The Major Arcana is the story of consciousness interacting with, and developing through the four elements. It is very familiar to Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a thousand faces”, in that it tells a timeless story which goes full circle; from the start of a journey, escalating into greater understandings, and ending in the exact same spot that it started at, yet with a newly evolved consciousness. The Major Arcana can be described as representing the fifth element, with all four elements within it, evidenced by The Wizard card, in which all four elements are present.
The Child represents infinite possibility, the seed of creation. It is the beginning of a journey, your very own personal adventure!
The Wizard is the first step in a journey and the beginning of a new cycle. All of the elements are accounted for and represented, creating purposefully.
The Priestess represents the hidden and subconscious aspects of life; the other side of the coin from The Magician, The Sacred Feminine!
The Emperor is a natural leader, focused predominantly on structure, law, order, and discipline, and maintains a structured and logical approach to life.
The Empress represents the love, compassion, possibility, nurturance and creativity of the Divine Mother. She is Mother Earth incarnate!
A great spiritual leader, one which embodies the essence of the wisdom and knowledge of the divine, free from dogma.
The Lovers depicts all of the previous characters in a single image - the Hierophant, the Emperor, the Empress, the Priestess, and the Magician.
The Chariot is now the full embodiment of all of the alchemized ingredients of the past, moving forward with tremendous motion.
Passion depicts a young woman riding on a Lion, wrapping her arms around him in a loving embrace, as he gazes into the eyes of the observer of the card.
The Hermit has entered into a deep meditation, secluded and far from civilization, of which can no longer affect him by how far out he has gone.
Wheel of Flow embodies the spirit of karma, cycles, destiny, and destination. A great celestial wheel embracing and creating, surrendering and accepting.
Balance embodies the Alpha and the Omega; her arms extended outward as she supports two spheres bursting with light, justice, adjustment, and equilibrium!
The Hanged Man surrenders willingly all that he is as sacrifice in order to take passage into a new life filled with even deeper wisdom and awareness.
Death beckons new souls through his sphere of creation, the center of purification and renewal, supports their transition back to the earthly planes below.
By Resurrection, the Soul actively recreates its body of light after his passage through Death. Creating a new self from the ingredients of his past!
The Devil speaks to our temptations, and the raw infinite potential of creating any experience we want without reservation or judgement.
The Tower represents the old way of being falling away and the removal of obstacles that blocked us on the path to truly understand who we are.
The Star depicts the spirit of Aquarius and represents the guiding light, the renewal of inspiration that moves through us and lifts us up high!
The Moon illuminates a narrow pathway and represents the choices we make in our life and how our actions will be weighed at the gates of Anubis.
With the Sun we experience complete inner illumination, as consciousness transforms into pure light, uncovering the true self!.
Upon realizing we are pure light, we remember all of the mistakes of the past, forgiving ourselves and affirming the lessons we gained along the way.
Upon emerging on the other side of the portal, we experience a new transcended state of consciousness, detached from the body and existing as a free spirit!
The Holy Arcana is an entirely new concept to the Tarot, and something which happened purely out of natural flow in the process of developing the Major Arcana. The first iteration of them was the emergence of four additional Crown cards (formerly known as World or Universe cards), which can be observed by looking at them all in sequence together.
The Light represents the formless, shapeless, unknowable and undefinable light from which the light of Kether emerges from.
The Truth represents the fundamental Truth which unifies and connects all things in creation, the infinite and boundless from which all things emerge from.
The Way is the nothingness from which even the concept of infinity emerge from, describing that all things come from, and return to nothingness.
The All is tethered to Daath on the tree of life, which represents knowledge - the bridge between idea, and what we call reality.
The Minor Arcana encompasses the bulk of the Tarot, being 40 of the 82 cards. It is designed around the concept of a four by ten grid; the four elements and the numerology of ten (also the ten Sephiroth on the Tree of Life). To understand the Minor Arcana, each suit must be explored individually, but first know that they all share a similar flow from ace or one to ten. By observing what each number means on its own, and then in relationship to each element and its attributes, we gain insight into the various stages that each of these elements go through within various aspects of life.
The Ace of Wands depicts the Princess evoking the powers of the creative force. How this flame is utilized however, remains to be seen.
The Two of Wands is the purest manifestation of fire, one that goes in all directions and yet has no fixed pathway, but a multitude of potentials.
The Three of Wands implies the pathway of the spiritual will, the purpose is set behind the creative force which is now burning bright within.
The Four of Wands describes the completion of the path which has been walked, the goal achieved and wholeness attained. Celebration is in order!
This card depicts five individuals struggling to form a new geometry. This is a disruption of energy, and one that will need to be resolved.
Success is the order of the day! The struggle has been resolved and a new unified awareness bridges all of the perspectives together.
This card shows a warrior struggling against powerful forces which challenge his position. Having gained status, it now requires defending.
The Eight of Wands embodies a sudden shift or rapid change in one’s flow or direction as a result of new awareness shining intensely in the mind.
This card shows a noble warrior flying downward with the real strength that comes from inner resolve, true power is the power of internal change.
This card represents fire in its most raw and physical sense, removing the old to create the new we integrate our past selves and evolve into new ways of being.
This is water in its unmanifested form. The seed and roots of emotion, the void from which emotions are birthed and experienced.
The Purest Manifestation of Water, the Two of Cups embodies pure unified connectedness, the complete embrace of unity and oneness.
Three souls have gathered together to create a space where only harmonious things can come into being. Friendship, creativity, community, and abundance.
The Four of Cups shows a patch too distracted with his current situation, that the gift behind them goes unnoticed, the water sits still.
