Tarot for the 21st Century!
Great Big Giant Post on the Five of Cups! Love this Blog!
And look Zanna uses Tarot Dynamics to discuss the Five of Cups!
See: http://tarotnotes-majorandminor.blogspot.com/2011/02/five-of-cups-a... For the full Blog Post by Zanna.
Tarot Dynamics System by Anna Burroughs Cook
(illustrated in this blog with the Universal Waite tarot deck)
In Anna Cook's TD system, cards 2 through 10 are known as Subject Cards. They are viewed as having a strong impact on our immediate agenda, on situations, moods, opportunities or obstacles that pass quickly. The number on the card reveals the situation. The suit and definition suggest the reason for the situation, along with options and the most beneficial approach to take.
The suit of Cups represents Emotion, including dreams and that which gives meaning to your life. This is a fairly standard Tarot association. The astrological aspect of this system comes into play when we start talking about the number on the card.
Isn't Zanna AMAZING!!! Talk about RESEARCHING a point!!!!!! She's done it!!!!
Congratulations to Zanna--from Anna
GREAT to hear from you!!!!! And YES!! Another perspective IS always WELCOME!! So glad to have you on board with us and you do make an interesting point!!!!! Yes again, that IS what the interpretive arts ARE all about!! Let's see if anyone cares to share!!!!
This Is Fun!!
So this card is the 5th House, Leo and the Sun.
No, it's Mars in Scorpio and the 8th House.
No, it's Mars, Pluto, Mars.
No, it's Aries and the 1st House.
At least it's not Mercury - or is it????
I tried this astrological approach in the early days when I couldn't think of anything to say about the Tarot itself. Instead of adding clarity, however, all I got was confused - who to believe? All or no one, or sometimes one and sometimes the other - but how do you choose?
I thought later that if you're using a system, you'll never get beyond the beginner stage.
>It is simply your interpretation and your call
So how is the astrological correlation helpful to the beginner or to the person who wants to learn to read the Tarot better? The 5th and 8th Houses are very different, as are the planets. How can the same card represent Leo and Scorpio?
Or do you pick some system and keep your fingers crossed that it is not fanciful, and go from there?
It seems like a very long way for a short-cut.