by forces we do not control and do not understand.  In the video game Persona 3 the characters of Kazushi Miyamoto and Aigis are associated with the Chariot arcana. the first boss of the game is called the Chariot and is a zombie encased in a huge suit of armor. In pop culture  In The House of the Dead. The Chariot is Sorata Arisugawa. represented by the black and white sphinxes that pull his chariot.

On drawing the Tarot card itself after liberation of one of the towns.  The Chariot is a monster card in the Yu-gi-oh! card game.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. Ciel Phantomhive holds the card right side up. as part of a group of cards called the Arcana Force. . the Chariot tarot card is only in name.  In Episode 7 of the anime series Kuroshitsuji II (sequel to Kuroshitsuji). Jean-Pierre Polnareff. a cloak and a helmet and raising a mallet. The Chariot.[1]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac. the god bears some resemblance to Thor. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. and he can be summoned to attack all strong enemy units based on the strength of the main character when the Tarot card is used in battle. but rather a half-naked god wearing undergarments. it increases the characters' strength by 2 points. though he is mistakenly called Loki (as a Norse god of mischief rather than the hammerwielding god).  A main character in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. gives the player temporary invincibility with touch (only if you are attacking with Mom's knife). has the knight-like fencing stand Silver Chariot. the Chariot card is featured during the intermission slides. when used. as it doesn't have a man riding a chariot. while Alois Trancy holds it upside down. In the video game Persona 4 the character of Chie Satonaka is associated with the Chariot arcana.

as a member of the Tarot deck.Justice (Tarot card) Justice (XI) Justice is a Major Arcana Tarot card. appears in early Tarot. Description The Justice card.[2] His version of the Justice card contains. numbered either VIII or XI. A. Justice (virtue). such as the Tarot de Marseilles. E. although various decks vary from this pattern. Waite was a key figure in the development of the most famous of modern Tarot interpretations. accompanies two of the other cardinal virtues in the Major Arcana: temperance and strength. This card is used in game playing as well as in divination. as card VIII. as his cards usually do.[1] It is part of the Tarot's major arcana. and usually follows the Chariot. depending on the deck. .

He sacrificed his own daughter. Atreus broke a promise to Artemis.Analysis ----. In vengeance for this unfatherly act. mother of Iphigeneia.Severity Responsibility ----. Some frequent keywords are:     Impartiality ----. who had fed his own son to the gods at a dinner party. Athena then called an end to the cycle of vengeance and empaneled the first jury. a hero of the Trojan War. He was then pursued around the world by The Furies. his wife.Rationality ----. Orestes. but a model for justice.Intellect ----.references to classical Mythology. Greece. who avenged mothers killed by sons. is Athena. to Athens. in many Tarot representations. to get a favorable wind to Troy. . in turn sought vengeance for the death of his father by killing his mother.Realism ----. the card is 11 (switched with the Strength (Tarot card)).Insensitivity Decision ----.Justice Objective mind----. Their son. The story culminates with an episode involving Agamemnon.Clear vision ----. Iphigeneia. at least in modern eyes.Criticism ----.Being clever ----.Logic and reason Mythopoetic approach Justice. orchestrated his murder. Embedded in many versions of this card is the story of the cursed House of Atreus. In his deck. who in turn cursed his family.Coldness ----. Agamemnon was not always heroic. credited with bringing not merely the idea of justice. Clytemnestra. Athena was the patron goddess of Athens.Distance ----. which was a house or lineage descended from Pelops and from Tantalus.

this card is sometimes associated with Spider Grandmother. Neith was a goddess of war and weaving. of duty. making her an avatar of the Mother Goddess who is the womb and tomb of the Sun. who must be accommodated. Neith was also. not every claim can be met. Justice is decided in the open. Plato said that Athena came from Africa.Justice mediates the various claims of right. lurks in the archetype too. even among the Greeks. sets forth a system to judge between the claims.[3] . on many Tarot cards of Justice. She was a goddess of natural order. She is the intersection of the Sacred and Secular orders. the mother of Ra. of course. The tarot card is therefore typically closer to the notion of Jurisprudence than to the abstract concept of Justice. She ties Judgment with Justice. associating the card with the tangle of ordered threads that make up the fabric of communal life. Unlike the hidden knowledge of the High Priestess. In a world of scarcity. Justice. in some stories. Justice is also connected to Judgment (Tarot card). Themis.[citation needed] Themis was the mother of The Fates. Therefore. The notion of Justice is older than Athena. we are left hoping that our intellect and our intuition take us to the same place.[citation needed] Like Athena. it is likely that Athena’s origins lie in the Egyptian goddess Neith. the ultimate weighting of souls. and if that is so. The Justice card is closely connected to The High Priestess through its cross sum (the sum of the digits). in theory. and judged souls after death. Maat appears. as she helped judge the souls of the dead. of morality. a Titan. Key 20. In Native American tarot decks. Maàt was a goddess of justice in Egypt.

Zeus ate Metis to prevent her from bearing this second child. arrogance). and that Athena may take up his mantel if he is never born. The Pages (at least in Waite and Ryder-Waite. however. Justice Reversed is the classic signal of life out of balance. that the Querent be aware that most things in the exterior world that they perceive (at least as mediated by a tarot throw) are in fact an externalization of some interior process or conflict. signifying balance. she is also the older sister of her brother. Pages represent the beginning of a journey.Justice is also associated with the 11th card of the Minor Arcana. Then. It is important. or it could be the calling of the Querent (to right some external wrong). signifying accountability. In Waite's classic version. It can be seen as a beginning. it usually signals that some injustice needs righting. Numbering . Justice may overthrow Power. who assigns Justice the number eleven). to the left is the sword. This could be interior to the Querent (not giving the self its due. but not sufficient.[citation needed] This is significant because the second child of Metis is fated to overthrow Zeus (The Emperor). to the right are represented the scales (Libra). step in becoming fully human. that something in the world is dangerously out of balance. When Justice appears in a throw. but there are those who say he awaits the call. Justice is a necessary. While Athena usually upholds the existing order. demanding that everyone receive their due as defined by the current order.

but the influential Rider-Waite-Smith deck switched the position of these two cards in order to make them better fit the astrological correspondences worked out by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. It is depicted as a giant four-armed humanoid zombie with a razor sharp tongue. Justice is traditionally the eighth card and Strength the eleventh. The arcana features the powers of various angels.Allegory of Justice. Justice did not usually appear blindfolded. Both placements are considered valid. In popular culture  The Major Arcana cards have inspired many computer games. In the Italian Renaissance. In the video game Persona 3 the characters of Chihiro Fushimi and Ken Amada are associated with the Justice arcana. Today many decks use this numbering. Justice continues the House of the Dead series's tradition of naming its bosses after the Major Arcana of Tarot. Nanako Dojima is associated with this arcana. particularly in the English-speaking world. under which the eighth card is associated with Leo and the eleventh with Libra. . In Persona 4. by Raphael. It also serves as the first boss in The House of the Dead 4 Special.  Justice is also the name of the first boss in The House of the Dead 4.

all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. he hides it before she can see. holding a sword in his right hand and scales in his left hand. In Saint Seiya Episode G series. a coin and a key. On drawing the card after liberation of one of the towns. Shura of Capricorn is depicted as The Justice in the tarot cards version of the manga.  In the HBO series True Blood. Justice.   In X/1999. . it increases the characters' maximum HP by 1 point. In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac . a heart. during the episode "Timebomb". Justice is Karen Kasumi. In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen.[4]   Antagonist Enya Geil in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure has the stand Justice. However. spawns a bomb. the Justice Tarot card is labeled as XI. a manga made by CLAMP. and depicts a long-haired knight standing up. and summons a blizzard to attack enemy units when used in battle. Lafayette is reading Tara's fortune and draws Justice. when used.

It is used in game playing as well as in divination.Reflection Solitude ----. not all interpretations follow his theology.Looking inward ----.Deep understanding ----. E. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations. Some frequent keywords are:    Introspection ----.Guidance ----.Silence ----.Isolation .Being quiet Inner search ----. However.The Hermit The Hermit (IX) The Hermit (IX) is the ninth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.Reclusion ----. Description A.

the need to withdraw from society to become comfortable with himself. Interpretation The Hermit has internalized the lessons of life to the point that he is the lesson. The Hermit. and even in daylight still carried a lit lantern. As Joseph Campbell said. one major contributor to the Cynic school of philosophy.‖ ( The Hero with a Thousand Faces) There are two possible ways this card can be interpreted:   First. "Because I'm searching for an honest man. ―A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man. Second. One day the villagers had enough curiosity to ask him "Sir. Just beyond the wasteland is a mountain range.Philosophical attitude The Waite version of the card shows an old man carrying a staff in one hand and a lit lantern in the other. as a kind of shamanistic hero. the Wheel of Fortune through The Sun. Mythopoetic approach An old hermit walked around the village and the area day and night. has made the complete journey – both the withdrawal and the return. 10-19. why do you carry your lantern lit in daylight?" He said. There are several different cycles embedded in the Major Arcana."[citation needed] This is a story most often attributed to Diogenes of Sinope.Retreat ----. the return from isolation to share his knowledge with others. One of them is 1-9. Distance ----. The Magician to the Hermit. The Fool . In the background is a wasteland.

meets the mysteries. where the Wheel of Fortune spins us into a new adventure. In both cases. and withdraws for a time to integrate the lessons learned before starting on the next turn of the spiral. monsters may be found. the wormhole. at some point. But The Hermit may be tempted to completely withdraw from the world. In both cases. gains some strength. leaves home. Alternatively. Hopefully. stay withdrawn too long. not because the journey is done. the gated castle. . the Moon stands at the threshold of light and dark and churns the waters of life. The Hermit is related through a cross sum (the sum of the digits) to The Moon. that we meet who gives us the insights or tools or training we need to confront the beasts of the forest. he casts it off and rejoins the world[citation needed] . his isolation. finds a new object of desire. finds knowledge.gains knowledge of the external world. treasures can be uncovered through contemplation of what is brought forth. or because the trivial pleasures of the cave are too intoxicating. the sealed cave. metaphorically. representing an obstacle the Querent. Withdraw at the wrong time. The Hermit may be the old man or woman. and growth stops. the hero of the piece. but because the dragons of the real are too daunting. While The Hermit mostly integrates the lessons of the sunlit world. A potentially dangerous aspect of The Hermit is his retreat. finds the initial object of desire. retreat and renewal are necessary for growth. Some say that The Hermit is a Threshold Guardian. We all need to retreat sometimes. The cowl The Hermit wears protects him and isolates him. finds mastery. must overcome to move on.

