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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2009, 10:29:27 AM »

General Meaning: Traditionally, what has been known as the Justice card has to do with moral sensitivity and that which gives rise to empathy, compassion and a sense of fairness. Since the time of Solomon, this image has represented a standard for the humane and fair-minded treatment of other beings.

Often including the image of a fulcrum which helps to balance competing needs against the greater good, and a two-edged sword to symbolize the precision needed to make clear judgments, this card reminds us to be careful to attend to important details. It\'s a mistake to overlook or minimize anything where this card is concerned. The law of Karma is represented here -- what goes around comes around.

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About Justice
Theme: Balances the scales to serve the greater good.
Astro Association: Justice
Element: Air
Number: 11
Alias: Karma, Adjustment

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« Reply #11 on: Today at 04:56:46 AM »

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wheel of fortune
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2009, 10:31:24 AM »
Wheel of Fortune

General Meaning: The central theme of what is traditionally called the Wheel of Fortune card is cyclical change. The Wheel keeps on rolling, churning events in a ceaseless progression of ups and downs, either way freeing us from the past. No one can escape its cyclical action, which can feel somewhat terrifying -- no matter whether we are rising or falling. When one is balanced on top there is a moment of crystal clarity, but the only part of the Wheel not going up and down is the hub, which is your eternal Self, the Source of Freedom.

Every one of us will occupy all the points on the wheel at some time or another. The cycle of the wheel is its lesson -- and we can learn to take comfort in it (as we do when we celebrate our birthday). If you don\'t like the look of things right now, just wait -- things will change. Of course, if you do like the look of things right now, enjoy it while it lasts, because that will change too!

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About Wheel of Fortune
Theme: Learn to go with the flow without resisting its ups and downs.
Astro Association: Jupiter
Element: Fire
Number: 10
Alias: Fortune

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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2009, 10:33:13 AM »
The Hermit

General Meaning: 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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About The Hermit
Theme: Like a child full of wonder, gaze into the mysteries of your inner life.
Astro Association: Virgo
Element: Earth
Number: 9
Alias: Anachoret, Contemplation


« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2009, 06:47:01 PM »
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General Meaning: What has traditionally been known as the Strength card represents Nature which, however wild in its primal form, is tamed by our subtler, finer (feminine, interior) self. The will and passion of our instinctive nature does not need to be broken, but refined and brought to consciousness -- so that all levels of Creation, inner and outer, may come into harmony.

The feminine soul-force contains a persuasive power that can nurture and induce cooperation from others, stilling disruptive energies by harmonizing differences in the spirit of collective good will.

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About Strength
Theme: Use your telepathic abilities to encourage harmony and cooperation.
Astro Association: Leo
Element: Fire
Number: 8
Alias: Force, Lust


« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2009, 06:48:27 PM »
The Chariot

General Meaning: Traditionally, the card usually entitled the Chariot points to a triumphal feeling of freedom, as if the charioteer is being paraded through the streets as a hero (or heroine). The card reflects congratulations for high achievement, and serves as a sign of empowerment.

Huge wheels and frisky steeds speed the rate at which the driver\'s will power can be realized. This kind of charge makes more of the world accessible to one ambitious enough to seize the Chariot\'s reins. But there is danger in this feeling of freedom, because of the increased rate of change and its power to magnify mistakes in judgment. As a seasoned warrior, the Charioteer is called upon to be extra attentive to the way ahead.

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About The Chariot
Theme: Use the powers of your mind to focus your energy.
Astro Association: Cancer
Element: Water
Number: 7
Alias: Desire


« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2009, 06:49:56 PM »
The Lovers

General Meaning: Although it has taken on a strictly romantic revision of meaning in some modern decks, traditionally the Lovers card of Tarot reflected the challenges of choosing a partner. At a crossroads, one cannot take both paths. The images on this card in different decks have varied more than most, because we have had so many ways of looking at sex and relationships across cultures and centuries.

Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures.

Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the Fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice -- the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship -- instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.

