Saturday, January 13, 2018

Falling in love with the Thoth Tarot

Yesterday, after watching a video from Elyse of Wild moon woman about how one of her goals for 2018 was studying the Thoth tarot, I got my long-forgotten copy of this deck out of the “I don’t know what to do with these decks” box.  I shuffled the deck thoroughly and I pulled: Six of Wands- Victory. Since I am a total Thoth dummy I opened the book: Tarot a mirror for the Soul” by Gerd Ziegler and I read the chapter for my card. Not only did I found the description and meaning of this card but also some in-depth questions and an affirmation. What I read gave me goosebumps and so did the next card, the Prince of Wands which I pulled for answering one of the questions.
Thoth Tarot Three of Wands Virtue Five of Cups Disappointment blog blogger Aleister Crowley
This morning I pulled the Five of Cups – disappointment, which talks about an emotional crisis, perhaps by unconscious fears come true. The next card was the Three of Wands – Virtue and this card advised me to center myself and find that inner place of peace and quiet, so outside circumstances won’t disrupt me so easily. Again these two cards definitely hit a chord with me and I carried them both with me throughout the day

All in all a very auspicious beginning of my love affair with the Thoth Tarot….I am so excited. It feels like I am in the first grade of Tarot school all over again! 

8 comments:

  1. Good for you in diving in! I've found these two sites helpful for me:
    http://www.corax.com/tarot/cards/index.html?fool
    http://www.angelpaths.com/tarotl.html

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    1. Thank you so much for both these links

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  2. I can't say I ever have worked with a Thoth based deck. The imagery of yours cards are interesting.

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    1. It's reads very differently from an RW based deck.I never thought I would resonate with it.

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  3. I didn't embrace the Thoth decks util I was about 10 years into using tarot. I like these decks far more than the RWS, although they were both birthed from the same task of making their own decks when studying the Golden Dawn

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    1. I can't say which I will like more for now, The RWS is my soul deck, but the Thoth has really stirred something inside me. We'll see,.

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  4. I've tried several times, and I just can't fall in love with the Thoth images. That being said, I do love some Thoth-alikes (the Vision Quest!) And I think Ziegler's book is very uplifting and deep. I wish you luck with your journey, and maybe you'll finally change my mind... :D

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    1. Ha ha Maybe I might! I wasn't expecting this experience either. I've tried so often to connect to this deck but this time... they really speek to me.

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