Jimmy Page portrays the Hermit in a fantasy sequence during the song Dazed and Confused. a property two miles east of the Village of Foyers near Loch Ness in Scotland. . In the sequence. the Hermit is depicted by Cronus.‖[citation needed] The Hermit is given time to obey the Delphic Oracle’s demand: know thyself. who we really are. had been owned by the author and occultist Aleister Crowley. of whom little is known.  In the 1976 film The Song Remains the Same. which was owned by Page at the time. In the Mythic Tarot deck.Some[who?] say that The Hermit represents the time we learn our true names. The Greek philosopher Thales is reported to have been asked. The sequence was supposed to have been filmed behind Boleskine House. ―What is the most difficult of all things?‖ To which he is said to have answered ―To know yourself. In the Vikings Tarot. whose face is that of an aged version of himself.[citation needed] Alternative decks In some decks it is also called Le Moine ("The Monk") or Time. The illustration is credited to a "Barrington Colby". Page climbs a rock face towards the figure of the Hermit. In the X/1999 Tarot version made by CLAMP. It has been speculated that the artist was Jimmy Page himself. standing ready with Gjallarhorn watching for the signs of the coming of Ragnarok. The house. The Hermit is Satsuki Yatouji. In pop culture  A stylised version of the Hermit can be seen in the illustration on the inside sleeve of the album Led Zeppelin IV (aka "The Runes album") by English hardrock band Led Zeppelin. the Hermit is Heimdall living at the edge of Asgard.

But if there is no shop. The Hermit. In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. when used. . the card will act as a random teleport. will teleport the player to the shop of the current level.

[2] The Wheel Of Fortune card. Basically. A. Description To the right is the Wheel Of Fortune card from the A. E. It is used in game playing as well as in divination. like other cards of the Major Arcana. this card has been modeled ever since the .Wheel of Fortune (Tarot card) Wheel of Fortune (X) Wheel of Fortune (X) is the tenth trump or Major Arcana card in most Tarot decks. also forms the basis for a number of other modern tarot decks. E. Waite tarot deck.[1] and this deck. as well as being in common use today. varies widely in depiction between Tarot decks. Waite was a key figure in the development of the Tarot in line with the Hermetic magical-religious system which was also being developed at the time.

or at the bottom of a revolving wheel presided over by personified Fortuna. sometimes a Sphinx-like half-human) attired in an Egyptian-style headdress. are at the summit. often attended or crested by an individual (sometimes human. Where this is the case. The four figures shown either climb. the wheel is also attended by an individual wearing a blindfold.tarot's inception in the 15th century after the medieval concept of Rota Fortunae. In some decks. Air. such as the AG Müller. the wheel of the goddess Fortuna. Fire and Water (which are also said to . and often there are people sitting or riding on the wheel whilst others are shown falling from it. The Wheel of Fortune was a common allegorical symbol in European iconography. In some decks.or eight-spoked wheel. or fall. the wheel is also inscribed with additional alchemical symbols representing the four elements of Earth. The wheel is not always shown inscribed with any lettering. Images generally show a six. the Latin word meaning "wheel". which can also be interpreted as R-O-T-A. such as the Waite. the letters T-A-R-O can often be found aligned against four of the spokes.

the cards are often laid out in a 'spread'. there are also four winged creatures in the corners of the card. These four Evengelists are also represented the four fixed astrological signs: Leo.[3] These emblems can also be seen on the Magician's table in the Magician card (Card I)).ה-ו-ה-י‬usually transliterated as YHWH (Yahweh). alternating with the letters T-A-R-O are the Hebrew letters ‫ .be represented throughout the Tarot by the four 'suits' of Pentacles or Discs. yet such meanings might not be associated with other variants on the same card. representing the symbols of the four Evangelists (The Lion. and they may not be acknowledged or referenced by any given reader. as mentioned. A common aspect to most interpretations of this card within a reading is to introduce an element of change in the querant's life. Aquarius and Scorpio. the interpretation of the card also can vary between decks. the name of the God of Israel. the Ox. Taurus. or the poor becoming rich. such change being in station. On the Waite card shown. such as Waite. that can vary widely between decks. Wands and Cups respectively. the Man and the Eagle). and the exact meaning of the card varies depending on the disposition of any surrounding cards.Possibilities .Opportunities ----. while the snake-like Typhon descends on the left. In addition a representation of the god Anubis is seen rising with the wheel on the right side.[4][5][6]  Turning point ----. Interpretation When the Tarot deck is used for divinatory purposes. carry a theological symbolism specific to their designer's interpretation. though not necessarily on others. Some decks. Swords. position or fortune: such as the rich becoming poor. On the wheel. as specific meanings can be drawn from the exact appearance of a card and. In addition.

of the Major Arcana).Approachability Symbolism in Mythopoetics In this Mythopoetic approach.Dissension ----.New Developments ----.[8] Each represents a break with the previously established order: the Magician starting the journey.Superior Forces ----."[7] Through its cross sum (the sum of the digits).[9] Alternative Decks In the Mythic Tarot deck. it is closely connected to The Magician and The Sun (cards 1 and 19 of the Major Arcana respectively).Expansion Sudden Events ----." which he "translated" (this term used loosely) to: "The Wheel of Taro[t] speaks the Law of Ator [Hathor. The Wheel of Fortune introducing random chance. and is depicted as a Metallic Humanoid surrounded by a .Life Cycles Interpretation ----.Speed ----. or the zero card.Surprises ----. the Wheel of Fortune represents the intercession of random chance into the Fool's path. or Love].Sudden Change ----. It can also represent the underlying order that the Magician attempts to master. and The Sun reborn from the underworld. The card represents the forces that can help or hinder the querant suddenly or unpredictably. the Wheel of Fortune is depicted by the Fates.Movement Development ----.    Destiny ----. which views the Major Arcana as a journey through life taken by the character of the Fool (the Fool being the first card. The letters on the wheel were intended by Waite to mean "Rota Taro Orat Tora Ator.Fate ----.Activity ----. In pop culture  The Wheel of Fate (as it is called in-game) is the name of the final boss in The House of the Dead III.

Naoto Shirogane of Persona 4 is associated with the Fortune Arcana.Link in the Female Protagonist's path. she will gain the Persona. and she accepts her other self. .spiked wheel with the power of Electrokinesis. Persona 2's Jun Kurosu is referred to as the "Wheel of Fortune's Marionette. Labrys also possesses the power of the Fortune Arcana. World.  In Persona 4 Arena. the Wheel of Fortune stand is used by minor enemy ZZ. Ariadne. When Labrys' shadow is defeated.  In the Persona video game series.V. Her shadow self secretly disguies herself as Teddie to bring all of the Persona users into the T.  In Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. The Wheel of Fortune is Kakyou Kuzuki. in addition to Naoto Shirogane. due to the unexpected twist of events related to his sacrifice. It should be mentioned that all of the bosses in the House of the Dead series are named for the Major Arcana. Aioros of Sagitarius is depicted as The Wheel of Fortune in the tarot cards version of the manga. In Persona 3 Portable. such as the three Moirai. Takaya Sakaki and Keisuke Hiraga are of the Fortune Arcana.  In Saint Seiya Episode G series.  In the X/1999 Tarot version made by CLAMP. the Wheel of Fortune Arcana features various mythological figures associated with fate. In the game's story. the Midnight Arena is a dungeon created by Labrys' thoughts of going to Yasogami High School and living among normal people in the real world. Ryoji Mochizuki represents the Fortune Arcana S." In Persona 3.

[10]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac . On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns. handles global politics. Gabrielle is seen. it can either increase or decrease the Reputation Meter by 3 points depending on characters' alignment and luck.  In Episode 4 of the anime series "Kuroshitsuji II" (sequel to "Kuroshitsuji"). as she looks for a twist of fate.  In the 2005 film Bewitched. the Wheel of Fortune branch of Judgement Six. Dr.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. In Xena: Warrior Princess in the episode The Bitter Suite the Wheel of Fortune is an important part of Xena's (and Gabrielle's) trip to the land of Illusia.  In the Virtua Fighter series of fighting games. Instead of the Man. Facilier gives Lawrence the Wheel of Fortune card as his first tarot card. Ciel Phantomhive holds the card right side up.  In Disney's Princess and the Frog. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. . and can make the entire enemy unit flee from battle when used on it. Isabel uses the Wheel of Fortune card as a credit card. the Wheel of Fortune (labeled as just "Fortune") depicts a blindfolded woman on top of the wheel that is held by two other figures. the antagonistic organization behind the series' tournaments. while Sebastian Michaelis holds it upside down. the Wheel of Fortune card is featured during the intermission slides.

will spawn a slot machine. this will also spawn a fortune telling machine if using the expansion pack "The Wrath of the Lamb". .Wheel of Fortune. when used.

