One of the things I like about the Thoth Tarot deck (and Aleister Crowley’s philosophy behind it) is that it has unambiguouslybadcards.
If you do Tarot card readings with the Thoth, the negative cards will allow you to confront the complete spectrum of existence. Too many Tarot card decks have a rose-colored glasses outlook that just doesn’t cut it for people who are facingreal challenges.
Those bad cards also strike a personal chord for me. You see the three dreadful cards in the feature image–Sorrow-Three of Swords, Debauch-Seven of Cups, and Failure-Seven of Swords?
Those are my personal significators in the Minor Arcana; they correspond to the location of the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant in my horoscope. (Remember, we all have personal significators–see my list here.)
It could be slightly worse. There are much nastier Swords in the deck thanSorrow.However,Failure
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Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
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