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  Free Tarot card reading online and by Phone UK
Tarot originated as a game in 15th century Italy, by adding to a normal deck of cards 21 trump cards, a fool, and 4 queens of each suit.
Naturally the playing card research conditions of the year 1781 were by far not comparable to the much better research situation of today, Gebelin's errors and partly wild speculations, which proved nonetheless as of some importance for the development of Western Esotericism, had been natural in his time cause of missing information.
Although tarot cards were used for fortune-telling in Bologna, Italy in the 1700s, they were first widely publicized as a divination method by Alliette, also called "Etteilla", a French occultist who reversed the letters of his name and worked as a seer and card diviner shortly before the French Revolution.
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  Encyclopedia: The Devil (Tarot card)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Devil is the 15th card of the Major Arcana, and is associated with earth and Capricorn.
Tarot card Arthur Edward Waite (October 2, 1857 _ May 19, 1942) was an occultist and co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.
Tarot (Tar -oh) is a system of symbolism and philosophy consisting of a set of 78 images, normally embodied in a deck of cards similar to a regular set of game-playing cards (see playing card).
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 Tarot - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Tarot is currently used as tool for reflection on one's personal life, as well as an aid to meditation.
Bernard of Siena gave a sermon reviling cards as the invention of the Devil in 1423.
Of the original cards, 35 are in the Pierpont Morgan Library, 26 cards are at the Accademia Carrara, 13 are at the Casa Colleoni, 4 cards being lost (the Devil, the Tower, the Three of Swords, and the Knight of Coins).
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 Tarot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of the original cards, 35 are in the Pierpont Morgan Library, 26 cards are at the Accademia Carrara, 13 are at the Casa Colleoni, 4 cards (the Devil, the Tower, the Three of Swords, and the Knight of Coins) being lost or possibly never made.
Although tarot cards were used for fortune-telling in Italy in the 1700s, they were first widely publicized as a divination method by Alliette, also called "Etteilla", a French occultist who reversed the letters of his name and worked as a seer and card diviner shortly before the French Revolution.
Tarot became increasingly popular beginning in 1910, with the publication of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, which took the step of including symbolic images related to divinatory meanings on the numeric cards.
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 Tarot - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
The cards in each suit are numbered 2 through 10 with four "face" cards and an Ace (not dissimilar from the structure of playing cards).
MacGregor Mathers, the Tree of Life Tarot whose cards are stark symbolic catalogs, and the Cosmic Tarot, which is unusual for an esoteric deck because it is fully-illustrated.
Tarot decks hold a significant role in fantasy writer Roger Zelazny's Amber series, where most characters cary a magical deck of Tarot cards, representing other characters, or locations.
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 Tarot Card Meanings: "The Devil"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Every Tarot deck has its own images and symbolism which must then be filtered through the psyche of the reader and the context of the question.
Despite its fearsome appearance, The Devil is a card of weakness.
It is one of the few cards in the Tarot deck that almost always has negative connotations when it occurs in a reading.
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 The Tarot Death Card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Tarot also refers to similar decks that are used for fortune-telling and other esoteric purposes, and in English-speaking countries this is the only common use of Tarot cards, even though such use didn’t begin until roughly 350 years after their invention.
The card and message might simply be something bizarre, which he chose to leave at the scene to add to the fear generated by his crime and gain a greater sense of power — a secondary act of intimidation.
The Death card means death, and the most likely reason for using it is to add to the public fear of death, specifically at the hands of the killers.
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 Meaning of the Devil Tarot Card
A winged, horned devil, a fl pedestal, a naked male and female figure, chains, inverted pentagram.
Among all the cards, this is one of the most complex.
Magically speaking, it is the one card in the deck that holds the secret of how to escape the material and temporal bonds of Earth.
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 Browse Tarot Cards A - Z at Aeclectic Tarot
A Poet's Tarot is a women-oriented 74 card deck from 1986.
The African Tarot is a cute revision of the standard Rider-Waite with an African theme.
The Afro-Brazilian Tarot is dedicated to the divinities of the African Yoruban and Brazilian Candomble religions, and combines these and Santeria with the archetypes of tarot.