The water is gone, the cups have dried out, the anticipation and expectations for pleasure has resulted in frustration and disappointment.
Two embrace each other with childlike innocence; it is sensual and opening. Harmony of energies without effort or strain come naturally with love.
The Seven of Cups depicts a Patch with a multitude of possibilities showing all that can be experienced, from riches to phantoms, but which one is right?
A Patch leaves behind the old and broken as they take with them the sacred and special. Taking only what we need to move onward.
A Patch sits within her aura in a place of complete success and happiness. Here there is perfection of the moment, and the allowance of emotional flow.
This card represents a level of completion to the great cycle, having achieved all that was set out to do, and so a new cycle of life is about to begin.
The seed of intellectual power; the Ace of Swords embodies the essence of the thinking mind from which thoughts spring forth as if from nothing.
Regarded as the purest manifestation of its element, the Two of Swords is the beginning of analysis and the birth of a thought.
The Three of Swords is the realization and acknowledgement of hard truths, the awareness of suffering to gain a clearer understanding of reality.
The Four of Swords rests from mental chaos, a reminder that there is love for you from higher realms, invoke their support with prayer and meditation.
The Five of Swords implies that no one wins when battles are fought with cunning and betrayal. A colossal tidal wave is on its way!
The Six of Swords shows Patch rising in his Merkaba, beneath him the old world is seen crumbling and breaking down, it was only temporary anyway
The six unique swords are all weak on their own while the single sword is strong and enduring; the equation is still balanced in its opposition.
Self-administered confusion is what the Eight of Swords represents, unable to see the way out of this chaos, and yet - the pathway is right there.
The Nine of Swords exemplifies a mind of which continues its descent into a state of cruelty. Here we find depression, regret, anxiety and real nightmares.
The Ten of Swords represents the end of a cycle, while it was not expected this is not the end. Above him his spirit has already moved on.
The Ace of Disks is the notion of a physical creation. Here there is a possibility for something new to come into being, tangible in the world.
The Two of Disks describes the universal truth that change is the only constant; everything is in a constant state of change, nothing ever sits still.
The Three of Disks shows two masters looking over a young architect's work, giving him advice and encouraging him to continue his practice.
The Four of Disks is the most tangible and stable card in the deck, representing the solidness of material reality and the stability of Earth!
The upheaval of strength and stability in the material realm. Loss is experienced, putting a strain on those now facing the destruction.
The Six of Disks shows that the imbalances have been corrected and success has been attained. The scales are balanced, equilibrium has been reconciled.
With the Seven of Disks, we see a barren garden, this might be seen as a failure, however things take time to fully grow into reality.
The Eight of Disks show seeds now grown and developed into flowers, our work has paid off but they still need love and water to live.
In the Nine of Disks we see a bird up in a blossoming and fertile garden. Here we experience the flourishing of material gain and luxury.
The Ten of Disks represents legacy and total completion. In this we see and know the purpose behind all of our efforts, what we pass on.
The Royal Arcana are the final section of Patch Tarot, and encompass the remaining 16 cards. Generally, they are considered to be an aspect within the Minor Arcana, or just called “Court Cards”. In Patch Tarot, we have decided to highlight them as their own Arcana because they have their own specific pattern and structure to them, different astrological and elemental correspondences, and do not have any numerological significance. For this reason, we felt as though it might be more appropriate to give them a proper title, instead of including them along with the Minor Arcana.
The fiery aspect of fire, he is swift action and uses all of his energy at once. The Seed of Life bursts forth, describing the foundation of creation.
The Queen of Wands is seated on her fiery throne, filled with love and understanding. Being the balance of water and fire, the fluidity and color of fire.
The Prince of Wands represents the mind applied to the spiritual will. His chariot is drawn by a lion who marches forward with pride!
The Princess of Wands ignites herself with the power of her will alone. She explodes out of the flames with joy and delight, showing the purest enthusiasm.
The King of Cups is the strength and energy of water, the rain and ocean itself. Wielding the trident of Poseidon, and the cup of the zodiac Cancer.
The Queen of Cups is the water aspect within water, pure emotion and nothing else. Reflections upon reflections within reflections reflecting reflections.
The Prince of Cups is the Airy aspect of Water, and embodies the elasticity and steam of water. Calm surface yet hiding the tremendous motion within.
The Princess of Cups descends from water and crystallizes into snowflakes, demonstrating the materialization of consciousness in a fluid like motion.
The King of Swords rushes down from on high riding on Pegasus, sword drawn and ready to strike. He unites the fiery and airy elements with wind and storm.
The Queen of Swords embodies the water aspect within air; rain, and the thickening and darkening of the skies. Nothing can fool her.
The Prince of Swords is the unified division of thought, the mental aspect of the mind. Showing his dualistic nature unified through his consciousness.
The Princess of Swords descends from Heaven with a great and mighty longsword. This is the thought which created the physical cosmos.
The King of Disks is the hard working laborer in the field. Not occupied by thoughts or feelings, he is focused on his physical work and spiritual will.
The Queen of Disks is the mother of the earth, embodying the fertility and heart which is required to sustain and maintain life on this planet.
The Prince of Disks is a steadfast worker, bringing great thought to practical affairs. Ready to endure the work set before him with unwavering reliability.
The Princess of Disks brings together all of the elements within her to hold and birth the ultimate manifestation: life itself here on Earth!
"You all are beautiful sparks of pure energy getting brighter day by day. I have watched you over the years tune into clarifying the mission at hand, "Patchman" paving a path for like minded spirits seeking that focused energy to stay on board the beam of brightness!
Would love to meet you all as I would love to share my experiences with such great spirits!"
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