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Angelic Correspondences: Numerology and Major Arcana
"An angel can illumine the thought and mind of man by strengthening the power of vision, and by bringing within his reach some truth which the angel himself contemplates." St. Thomas Aquinas "Music is well said to be the speech of angels."...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
How The Major Arcana and The Tibetan Book of The Dead can work together
There are some striking complements to the Major Arcana of the Tarot and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. They are a nice enhancement to the meanings of these powerful cards. I claim no expertise on Buddhism but I found the resonance and compatibility to Tarot...
Religions >> Buddhism
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
Humor: Major Arcana Road Jokes...
How did the Fool cross the road? Walking softly and carrying a big stick. Why did the Fool cross the road? To get that yappy little dog off his heels. Why did the Magician cross the road? To manifest his desires into reality. How did the Magician cross the...
Divination >> Tarot Cards
Paganism & Wicca >> Humor
A Tarot Quiz
The Quiz How many cards are in a standard Tarot deck? How many cards are in the Major Arcana? Name the 4 suits in a standard Tarot deck and what elements they correspond with. Which card is said to journey through the Tarot? What is the Tarot's connection to...
Divination >> Tarot Cards
Tarot Decks: Frequently Asked Questions
Divination >> Tarot Cards

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Making the Tarot Literary Again
There are seventy-eight cards in a tarot deck: twenty-two trump cards (the Major Arcana), plus four suits (Minor Arcana), each with a set of ten pips and four face cards. The earliest known decks date to the fifteenth century and were used for games.
Hamtramck Music Festival: More than 200 acts think local
Singer-songwriter Willa Rae Adamo leads the Minor Arcana ensemble but also volunteers with educational non-profit Girls Rock Detroit, fostering encouragement for young girls interested in live performance and musical expression.
Fool's Journey: The Language of Numbers in the Minor Arcana
Tarot is a system. This is one of the key things that sets it apart from other forms of cartomancy (card-based divination), such as oracle decks.
Sperryville's Cara Cutro: Teaching the tarot
“Classic Tarot” she says, “are decks comprised of 78 cards, divided into a Major Arcana (22 cards) and Minor Arcana (56 cards).
A love song playlist for Valentine's Day
Willa Rae (singer-guitarist with the Minor Arcana). • Carmel Liburdi, “Love That Kills”: Love takes many forms, and we're lucky to have people like Carmel around to shed her light of humanity onto even the darkest corners of love.

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