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An Archaeological Tarot – The Star

Our Tarot Tuesday card this week is card XVII of the Major Arcana, The Star. The Star: “Calm and serenity, Destiny, Hope, Opportunity, Renewal” Many Tarot deck designs show a Star with either 7 or 8 points, above a woman pouring water from two pitchers. Our site for this card is certainly star-shaped, though with […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The High Priestess

Another Tarot Tuesday, and another card. This week, we look at The High Priestess, card II of the Major Arcana. The High Priestess: “Feminine influences, Insightful, Mystery, Understanding, Wisdom” This week we turn our attention to landscape mysteries, and a beauty sleeping in the landscape of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland; “Cailleach na Mointeach”, […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The Tower

The next card drawn for Tarot Tuesday is The Tower, card XVI of the Major Arcana. The Tower: “Destruction, Dramatic change, Loss and ruin, New start, Unexpected events” An ominous card. Portraying disruption, conflict, unforeseen and traumatic events. When thinking of a tower, the first monuments that come to mind are the Scottish brochs, all […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The World

As we continue drawing the cards from our Tarot deck, in hopes of using the cards’ meanings to subjectively identify suitable prehistoric monuments, the next card drawn is The World, card XXI of the Major Arcana. The World: “Certainty, Completion, Positive, Reward, Satisfaction” What better illustrates the world than a circle? A circular horizon, encompassing […]

An Archaeological Tarot – Justice

The next Tarot Tuesday card drawn in our series is Justice, card XI of the Major Arcana. Justice: “Balance, Equality, Fairness, Justice, Law and legal matters” The important aspects of this card imply a positive resolution for victims, whilst for perpetrators, it can be a warning to change your ways before retribution is wrought. Once […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The Lovers

Tarot Tuesday! The next card drawn in our series is The Lovers, card VI of the Major Arcana. The Lovers: “Attachment or combination, Conflicting choices, Partners, Relationships, Union” The important aspects of this card all seem to point to the fact that the Lovers represent perfection, harmony and mutual attractiveness. The obvious linkage to a […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The Chariot

The first card to be drawn in our Tarot Tuesday series is The Chariot, card VII of the Major Arcana. The Chariot: “Journey, Progression, Strong character, Success from effort, Transportation and movement” An interesting first card, as we certainly have a journey ahead of us as we progress through our archaeological tarot. The transportation and […]

An Archaeological Tarot – An Introduction

Welcome to a new series, ‘Tarot Tuesday’. Most people know of the Tarot as a system of divination using a special deck of cards. What is less well known is that the Tarot is based on a pack of playing cards, used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play games such […]