Tarot Quotes

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Steven Wright
“I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.”
Steven Wright

H. Raven Rose
“This is your karma. You do not understand now, but you will understand later. The source of pain is within your own larger expression of being.”
H. Raven Rose, Shadow Selves

“Remember that the Tarot is a great and sacred arcanum - its abuse is an obscenity in the inner and a folly in the outer. It is intended for quite other purposes than to determine when the tall dark man will meet the fair rich widow.”
Jack Parsons

Charles  Williams
“It’s said that the shuffling of the cards is the earth, and the pattering of the cards is the rain, and the beating of the cards is the wind, and the pointing of the cards is the fire. That’s of the four suits. But the Greater Trumps, it’s said, are the meaning of all process and the measure of the everlasting dance.”
Charles Williams

“The cards give you images and symbols to focus your vague intentions and transform them into action. Your will is the magic. In other words, you are the magic. If you can create something in your heart and then act on it to make it happen, that is magic. Very simple, very straightforward—no witches, no spells, and no broomsticks.”
Theresa Francis-Cheung, Teen Tarot: What the Cards Reveal About You and Your Future

“Divination is the quest to understand more about the past, present, and future. In other words, Tarot readings are an attempt to understand ourselves better and discover how we might live better in the future.”
Theresa Francis-Cheung, Teen Tarot: What the Cards Reveal About You and Your Future

“If you don't feel you have any choice in a situation, self-esteem and confidence plummet. But once you understand that you do have a choice, self-esteem will improve. You aren't a helpless victim anymore. You decide how you deal with a situation. You aren't just reacting to life; you're creating your life.”
Theresa Francis-Cheung, Teen Tarot: What the Cards Reveal About You and Your Future

“When you drop the idea of predicting the future, you start to experience the cards as a mirror of the psyche. That`s when playing with the tarot becomes a path to wisdom.”
Philippe St Genoux
tags: tarot

Bakara Wintner
“You are a child of the divine, you are compressed stardust, you are a human being. You have a responsibility to cause as little harm to yourself and others as possible. To live the best, biggest life you can and to leave everyone you come across better than you found them.”
Bakara Wintner, WTF is Tarot?: ...& How Do I Do It?

Sasha Graham
“The shadow is needed now more than ever. We heal the world when we heal ourselves, and hope shines brightest when it illuminates the dark.”
Sasha Graham, Dark Wood Tarot

Melissa Cynova
“There is no one way. The is no one path. There is you, your cards, and your gift. That’s it. Read a lot. Watch other readers. Practice on your friends (and tell them that you’re practicing). You can figure out your style with some research and time. No worries. Remember, this is supposed to be fun. In tarot readings (and in all other things), please stop comparing yourself to other people. Compare yourself to yourself.”
Melissa Cynova, Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot

Sasha Graham
“Magic works in accordance to its own time. There is no happily ever after; there's only right now.”
Sasha Graham , Dark Wood Tarot

“A tarot reading is a synchronistic conversation that employs deliberately random use of archetypal artwork to open up possibilities, create self-awareness and explore potentialities in the lives of the participants. Plus, it`s a lot of fun.”
Philippe St Genoux
tags: tarot

Sasha Graham
“The heart of magic hasn't to do with any result; rather, it propels the practitioner to the source of all experience. ~ Llewellyn's Magical Almanac”
Sasha Graham, Tarot Diva: Ignite Your Intuition, Glamourize Your Life, Unleash Your Fabulousity!

Melissa Cynova
“Most of the time there aren’t as many fireworks. I lay down the cards, and they talk to me. I see the Tower and know that it was necessary, and I see the dust settling and what the path ahead looks like (usually dusty). I throw down the Seven of Wands and feel my client bristling with protective energy. I can hear the celebration in the Four of Wands, or see the connective energy in the Three of Cups. My cards come alive for me. That’s the best way I can describe it.”
Melissa Cynova, Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot

Melissa Cynova
“How do you know I’m not making it up? You don’t. Things work because you believe in them. Call it faith or will or coincidence or whatever. If you believe it will help to light a candle and ask the universe to help you understand the mystery and meaning of the Hierophant, then it will. Don’t spend a bunch of money on learning how to get to know your cards. Just do it. Say hi to them and get to work.”
Melissa Cynova, Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot

Sasha Graham
“Magical practice and tarot give you the tools and opportunities to cultivate, explore, and expand that world, and its boundaries are infinite. Just like you.”
Sasha Graham, 365 Tarot Spells: Creating the Magic in Each Day

“If you want to understand your emotions, the rationale behind your words so that you can treat the source of your struggles; Tarot is the solution.”
Anujj Elviis

Sasha Graham
“Now is not the time for a fanciful dip into our shadow because it is sexy or fashionable. It is essential, now more than ever, to bravely gaze into the darkest chambers of our hearts. It is only with an honest appraisal of the seat of our souls that we can mend ourselves individually and collectively.”
Sasha Graham, Dark Wood Tarot

