Your Chosen Card – Art Upright Thoth Deck
When upright, the Art trump suggests that you are dealing with a situation involving the reconciliation of opposites within yourself. Like the alchemists of old, you are trying to convert a base metal into gold. You are called upon to act with moderation and exercise the virtue of temperance. With persistent effort you will be able to blend competing forces harmoniously to create something of greater value. The Renaissance artists who created this image were no doubt inspired by the mixing of water and wine in the Catholic Mass during which the priest prays: ‘Through the mystery of this water and wine, may we partake in the divine nature of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity.’
Keywords Upright: Art, moderation, consecration, self-control, right proportion, healing, ability to cope, reconciliation of competing impulses, balancing different needs, discretion, mutual respect, composure, tempering, proportionality, right mixture, proper measure, resolution, union of opposites, harmonizing conflicting viewpoints, balancing contrary forces, artful combination, the golden mean, the middle way, creative resolution, artful blending of contrarieties, ability to negotiate.
Key XIV: Art (Art)
Myths/Archetypes: The Centaur. The Alchemist. The Hermaphrodite. The Transsexual. The Creator. The Artist. The Healer. The Inventor. Hegels dialectic.
Dates of Sagittarius: 22 November21 December (tropical); 16 December14 January (sidereal).
Astrology: Sagittarius, the centaur archer (a Fire sign ruled by Jupiter)
Numerology: 5 (Hierophant) = 1 + 4 (Art)
Hebrew letter: Samech or Samekh (a sharp thorn, or a hand on a staff; a Hebrew word meaning a protective shield, a support or foundation; also to pierce, hold up, sustain, prop, lean upon, grab, hate, or protect). Samekh also refers to the ritual laying-on of hands in animal sacrifice and in the ordination (consecration) of priests.
When Art is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Art is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Art is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Art using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: Although the tarot originated as a deck of playing cards, it is commonly used today for divination, which we might define as ‘brainstorming with the help of the gods.’ Some people may be put off by the idea of divination, so it is worthwhile to explore the meaning of this term. In Latin, divinus is a word referring to the gods. In ancient times, people believed that certain information, such as knowledge of the future, belonged exclusively to divine beings. Mortals, for their part, developed various methods to petition the gods to share their divine knowledge with humankind, and such methods were called divination.
World of Psychics: In the Thoth deck the figure on the Temperance card stands over a large cooking pot, adding the ingredients that will help everything to reach a fulfilling conclusion. She is surrounded by opposites, showing that nothing is impossible and with the right conditions opposites can not only attract but also work well together.
Complete Book of Tarot: In this card, a woman sits blindfolded on the shore of a body of water. She holds aloft two swords, evenly balanced. Above her hangs a crescent moon, symbolizing her changing emotional state. She may be trying to resolve conflicting feelings or attempting to choose between evenly matched options, represented by the dual swords. The tarot appears to be saying that it can help us to sort out our feelings, clarify our choices, and assist us in making more reasoned decisions. The eighteenth-century French occultist who popularized tarot, Etteilla, considered the Two of Swords as a card of rapport and affection, so the tarot may be also saying that it can bring new friendships into our lives.
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Complete Book of Tarot: The freeloader myth: never buy your own cards; they must be given to you as a gift.