Tarot basics.pp

download Tarot basics.pp

If you can't read please download the document

  • date post

  • Category


  • view

  • download


Embed Size (px)


Learn how to navigate Polarity Wellness Tarot, the first somatic tarot deck. The most significant difference is that this deck indicates how to creatively resolve challenges by making a mind-body connection. It fuses other systems such as elements, types of touch, astrology, and energetic body work. Each card suggests a practice to help move energy for each cards lessons. Deck by Miriam Jacobs, User Guide by Miriam Jacobs and Stephanie Swafford. Decks may be purchased at: PolarityTarot.com

Transcript of Tarot basics.pp

NAVIGATING Polarity Wellness Tarot

NAVIGATINGPolarity Wellness Tarot

with Miriam JacobsAll rights reserved 2014

This presentation introduces you to basic Tarot and the Polarity Wellness Tarot deck.Because Tarot is based on universal elements it is connected with other systems.Be creative and get ready to explore.

Choosing Cards

Generally speaking a tarot card reading may: Help us make personal choices , see the underlying reasons behind events, help focus intuition and affirm what you already know, get to the essence of what I am sensing. Tarot informs you as what to expect.Start with mundane questions or picking one card each day. Keep a journal.

History of TarotTarot StructureMinor Arcana - Suits & Elements NumerologyPolarity Wellness TarotIndividual SuitsMajor Arcana CardsCourt CardsPWT Card Structure & User GuideTop Symbols Elements

This presentation will cover the following. If you are familiar with any of these systems, I encourage you to attribute the connection to ease the use of Tarot in your own life.

Astrology signs & planetsPolarity Therapy ConnectionBody with PracticesTouch SymbolsTouch Relations to AstrologyChakrasPracticesSample Card LayoutExpanding the Work "Tarot and the Chakras


TAROT HISTORYUnclear Origins

- Book of WisdomAncient Egypt - Royal Road of LifeTree of Life (Kabbalah) - Hebrew - TorahPictorial way for gypsies, who spoke different languages, to communicateA wedding gift made for the marriage union between the Visconti & Sforza families (15th century Renaissance Italy)Latin - Rota Wheel

Occult groups are rejected Tarot, considered evil and feared.Early 20th cent. new groups form -new interpretations of Tarot.

Pentacles Swords Cups Wands Earth Air Water FireDiamonds Spades Hearts Clubs

TAROT SUITS are similar to playing cards (52 cards). Except that in each suit there are 4 court cards instead of 3. (Thats 56 cards) and an additional 22 cards making a Tarot deck a total of 78 cards.Disks/Pentacles Earth - pictures of our external, physical reality (finances, work, health) - diamondsSwords/Air - pictures of our thoughts - spadesCups - pictures of our emotional factors - heartsWands - pictures of our vision, insight, creativity clubs

78 cards total22 Major Arcana cards - 56 Minor Arcana cards - 4 suits40 number cards 16 court cards


Minors Arcana - describes matter at hand, detailed through suits/elements.Court cards - specific people that influence the reading or aspects of yourself that relate to psychological states also through suits/elements. Major Arcana - Archetypical symbols of the journey of life. Also based on pathways of the Kabbalah and therefore, the Hebrew letters (neither are included in this presentation).

NumerologyA system that interprets the numbers of the spelling of your name and birth date etc. Based on early philosophical theories. The relationship between physical objects or living things

Numerology appears in both the Major and Minor Arcana cards.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. New beginning, seed, individual 2. Polarity, balance, relationship, opposite 3. Triangle, body/mind/spirit, trinity, synthesis, cooperation, integration 4. Square, four directions/corners/seasons/elements, foundation, stability, order 5. Pentagram, struggle, change, crisis, conflict 6. Cube, triumph, harmony and beauty, reciprocity, exchange, decisive action 7. Chakras/days of the week/wonders of the world, inner work or process, a challenge, mastery 8. Change, inspiration, rhythm or octave, progress 9. Completion, culmination, transition, resolution10. Manifestation in full form, transformation, abundance

Aces (instead of ones) are a beginning quality of each suit. They are seeds of a suit.

Most Popular Minor Arcana Decks

Today, interpretations of the cards vary from reader to reader, and book to book.Cards images vary slightly as well. Rider Waite - pictorial. Thoth Astro references also calls pentacles - 9 of disks sun in virgo

PWT is based on classic Tarot. It fuses some of these systems, especially Polarity Therapy bodywork. Images are digitally designed collage that show the Polarity Energy Man on each card, who highlights areas to focus your attention. There are color-coded references on the top of each card that integrate elements, touch types to use, astrology and chakra attributes. The deck comes with a User Guide (with Stephanie Swafford) that contains concise card meanings with suggested mind body practices.