Sasha Graham
“Magic is based on the tapestry of interconnectivity between you and the natural world.”
Sasha Graham, 365 Tarot Spells: Creating the Magic in Each Day

Sasha Graham
“Our work is to integrate and eventually transcend darkness and light altogether by holding them equally in a state of interconnection.”
Sasha Graham, Dark Wood Tarot

James Van Praagh
“To be able to communicate at a soul level with another human being is the biggest treasure of the physical dimension.”
James Van Praagh, The Soul's Journey Lesson Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook

Charley Boorman
“O Tarot que ela me lançou não revelou grande coisa, apenas que tinha uma longa viagem pela frente e que sentia a falta da minha família. Parvina predisse igualmente que um membro da nossa equipa perderia dinheiro, mas tais revelações não provinham certamente do além.”
Charley Boorman, Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World

“For all its modern glamour and for everything else that the Tarot has become, it had a fairly humble origin; it began as a simple pack of playing cards. No matter what use the Tarot is put to today, from psychological insight to divination to collectible folk art, it began and remains a card game. Trying to understand the Tarot without knowledge of this fact would be like trying to perform surgery without any knowledge of anatomy. In both cases, we end up with a mangled product.”
Ben Hoshour, Origins of the Minor Arcana: A Guidebook to the Ancestral Influences That Shaped the Tarot's Minor Arcana

“Flower’s evidentiary gymnastics beautifully illustrate the primary point I wish to make, which is that almost all of the Tarot’s acquired meaning has been derived from a foundation that has been shown to be lacking in both substance and truth. Furthermore, this pseudo-history has been promulgated ad infinitum from the late 18th century to the present day.”
Ben Hoshour, Origins of the Minor Arcana: A Guidebook to the Ancestral Influences That Shaped the Tarot's Minor Arcana

“Although Etteilla receives little credit in popular literature today, he can credited with many ‘firsts’': he was certainly the first to popularise fortune-telling with playing cards , the first to promote card reading as a professional activity and the first to publish books on the subject. He also was the first to use a pseudonym as a constant pen-name, initiating a tradition which was to flourish among XIX-oentury esoteric writers, as the following chapters will abundantly demonstrate. Thanks to Etteilla, Court de Gébelin's theory about the 'Egyptian' origin of the Tarot had a wider diffusion and fortune-telling with Tarot cards became popular. He was the first. too, to attempt to incorporate Tarot cards into a system of magical theory: his example, though not his means of doing so, was to be followed by others whose infuence has persisted longer.
Last but not least, he can be credited too with the invention of the very word cartomancie, or rather of its forerunner, ‘cartonomancie', which appeared in his writings from 1782. Amazingly, one of his disciples was about to publish a book on 'cartomancie' in 1789 (the first occurrence of such a word in a European language), but as the book is now lost we only know it from Etteilla's very critical review, rejecting this quite new and ‘illogical’ word to which he opposed his ‘better’ cartonomancie. Nevertheless, cartomancie took hold and its use spread. In 1803, it entered de Wailly’s French dictionary, and from these it has found its way into alnost all European languages,
Jean-Baptiste Alliette died on 12 December 1791. He was only 53, which is, even in the XVIII century, a rather young age at which to die, We unfortunately know nothing of what he died of. Etteilla was a fascinating character and deserves more than giving his name to a strange Tarot pack. There is something touching in the man, who was sincere and passionate, generous and enlightened (in all the meanings of the word in the late XVIII century.”
Ronald Decker, A Wicked Pack of Cards: The Origins of the Occult Tarot

“This passage, taken from Thomas Williams's doctoral thesis for the University of Alabama, very well illustrates what, sociologically regarded, Is the most interesting fact about the Tarot pack, namely that it is the subject of the most successful propaganda campaign ever launched, not by a very long way the most important, but the most completely successful. An entire false history, and false interpretation, of the Tarot pack was concocted by the occultists; and it is all but universally believed. For instance, save in so far as it is safeguarded by qualifications (themselves dubious) like ‘the majority view among occultists is that...’,every sentence in the foregoing quotation is untrue.”
Ronald Decker, A Wicked Pack of Cards: The Origins of the Occult Tarot

“Cards never lie, People do”
Anujj Elviis

Helen Macdonald
“I’ve used tarot too. Not often. But sufficient to know how little use the cards are in divining the future and to see how unerringly the cards reflect my deepest states of being, emotions I’d not let myself feel at the time.”
Helen Macdonald, Vesper Flights
tags: tarot

Daniel  Prieto
“The pharaohs and military caste were represented by swords, the priestly caste by cups, agriculture by clubs, and trade by gold.”
Daniel Prieto, La soprano húngara: y otros relatos

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