Category Archives: Divination

The Moon

Upright Meaning Illusion, fear, anxiety, insecurity, the subconscious Reversed Meaning Unhappiness, confusion, instability, inconsistency Description of Rider-Waite-Smith The moon shines down on the land, warping the nature of the landspace with the gentle light. Three of her creatures; the wolf, … Continue reading

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The Star

Upright Meaning – hope, spirituality, rebels, inspiration, serenity Reversed Meaning – despair, discouragement, lack of faith Description of Rider-Waite-Smith Lit by starlight the maiden works, pouring out all that she is into the world to nourish it and bring new … Continue reading

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The Tower

Upright Meaning – disaster, upheaval, sudden change, revelation Reversed Meaning – Avoiding disaster, fear of change Description of Rider-Waite-Smith A storm rages around a great stone and timber tower, battering the walls with all it’s might. Atop it’s battlements stands … Continue reading

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The Devil

Upright Meaning – Sex, vice, bondage, addiction, materialism Reversed Meaning – detachment, breaking free, power reclaimed Description of Rider-Waite-Smith The Beast sits perched atop a pillar of stone, one hand raised to the heavens and the other pointing towards the … Continue reading

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Temperance

Upright Meaning Balance, moderation, patience, purpose, meaning Reversed Meaning Imbalance, excess, lack of long term vision Description of Rider-Waite-Smith The central figure of the Temperance card is the Angel Michael, firey wings outspread. One foot firmly planted upon the solid … Continue reading

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Death

Upright Meaning Beginings, endings, changes, transformation and transition Reversed Meaning Stagnation, resistance, inability to change Description of Rider-Waite-Smith An armoured skeleton rides towards a group of people on a white horse, bearing a flag with a white rose on a … Continue reading

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The Hanged Man

Upright Meaning –Suspension, restriction, letting go, sacrifice Reversed Meaning – Martyrdom, indecision, delay Description of Rider-Waite-Smith The Fool hangs upon suspended from the Tree, caught by the angle by knotted ropes so that he hangs upside down. His face is calm, … Continue reading

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Justice

Upright – Justice, Fairness, Truth, Law, Order, Cause and effect Reversed – Unfairness, dishonesty, lack of accountability Description of Rider-Waite-Smith In the tarot of the Rider-Waite-Smith justice is no blind maiden but rather an imposing and regal figure bearing a … Continue reading

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The Wheel of Fortune

Upright Meaning Good luck, cycles, success, luck, happiness, a turning point Reversed Meaning Bad luck, lack of control, external influences, a turn for the worse,   Description of Rider-Waite-Smith The Wheel of Fortune hangs in the sky, surrounded by clouds … Continue reading

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The Hermit

Upright Meaning Introspection, inner guidance, solitude, inner journeys to truth Reversed Meaning Isolation, loneliness, withdrawal, separation from the world at large Description of Rider-Waite-Smith In a bleak and barren landscape, a lone figure walks through the darkness. In one hand … Continue reading

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