I’ve decided to do a series on the Tarot. I was going to do these for the wealth group I’m in, but decided I might as well go ahead and post them here, so they’d be easier to find. Since the group revolves around wealth generation, wealth and agency will be the main theme.
These are the rough sketches for the longer lectures I have written out. I’m being pushed really hard to do a class where we do weekly lectures on the tarot. Something on a subscription basis. If anybody’s interested or has an idea on how I could run something like that, PM me. I’m thinking private youtube videos? I would probably just do like 10-20 minutes and then a follow-up where I answer questions.
Before I get started, I want to clarify that I will be using the OLD sequence for tarot suites, not the Golden Dawn sequence. Also, I’ll be using the OLD ideas in general. So I’m going with older writers.
So the OLD sequence–
Swords - Fire
Disks - Earth
Wands - Air
Cups - Water
The Sword is raw energy gripped and directed in a outward thrust of will.
The Disk represents an enclosure. A mould.
The Wand is the breath of life.
The Cup is the Manifest desire. (My cup overfloweth.)
So let’s put that toward wealth.
The Ten of Swords is Oppression. Raw, boundless energy that is being forced into an enclosure of form is under a state of oppression. It is no longer free to move as it wishes.
The Ten of Disks is Wealth. NOT Manifest wealth, but an enclosure in which wealth may be forged, from which it may emerge.
The Ten of Wands is Ruin - The death of the ideal form. The Big Bad Wolf blows down the house of sticks. The transition from Ideal to Real is the death of the Ideal.
The Ten of Cups is Satiety - That is, satisfaction of the desire which started the process. The thirst of the fire is quenched by the cup. Note the word is Satiety, NOT Ecstasy. The Rapture of the Dream cannot transfer into the manifest creation. There’s a saying in the recording industry, “You can’t beat the demo.” The rough idea expressed in the demo always has a quality that is missing from the finished track. You will never be intoxicated by your finished work as you were by the dream of it.