minor arcana

He who lives by fighting with an enemy has an interest in the preservation of the enemy’s life. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Here is a card we have only had once in the many years I have been publishing my Card of the Week. Its only other visit was in February, 2008, and so it is […]

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There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament. ~ Henry Van Dyke As we observe the sabbat of Mabon this week, plus the arrival of the New Moon, it promises to be an intense week. So it’s perhaps no wonder that the Knight of Wands has burst onto the […]

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There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. ~ Francis Bacon This week, before Equinox heralds the great quarter turn of the Wheel of the Year, we are given one of the more enigmatic cards of the Minor Arcana. Welcome back, Six of Cups. As I have noted on its […]

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Opulence is the law of the universe, an abundant supply for every need, if nothing is put in the way of its coming. ~ Ralph Waldo Trine (1866-1958) Here is a relative rarity. Back for the first time since August of 2009, we welcome the Nine of Pentacles. It features a strong, self-reliant woman of […]

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Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion. – Gautama Buddha Alas, this week we receive one of the simplest, most obviously unhappy cards in the Tarot. It is with admitted misgivings that we are visited by the Three of Swords. As one of the very few Tarot cards with […]

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