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Power and Submission: The Emperor and The Hanged Man

June 18, 2014

When the Emperor pops up in a reading, or in your life, it can sometimes be signal of greatness. In my last post on the Emperor I described him in his despotic mood. But in his more positive aspects, Major Arcana IV – the Emperor, signifies an ability to affect change in the world. Say what you will about the Emperor and his tyrannical tendencies, dude can get things done. In a reading, Arcanum IV can indicate the subject’s ability to…

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On All Fours: Tarot and The Wisdom of the 4

May 11, 2014

“If the four does not commit itself to action, it will gradually petrify.” — A. Jodorowsky and M. Costa If you’re looking for more stability, four is the number you want to call. Likewise, if you’re trying to break out of a rut, or over throw an oppressive power, four is the essence you’ll need to overcome. Fundamentally, fours are a signal that something is, quite literally, materializing. When a four appears in a tarot reading, it’s encouraging you to create…

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Kill The Emperor: Overthrow the Authority Who is Making You a Slave, part 1

April 23, 2014

  If you get the Emperor in a reading, or are frequently noticing emperor-like figures appearing in the world around you, it’s likely that you’re struggling with authority. Emperors are constantly appearing in pop culture: he is the Boss, the General, the President and CEO, he is the King and the Tyrant. He is Barack Obama, George Bush, William Randolph Hearst, the Terminator, he is the despotic Dad, he is Batman. He loves the smell of napalm in the morning. He’s…

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Jodorowsky – On How To Read the Tarot

March 27, 2014

“By learning, among many other things, to concentrate our attention, to control our thoughts, our desires, and emotions during the reading; to vanquish our laziness, always to finish what we start, not to get upset if the individual for whom we are reading refuses to grasp Consciousness, to do what we are doing the best we can, to eliminate vices and manias, to perform acts of generosity without witness, to purify the mind by eliminating superfluous interests without falling into…

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