Thursday, August 9, 2012

21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card - Step Five - Number

In step five of our journey, we look at the number or court card rank of our chosen card. The principal of number is used as one layer of the card's meaning. Steps six and seven will develop on this concept providing a basic interpretation system for any standard tarot deck.

When working with numbers, you reduce to the lowest single digit (1 to 9). Tens are the exception, seen as both an ending and beginning. Appendix B of the book offers keywords for the numbers and the ranking of court cards.

An example of reduction: 16 = 1 + 6 = 7

Activity 5:1 - Say the name of your card and one to three keywords based on the number or rank.

Artwork © Jennifer Galasso, 2011

I've drawn the Two of Swords. Two's are about choices and balance.


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