Description and usage as in divination . This card is used in game playing as well as in divination. and in the Thoth Tarot deck it is called Lust. and is numbered either XI or VIII. depending on the deck.Strength (Tarot card) Strength (VIII) Strength is a Major Arcana Tarot card. Historically it was called Fortitude.

However. have the woman clasping the lion's jaws. yet dominant over the lion. E. Tarot decks. with the woman looking calm and gentle. Other decks have the . Some frequent keywords are:     Self-control – Being solid – Patience – Compassion Composure – Stability – Perseverance – Moderation Kindness – Gentleness – Slowness – Softness Serenity – Comprehension – Discipline – Inner strength The design of this card is fairly constant across tarot decks. 1998). not all interpretations follow his practice. including that of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck.Forteza A. are interpreted by personal experience as well as traditional interpretations or standards. The key characters are that of a woman and a lion. Another feature of the RWS deck is a lemniscate (a kind of geometric form) hovering over the woman's head. when used for divination. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations (Wood. Many cards.

the battle is mainly internal rather than external. The modern woman-and-lion symbolism most likely evolved from a merging of the two earlier ones. made in Ferrara around 1470. flowers are often presented on this card. in The Chariot card. illustrates both. the Querant is fighting a battle. The card tells the Querent to be wary of base emotions and impulse. subduing a lion. namely Leo. and accompanies two of the other cardinal virtues in the Major Arcana: Temperance and Justice. and the other featured a person. the 'higher' or more elevated parts of the mind. nor actively wanted. or merely with one hand upon it.woman sitting upon the lion. The meaning of Fortitude was different from the interpretation of the card: it meant moderation in attitudes toward pain and danger. Interpretation The modern interpretation of the card stresses discipline and control. Some decks feature just one of the characters.[citation needed] For example. The other Leonine quality of generosity. and intuitive. and receives a different focus. with neither being avoided at all costs. The lion represents the primal or id-like part of the mind. This Tarocchi del Mantegna card (image. implying a potency that is sexual. . left). The difference is that in Strength. creative. History of tarot The Strength card was originally named Fortitude. as a sun sign (zodiac). The older decks had two competing symbolisms: one featured a woman holding or breaking a stone pillar. either male or female. and the woman. In the Crowley deck this card is entitled Lust. which are all attributes of the element Fire.

One of Hercules’s adventures was to clean the Augean Stables.[1] Mythopoetic approach Hercules. is an archetype of strength. The Empress) and she sent Enkidu to teach Gilgamesh to be human. strength is symbolized as mastering the challenges presented. Pride and unwarranted anger are also often associated with the inverted card. Some refer to it simply as a challenging situation requiring persistence and effort. and Enkidu died. which had been filling with horse excrement for as long as anyone could remember. In the myth. . Some contemporary sources have associated Cybele and Artemis with this card. If inverted. He fails. who abused his power and his people. Here. The people prayed to the goddess Ishtar (see also. Hercules diverted a river. The two of them bonded. washing the manure into the surrounding fields. or in a chariot being pulled by large cats. Strength can manifest itself in unexpected ways.or mercy. Cybele is associated with large cats. Moreover. Unfortunately. and fought monsters. and is often depicted either enthroned with one or two flanking her. the son of Zeus. they overreached themselves. Gilgamesh is horrified by the death of Enkidu and goes on a quest to defeat death. he learns what he needs to become a good king. There is a further connection with the heart chakra in kundalini yoga. but in the process. the Querant is in danger of losing control to impulses and desires. He is a Solar Hero. is also an aspect of this power or strength. it is associated with Gilgamesh. renewing the land. the King of Ur. as shown by his archetypal 12 labors – each one standing for one sign of the Zodiac.

the goddess turned her into a spider . to punish her for the victory. much like Hercules or Herakles. Strength is associated through the cross sum (the sum of the digits) with The Star. Because it is usually the eighth card. it is associated with Arachne. rather than brute force. The Star is often interpreted as paradoxical and a bad omen. Occasionally. (In some versions. Arachne was not turned into a spider immediately. or fighting on a new battleground. However. . the Star signaled to Dante that he had found his way out of the Underworld. Then.[citation needed] Arachne challenged Athena to a weaving contest and was victorious. The Lion in the standard card represents the Sun. with whom lions are associated. this card is associated with the suit of Wands. Athena transformed Arachne into the eight-armed spider.punishing her not for her victory. making Strength a solar hero. it may be a signal that The Querent is facing a challenge that requires a strong response. While the comet is associated with foretelling the birth of kings. When Strength appears in a throw. strength comes by diverting forces. diverting rivers.) The danger of challenging the mysteries is that we may be destroyed or transformed by them.Additionally. but for her [excessive] pride. is leavened somewhat by the fact that it is dominated by a feminine figure. a generative masculine[citation needed] force. Eight is also associated with the Great Goddess[disambiguation needed] because it takes eight years for Venus and Earth to sync up against the zodiac. It is a sign that the Querent has left home and needs to start drawing on all of his or her resources to meet the challenges of the exterior world. Fire. as Athena was able to accept defeat. when Arachne began bragging to everyone around her that she had defeated Athena.

In popular culture  Strength is the name of the fourth boss in The House of the Dead 2.The danger of Strength is that it can work against the Querent. chainsaw-wielding zombie. and his mother is Sophia.   In the Mythic Tarot deck. under which the eighth card is associated with Leo and the eleventh with Libra. Strength is depicted by Hercules. but the influential Rider-Waite-Smith deck switched the position of these two cards in order to make them a better fit with the astrological correspondences worked out by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Strength is renamed "Lust". It should be mentioned that all of the bosses in the House of the Dead series are named for the Major Arcana. Numbering Strength is traditionally the eleventh card and Justice the eighth.  In the X/1999 Tarot version made by CLAMP. Today many decks use this numbering. In the Thoth Tarot. The Strength is Yuzuriha Nekoi and her Inugami. which he had been deceived into thinking was just a giant cat. Alternative decks  The "Flemish Deck" by Vandendorre (c. Inuki. particularly in the English-speaking world. Demiurge is symbolised as Lion-headed serpent. Both placements are considered valid.1750 – 1760) renumbers La Force ("Strength") as XI and La Justice ("Justice") as VIII. and is depicted as a giant.  In the Vikings Tarot this card shows Thor trying to lift the Midgard Serpent. . In Gnosticism.

 In the anime Yu-Gi-Oh GX. the Strength tarot card is labeled as VIII. In Persona 3 Yuko (The Team Manager) is the social link for the Strength Arcana.  In Episode 5 of the anime series "Kuroshitsuji II" (sequel to "Kuroshitsuji"). while Alois Trancy holds it upside down. Ciel Phantomhive holds the card right side up.  In Persona 4 Kou and Daisuke (The Sports Athletes) is the social link for the Strength Arcana. and.  In Saint Seiya Episode. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. when used in battle. the Strength card is featured during the intermission slides.G. and taming a big lion by stroking its head and face.  In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. when . Strength. Aiolia of Leo is depicted as The Strength in the tarot cards released with the manga.  In the SNES game Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen. and depicts a woman wearing a wreath on her head and a white robe. Strength Arcana includes such as Valkyrie and Siegfried. Strength was a huge ship-like stand controlled by a highly intelligent orangutan. it increases the characters' strength by 1 (though much weaker than the Chariot). On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns. the tarot-using villain Sartorious used Strength to represent Jaden Yuki's friend Tyranno Hasselberry. Koromaru the dog member of SEES also. increases their defense by a little bit. with a ribbon sash around her waist.[2]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac.

gives more health and damage until the player leaves the room.used. the Strength. makes the player bigger.  In the anime Arcana Famiglia. The character called Pace made a contract with the card. .

In his book The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. the designer of the RiderWaite tarot deck. Waite. with . The figure is most often suspended from a wooden beam (as in a cross or gallows) or a tree. Ambiguity results from the fact that the card itself may be viewed inverted. A. It should be noted (1) that the tree of sacrifice is living wood. Description and symbolism Modern versions of the tarot deck depict a man hanging upside-down by one foot. wrote of the symbol: The gallows from which he is suspended forms a Tau cross. while the figure—from the position of the legs—forms a fylfot cross.The Hanged Man (Tarot card) The Hanged Man (XII) The Hanged Man (XII) is the twelfth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. There is a nimbus about the head of the seeming martyr. E. It is used in game playing as well as in divination.

