November 27, 2006 at 5:01 pm #66259
:dance: Here’s another fun game that will help us delve into the symbolism of the tarot:
Choose a symbol from any tarot card and everyone tries to guess which card it’s from. Beginners feel free to look at the cards, but the more advanced readers can really challenge themselves and try to guess without peeking at their cards ;) And you get bonus points if you tell us what the symbol means when you answer!:thumbsup:
Example: If I said “white rose” someone would answer “The Fool/innocence or purity” :)
*Please note that to avoid confusion, everyone should be using the standard Rider-Waite deck.
Edited to update…
Symbols used so far:
– Red Feathered Hat [Page of Wands]
– Lightning Bolt [The Tower]
– Single Sunflower [Queen of Wands]
– Pineapple [High Priestess]
– A Snail [9 of Pentacles]
– Water Lillies [Ace of Cups]
– A lizard eating its tail [The King of Wands]
– The dawn [10 of Swords]
– Ships on rolling waves [2 of Pentacles]
– The wary toddler [10 of Pentacles]
– Dipping toes in water[ Temperance]
– Pumpkins [3 of Cups]
– Furrowed fields [Knight of Pentacles]
– Bright colored tents [7 of Swords]
– A fish in hand [Queen of Cups]
– Crossed keys [The Hierophant]
– A large nail (or chisel) [8 of Pentacles]
– The skull (as a warning) [7 of Cups]
– A rabbit [Queen of Pentacles]
– Cuffs look like crowns [King of Wands]
– A large lemniscate [2 of Pentacles]
– The crab [The Moon]
November 27, 2006 at 5:01 pm #112196
Red-Feathered HatNovember 27, 2006 at 5:35 pm #112207
Haha…I had to laugh when you used the example of the white rose…I’m like..how the heck will I know? My cups suit of my tarot deck uses White Roses on every card!! ;) Sacred Rose deck…
Page of Wands? Messenger of news of passion, excitement, time to express some individuality, an opening in your life to feed your talents.
And sorry, I’m not familiar with the Rider Waite deck, so I’m going to be a beginner and look up the images. But I think I’m in the right area.November 27, 2006 at 5:44 pm #112209
LOL Steph…yes, you are correct m’dear. You get to give the next clue:clap:
*Anyone who does not have the Rider-Waite deck, there are lots of places online that you can go to see the cards; try here.November 27, 2006 at 6:08 pm #112210
Boy, looking at these cards to offer a clue, makes me realize how different this deck is to mine.
Clue: Lightning BoltNovember 27, 2006 at 7:36 pm #112214
Lightning bolt symbolizes truth, which shatters false ideas/institutions.November 27, 2006 at 8:29 pm #112218
Ding ding ding..we have a winner on both accounts!!
Your turn!November 27, 2006 at 10:46 pm #112228
:banana: OK how about:
single sunflowerNovember 28, 2006 at 12:18 am #112229
Hmm.. Queen of Wands? But technically isn’t there three sunflowers there?
And I’m not sure the meaning of the sunflower.November 28, 2006 at 1:33 am #112237
The Sun has four sunflowers; the Queen of Wands has a single sunflower in her hand, but yes, two more adorn her throne.
“As the sunflower turns its face
toward the light of the sun,
so Spiritualism turns the face
toward the light of truth.”
According to Sandra A. Thomson, author of “Pictures from the Heart” says:
“In Greek legend the sunflower is the symbol of the water-nymph Clytie (CLY-tee-ee), who pined for Apollo and was ignored by him. After sitting for nine days without eating, her eyes fixed only on the sun god as he rose and traveled across the sky, her limbs took root in the ground and her face became a flower, perptetually turning to follow her love. She is considered a symbol of constancy.”
So for me, the symbol of the sunflower is a symbol of constancy. Like the constancy of the sun, and of God, and of the afterlife (as created by and promised to us by God.)November 28, 2006 at 3:26 pm #112262
welllll…you’re both right :thumbsup:
Love that story, Pam! Who wants to go next?November 28, 2006 at 3:57 pm #112264
I’ll go next!
Pineapple!November 29, 2006 at 6:03 pm #112296
Anyone have any ideas on this clue? I have been through my deck twice and don’t see any pineapples there…pumpkins, oranges, grapes, but no pineapple, unless….
Could the green leafy spikes on the back of the High Priestess’ throne be pineapple plants? (I know the other fruits are pomegranates, but the yellowish ones are kind of pineappley looking:angel: )November 29, 2006 at 6:34 pm #112298
I went through the deck too and couldn’t find anything. This one is up for grabs. ;)November 29, 2006 at 8:31 pm #112299
You’re right! The pineapples appear on the back of the Empress’ throne.
But just do they mean? :)
*Pam hums the theme song from ‘Jeopardy’ waiting for the answer*
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