Oceanic Tarot Course - Week 23
THE MAJOR ARCANA
The major arcana cards highlight important decision-points and events in your life. The major arcana’s 22 cards are numbered from 0, The Fool, to XXI, The World. Each card’s meaning in the following interpretations is repeated on the physical card too, so in time, you may feel comfortable working with just the cards, rather than using the book to look up the meanings as you go.
If you’re new to tarot, you may like to lay out the whole of the major arcana in front of you. Beginning with 0, the Fool and ending with The World, the sequence can be seen as a story of life beginning (The Fool), transformation (with Death, card XIII) and rebirth (shown by The World, card XXI); this circle of life and its continual renewal is symbolised by the infinity symbol, or figure-eight, which appears on card II, The High Priestess and card XIV, The Angel of the Ocean.
You can practice using just the major arcana cards at first for your readings, as a way to get to know them, before moving on to read with the full deck. Also, try using the majors for your daily advice card, which helps you learn the meaning of a new card each day of the week, building your repertoire of knowledge.
Keywords: Risk, innocence, a departure, a new path, discovery, journeys, starting over
The Fool is the tarot’s dreamer; he takes a spectacular dive from a cliff-top into an enchanted ocean, not knowing what lays beyond. His youth and his dreams will lead him into deep waters of discovery. While this is the beginning of a great adventure, the merman’s journey also involves a risk: will he survive his ordeal? A small dolphin, who knows these waters well, acts as his guide.
Message: New beginning
You are on the brink of a new path in life, and a wonderful opportunity awaits. Now is the time to follow your destiny – in work and in relationships. Before you follow your heart’s desire, pay attention to two things: be practical, and check that your dream is tangible and realistic; and listen to you intuition, which, like the dolphin, will safely guide you forward. Keep the focus on your goals, rather than be distracted by others’ opinions and needs. This is your time to reinvent yourself, and there’s a bright future ahead in exciting new territory. The Fool can also show a physical journey over land or sea.
Time to look before you leap, if you like what you see, dive right in
Keywords: New enterprises, communication, energy, creativity, travel, money, support
The Oceanic Magician is the commander of the deep. He calls forward the dolphin, sea horse, shark, and sea turtle; these are the four creatures of the minor arcana. On his table are the four traditional suit emblems: the cup, wand, sword, and pentacle. His left palm is open, showing he is a manifested or alchemist - one who weaves magic with the energies of spirit, the earth, and the ocean.
The Magician looks directly into your eyes to ask, ‘What can you make happen?’ All the conditions for your future success are perfect, so now is the right time to take action. You have the resources and talent to attract whatever you want, from a new relationship to a business enterprise, project, or trip. Above all, The Magician sees you in the creative flow of life, full of energy and purpose. Communication speeds up when The Magician appears, so you may find you’re talking and texting more than usual, and at work, presenting your ideas. You’ll also find that others support your efforts.
The time is now – take action, and you will find success.
1) Now I would like you to combine your cards, working with them together. Get in touch with their vibrations and meanings.
2) when you feel read combine all the Tarot cards that you have worked with together. Get a feel of all these cards.
See you for next week