Patience New point of view ----..Renunciation ----.Giving up Interpretation .Passivity Suspension ----.Waiting ----.Contemplation ----.] It has been called falsely a card of martyrdom.] I will say very simply on my own part that it expresses the relation. but life and not death. suggests life in suspension... not suffering. as a whole. and will know that after the sacred Mystery of Death there is a glorious Mystery of Resurrection. (2) that the face expresses deep entrancement.. (3) that the figure.Acceptance ----. a card of the Great Work.Inner harmony Conformism ----.[1] Waite suggests the card carries the following meanings or keywords:     Sacrifice ----.leaves thereon.Letting go ----.Non-action ----. between the Divine and the Universe. a card a of prudence. in one of its aspects.Surrendering ----. He who can understand that the story of his higher nature is imbedded in this symbolism will receive intimations concerning a great awakening that is possible. [. a card of duty [.

on the card. In all of these archetypal stories. linking it to the Passion in Christianity. and Mithras in Ancient Persian mythology and Roman mythology. The Hanged Man is also associated with Odin. to the narratives of Osiris in Egyptian mythology. which in Norse cosmology is regarded as the source and end of all sacred mystery and knowledge. Saint Peter is conventionally shown as having been crucified upside-down. Peter is shown in this French stained glass window. The Hanged Man's symbolism points to divinity. . the destruction of self brings life to humanity. especially The Crucifixion. these are symbolized respectively by the person of the hanged man and the living tree from which he hangs bound. Odin hung upside down from the world-tree. Yggdrasil. for nine days to attain wisdom and thereby retrieved the runes from the Well of Wyrd.The Cross of St. the primary god in Norse mythology.

subtitled Psychotherapy and the Forces of Darkness (ISBN 0-83140036-6) as a metaphor for a stage in life consisting primarily of stagnation and despair and rebirth into a renewed life. the main character. Duncan Peck. Eliot's poem The Waste Land. In literature and popular culture The image of The Hanged Man. but the knowledge of them was so powerful that he immediately returned to life. appears in a number of creative works. . frightens his family by suspending himself from a tree branch by one foot. the future husband of a fortune teller. as well as his quest.  Anne Tyler drew upon the image for a scene in her novel Searching for Caleb (1975).  Tarot images.  Jeffery Deaver's novel The Twelfth Card has a character who leaves the tarot card at the crime scene. including the Hanged Man. most notably in The Gunslinger. S.The moment he glimpsed the runes. he died.  British novelist Lindsay Clarke used the Hanged Man as a chapter title in his novel The Chymical Wedding: A Romance (ISBN 0-330-30968-4). appear in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. The Hanged Man symbolizes Roland.  Tarot images are an organizing element in François Girard's 1998 film The Red Violin. a young prodigy. The Hanged Man introduces the episode of Kaspar Weiss.  Several Tarot cards. appear in T. like other Tarot images. including the Hanged Man.  American psychotherapist Sheldon Kopp titled one of his books The Hanged Man.

In episode 4. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay." Morgana shows the Doctor this card as a symbol of himself. when used. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. in a pivotal scene the central characters debate whether a doll hanging in a store window resembles the Hanged Man.  Tarot symbolism figures prominently in Shirley Jackson's novel Hangsaman (1951).[2]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac . "Tony" whom they find hanging from a bridge. gives the player flight until they leave the room. In episode 2 of the Doctor Who story "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy. . the Hanged Man card is pulled from the Doctor's deck and represents Heath Ledger's character. The Hanged Man. the Doctor is hung upside-down.  In the film.

The skeleton carries a black standard emblazoned with a white flower. Some decks. Rider-Waite symbolism . tarock and tarocchi games as well as in divination. omit the name from the card. Some decks depict the Crashing Towers from The Moon with The Sun rising behind them in the background. It is used in Tarot. Description The Death card commonly depicts a skeleton riding a horse. Surrounding it are dead and dying people from all classes. bishops and commoners. including kings. such as the Tarot of Marseilles.Death (Tarot card) Death (XIII) Death (XIII) is the thirteenth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.

 The child. o Although some believe the New Jerusalem appears as a silhouette across the Sun.  In the darkness behind.  As in other cards.  The maiden seeming distraught by the fall of the king represents the sorrow and great pain that often accompanies death. or that death takes us all equally.  The reaper carries a black banner emblazoned with the Mystic Rose. The king is trampled by a reaping skeleton horseman. faith in the divine plan. may represent bewilderment or curiosity.[1] it does not appear clearly enough to be certain and may instead be the tops of The Moon's mountains. which according to Waite symbolises life or rebirth. and faith that "God works in mysterious ways". seemingly entranced by the occurrence. . the gray background may indicate uncertainty surrounding this event. The fall of the king may represent the importance and magnitude of the critical event of this card. according to Waite's PKT. which appears to be a personification of death.  The bishop may represent faith in the face of death. lies the whole world of ascent in the spirit. as the Pictorial Key to the Tarot describes him.

possibly of a relationship or interest.The Grim Reaper as a personification of Death is a common motif in European iconography. here. it is unlikely that this card actually represents a physical death. Interpretation A. and therefore implies an increased sense of self-awareness— not to be confused with self-consciousness or any kind of self-diminishment. not all interpretations follow his model. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations. However.[3][4] Other versions . E. he illustrates a poem on the danse macabre.[2] Some frequent keywords used by tarot readers for the interpretation of Death are:     Ending of a cycle——Loss——Conclusion——Sadness Transition into a new state——Psychological transformation Finishing up——Regeneration——Elimination of old patterns Being caught in the inescapable——Good-byes——Deep change According to Eden Gray and other authors on the subject. Typically it implies an end.

  In X/1999. and summons said Grim Reaper skeleton to wipe out weak enemy units. and chemical weapons. depicted as a hulking security guard zombie with a club covered in human skulls. biological. In popular culture  Death is the name of a boss in The House of the Dead III. In the Mythic Tarot deck. Most of the other Stands are also named after Tarot Cards. Death is represented by Hisano Kuroda. the Tarot set Death is Seishirou Sakurazuka. holding a huge scythe and stepping forward. a strange boy who visits the protagonist at night. the antagonistic sponsors of the fighting game series' tournaments.  In the video game Persona 3. when they go to sleep near to his user. Death is represented by Pharos.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. . Notable mythological figures included are Samael and Thanatos.  Death 13 is the name of the Mannish Boys Stand in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Death is the name of one of the six branches of Judgment Six. All bosses in The House of the Dead games are named for tarot cards of the Major Arcana. a manga by CLAMP. an old lady who is convinced she is Death after her husbands passing. appearing as a grim reaper with a clowns face that drags its victims in its nightmares. On drawing the card after liberation of one of the towns. it decreases the Reputation Meter by 2 points. Death is depicted by Hades. the Death Tarot card depicts a black-winged Grim Reaper skeleton wearing a tattered orange robe. This particular branch manufactures atomic.  In Persona 4.  In the Virtua Fighter series.

[5]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac . . Death. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay.sending all the experience points from slain units to the main character when used in battle. kills every mob in the room. when used.

Health Moderation ----. It is important to remember that all Tarot decks used for divination are interpreted through the personal experience of those involved with the reading. E.Joining forces ----. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations.Recovery Equilibrium ----.Well-being ----.Transcendence ----. It is used in game playing as well as in divination. (Wood.) However. In the Tarot de Marseille and in most contemporary decks the . 1998.Temperance (Tarot card) Temperance (XIV) Temperance (XIV) is the fourteenth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.Bringing together opposites ---.Balance ----. not all interpretations follow his theology. Some frequent keywords are:     Temperance ----.Feeling secure Temperance (Italian: La Temperanza) appears in the oldest Italian decks where it is numbered VI or VII.Unification -----. Description A.Harmony ----.Healing Synthesis ----.

Interpretations of this card's appearance may focus on bringing balance to the life of the Querent. This statue is part of Peter of Verona's tomb. Temperance is almost invariably depicted as a person pouring liquid from one receptacle into another. An influential tradition originating with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn associates Temperance with the astrological sign Sagittarius. representing the dilution of wine with water. In many decks.card is numbered XIV. . Historically. one of the cardinal virtues. In addition to its literal meaning of temperance or moderation. In the Thoth Tarot and decks influenced by it. Significance in divination The appearance of Temperance in a reading may suggest to the Querent that moderation is required in some aspect of life [1]. this was a standard symbol of the virtue temperance. and stands with one foot on water and one foot on land. usually female or androgynous. A woman mixing water into wine was a standard allegory of Temperance in European iconography. the Temperance card is often interpreted as symbolizing the blending or synthesis of opposites. In other interpretations the card may serve as a reminder that a compromise between two seemingly incompatible options is often the best option [2]. It is also commonly associated with the letter ‫( ס‬Samekh) in the Hebrew alphabet. this card is called Art rather than Temperance. the person is a winged person/angel. The precise place of this card in the Querent's life will be determined by other cards in the spread.

