The Emperor in the Major Arcana

Upright: Authority, Stability, Rationality, Reason, Empowerment Reversed: Arrogance, Rigidity, Abuse Of Power, High Stress, Selfishness The Emperor in the Major Arcana is the fourth stop on the journey, and the leader of leaders, the ‘divine right of kings’. Here lies the origin of obedience, administration, duty and conscience. He is the master of influence and could also represent a political spirit. Typically a male authoritarian figure working with an ultimate sense of responsibility for the material world. He creates structure and foundation to hold society together. We can rely on him for fair judgement and intuitive common sense. The Emperor […]

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The Empress in the Major Arcana

Upright: Abundance, Creativity, Fertility, Productivity, Fulfilment Reversed: Dependence, Smothering, Poverty Mindset, Instability   The Empress in the Major Arcana is the third stop of the journey. She represents the beginning of life in the mental body – education, knowledge. She is the teacher of teachers and chief of communication, known to be connected with record-keeping, history, administration and government work. In some learnings, The Empress in the Major Arcana is also associated with Confucianism, where there is a professional and ordered control of society. She garners the principles of civilisation and acts as a mental guide. Conventionally, The Empress in the […]

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The High Priestess in the Major Arcana

Upright: Insight, Mystery, Understanding, Wisdom, Intuition, Spirituality Reversed: Uncertainty, Illusions, Misguidance Representing the birth of duality, The High Priestess in the Major Arcana is the second card in the twenty-two stations, representative of femininity, of nurturing and potential. The ultimate symbol of balance and manifestation. Traditionally, she is known as the physical origin of the emotional plane. She represents the beginning of life in the emotional body as well as the Mother of Mothers, Mother Nature. In any position, the High Priestess might represent a figure of great importance to the readee, such as a teacher or a guide. She is […]

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Sun In The 3rd House

Positive Keywords: Skilled and creative Communicator, Witty and Keen Learner, sociable Negative Keywords: Gossipy, Smart-alec, Oversharing of information When Sun is in the Third House, the native’s identity is tied closely to the need to learn, relate and communicate. Traditionally ruled by Gemini, the Third House is also known as the House of the Intellect. The presence of the Sun in this placement would empower the native’s ability in picking up information and skillsets much faster as compared to the average person. Since the 3rd House also governs one’s early childhood, often a child with Sun in the 3rd House […]

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The Magician in the Major Arcana

The Magician in the Major Arcana

Upright: Confidence, Creativity, Important Communications, Skills, Talent Reversed: Lack of Direction and Will, Deception, Instability, Lack of Knowledge, Insufficient Communication The first numeric card, The Magician in the Major Arcana is the first stop of twenty-two stations. The card marks a beginning of life and signifies all things are possible, one has the power to make the future. The card depicts all Minor Arcana suits symbolized on the table – the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire. “As above, so below” is seen in right hand raised skyward with a receiving wand, and in the left hand pointing to […]

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Sun In The Second House

Positive Keywords:Self-sufficient, Materially resourceful, Financially Adept Negative Keywords: Flaunting One’s Posessions, Materially Possessive, Spoilt With the Sun in the Second House, the native’s sense of identity is closely tied to his material possessions and belongings. His self-value is dependent on what he has, or how much he has. Since the position of the Sun represents where the native finds most comfortable with self-expression in, the Sun in the Second House confers the native opportunities to handle and experience wealth and other material resources. Assets will commonly flow through and transactions will be valuable lessons, as the native is here to […]

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The Fool in the Major Arcana

The Fool in the Major Arcana

Upright: New Beginnings, Optimism, Important Decisions, Freedom Reversed: Impulsive, Childish, Foolish, Selfish, Thoughtless, Careless Card 0 in the Major Arcana, The Fool commonly represents the start of the story, our childlike selves in the beginning of our cycle. He is often depicted as a young person holding a bag in his hand and appears to be going somewhere, unclear where the final destination might be. In more traditional texts, The Fool is known as Card 22 – the immortal mortal. He is The Magician (Card 1) who has learnt all of his lessons. Invincible with a complete lack of fear. […]

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Sun in the 1st House: The Newborn Leader

The Sun in the First House

Positive Keywords: Self-Confidence, Vitality, Leadership Qualities Negative Keywords: Inflated Ego, Overbearing, Arrogance If you have the Sun in the First House, this would mean that you are born just before sunrise – or during the phase of the Rising Sun, as it is otherwise known traditionally. Naturally, the Sun’s location in the First House grants the native a strong, commanding presence amongst others, all of whom will yearn to follow in his light. In this manner, the gifts of self-confidence and vitality are bestowed upon the native when the Sun is in the First House of self-identity and the physical […]

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