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 Bad Readings
These are the Tower, The Devil card, the Ace of Swords, the Ten of Swords and the Nine of Swords.
This tarot card also has a positive twist to in the sense that it can mean that you have paid a huge debt to your Bank of Karma.
Also where the tarot card is positioned in the reading spread can have a great impact on the severity of its meaning.
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In the Devil card of the Tarot we see a naked man and woman that possibly portray Adam and Eve coming of age in the garden of Eden.
The Devil card of the Tarot deck may have been directly derived from the myth and pictures of the Greek god Pan who was seen as a man with goat's legs.
The extraordinary bad divinatory interpretation of the Devil card by modern sources may be a result of the medieval Christian interpretation of classical myths.
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 The Psy-Center - Unlocking Your Shadow with the Tarot’s Devil Card
When the Devil card appears in your Tarot reading it does not mean that Satanic or evil forces are manipulating your life or that someone has placed a jinx on you, or that someone is practicing fl magic on you.
Therefore, using the Devil card as the personification of the shadow may provide you with an opportunity to discover the "hooks" and illusions that you hold about yourself with the ultimate goal being the integration of these rejected aspects of your personality.
Whether the Devil appears in a Tarot reading or whether you consciously chose to use the Devil card as a gateway to exploring a specific problem in the unconscious mind, you can begin to explore it on a deeper level.
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 The Devil Card:Extraordinary Energy Bound by Dualism and Materialism
This card is the opposite of The Lovers.
The Tarot is a system of both divination (foretelling the future or the circumstances of the present or past) and philosophy.
Tarot images represent the great archetypes in a manner that makes them open to understanding on many levels.
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 The History of the Tower (Fire) Card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The core idea of the card thus seems to be fire or lightning shooting down from the heavens, perhaps as a sort of divine punishment.
When the tarot found its way to Sicily in the 17th century, the local duchess insisted that the Devil and Tower cards be replaced by something less offensive.
The connection with the Devil is then understood in terms of his lordship over the world of matter; he blocks the way of the spirit that seeks the heavenly world.
www.tarothermit.com /tower.htm   (857 words)

 Free Tarot Reading, Tarot Cards, Horoscopes
The Tarot is one of the most mysterious systems of predictions and divination.
The origin of the tarot, though many have theories, is cloaked with mystery.
Here's how I would define the Tarot: The Tarot is a system of knowledge and wisdom, that is a layout of pictures and symbols.When a card (or cards) is chosen, it will show a reflection of an internal image of yourself, a situation, an experience, and also reveal the meaning of that particular situation.
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 Fragments of Tarot History – page 4 of 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
These include expressions such as “seven tarots” (the Tarots par excellance in the 1637 rules) and “the rule of twenty” (cards in excess of twenty per player are discarded at the beginning), as well as use of the word “bagat”.
Because the Tarot trumps contained a widely-known collection of images, it is to be expected that some other works would borrow from their iconography (just as a variety of works borrowed from the Mantegna cosmograph images).
The backs of the cards, which are 47 in number and must date from the end of the sixteenth century, are printed from a wooden block but the tops are written and drawn with a pen.
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 Amazon.com: Witches Tarot Card Deck: Books: Ellen Cannon Reed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The backs of the cards are fl with silver pentacles and that makes it obvious when a card is reversed before you even flip it over, not to mention the pentacle may put off some people...such as my mother, who thinks the tarot is even more demonic now.
Most people who read cards professionally or have a lot of experience in doing so can tell you that to find a card unappealing is part of the way the Tarot works, and that should be translated into the readings, because it's the cards way of personalizing themselves to you.
As with all Tarot Cards, if it is the deck for you or not depends on your relationship and one could find, as some on here have, that the deck is not for them.
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Traditionally the Devil stands for evil, but it does not have this rather frightening meaning in a reading.
This card lets you know that you are caught in an unhealthy, unproductive situation.
Card 15 lets us know when they are serious enough to require attention.
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 Santa? or SATAN!: The Devil
The Devil card is associated with the sign Capricorn, which as a Cardinal sign represents the Earth/Material energy in its most creative, generative form.
The Devil Card is associated with path 26 and the Hebrew letter “A’ayin”, which means “Eye,” and this idea of the world’s illusion, or Maya, is central to the lesson of the card.
