Pentacles, Coins, Disks, Worlds

The Suit of Pentacles is often thought to come to the Tarot from the playing card suit of Diamonds.  The Pentacle suit also sometimes goes by Pentagrams, Worlds, Coins, Disks, or Rainbows, depending on the Tarot Deck and the ideas of its artist.  By whatever name, the cards in this suit all carry the same […]

Swords, Blades, Knives, Daggers

The Tarot Suit of Swords comes to us from the playing card suit of Spades.  The suit of swords is called by many names across the various Tarot decks.  I’ve seen swords in some decks called daggers, blades or knives, and even clouds in the Osho Zen Tarot.

Tarot Swords point to issues and concerns of […]

Tarot Suits: Cups

The Suit of Cups is often thought to be derived from the playing card suit of Hearts.  In Tarot, traditional decks and those based on Rider-Waite imagery often use Cups and Chalices interchangeably.  In art and other non-traditional decks, the suit of Cups can be called anything from Bowls to Urns, Vessels or Hearts.  I’ve […]

The Meaning of Kings

The King cards in the Tarot are authority figures, no question about it.  Kings are our fathers, uncles, grandfathers, male teachers, coaches, instructors and tutors.  Kings are older men in positions of respect or power, and we usually trust them for guidance and advice.  Don’t mistake Kings for your friends or boyfriends if you’re a […]