Temperance does the judging. Even though this card is well lit by a setting sun. and will pass through thousands more. it will be fed to the eater of souls. an Egyptian goddess of wisdom. In some traditions. the cups in Temperance’s hands are the functional equivalent of scales. Temperance (among other things) judges how well we have mastered the wisdom of the other worlds. into the blessed lands. Others say that the vessels in the Angel’s hands represent the Golden Crucible of Taoism. Temperance reminds us of our connection to the greater forces. The Hierophant (ideally) brings the lessons of the other world into this one in an understandable form. unification of the physical and spiritual needs. He or she (traditions vary) guides the souls of the dead to judgment. Temperance stands between Death and The Devil. the lilies in the background. Lilies grow in Hades. In other traditions. and Temperance. In some stories. like Maat. If the soul is heavier than a feather. . the vessel that contains eternal life. accepting the dead into the underworld. Every atom in our bodies has passed through thousands of forms. it is an underworld card.Mythopoetic approach In most modern tarot decks. and the lily represents the goddess Iris. Maat both judges the souls against a feather and protects the scale from being tipped by Set. another messenger goddess who transcends the individual realms. Others say it is representative of the head feeding the stomach. Temperance is the remixing of life. Observe. and deciding what to send back into the fray. Temperance is associated through its cross sum (the sum of the digits) with The Hierophant. In those schools. judges the soul’s worth before passing it on to the beasts of the underworld. for example.

conscious and unconscious.  In the video game Persona 3 the character of Bebe (a. In Persona 4 this role is taken by Eri Minami. to a deeper understanding of ourselves. The red wings of the Angel represent blood. The Temperance is Arashi Kishuu. represents the unification of the external and internal. and the three days He spent in the underworld before the Resurrection. who we think we are. In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. and that which transcends the death of the individual.k. who has died and is at the cusp of the adventures of the night. Some Jungians say that Temperance represents the unconscious. and almost impervious to attack. and who we will become. Alternative decks In the X/1999 Tarot version made by CLAMP. one of the mothers at the optional daycare job. Under these approaches. part of Sega's The House of the Dead series of light gun games.The Easter Lily sometimes represents the death of Christ on the Cross. All of the bosses in the House of the Dead are named after cards from the Major Arcana.a. a giant zombie who is ironically morbidly obese. life. realms. it is a warning or invitation to be prepared for a confrontation with the deepest questions of who we are. That crown is the ego. Temperance is the name of the fourth boss. Andre Roland Jean Gérard) is associated with the Temperance arcana. when Temperance appears. She . In pop culture  In The House of the Dead 4. the other in the water. The one foot on the land. they contend. the Sun in the background conceals a crown. which can guide us.

.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen.  In Saint Seiya Episode G series.thus. in a way. and cures all characters infected by status ailments when used in battle. "Temperance" was among the Major Arcana-based "Arcana Force" cards used by second season villain Sartorius. one sees Temperance. it increases the Reputation Meter by 2 points. On drawing the card after liberation of one of the towns. the titular character's real name is Temperance Brennan.  During the Flashpoint (comics) event.represents. which is owned by Guy Gardner.  In Bones (TV series).  In Magical Drop 3. the Temperance Tarot card depicts a woman instead of a winged angel wearing white robes and gathering water from a marsh.[1]  Enemy stand user Rubber soul has the stand Yellow Temperance in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.  In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. later released in the YuGi-Oh! trading card game. and she is a forensic anthropologist . Traci Thirteen gets the card and teleports to a bar in Queensland. a need for moderation as she struggles with having enough time for herself and caring for her unloving stepson. It has the ability to negate battle damage to a player if they discard it from their hand or to halve damage received by either you or your opponent. after death. Australia. Temperance resembles a girl carrying two gourds with water traveling from one to another. the Temperance card follows the Death card. Camus of Aquarius is depicted as Temperance in the tarot cards version of the manga.

In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac, all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. Temperance, when used, spawns a Blood Donation Machine.

The Devil (Tarot card)

The Devil (XV). The Devil (XV) is the fifteenth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. It is used in game playing as well as in divination. Symbolism In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, the Devil sits above two naked human demons—one male, one female, who are chained to his seat. The Tarot Devil card is derived in part from Eliphas Levi's famous illustration "Baphomet" in his Dogme et Rituel de la

Haute Magie (1855). Baphomet is winged and horned, combining human and bestial
features. Many modern Tarot decks portray the Devil as a satyr-like creature. In the Tarot of Marseilles, the devil is portrayed with facial features in unusual places, such

as a mouth on his stomach, eyes on his knees, and with female breasts and male genitalia. According to Waite, the Devil is standing on an altar.[1] In his left hand, the Devil holds a great flaming torch inverted towards the earth. A reversed pentagram is on his forehead. Eliphas Levi says in his book, Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual that: "A reversed pentagram, with two points projecting upwards, is a symbol of evil and attracts sinister forces because it overturns the proper order of things and demonstrates the triumph of matter over spirit. It is the goat of lust attacking the heavens with its horns, a sign execrated by initiates." In Native American tarot, the attribution is often more complex than this.[2] Divination usage This section does not cite any references or sources. (February 2008)

The Devil of the Tarot is a fairly standard European depiction of Satan. Here the Devil appears before Pope Sylvester II in a British manuscript. Some frequent keywords used by tarot readers are:[citation needed]

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Materialism ----- Ignorance ----- Stagnation ----- Self-bondage Lust ----- Egoism ----- Obsession ----- Anxiety ----- Anger Hedonism ----- Passion ----- Instincts Sexuality ------ Temptation ----- Doubt ----- Vice Futility ----- Physical attraction ----- Pessimism ----- Insight

Please remember that all Tarot decks used for divination are interpreted according to personal experience and standards. Interpretation The Devil is the card of self-bondage to an idea or belief which is preventing a person from growing or being healthy—an example might be a belief that getting drunk each night is good for you. On the other hand, however, it can also be a warning to someone who is too restrained and/or dispassionate and never allows him or herself to be rash or wild or ambitious, which is yet another form of enslavement. The Devil is the 15th card of the Major Arcana, and is associated with earth and Capricorn. Though many decks portray a stereotypical Satan figure for this card, it is more accurately represented by our bondage to material things rather than by any evil persona. It also indicates an obsession or addiction to fulfilling our own earthly base desires. Should the Devil represent a person, it will most likely be one of money and power, one who is persuasive, aggressive, and controlling. In any case, it is most important that the querent understands that the ties that bind are freely worn.

Mythopoetic approach The Devil is both the Ur-Adversary, and a tremendous source of strength. He represents nearly an inexhaustible source of energy. Battling him gives us strength. Submitting to him completely is ego-death. As with The Magician, the iconography of most of the standard Tarot suits appear. His wings represent Air, the suit of Swords. The torch in his hands, and the flames in the tail of the male devil represent Fire, the suit of Wands. The grapes in the tail of the female devil invoke Earth; the same grapes appear in most of the cards in the suit of Disks. Only water, Cups are missing. On one level, this is curious; water is of the unconscious, and The Devil dwells in the subconscious. On another level it is heartbreaking; what is missing from the Devil’s realm is The Grail, the kindly blessings of the Cup. Perhaps to make up for the lack of water, the kindlier aspects of this card can be seen in the Two of Cups. If the Major Arcana is analogized to the Sun’s circle across the sky, The Devil governs the Sun at midnight, when it is most vulnerable to the Old Night. The ancient Egyptians tell of the serpent demon Apophis, Chaos, who would sometimes lay in wait for Ra as he piloted the boat of the Sun down the Nile to be born again in the morning. Sometimes, Apophis would swallow the sun. Mercifully, the reversals of the night brought Set to an unlikely rescue; he ripped Apophis open and let the Sun escape. Set, The Devil, is the adversary but sometimes, he is our best and only ally. In Jungian terms, he is The Shadow: all the repressed, unmentioned or

unmentionable desires that lurk beneath.

each lives in the archetypal ether. Popular culture  In the video game Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3.  The band Tenacious D refers to this card on the cover of their self-titled album. there is still some sense of newness. and their short lived HBO series. Each is crowned: the Angel in The Lovers with fire. the Devil Arcana is associated with an effeminate and greedy business man known as Tanaka. The arcana features demons who are well known for their immense power. Tenacious D. by the fruit of the underworld. make us warm. They can be slipped. The chains are loose. They also refer to it in their movie Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.  TV series Reaper has an escaped soul working as a fortune-teller who discovers the identity of Sam the Reaper by turning over several devil tarot cards. back to the surface. in The Devil they are chained by the neck and partially transformed into creatures of the underworld. the drives that make us hard. Above each rides a naked man and a naked woman. Both cards speak to our drives. Abbadon and Lilith. The central character in each is winged. The Devil’s own torch can light the way out and light the return. The Lovers. wholesomeness. such as Beelzebub. the drives that take us out of the garden. Tenacious D (TV series) . The Devil by a Pentagram and ram’s horns. In Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. the Nurse Sayoko you meet in the optional hospital janitor job is represented by the Devil. and hope. transformed by their taste of the darkness. But in The Lovers.The Devil is related both through his cross sum (sum of the digits) and his iconography with Key VI. make us live.

In the Mythic Tarot deck. the villain Sartorious. Ebony Devil is used by enemy Devo the Cursed. In the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Tekken. the Devil is depicted by Iago. Jinpachi Mishima. The Devil can be seen as an antagonist throughout the series. Near is seen holding The Devil tarot card when he deduces that there is a shinigami in the midst of the Japanese Task Force. the Devil is depicted by Pan. Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)." the image of The Devil can be seen as a poster in Alexander's room.  In The Hunger episode "The Seductress. the Devil is portrayed as a one-eyed nearly-nude demon with a big horn on his forehead like a unicorn. the antagonistic organization behind the series' tournaments.  In the manga series X/1999 and it's anime counterpart X. the Devil is Yuuto Kigai. used The Devil in a flashback to predict his descent into evil. features all the tarot cards on the booklet up to the Devil. The Devil is the name of one of the six branches of Judgement Six.    In the Shakespeare Tarot deck. who used tarot cards frequently. Four people in the series have been controlled by the Devil: Kazuya Mishima. Marilyn Manson's fourth album.  In the series Death Note. In the popular video game series.  In the extremely popular Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (from the Kingdom Hearts series) the Devil is one of Luxord's cards that he uses as weapons.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen.  In the Virtua Fighter series. holding a blue flame on his right hand and taking control of a . and Azazel. This branch funds military strife and terrorist activity. Jin Kazama.   In Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns. when used. and summons the demon Asmodeus to use a strong black magic attack on the enemy units when used in battle. .woman with his left hand. it lowers the Reputation Meter by 1 or 2 points. The Devil. increases the player's damage until it leaves the room. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay.[3]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac .

