Card Meanings

This is where you come for interpretations of a card. This has been a lot of fun putting together. These definitions are kind of a synthesis of the Crowley Thoth Tarot and the Rider Waite Smith Tarot decks, which while quite different, are both connected by a common ancestor. The two decks have differing philosophies and express the same themes differently, but still have a habit of lining up with each other in many ways.

I think that it should be noted that with the court cards, I have presented them here according to their elemental attributions. Within each element are their own elemental aspects, represented by the Court cards. The Rider Waite Smith Tarot deck uses the following attributions to their respective elements:

Page = Earth aspect of element, Knight = Air aspect, Queen = Water aspect, King = Fire aspect.

 

The Crowley Thoth Tarot deck differs from this by using the following:

Princess = Earth aspect, Prince = Air aspect, Queen = Water aspect, Knight = Fire

 

Reading from an elemental perspective works for me as it helps me get past the window dressing and get to the core of the card without the window dressing.

 

Major Arcana

The Fool,   The Magus/Magician, The Priestess/High Priestess

The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant,

The Lovers,   The Chariot, Lust/Strength,

The Hermit,   The Wheel of Fortune, Justice,

The Hanged Man, Death, Art/Temperance,

The Devil, The Tower, The StarThe Moon,

The Sun,    The Aeon/Judgment, The Universe/World

 

Minor Arcana:

Wands

Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five,

Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten

 

Cups

Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five,

Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten

 

Swords

Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five,

Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten

 

Pentacles/Disks

Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five,

Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten

 

Court:

Princesses/Pages (Earth)

Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles/Disks

Princes/Knights (Air)

Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles/Disks

Queens (Water)

Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles/Disks

Knights/Kings (Fire)

Wands,   Cups, Swords, Pentacles/Disks