The Hierophant Tarot Card: It’s Symbolism and Meaning

In older decks, the Hierophant Tarot Card was once referred to as the Pope or High Priest. In Tarot symbolism, the Hierophant is a symbol of the Spiritual Father. He is the wise teacher and, for many, he is the symbol of the religious institution. In Tarot readings, the Hierophant reminds us that there is much more to life than the ordinary. His teachings remind us that we must abide by spiritual principles in order to gain a deeper understanding of our purpose in this world. He is the card of social order, conformity and traditional values. He is also an important symbol for spiritual growth. Tarot Symbolism of the Clergyman and Pillars One of the most striking features of …

Symbolism in Tarot Reading – Blindfolds

One of the most powerful symbolic images reflected within the Tarot is that of the blindfold. Blindfolds are barriers, both literally and emotionally. Symbolically, they refer to one’s level of denial or inability to perceive things as they really are. They can represent a distortion of reality and typically refer to lack of insight. With their appearance, there is an element of darkness. They convey a lack of light, insight or inner knowledge. In Tarot readings, blindfolds can refer to our anxieties, fears, and the reluctance to acknowledge important truths. It’s important to note, however, that there are also positive aspects to blindfolds. In tarot reading, the image of the blindfold reminds us that there is always a light within …

Reading Reversals in the Aleister Crowley Tarot

Get Your FREE Personalized Video Numerology Report! Reading tarot reversals in general is subject to much debate. Many people use them, others do not, and you will find passionate reasons as to why they should or should not be used from practitioners on both sides of the argument. As with anything, it comes down to what makes sense to you and how you want to do your readings. I however, do not read reversed cards any differently than I would if they were placed normally. Since I have dedicated my study to the Aleister Crowley tarot system, it should be noted that there is no precedent in any of Aleister Crowley’s writing on the tarot to indicate that the cards’ …