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This deck is overpowering, intense, complex, symbol city, the systems are totally endless. This deck goes on and on, there is no end to it. The Cards them selves are like a tunnel that doesn't end. Like a worm hole. I have found that some tarot lovers keep the the deck stored and only bring it out of the closet once in a blue moon, due to that it is too busy for them to read from. If your one of these people please join the study group.

To understand each card one must look at them differently than other cards from different decks. This was my first step. This deck has a strange way of communicating to it's reader, I have tried this strange method on friends, family, and strangers. to see the results.

With success!

IronSides's Method for reading the Medieval Scapini Tarot Deck.

I have been inspired for many years by Mary K. Greer's books, that through her personal wisdom has taught me so much more with understanding the Tarot. These are Mary K, Greer's books that have help me decode Scapini's symbols, 21 ways to Read a Tarot - Step 13, pg 129; Tarot Reversals - Traditional meanings that help me put keywords to the symbols. Tarot for yourself - helped me work through reader block, which guided me to finding my method on how to read the cards, simple and easy. Without these books over the past 7 yrs I would have been lost to ever understanding or ability to even read this deck. I strongly feel that Mary k. Greer deserves some credit here, and that I will give her. you will find that I will be posting quotes through out this blog from her books for reference only to help you understand the Scapini's deck.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Medieval Scapini - Ace of Coins

The Ace Of Coins

The image in the coin, is constructed along a central perspective, from a (crown) in the foreground, immediately leading to a King and Queen (Chokmah and Binah). and eventually leading through a gate, "Gate" being applicable to any sephirah, but especially to the lower ones as gateways to the mundane sphere.

Ace of Coins - supported by a winged boy who wears a conspicuous blind fold. this pointed to Kether as forever unseen. On the coin itself is an image of an ideal garden, clearly pegan, (Eden, with Kether, sephiroth exted from Kether to "the mountains of the east" the perspective extents beyond the garden to a distant mountain. In the east. Coins - as Talismans not currency.

"Garden of Eden" - Kether -

suit of Diamonds - diamond neckless around the queen neck.

Ace = Inheritance, gifts, money, etc.

Rocks and Crystals - combination of material and spirituality

Rocks - desire, struggle,
Crystals - immateriality,

Blue Wings - soul, water, subconscious mind
Red - blindfold - action passion inspiration, energy, blood, lust, anger, instincts -animal urges, ecstasy

Two new sprouts - beginning, growth,

Treasure - great wealth, gold, valuable coins and artifacts

Man and woman - Addam and Eve - contentment, joy, happiness

Grapes - abundance prosperity, celebration of a food life, happiness

Orange tree - fertility, young married couple

Ox/bull - taurus - Power, stability, stubbornness, strength

Flute and Tambourine - harmony, perfection, humanity,

Flowers - spiritual - potential fruition of one's labours

Mountain - challenges, obstacles, far off goals, that can be reached by waking throught the lesson, accomplishment

Lion - can devour you with rage and or desire, pride, courage,

Goat/sheep/lamb - playfullness, perversity, trickster like attributes, lust greed, envy avarice, serious, responsible, materialistic,

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