A History of the Tarot
Posted by Cormac O'Dwyer on 7/31/2016 to Occult Weekly
Tarotology is the theoretical basis for Tarot Reading, which is a subset of Cartomancy (the act of using cards to scry into the past, current, and future situations). The art itself is hotly debated as to whether or not the cards are guidance from a spiritual force, or that the belief that the cards are instruments used to tap into a collective unconscious or brainstorming subconscious. Deeply woven in the art of tarot is one basic understanding:
"All men had shared a common language, common customs, a common culture and a common religion, which was a reflection of "an eternal and immutable order which unites heaven and earth, the body and soul, the physical and the moral."
The occult Tarot as we know it began like a common deck of playing cards. Four suits, 10 cards numbered from one to ten, with four face cards per suit, for 14 cards per suit. There was also a deck of 21 "trump cards", of which include "The Fool", which would act as the top trump, much like our modern day "Joker".
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Best Spells to Cast during the Moon Signs
What happens when the moon travels through different Zodiac signs? In this article we will try to describe what energies you can use for your Spells at the different points during the Moons travel through each sign.
Planning your rituals to coincide with the location of the Moon can allow you use the full power of the Moon become more effective for your Magick. Using our guide as written below, you can easily coordinate your rituals within the correct Moon periods and coinciding astrological signs. The moon will remain in each zodiac sign for approximately 2.5 days before it will briefly become neutral before it moves to the next sign. While this can seem like an impossible timeline to adhere to your rituals and Spells, keep in mind that sometimes the moon will enter early in the month. This can give you another opportunity to have it return for another cycle for the end of the month. Depending on your ritual, some will allow for multiple zodiac signs, this can increase your time available for the Spell.
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