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La Petite Mortisode No. 14 - Tarot Cheat Sheet

By Cole Imperi

In this La Petite Mortisode, you will learn the basic meaning of each of the four suits in a tarot deck, and the meaning of some important tarot symbols: the moon, grapes, roses, fish and the tomb. ¶ TAROT CARDS VARY DECK TO DECKKeep in mind that not all decks are the same! Take a look at the death card below: the left shows you the Death card in the Rider Waite Tarot Deck, and on the right, we have the Death card from the Morgan Greer Tarot Deck.  ¶ THE MEANING OF THE FOUR SUITS IN A TAROT DECKEach suit, no matter what card you get, is attached to different concepts and themes. It can be helpful to have a general understanding of these themes as it will help you get more out of your tarot deck, and therefore...more out of your experience!Here's a quick breakdown:SWORDSAutumn SeasonAir elementThemes of: power, dealing with your own bullshit, getting off the fence, a sword can cut both ways, friction, conflict, phallic/masculine qualities, justice and fairness.CUPSSummer SeasonWater elementThemes of: emotional life, inner world, relationships, matters of the heart, spirituality.WANDSSpring SeasonFire elementThemes of: action, new growth, new ideas, innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity.PENTACLESWinter SeasonEarth elementThemes of: material stuff in life, your career, your home/apartment/living situation, money, security, safety, prosperity, success.¶ THE MEANING OF A FEW COMMON SYMBOLS IN A TAROT DECKThere are a ton of symbols in tarot. I share some details on a few so you can get more out of your tarot experience.GRAPESRepresent cycle of life (grapes grow, develop, get harvested, get turned into wine. Wine is a memory of a grape)Fertility, abundance, transformationFunerary symbolAppears in 7, 9, 10 and King of Pentacles, 3 of Cups and 4 of WandsROSERepresent the divine, and serve as a reminder of the divine/what is without explanation. i.e. you can smell a rose, but can't 'see' the smell. Bittersweet: roses are beautiful but they can stick you with their thorns!Appears in: Magician, Strength, Death, Fool, 2 of WandsTOMBRepresents what you need to lay to rest, not death. What has died but you haven't buried yet? It's time.Can also be a sign to 'come out of the closet' about something you have been 'hiding'.Appears in Judgement and 4 of SwordsFISHRepresents emotion, intuition, creativity, subconscious, doing the best with what you have.In the ups and downs of life, are you staying near the chaos? Or are you taking shelter?Appears in Page of Cups, Knight of Cups, Queen of Cups and the King of Cups¶ Join us on FacebookWe have a Facebook group here: www.facebook.com/groups/lifedeathtarot¶ Rate, Review, Subscribe and ShareIt makes a big difference and helps other people find our podcast! It's a free way you can support the creators of what you listen to. <3 ¶ THANK YOU TOProducer: Victor ImperiLa Petitie Mortisode Theme: Brad GoodallEpisode Theme: Victor ImperiArtwork: Mandie HungarlandSupport: Shannon Feltus and Boni Dutch

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