The traditional images of the Devil card stress that slavery to the pattern, habit, prejudice, or material outlook is completely voluntaryÂ…it is only the individual’s weakness or the giving away of power or responsibility that keeps the Devil in his role as the stealer of souls.
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 Rosicrucian Tarot of the Golden Dawn- The Devil Tarot Card
The Path of the Devil Tarot Card runs from Tiphareth to Hod; in Kabalistic tradition Hod is considered the sephira of intellect.
In the image of this card, we see a man and a woman chained to a dense block on which stands the Devil.
Let this card remind us to look upon the material world with the Lamp of Hidden knowledge and that secret force, which burns within all of us: the desire to be more than mere animals, to be more than human.
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 The Devil Tarot Card
The Devil card can represent the vices and/or addictions the seeker is wrapped up in and a need to control them or at least be aware of their presence before they become a major problem.
The Devil card could also signify that the seeker must overcome blocked feelings that are preventing him or her from moving to the next level in life.
This is another card that requires you to use surrounding cards to determine if it is presented in a positive or negative light.
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 Tarot.com :: Tarot, Astrology, Numerology & I-Ching
But the Spanish Tarot decks as a whole are not characterized by the Etteilla Tarot alone, borrowed as it is from France and a hundred years old already in 1900.
This Tarot is especially valuable for its inclusion of the spelling and zodiacal degrees of the zodiac angels, the Shemhameforesh, drawn from Old Testament sources and invoked through theurgy.
A modern Tarot with the Hebrew (Spanish) correspondences of the Gra is the Tarot of the Ages.
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 tarot card description
One foot balances on the earth, the other foot seems to balance in the water.andlt;br /andgt;andlt;br /andgt;This is a tarot card which speaks of patience, taking your time, moderation and balance.
Tarot card FREEWARE for your H/PC and P/PC!!!
Games are played with Tarot cards in various countries of Europe, but nowhere is it as popular as in France.
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 The Artist's Inner Vision Tarot - The Devil
The Devil is most visible when there is something we want to do that is not moral or might hurt someone; and we are aware of this base emotion.
The movie U-Turn is a tale of The Devil as well, with obsession and greed overcoming any good or nobility in human natures and eventually bringing the characters to their own demise.
The Artist's Inner Vision tarot card artwork and interpretations are copyright © NoMonet Full Court Press and may not be reproduced, sold or used for profit in any way without explicit written permission.
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 Tarot Card - Devil
The card's name does seem appropriate though, when we consider the idea of temptation and where it comes from.
But the card does *not* refer to evil, nor is this card (or any other Tarot card) evil.
In some decks, this card's name has been changed to "Materialism" and I like that change, as it is better descriptive of the card's real meaning.
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 The Devil: Tarot Card Meaning
The inverted pentagram that crowns the demon indicates that man's place in the universe has been reversed and he is vulnerable to evil.
The Devil in a reading indicates a negative cycle of events.
Remember that like the people depicted in the card, you have the power to release yourself from this bondage.
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 ReadTarot.com - Tarot Card Meanings and Tarot Reading Tutorial
Usually new Tarot card decks are accompanied with a booklet on card meanings for that particular deck, and many other books are available on Tarot card meanings in general.
Despite providing a good reading, when I looked at the cards on her table I noticed that she missed half of the reading by not recognizing traditional card meanings.
I think every reader should at least be aware of the cards' meanings, even if they don't intend to rely on that knowledge for their own readings.
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 Aeclectic Tarot Forum - The Devil Card
Sometimes i see the devil like that, when it is in an advise position.
The Devil can mean we have a very strong personality, that we can influence people easily, that we yield power.
This can be a great card when one needs that power - before an interview, or in a court case (if of course, it refers to oneself, and not to the other person).
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 TAROT CARD The Devil - ConceptArt.org Forums
I bought some tarot cards and I was inspired to create an image for one of the cards.
I thought this tarot card was especially supposed to convey sexuality, and twisted relasionship between two (or moew?) people.
The Devil card means...(reads from my tarot book) negativity, disaster, matter over mind, enslavement, violence and downfall etc etc. It's kind of a warning I think rather than 'you life is bad'
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