Polarity Wellness Tarot also color-codes anatomical references. Ether. Air. Fire. Water. Earth.



Leo solar plexus


FIRE Minor Arcana CARDS - Spiritual and Creative Life Anatomy: forehead, solar plexus, and thighs, sense of sight, body response - shaking Emotions: enthusiasm/anger Color: yellow Spiritual, Create, Insight, Passion, Brightness, Action, Focus, Vitality





AIR Minor Arcana CARDS - Intellectual Life Anatomy: shoulders, kidneys and ankles, sense of touch, body response - movement and speed Emotions: compassion/desire Color: green Mental, Thoughts, Contemplate, Ideas, Movement, Speed, Disperse, Lightness





WATER Minor Arcana CARDS - Emotional Life Anatomy: chest, pelvis, feet, sense of taste, body response - smooth and flowing Emotions letting go/attachment Color: orange Emotional, Love, Relationship, Connect, Flowing, Receptive, Nurturing, Merging





EARTH Minor Arcana CARDS - Physical Life Anatomy: neck, colon, knees, sense of smell, body response - contraction Emotions: courage/ fear Color: deep red Physical, Sense, Work, Money, Structure, Methodical, Organize, Grounded

Major Arcana - Rider-Waite deck.These are your karmic lessons. They are of the greatest personal significance in a reading. They narrate the entire range of archetypical experiences. Broken down by Jungian Taroists into 3 lines. [do I need this page?]

Tarot Kabbalah Relationships

Although the Kabbalah is not included in the Polarity Wellness Tarot system, it is worth noting the correlations.Minor Arcana cards show up in the Ten Holy Sephiroth or ten spheres. Major Arcana cards correspond to the Pathways of Kabbalah. For more information please see Quabalistic Tarot, by Robert Wang.

Most Popular Decks

The Visconti Sforza - copied from the famous Renaissance deck. Rider-Waite added images for each card (Rider being the publisher was designed in 1910 by Arthur Edward Waite & illustrated by Pamela Coleman Smith Thoth deck in the 1940s -added astrological references. by Aleister Crowley, illustrated by Lady Frieda HarrisMarseille deck - France & Modern mystery school version by Paul Foster Case in 1922, called The Builders of the Adytum or BOTA.

Most Popular Decks

Note slight differences. Strength and Justice change numerological positions. VII and XI[do I need this page?]

Major Arcana

To simplify the Major Arcana divide them into three rows of 7 cards. In PWT all Major Arcana are represented by the Ether Chakra. See top left hand symbol - Later on in Tarot and the Chakras the Major Arcana gets broken down to include the Third Eye MA VIII - XIV and the Crown MA XV - XXI Chakras.

Fool - in between the Elements

Fool 0. Stands alone. Between the heart chakra (air) and throat chakra (ether).Does the fool lie behind the heart? Is s/he the soul??Leaping into a new phase of life or spiritual direction, childlike wonder, carefree

Consciousness:outer concernsBody

The first 7 Major Arcana cards as more practical experiences. Each Major Arcana card has a main element, sub element, type of touch or movement quality zodiac reference and chakra.This first row relates to the Throat/Ether Chakra.

Subconscious:search inward to find who we really areMind

In the PWT looks at the second row of 7 MA cards as deeper and more under current experiences. Tarot and the Chakras takes this a step further and attributes chakra/elements to the third-eye instead of the throat/ether chakra.

Superconsciousdevelopment of a spiritual awareness; the unfolding of archetypal energySpirit

In the PWT look the third row of 7 cards as highly evolved/ spiritual and esoteric type of experiences. Tarot and the Chakras takes this a step further and attributes this chakra/element to the crown instead of the throat/ether chakra.


King/KnightFather/wise oneQueensMother/nurturer Knight/PrinceSon/teen Page/Princess Daughter/child

There are four Courts for each suit. They are specific people that influence the reading, aspects of your self that influence the matter or represent psychological states.

Court Cards

In PWT - each court card grouping represent all 3 elemental body-anatomy. Sub elements are due to rank and may change the quality of touch. Pages - airKnights - fireQueens - waterKings - earth

Example of king court cards variations. The Thoth deck names Kings - Knights and also names Knights - Princes and Pages are named Princesses.

Each card of PWT shows the Polarity Energy Man in the bottom right hand corner, who highlights areas to focus your attention and where to contact the body.

Example of Polarity Wellness Users Guide

Color-coded references integrate anatomical, astrological and elemental attributes. Touch quality