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An Archaeological Tarot – The Devil

As we continue our series, the drawn card this week is card XV of the Major Arcana, The Devil. The Devil: “Anger, Jealousy and resentment, Self-delusion, Selfishness, Violence” This week’s site certainly covers most of the interpretations of the Devil card. Investigated by Sir Mortimer Wheeler in the 1930’s, Maiden Castle in Dorset was still […]

An Archaeological Tarot – Death

The Tarot Tuesday card this week is card XIII of the Major Arcana, Death. Death: “End, New beginning, Loss, Dramatic change, Destruction” Our associated site this week is one that lay hidden for thousands of years, returned to the public eye and was controversially ‘saved’ from eventual destruction and now resides in a museum. Seahenge […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The Empress

We are now 2/3 through our Tarot Tuesday series, and entering the home straight. The drawn card this week is card III of the Major Arcana, The Empress. The Empress: “Abundant creativity, Fertility, Fulfillment, Mother figure, Productivity” For today’s card, we visit a site in Cumbria, one of the largest stone circles in England. Imbued […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The Sun

The 14th card in our Tarot Tuesday draw is card IXX of the Major Arcana, The Sun. The Sun: “Abundance, Achievement, Joy, Productivity, Success” The Sun is a card full of life, joy, and energy. It reveals positive achievements, successful endeavors, and an overall manifestation of good fortune in your life. Creation of a stone […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The Hermit

Our Tarot Tuesday card this week is card IX of the Major Arcana, The Hermit. The Hermit: “Detachment, Guidance, Solitude, Soul-searching and introspection, Thinking and reflection” Our site for this card dates only from the 18th century, although it lies close to several ancient monuments, so qualifies for inclusion here. Daniel Gumb created a cavehouse […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The Emperor

Our Tarot Tuesday card this week is card IV of the Major Arcana, The Emperor. The Emperor: “Authority, Father figure, Masculine influence, Rational, Stable” Counterpart to the Empress, the Emperor signifies a powerful influence, generally male in nature. It is generally acknowledged that there are two main authorities in any civilisation: Church and State. Looking […]

An Archaeological Tarot – Judgement

Continuing the Tarot Tuesday theme, this week we look at card XX of the Major Arcana, Judgment. Judgment: “Change, Decisions, Success, Transformation, Upheaval” Judgment tells a story of transition, but unlike Death or the Tower, it is not sudden change, or born of luck or intuition, but change that springs from reason. Today’s site, the […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The Hanged Man

Our next Tarot Tuesday card is card XII of the Major Arcana, The Hanged Man. The Hanged Man: “A period of transition, Gaining for a sacrifice, Suspending, Restricting, Discontinued” Our highlighted site this week came into prominence in the media during the mid-1980’s, due to a find made on the site. The site in question […]

An Archaeological Tarot – Temperance

Our Tarot Tuesday card this week is card XIV of the Major Arcana, Temperance. Temperance: “Capable, Control, Harmony and balance, Moderation, Self-confidence” An optimistic card, Temperance encourages you to find balance in your life and approach problems with a calm demeanour. It recognizes that opposing forces need not be at war within you. Tread carefully […]

An Archaeological Tarot – The Hierophant

We are now 1/3 through our Tarot Tuesday journey, and the drawn card this week is card V of the Major Arcana, The Hierophant. The Hierophant: “Approval, Conformity, Consent, Good advice, Marriage or Union” Interpreting the Tarot can be a very conflicting process. An initial response to the drawing of any card can often be […]