The Tarot Of The Beauty Pageant Winner

I plan a post on the Tarot of The Beauty Pageant Winner and by an amazing coincidence the winner of Miss America is crowned at the same time. I must have been picking up the vibes in the air somehow. More importantly, I finally have a clear enough head to write a post two days in a row, whoo-hoo, now that really is something worth celebrating. Let’s get stuck into it shall we?

5 Wands

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Tarot Card Angels

My weekly email from Biddy Tarot has inspired me to look at the angels in Tarot. They are found on Life Lessons (aka Major Arcana) cards which are the most significant ones in the Tarot deck. Each is an archangel i.e. they are serious players in the angelic world, what they have to say is important. So if they turn up in a reading, pay attention!

The Lovers

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The Lovers 21st Century Style

The Lovers

I clicked on an article today at The Huffington Post (an online news media) titled ‘Nearly 20 Percent Of Young Adults Admit To Doing This During Sex’. Thinking: ‘What are those young people up to now? Don’t tell me that as well as being more functional than my generation (X) they’re also having better sex!’ I imagined I was going to learn they’re all giving each other head (which I’ve heard they are) whereas in my day that pleasure only flowed in one direction and I was prepared to be very jealous of the women of Generation Y. But instead here’s what I read…

Nearly 20 percent of young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 use their smartphones during sex.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. The jokes on me. Ah, the choices we make, even when getting intimate with the ones we love.

Do you use your smartphone during sex?

The Tarot Of The Dark Knight Rises!

I finally got around to watching The Dark Knight Rises months after everyone else. Am not a big fan of movie violence so was a bit meh about the action but enjoyed the characters and the plot. Let’s have a look at the Tarot of this movie…

Justice

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The Lovers: That Loving Feeling Takes A Lot Of Work!

The Lovers

Have a close look at The Lovers card. The man is looking at the woman while the woman stares up at an angel in heaven. The lovers are not in synch in other words. They have a different focus. Different priorities. The challenge of every relationship is to stay together even though you and your partner will not always be in tune.

Luckily we have a plethora of experts to help us work out how to achieve this. The Personal Health columnist for The New York Times recently suggested the following as the keys to success in a long-term relationship.

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The Lovers: The Judgement of Paris

The story associated with The Lovers card is an Ancient Greek tale called The Judgement of Paris which goes something like this…

Three goddesses were arguing about who was the fairest one of all (you know a story isn’t going to end well when it starts with a quote from Snow White’s wicked stepmother, lol). So a Trojan mortal by the name of Paris with a reputation for fairness was brought in to make the call (geez, talk about gods passing the buck. Guess they were too smart to bite.)

The contenders included Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. Hera was the wife of the head honcho Zeus. Athena, the most beloved goddess of the Ancient Greeks. They even named a city after her. Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Each offered Paris a bribe. Hera said she would make him Lord over Europe and Asia. Athena promised he would be successful in every battle he fought. Aphrodite took her clothes off. Hmmm, wonder who he chose…Nah, we all know it’s a no brainer. Paris was a MAN. Before those clothes even hit the floor he handed Aphrodite the title (and we all know which part of his anatomy chose the winner. Hint: It wasn’t his brain.)

Big mistake. HUGE. Because in return Aphrodite promised him the hand of the most beautiful woman on earth. None other than Helen of Sparta (later Troy) who was already married. But the damage was done. Paris was determined to claim his prize. And so he did. This was the trigger for the Trojan War that cost countless Greek lives. You can’t help but wonder whether Aphrodite was one of those mischievous sprites of ancient times who liked to throw the odd bomb into human affairs or maybe Hera and Athena cast an evil spell over her to get back at Paris like the wicked fairy godmothers of ancient lore.

It just goes to show you shouldn’t meddle in the affairs of the gods. And that love can be a dangerous tricky confusing business. But you knew that already, huh. What else might this story be telling us about The Lovers card?

The Holy Book – Volume 1

The Major Arcana cards read like a book that follows the journey of a human soul through life.

The first volume covers childhood:

The Fool

The Fool – The soul waiting to be born

The MagicianThe Magician – The newborn who seems perfect in every way and has so much potential.

The High PriestessThe High Priestess – The baby living off instinct during the first months and years.

The EmpressThe Empress – The child at play

The EmperorThe Emperor – The child being disciplined

The HierophantThe Hierophant – The school child forming ideas about the world

The LoversThe Lovers – The teenager beginning to make choices about what they want and who they want to be with.

The ChariotThe Chariot – The young adult striving for success.

That’s one way of looking at it anyway. There are many more. That’s the beautiful confusing thing about Tarot. It’s like a diamond. Every time you turn it in your hand you see another side.

What about you? What’s your take on the first 8 cards of the Holy Book of Tarot?