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The Death card is perhaps the most widely misunderstood card in all of Tarot. It's also one of the ones that appears most frequently on Tarot t-shirts. Many people fear this card, thinking that it portends physical death. But if Death crops up in your Tarot spread, don’t be afraid. It almost never means that you’re ready to slough off this mortal coil. Rather than auguring annihilation, the Death card entails transformation. One phase of your life, or of some aspect of your life, such as a relationship, is ending. Another will soon begin. The Upright Death card signifies an...

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You may have heard the term "This machine kills fascists" at some point in your life. This phrase originates with American singer-songwriter Woodie Guthrie, who used it as a political slogan in the 1940s. It has, since then, appeared as a quotation in various places, including funny political t shirts. Woody Guthrie was a folk musician. He's not as well known as certain other American folk singers. However, all of those famous songwriters were deeply influenced by Woody Guthrie. They include Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Harry Chapin, Robert Hunter, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and Jeff Tweedy. You have probably heard...

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The likeness of Guy Fawkes became famous in American culture around the mid-2000s. This was due to two cultural events. First, the release of the movie V For Vendetta, a film adaptation of Alan Moore’s book of the same name. In the film, a repressive government in a futuristic UK is overthrown by hordes of people wearing Guy Fawkes masks. That movie provided the initial popularity. There was a second wave when the internet collective known as Anonymous adopted Guy Fawkes masks as facial coverings and as a symbol for their group. The Project Chanology protests against the Church of...

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The High Priestess is the feminine counterpart to the Hierophant. The High Priestess represents secret knowledge, especially subconscious and shamanic knowledge. She is associated with the Queen of the Gods in various pantheons, such as the Greek Hera, the Roman Juno, the Norse Freyja, the Egyptian Isis, the Mesopotamian Ishtar and her Sumerian precursor, Inanna. The crescent horns on her head are symbols of sacred and esoteric knowledge. Knowledge obtained from gut instincts, dreams, intuitions, hunches, and trance states falls under her purview. The Upright High Priestess meaning shows the positive aspects of intuition. The ability of intuition and hunches...

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The word, “arcana,” comes from the Latin arcanus, where we also get the word arcane. The English word, “arcane,” meaning something understood by very few. It’s a word with magical or occult connotations, something requiring interpretation. In Tarot, the major arcana are the 22 cards that represent the biggest and most important parts of the human psyche. Each major arcanum is a symbol for something much deeper. Learning to fully interpret and grasp them is a journey that can take a Tarot reader years, but with my articles, you can get started right away! A little bit about me: I’m...

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