History . It is not used as part of any game.The Tower (Tarot card) The Tower in the 1909 Rider-Waite tarot deck. The Tower (XVI) (most common modern name) is the sixteenth trump or Major Arcana card in most cartomancy Tarot decks.

In the Minchiate deck. In some Belgian tarots and the seventeenth century tarot of Jacques Viéville. some Tarot variants used for game playing omit it. its top section dislodged and crumbling.The Belgian Tarot depicts a tree struck by lightning. In the Tarot of Paris (17th century). and is considered an ill omen by some. In these decks the card bears a number of different names and designs.[1] Also. ("The Lightning") and depicts a tree being struck by lightning. This card follows immediately after The Devil in all Tarots that contain it. the card still is called La Fouldre. Early printed decks that preserve all their cards do feature The Tower. do not contain it. before what appears to be the mouth of Hell. such as the Visconti-Sforza tarot. and depicts a burning tower being struck by lightning or fire from the sky. Two men are depicted in .[citation needed] Some early painted decks. the image usually shown is of two nude or scantily clad people fleeing the open door of what appears to be a burning building. the card is called La Foudre or La Fouldre. The Tarot of Marseilles merges these two concepts. beating his drums. the image shown is of the Devil.

with accompanying pyrotechnics.[4] Divination usage In this manuscript picture of the Harrowing of Hell.mid-fall. Jesus forces open the fiery tower gate of Hell to free the virtuous dead from Limbo. and Hell could be depicted as a great gate knocked asunder by Jesus Christ.[3] (see Tower1 above right) A variety of explanations for the images depicted on the card have been attempted. the Harrowing of Hell was a frequent subject in late medieval liturgical drama.[2] A. where God destroys a tower built by mankind to reach Heaven. with bits of fire in the shape of Hebrew yod letters replacing the balls. For example. it may be a reference to the biblical story of the Tower of Babel. E. Alternatively. . against a field of multicolored balls. The enactment of this scene in liturgical drama may be one source of the image of the Tower. Waite's version is based on the Marseilles image. The Minchiate version of the deck may represent Adam and Eve's expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

 Epiphanies. it symbolizes failure. To others.Impact ----.Crash ----. the sum total of all schema that the mind constructs to understand the universe.Disruption ----. transcendental states of consciousness.Ruin ----.The destruction of the tower of Babel is depicted in this Bulgarian manuscript. the card is named "Kundalini Rising". Some frequent keywords used by card readers are: (by Joan Bunning in Learning the Tarot)     Chaos ----. In the Triple Goddess Tarot.Burst ----. The Tower is struck by lightning when reality does not conform to expectation. ruin and catastrophe.Realizing the truth Disillusion ----.Uncomfortable experience Downfall ----.Revelation ----.Ego blow ----. Interpretation Many differing meanings are attributed to the card:   To some. . and Kundalini experiences[5] may result. the Tower represents the paradigms constructed by the ego.Hard times Crisis ----. Indeed you are falling but landing with your feet over the soil.Sudden change ----.  The same of the normal position but less negative because their incorrect position can block some powers of the card.Explosive transformation Upside down :  To be currently in a harsh and chaotic situation but exiting in a good manner .

The "Flemish Deck" by Vandenborre (c. with all its good parts and its bad parts. Either the querents must make changes in their own lives. After the self bondage of The Devil.1750 – 1760) renames it Le Foudre ("The Thunderbolt"). It may be time for the querent to re-examine belief structures. The Ivory Tower as a parallel image comes to mind. a new approach to thinking about the problem is needed. life is self correcting. The querent is warned that truth may not oblige schema. entrenched concepts. Alternate Decks   It is also called Le Maison Dieu ("The House of God"). It shows a frightened shepherd cowering under a burning tree split by a bolt of lightning while sheep graze at its base. and paradigms they hold to.  The querent may be holding on to false ideas or pretenses."  Each card in the Major Arcana is a related to the previous ones. resulting in what might otherwise be called a "vision" or "hallucination. or the changes will be made for them. The card may also point toward seeking education or higher knowledge. ideologies. and the smashing of dualism into its component parts. The Tower further symbolizes that moment in trance in which the mind actually changes the direction of the force of attention from alpha condition (pointed mindward) to theta condition (pointed imaginal stageward). The querent is advised to think outside the box. A Theta condition (especially in waking versions of theta states) is that moment when information coming into the ego-mind overwhelms external or sensory stimuli.  Others believe that the Tower represents dualism. in preparation for renewal that does not come from reified. .

the Tower is depicted as an ominous-looking tower as lightning bolts strike it during a thunderstorm. informs Harry that the Lightning-Struck Tower constantly comes up in her card readings. . Seishirou Sakurazuka represents Death. since the other cards has only one character for one card. Princess Hinoto represents the High Priestess. the examples are that Kamui Shirou represents the Magician. catastrophic events take place. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. a reference to the Tower card. the Divination teacher.K. Karen Kasumi represents Justice. Kanoe represents the Empress. the Tower is Tokiko Magami & Tooru Shirou (This makes Tower & Strength (featuring Yuzuriha Nekoi & Inuki) the only cards in the X tarot set that has more than one character. Subaru Sumeragi represents the Hanged Man. Professor Trelawney. the twenty-seventh chapter is called The Lightning-Struck Tower. reflecting the disruptive and negative significance the card holds in occult circles. and summons an earthquake to damage enemy units when used in battle. yet there are no people jumping out of the tower. Arashi Kishuu represents Temperance. it lowers the characters' alignment by 1 or 2 points. the Tower is depicted by Poseidon. In an earlier chapter. In the chapter. In pop culture  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen.  In Anne Rice Tarot deck the Tower card depicts Armand In X/1999. Kotori Monou represents the Lovers.[6]  In J. On drawing the Tarot card after liberation of one of the towns.  In the Mythic Tarot deck. Satsuki Yatooji represents the Hermit).

all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. spawns six bombs. The Tower. . In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac. when used.

Above her head a star shines out.The Star (Tarot card) The Star (XVII) from the Rider-Waite deck The Star (XVII) is the seventeenth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. older decks. From one jug she pours a liquid into the water. a woman (or sometimes even a man) is simply looking and sometimes gesturing at a large star in the sky. Description A naked woman kneels by the water. one foot is on the land. Interpretation Some frequent keywords are:[1][unreliable source?] . It is used in game playing as well as in divination. In other. From the other jug she pours a liquid onto the land. one foot is in the water. In each hand she holds a jug.

This is inclusive of Pluto .Optimism ----.Trust Tranquility ----.Pure essence Hope . it may indicate good things to come in the things represented by cards that may be close to the star in a reading layout.  There are altogether 8 stars which account for the 8 minor astrological planets (excluding the sun and moon which have their own respective cards).Regeneration Good will ----.Faith the time of the deck's illustration an unknown planet X (Pluto was officially discovered in 1930). a bird which was venerated by the ancient Egyptians as a symbol of the god Thoth.[3] Divination usage Interpretation The pool of water refers to the subconscious or the universal. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations.Harmony ----. [4] Usually divined as hope for the future.Joy ----. According to Waite the main star is l'Etoile Flamboyante of the Masonic tradition.Inspiration ----. inspiration and discovery.Renewal of forces Rider-Waite symbolism A.Generosity Optimism ----.     Calmness ----. not all interpretations follow his philosophy.[2] however.Free-flowing love ----. E. The two pitchers represent integration of the two opposite sides of our nature. The turmoil of escape from the Devil depicted on the previous trump in the series (The .  The bird nested on the tree bears resemblance to the Ibis.Serenity ----. The Star represents a moment of renewed hope. The natural woman or goddess of Nature renews both. The land refers to the material world.Peace of mind ----.

In the "Flemish Deck" by Vandenborre. Above him is a large star surrounded by smaller stars.  In Persona 3 video game Mamoru Hayase is the Star Arcana (Social Link). a new opportunity to rise to higher state of consciousness. indicating we may be receiving greater clarity.[6] Alternate Decks   It is also called The Astronomer or The Navigator. Persona 3 Portable features Akihiko Sanada as the Star . or gain ideas in meditation. is the wielder of Star Platinum.  The main character of the third series of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.Tower) is over. The Star appears as a levitating humanoid able to control projectiles of light and serves as the penultimate boss of the game.[6] A higher pathway is becoming visible. the Star indicates that we are approaching the goal of enlightenment. In popular culture  In The House of the Dead 4.[5] It is the first of 3 cards of increasing light. We may solve a mystery. indicating calm after the storm. discover secrets. a powerful Stand that enables him to stop time. All bosses in the House of the Dead series are named after the Major Arcana. He is looking at the stars with a divider. It is a breakthrough. In the Fool's or Hero's Journey. It was named after this tarot card.[7] The ladder of planets by which we climb the mystical journey is visible in the sky. Le Etoille ("The Star") shows an astronomer seated at the left-hand corner with a tower in the right-hand corner. part of Sega's House of the Dead series. Kujo Jotaro. while its PSP remake.

the card will act as a random teleport. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. the Star is Kusanagi Shiyuu. The Star. In Persona 4 Teddie (Kuma in Japanese version) the walking empty bear suit is the Star Arcana Social Link. and also increases their agility more when used in battle than when drawn on liberation. a manga made by CLAMP. such as Lucifer/Helel and Kaiwan. Star Arcana features various figures relating to the stars and light. when used.[8]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac . The Star card is a major theme in Tom Robbins' "Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas. will teleport the player to the item room. the Star Tarot card depicts a woman in a white dress standing on clouds and pouring two jugs of water from the starry sky onto the world.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. In the Mythic Tarot deck. .  Founding father of surrealism André Breton's 1945 book "Arcanum 17" invokes The Star as a figure of healing and reconciliation in post-war Europe." An altered version of the card appears in "Part One" and is discussed throughout the book. if there is no item room. On drawing the card after liberation of one of the towns.    In X/1999. the Star is depicted by Pandora's Box.Arcana (Social Link) if the player chooses to follow female main character's storyline. it increases characters' agility by 1 point. but only until the battle ends.

