The Chariot card in the Tarot deck is often linked to the story of Oedipus, a Greek Myth about a king who fulfilled a gruesome prophecy by killing his own father and subsequently marrying his own mother. Sigmund Freud has also immortalized this story by coining the words ‘Oedipus Complex’ to define an unconscious desire within the mind of a boy to kill his father and marry his mother.
The presence of the four Cardinal Virtues in Tarot card images is one surprising discovery I made while I was researching for another article. To me, these images portray the Cardinal Virtues as specified in the Bible, and thus acquire a new meaning within the realm of Tarot.
Today, lets have a look at these four Cardinal Virtues in Tarot, and learn how they add meaning into our interpretations and understanding of the cards.
Hidden within the different symbols of the High Priestess card is the story of Persephone. Drawn from Greek Mythology, this story is a fascinating look into the hidden depths suggested by the High Priestess card. Today lets look into this story, and understand its connection with that card and its symbols.
The wise old man archetype is one that is recognized by almost everyone! Everyone has seen a variety of depictions of this archetype everywhere – be it stories, or movies, or cartoons. Today, lets talk about how this archetype is represented in the Major Arcana of the Tarot cards.
A few Angels make an appearance in the images of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot card deck. Many a times, my students have asked me about the importance of those specific Angels in that specific card. So today, lets explore this topic, and get to know the Angels in the Tarot cards a little bit better.
When we study the symbols present on the Tarot cards, one of the symbols we see repeatedly is the Yods. We see Yods in the Tarot cards, both Major and Minor Arcana.
Today, lets look at the Yods in the Tarot cards and understand their meaning and significance.
Today, we are going to look at the Father Archetype, another essential archetype within the Major Arcana. Just as the Empress represented the Mother Archetype, the Emperor card in the Major Arcana represents the Father Archetype.