The Story of Temperance

Temperance Card Symbols An angel (often female or genderless), a pool or river of water. Two cups or beakers, a fluid flowing between them. Temperance Tarot Story Recovering from feelings of loss at last, the Fool begins to wonder if he will finally find the new spirituality he’s after. It occurs to him that so far, he’s been dealing with . . .

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The Story of the Hermit

Hermit Card Symbols A robed man or monk carrying a lantern, sometimes in hand, sometimes hanging off a staff. A barren landscape. Hermit Tarot Story After a long and busy lifetime, building, creating, loving, hating, fighting, compromising, failing, succeeding, the Fool feels a profound need to retreat. In a small, rustic home deep in the woods, he hides, reading, cleaning, . . .

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The Story of Strength

Strength Card Symbology A woman in white with a lemniscate hovering over her head, a lion. Strength Tarot Story The Fool, victorious over his enemies, is feeling arrogant, powerful, even vengeful. There are hot passions in him, ones he finds himself unable and unwilling to control. It is in this state that he comes across a maiden struggling with a . . .

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The Story of the Chariot

Chariot Card Symbols Triumphal “car” (chariot), armored warrior, sun/moon symbols, lingam and yoni symbol (the encircled rod on the winged shield), black and white sphinxes/lions/horses, sometimes at rest. A canopy of stars and sometimes a throne inside the car. Chariot Tarot Story The Fool is close to completing what he set out to create long ago, back when the Magician . . .

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