Some see them as tombstones.    A wolf and a domesticated dog howl at the moon. On this basis. It is used in game playing as well as in divination. some associate this card with impregnation. Symbolism  Two large. . A crayfish appears in the water. The Moon is "shedding the moisture of fertilizing dew in great drops".The Moon (Tarot card) The Moon (XVIII) The Moon (XVIII) is the eighteenth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. others relate them to Karma.WAITE These are numbered 18 in the Rider-Waite deck and are all Yodh-shaped. foreboding pillars are shown.

the card represents life of the imagination apart from life of the spirit. dark unknown. The beasts are a dog and a wolf. be still. The dog and wolf are the fears of the natural mind in the presence of that place of exit. The intellectual light is a mere reflection and beyond it is the unknown mystery which it cannot reveal. while the abyss beneath shall cease from giving up form. and the dew of thought falls. Some frequent keywords are:   Lack of clarity ----.Tension ----. which represent "the fears of the natural mind". types of which are represented below—the dog.Psychological conflict ----." and it may be that there shall come a calm upon the animal nature. the wolf. The face of the mind directs a calm gaze upon the unrest below. The waxing moon has 16 chief rays and 16 secondary rays.Doubt ----.Obscured vision . This reference is a key to another form of symbolism.Rider-Waite specific    Very clearly. There is a pathway into the distant. It strives to attain manifestation.Fantasy Deception ----. and that which comes up out of the deeps. reflecting displeasure.WAITE   The crayfish crawls from the water onto the land. when there is only reflected light to guide it. Interpretation According to Waite's The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. The message is: "Peace. but as a rule it sinks back whence it came. symbolized by crawling from the abyss of water to the land. the figure in the moon is frowning. the nameless and hideous tendency which is lower even than the savage beast. It illuminates our animal nature.

Anxiety ----. the moon shows a woman seated in the right-hand corner with a tree in the left hand corner. Rather than losing yourself in the overwhelming imagery and fantasy that signal the presence of the Moon.Worry Romanticism ----. This can mean both dreaming and nightmares. give form to this imagery through the creative arts (painting. unsure of a journey but still going ahead with it. The association this card bears with imagery and fantasy can put one in touch with visions and insight.  In one of the old Italian Tarot decks. where the past still haunts.  In Mythic Tarot decks.Unrealistic ideas Other meanings This card has to do with sleep patterns.  Confusion ----. the moon is depicted by Artemis. creativity and psychic powers. writing. In pop culture . one may be going through a particularly difficult emotional time.Fear ----.Imagination ----. feeling watched and because it is commonly associated with dreams. Selene or Hecate. or dancing). She is shown with a distaff in her right hand and spinning thread with her left hand. fantasies and mysteries this card can also be interpreted with surreal feelings and situations in your waking life.[1] The Moon can be interpreted with the feeling of uncertainty.[2] Alternative decks  In the "Flemish Deck" by Vandenborre.Illusion ----. instead of the above scene there is an Astrologer plotting a horoscope while the moon shines in from a window.Apprehension ----. If one gets this card. The moon is directly above her.

[3]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac . He feels that he shouldn't leave any traces of his existence behind and distances himself away from others. taking the form of a humanoid fish monster. She feels that no one accepts her even though she has changed her appearance. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. it changes the time of day to midnight.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. The Moon.  Persona 3 has a Moon Social Link represented by a gluttonous boy known as the 'Gourmet King'. The Moon is a monster card in the Yu-gi-oh! card game.Persona 3 Portable The Moon Social Link in the Female Protagonist route is Shinjiro Aragaki. On drawing the card after liberation of one of the towns.  Deep Blue Moon is an enemy stand in JoJo's Bizzare Adventure. will teleport the player to the secret room. when used. the Moon Tarot card depicts a woman in a long white dress soaring on a moonbeam through the night. . and also changes the rows of enemy units to a different position when used in battle. He feels overshadowed by the memory of his dead brother. as part of a group of cards called the Arcana Force. Persona 4 has Ai Ebihara a girl thought to be heartless ice queen as the Moon Social Link.

. with sunflowers in the background. bringing hope for the future. Innocence is renewed through discovery. The child of life holds a red flag. An infant rides a white horse under the anthropomorphized sun. Description Rider-Waite symbolism A. Waite suggested that this card is associated with attained knowledge.The Sun (Tarot card) The Sun (XIX) The Sun (XIX) is a trump card in the tarot deck. Tarot trumps are often called Major Arcana by tarot card readers. E. representing accomplishment. representing the blood of renewal while a smiling sun shines down on him. The conscious mind prevails over the fears and illusions of the unconscious.

a young man dying from a terminal illness. is the Sun social link. Phoenix. most involving fire. . Ironically. Some frequent keywords used by tarot readers are:     Optimism---Expansion---Being radiant---Positive feelings Enlightenment---Vitality---Innocence---Non-criticism Assurance---Energy---Personal power---Happiness Splendor---Brilliance---Joy ---Enthusiasm This card is generally considered positive. In Persona 4. the Sun is correlated with various creatures with similar qualities. those associated with it tend to be going through a life changing hardship. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations. E. vitality. Akinari Kamiki. and Cu Sith. It also includes two people associated with the sun card.Divination usage A. all Tarot decks used for divination are interpreted according to personal experience and standards. it represents good things and positive outcomes to current struggles. It is said to reflect happiness and contentment.[1][2][3] Sometimes referred to as the best card in Tarot. However. and the one you meet depends on whether the protagonist joins the drama club (Yumi Ozawa) or the band (Ayane Matsunaga). despite the overwhelmingly positive outlook of the Sun Arcana.[4] Alternative decks  In the Mythic Tarot deck. self-confidence and success. Pop culture  In Persona 3. Some include Gdon. the Sun is depicted by Apollo.

all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. damage all enemies. . with the woman facing toward the camera.  In Episode 2 of the anime series "Kuroshitsuji II" (sequel to "Kuroshitsuji"). The Sun. All bosses in the series are named after the Major Arcana cards. the Sun Tarot card depicts a swimsuit-clad woman and a nearly-nude man standing back-to-back raising and extending their arms toward the sun. when used. the Sun card is featured during the intermission slides.[5]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. and also heavily damages all characters in both units who have very low alignment while slaying the undead when used in battle. In the rail shooter The House of the Dead III. Ciel Phantomhive holds the card right side up. On drawing the card after liberation of one of the towns.  Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. while Sebastian Michaelis holds it upside down. it changes the time of day to noon. will heal the player fully. the Sun was a minor enemy stand. a giant flower-based boss-like mutation is named after this tarot card. being quickly defeated. and reveal all the rooms in the current level.

and child) of grayish complexion stand. it is modeled after the Christian Resurrection before the Last Judgment. is depicted blowing a great trumpet. There are huge mountains or tidal waves in the background. which almost seem like glaciers as they are so white and blue. The people are apparently emerging from crypts or graves. or in some decks spelled Judgment. Rider-Waite deck.[1] Rider-Waite symbolism Very clearly. looking up at the angel in awe. woman. possibly Gabriel. arms spread. These may be a reference to the sea giving up its dead on the day of judgment. Judgement (XX). from which hangs a white flag bearing a red cross.Judgement (Tarot card) The Judgment (XX). A group of humans (man. most likely the St George's Cross. . is a Tarot card. as described in the Book of Revelation. An angel. part of the Major Arcana suit usually comprising 22 cards.

it can also be interpreted to herald the return of individuals from the past. while also suggesting a new beginning and clearing out of the past [citation needed]. In a reading."[citation needed] Alternative Decks   In the Mythic Tarot deck. The card also represents the Christian God's promise of life after death. live your life to the fullest. As the card symbolizes resurrection.Accepting past mistakes/actions ----.Renewal Decision ----Salvation ----New beginning ----Hope ----- Redemption When Judgment appears in a reading.[2] However. especially near the Six of Cups. Judgement is referred to as The Aeon and includes pictorial representations of Nuit.Release Forgiveness ----. not all interpretations follow his practices.End of repression ----. as the trumpet of Gabriel is at hand. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern Tarot interpretations. such as of postponed decisions. Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Kuit and Harpocrates.Absolution Restart ----. Some frequent keywords are:     Judgment ----.Rebirth ----. E.Reconciliation ----.Divination usage A. Popular culture . Sometimes Tarot decks used for divination are interpreted according to personal experience and standards.Inner Calling ----. it may represent a preoccupation with the past. it is usually interpreted as a signal of an impending judgment. Judgment is depicted by Hermes. the knowing that Judgment Day can come at any moment. In the Thoth Deck deck. Tarot scholar Tara Miller writes that "Judgment represents the House of Gabriel.