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About The Lovers
Theme: Integrate two potential realities or let go of one of them.
Astro Association: Gemini
Element: Air
Number: 6
Alias: Love

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« Reply #16 on: Today at 04:56:46 AM »

Star Dust

« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2009, 11:03:18 AM »
thanks..Omkaar :)

now next card :

The Hierophant

General Meaning: Traditionally known as the Hierophant, this card refers to a Master and the learning of practical lessons from the study of Natural Law. This energy of this card points to some agent or resource that can reveal the secrets of life, the cycles of the moon and tides, the links between human beings and the heavens.

Because monasteries were the only places a person could learn to read and write in the middle ages, a Hierophant was one to whom a student would petition for entry. He was the one to set the curriculum for the neophyte\'s course of study.

Often pictured with the right hand raised in blessing, the Hierophant is linked with the ancient lineage of Melchezidek, initiator of the Hebrew priestly tradition, the one who passes on the teachings. All shamans of any tradition draw upon this archetype.

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About The Hierophant
Theme: Use your inner knowledge to lead.
Astro Association: Taurus
Element: Earth
Number: 5
Alias: The Pope, Tradition

Star Dust

« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2009, 11:04:19 AM »
The Emperor

General Meaning: In the most practical terms, what has traditionally been called the Emperor card represents the highest leadership, a head of state or the most exemplary and powerful person in the realm. This archetypal ruler is responsible for the positive working out of affairs of a society or community, which are directly proportional to his well being and happiness.

The more enlightenment and cosmic perspective this energy brings, the better life is for all. The Emperor archetype masters the world of matter and physical manifestation. When you apply this card to your situation, acknowledge your potentials for mastery. Reinforce a sense of sovereignty within yourself, despite any self-limiting beliefs, habits or appearances to the contrary.

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About The Emperor
Theme: You have the wisdom and authority to achieve your goals.
Astro Association: Aries
Element: Fire
Number: 4
Alias: Power

Star Dust

« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2009, 11:05:46 AM »
The Empress

General Meaning: Traditionally entitled "Empress," this major arcana or "trump" card portrays the energy of the Great Mother. She is Nature, around us but also within us, the ever-unfolding Source of life-giving power. She is often pictured as a pre-Christian Goddess, as the one whom the High Priestess is channeling down to earth for the rest of us.

In medieval Europe, the Empress card was painted to represent whatever Queen currently ruled the land, probably to satisfy the Inquisitors. But the scholars of the Renaissance and beyond had no doubt of her true identity, although she could not be fully revealed on Tarot cards as the \"woman clothed with the sun\" until after the French Revolution.

This supreme archetype of femininity also symbolizes fertility. It is She who provides us nourishment and security. She is also sometimes seen as delighting us with flowers and fruit. A potentially terrifying aspect of this archetype manifests itself whenever karmic mood swings wipe out our plans, like a storm that has come upon us. Whatever happens, the Empress is the Source of our Embodiment and of Natural Law. She might even be called \"the Great Recycler.\"

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About The Empress
Theme: Look for opportunities to be generous, warm and nurturing.
Astro Association: Venus
Element: Earth
Number: 3
Alias: Fertility

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High Priestess
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2009, 11:07:13 AM »
The High Priestess

General Meaning: Traditionally called the High Priestess, this major arcana, or trump, card represents human wisdom. She can be viewed as a kind of female Pope, the ancient Egyptian Priestess of Isis, the even older snake and bird Goddesses, the Greek Goddess Persephone, or the Eve of Genesis before the Fall.

For the accused heretics who were burnt at the stake for revering her in the 14th and 15th century, she symbolized the prophecy of the return of the Holy Spirit, which was perceived as the female aspect of the Holy Trinity.

In the sequence of cards in the major arcana, the High Priestess appears as soon as the Fool decides he wants to develop his innate powers, making a move toward becoming a Magus. The High Priestess is his first teacher, representing the Inner Life and the method for contacting it, as well as the contemplative study of Nature and the Holy Mysteries.

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About The High Priestess
Theme: Get your ego out of the way and become attuned to a more spiritual view.
Astro Association: Moon
Element: Water
Number: 2
Alias: The Popess, Wisdom

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