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Today’s Tarot Card for October 17th is The Hermit

The Hermit

Thursday, Oct 17th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature.

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Brief Meanings of the 22 Trumps (Tarot)

BRIEF MEANINGS OF THE 22 TRUMPS

0.Fool.
Idea,thought,spirituality,that which endeavours to rise above the material.(That is if the subject which is enquire about be spiritual.)But if the divination be regarding a material event of ordinary life, this card is not good, and shows folly, stupidity, eccentricity,and even mania, unless with very good cards indeed.
It is too ideal and unstable to be generally good in material things.

1. Magician or Juggler.
Skill, wisdom, adaptation. Craft, cunning, etc., always depending on its dignity. Sometimes occult wisdom.

2. High Priestess.
Change, alteration, Increase and Decrease. Fluctuation whether for good or evil is again shown by cards connected with it.) Compare with Death and Moon.

3. Empress.
Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, also luxury and sometimes dissipation, but only if with very evil cards.

4. Emperor.
War, conquest, victory, strife, ambition.

5. Hierophant.
Divine wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching. Differing from though resembling in some aspects The Magician, The Hermit, and The Lovers. Occult Wisdom.

6. The Lovers.
Inspiration (passive and in some cases mediumistic, thus differing from that of the Hierophant and Magician and Hermit.) Motive, power, and action, arising from Inspiration and Impulse.

7. The Chariot.
Triumph. Victory. Health. Success though sometimes not stable and enduring.

8. Fortitude or Strength.
(In former times and in other decks 8 Justice and 11 Fortitude were transposed.) Courage, Strength, Fortitude. Power not arrested as in the act of Judgement, but passing on to further action, sometimes obstinancy, etc. Compare with 11 Justice.

9. The Hermit.
Wisdom sought for and obtained from above. Divine inspiration(but active as opposed to that of the Lovers.) In the mystical titles, this with the Hierophant and the Magician are the 3 Magi.

10. Wheel of Fortune.
Good fortune and happiness (within bounds), but sometimes also a species of intoxication with success, if the cards near it bear this out.

11. Justice.
Eternal Justice and Balance. Strength and Force, but arrested as in the act of Judgement. Compare with 8 – Fortitude. Also in combination with other cards, legal proceedings, a court of law, a trial at law, etc.

12. Hanged Man or Drowned Man.
Enforced Sacrifice. Punishment, Loss. Fatal and not voluntary. Suffering generally.

13. Death.
Time. Ages. Transformation. Change involuntary as opposed to The Moon. Sometimes Death and destruction, but rarely the latter, and the former only if it is borne out by the cards with it. Compare also with The High Priestess.

14. Temperance.
Combination of forces. Realisation. Action(material). effect either for good or evil.

15. Devil.
Materiality. Material Force. Material Temptation; sometimes obsession, especially if associated with the Lovers.

16. Tower.
Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Compare with Emperor. In certain combinations, destruction, danger, fall, ruin.

17. Star.
Hope, faith, unexpected help. But also sometimes dreaminess, decieved hope, etc.

18. Moon.
Dissatisfaction, voluntary change(as opposed to Death). Error, lying, falsity, deception. (The whole according to whether the card is well or ill-dignified, and on which it much depends.)

19. Sun.
Glory, Gain, Riches. Sometimes also arrogance. Display, Vanity, but only when with very evil cards.

20. Judgement.
Final decision. Judgement. Sentence. Determination of a matter without appeal on its plane.

21. Universe.
The matter itself. Synthesis. World. Kingdom. Usually denotes the actual subject of the question, and therefore depends entirely on the accompanying cards.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

“THE COMPLETE GOLDEN DAWN SYSTEM OF MAGIC”
BY ISRAEL REGARDIE

This document is a review of the book “The Complete Golden Dawn System of  Magic”.  For the sake of enlightening those who would not other wise know what type of material the book contains. This is simply a small part of the volume.

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All About Virgo

All About Virgo

August 23 – September 22

Virgo

by Tarotcom Staff

Virgo rhymes with “Oh no,” which is what you’ll hear them cry when things aren’t perfect. Virgo is a smart and practical Earth sign, ruled by mental Mercury and symbolized by the Virgin — not necessarily because Virgo is prudish, but rather because they are highly discriminating.

Virgo is hardworking, detail-oriented and quite critical, with an uncanny analytical gift for seeing what’s wrong with people, situations and their surrounding environment. This perfectionism makes Virgo valuable to have around, but also sometimes uncomfortable to be around if they turn their critical eye on you.

More than anything, Virgo is a loving, loyal and true friend you can always count on.

What we love about Virgo

You can always count on Virgo to come through for you in a pinch, and they have a surprisingly keen sense of humor.

Why Virgo drives us nuts

Virgo’s perfectionism can sometimes be negative, and it can lead them to become too critical of others. They also have a tendency to be passive-aggressive.

Virgo advice

Loosen up every once in a while. No one is perfect, not even you!

Most compatible matches

Sincere Virgo is a great match for emotional Pisces and like-minded Earth signs Taurus and Capricorn.

Least compatible matches

Earthy, practical Virgo is least compatible with breezy Air signs, including eccentric Aquarius, erratic Gemini and changeable Libra.

Born on the cusp

People born on the cusp share common traits from two different zodiac signs.

Virgo at a glance

Element: Earth

Glyph:  ♍

Quality: Mutable

Colors: Dark blue, greens and brown

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Ruling House: 6th House of Health

Tarot Card: The Hermit

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Today’s Tarot Card for August 18 is The Hermit

The Hermit

Sunday, Aug 18th, 2013

The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature.

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Today’s Tarot Card for July 9th is The Hermit

The Hermit

Tuesday, Jul 9th, 2013

The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature.

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Today’s Tarot Card for May 13th is The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.

This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.

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Today’s Tarot Card for May 10th is The Hermit

The Hermit

Friday, May 10th, 2013

The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature.

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Your Tarot Card for April 20th is The Hermit

The Hermit

Saturday, Apr 20th, 2013

 

The challenge of what has traditionally been known as the Hermit card is to be able to recognize a teacher in a humble disguise. This font of mysterious knowledge will not make it easy for the student to acquire his wisdom, as it takes time and long contemplation to fathom what he knows. He often speaks wordlessly, or in ancient and barbaric tongues, communicating with the elements, animals and Nature herself.

While the hourglass was an identifying feature on the earliest Hermit cards, more modern ones have shifted the metaphor, showing more or less light released from his lantern. In either case, the Hermit card reminds us of the value of time away from the hubbub of civic life, to relax the ego in communion with Nature.

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