Messiah and Satan. who masqueraded as a genie granting wishes to Polnareff.  In Saint Seiya Episode G series.  In Episode 1 of the anime series "Kuroshitsuji II" (sequel to "Kuroshitsuji"). In Persona 4 it activates after the protagonist and his team mates choose not to act out of revenge and to seek the true culprit of the Inaba murders. In Persona 3. and only once The Fool social link has been completed. It requires the player to make the appropriate decision not to end the game early. and Zeal "The Hanged Man". but actually controls clay golems that assume whatever form specified in the 'wishes'. . while Claude Faustus holds it upside down. It should also be noted that all of the bosses in the House of the Dead series derive their names from the Major Arcana. Kuarl was said to have been based on Curien's "The Chariot". takes its name from the Judgment card.  Jojo's Bizarre Adventure had a minor enemy stand Judgement. the Judgement card is featured during the intermission slides. Milos of Scorpion is depicted as The Judgement in the tarot cards version of the manga. it is the second SEES Social Link. the Judgment Arcana typically contains powerful personae of the Abrahamic mythos. and is depicted as an imp (Zeal) and a giant headless armored zombie wielding a battle axe as its puppet (Kuarl). In both games it only appears towards the end of the story. symbolising the protagonist's growth and awareness of his or herself and others. Alois Trancy holds the card right side up. such as Lucifer. The first boss of The House of the Dead 2.  In the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona video game series. a light gun game by Sega. activated after the protagonist and his or her companions choose to fight Nyx and the coming apocalypse.

[3]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac . will spawn a beggar. . On drawing the card after liberation of one of the towns. when used. the Judgement Tarot card depicts a female angel pointing her trumpet down south and ready to blow her trumpet while hovering from a cloudy sky. Judgement. In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. and uses a pulsating blast of holy energy that also instantly pulverizes undead enemy units and damages said enemy units that have low alignment when used in battle. it increases the characters' HP by 2 points. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay.

It is usually the final card of the Major Arcana or tarot trump sequence. In the tarot family of card games. this card is usually worth five points. Description .The World (Tarot card) The World (XXI) The World (XXI) is a trump or Major Arcana card in the tarot deck.

According to astrological tradition. It also holds reference to the vision of Ezekiel of the "throne" or "chariot" of God in the Old Testament." Interpretation The World represents an ending to a cycle of life.[1] The four figures in the corners of the card are also referenced in the Book of Revelation. a water sign. or ignore it altogether. and the Eagle is Scorpio. this card is called "The Universe. a lion. and John. where the throne of God is described: "And the first beast was like a lion. In some decks the wreath is an ouroborous biting its own tail. an ox. above and below. the symbols of the four Evangelists. or the kingdom of beasts. being watched by various creatures. the potential of perfect union with the One . a fire sign. an earth sign. the Man is Aquarius. and the third beast had a face as a man. In the Thoth Tarot designed by Aleister Crowley.Christ in Majesty is surrounded by the animal emblems representing the four evangelists in a German manuscript.[3] These signs also represent the classical four elements. and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. the Bull or calf is Taurus. choosing to explain these observers as representatives of the natural world. It is also said to represent cosmic consciousness. and an eagle. It is completeness. Luke. Mark. a pause in life before the next big cycle beginning with the fool. and the second beast like a calf. suspended between the heavens and the earth. Matthew. the Lion is Leo. these are usually a human face or head. In older decks."[2] Later decks avoid such overt Christian symbolism.[4] The figure is at once male and female. surrounded by a green wreath. 4:7. an air sign. A naked woman hovers or dances above the Earth holding a staff in each hand.

sharing what we have learned or gained.Wholeness Popular culture  The World serves as the final boss in the video game The House of the Dead 4 and appears as an insect-like humanoid with the power of cryokinesis. The lady in the center is its symbol. in others it is Hermes. Tarot decks used for divination are interpreted according to personal experience and standards.[5] It tells us full happiness is also to give back to the world. It is the fourth of the Cardinal virtues in the Tarot. not all interpretations follow his beliefs. this card represents what is truly desired. a place where the divine can manifest. Sophia. meaning Prudence or Wisdom (the dancing woman in the center). Place in his book The Tarot.[8] Divination usage In the early twentieth century. which frames the sacred center of the world. E. A.Prospering ----.[7] the four beasts on the World card represent the fourfold structure of the physical world. As it is .Accomplishment ----. the fifth element. this central figure is Christ. Waite was a key figure in the development of modern tarot interpretations.Success ----. is spirit or the sacred center.[6] According to Robert M.Good feelings ----. Whenever it comes up.Repleteness Contentment ----.Power of the universe. In some older decks.[7] The World card is thus a symbol of the goal of mystical seekers.[9] However.Integration Involvement ----.Satisfaction ----. Some frequent keywords used by tarot readers are: [6][10]    Fulfillment ----.

It was named after this tarot card. the World Tarot card depicts a woman wearing a white robe. when used. it makes all allied units be affected by drawn Tarot cards for the rest of the stage. All bosses in The House of The Dead games 1-4 are named after cards from the Major Arcana. In Persona 3 the protagonist uses the universe arcana in the fight against the final boss. Dio Brando. The World is a standalone arcana that isn't represented by any Social Links and only has the one Persona. calf. . On drawing the card after liberation of one of the towns.attacked its body warms and adapts to more advanced forms. lion) right behind and beside her. the game's penultimate Persona. eagle.[11]  In the popular Indie Game The Binding of Isaac. all of the Major Arcana/Minor Arcana Tarot cards can be found and used during gameplay. will reveal the entire map and location of all special rooms for the current level. and also makes allied characters be immune to magic when used in battle. with the heads of the four creatures (human.  In the video game Persona 4.  The main antagonist of the first and third series of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. a powerful Stand that enables him to stop time. Izanagi-noOkami.  In the SNES video game Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. The World. is the wielder of The World.

and king—which are comparable to face cards. the French suits are spades (♠). princess and prince cards replace the page and knight cards. coins. swords. Since contemporary decks of French playing cards replace both the knight and the page . queen. diamonds (♦) and clubs (♣). and pentacles (alternatively. or staves). hearts (♥). disks. In one variation. the Minor Arcana commonly employ the Italo-Spanish suits: Wands (alternatively. In contrast. knight. or rings). Some Italian decks add two more court cards: the maid and the mounted lady. clubs. batons.Minor Arcana The King of Swords card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck The Minor Arcana (or Lesser Arcana) are the 56 suit cards of the 78-card deck of tarot playing cards. Although there are variations. cups. except for the court cards (or courts)—page. The Minor Arcana comprise four suits with 14 cards each. Each Minor Arcana card in a suit is numbered one (ace) to ten.

esoteric and occult tarot.with the jack or knave. 1910.3 Cups 2.2 Pentacles 2. the Minor Arcana are believed to represent relatively mundane features of life. The court cards represent the people we meet. Minor Arcana cards in contemporary tarot decks are usually illustrated—a convention popularized by the Rider-Waite tarot deck ca. Non-illustrated cards bear symmetrical arrangements of pips. Contents   1 Symbolism 2 Cards o o o o 2.1 Wands 2. such decks only have 52 cards. The remaining 22 cards in a tarot deck are the Major Arcana. Each suit also has distinctive characteristics and connotations: French suit Latin suit[1] Element Class Faculty Wands / Batons / Clubs / Staves Clubs Fire Peasantry Creativity and will .4 Swords    3 See also 4 References 5 External links Symbolism In divinatory.

Coins / Pentacles / Disks / Rings Cups (Chalices) Diamonds Earth Merchants Material possessions body or Hearts Water Clergy Nobility military and Emotions and love Swords Spades Air Reason Cards The following cards are from the Rider-Waite tarot deck. they are divided by suit. Wands  Ace of Wands  Two of Wands  Three of Wands . the most popular tarot deck in the Anglosphere. and arranged in ascending order of face value.

 Four of Wands  Five of Wands  Six of Wands  Seven of Wands  Eight of Wands  Nine of Wands .

 Ten of Wands  Page of Wands  Knight of Wands  Queen of Wands  King of Wands Pentacles  .

Ace of Pentacles  Two of Pentacles  Three of Pentacles  Four of Pentacles  Five of Pentacles  Six of Pentacles  .

Seven of Pentacles  Eight of Pentacles  Nine of Pentacles  Ten of Pentacles  Page of Pentacles  Knight of Pentacles  .

Queen of Pentacles  King of Pentacles Cups  Ace of Cups  Two of Cups  Three of Cups  Four of Cups .

 Five of Cups  Six of Cups  Seven of Cups  Eight of Cups  Nine of Cups  Ten of Cups .

 Page of Cups  Knight of Cups  Queen of Cups  King of Cups Swords  Ace of Swords  .

Two of Swords  Three of Swords  Four of Swords  Five of Swords  Six of Swords  Seven of Swords  .

Eight of Swords  Nine of Swords  Ten of Swords  Page of Swords  Knight of Swords  Queen of Swords  .

King of Swords .