30 Days of Tarot – Day 7

7. What is your favorite card (both in terms of the deck’s artwork and divinatory meaning)?

Favorite in the Minor Arcana:

3 of Wands

The three of wands is all about seeing what is there. It’s about the big picture. For some reason I love it. I appreciate the symbolism in the Smith-Style illustrated minors. I love the way it appears in many “pip” decks (decks with non-illustrated minors such as the Tarot De Marseilles in the lower right of the above image).

Favorite in the Major Arcana.

The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man from my personal study deck

As far as favorite card visually, I have always been drawn to the Hanged Man.

Hanged Man.jpg
The Hanged Man from The Wild Unknown Tarot

The Hanged Man means different things to me depending on how the card is placed and what intuition tells me, here are a few thoughts:

  • Ultimate surrender. Winning by conceding to the course you know needs to be taken.
  • Sacrifice. Giving up for the good of others your wants. Seeing wants as less important than needs
  • Deciding to take the action that is unpopular, but moral.
  • Tests and trials
  • Initiation
  • Submission
  • Suspension, waiting, holding off in making a decision
  • Taking time to think, but working while you do so
  • Martyrdom

 

30 days of Tarot challenge – by The Tarot Sybarite (Full list here).

The Wild Unknown Tarot has a website here, other decks pictured above can be found in the 30 Days of Tarot – Day 3.

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