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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, March 16, 2011

Medieval Scapini - Major and Minor Association tables

Scapini's Major Arcana Association Table

Note: I will keep adding to the table as my time allows it. it is currently incomplete, my apologies.

Card Astrological
"O. Wirth"
Hebrew "Levi"
Magician Taurus Aleph (One) and Kether (Crown, the Infinite). The swords blade forms the letter's diagonal, and the Magician's hands
supply its appendages
Popess Beth - (Two) and Chokmah (Wisdom)
The woman's book and the Veil that shields her sanctuary from the profane.
Empress Virgo Gimel - (Three) and Binah (Understanding)
Base of her dais are 10 allegorical images that indicate her command of all learning. 7 liberal Arts, supplemented by 3 other disciplines: grammar, logic, rhetoric, geometry, arithmetic, music, poetry, philosophy, astronomy, and theology.
Daleth - (four) and Chesed (Mercy, Kindness)
foresees the his 4 elements will evolve into life, his orb is green symbolize the life force.
Pope Aries Heh - (Five) and Din (Judgment) or Geburah (Severity)
Face express Kindness.
Severity: Looking at the 7 deady sins
The Lovers Sagittarius Vau
The Chariot Zain -
Justice Libra Cheth -(Eight) and HOD (Majesty, splendor) Justice as a fertility goddess, Fertility is subliminally present in the chariot. generating prosperity
Hermit Teth - (Nine) and YESOD (Foundatiion)
Hermit stands at the limit of his temporal life. a boundary for the sea, a barrier for all time, the seascape in this card.
The Wheel of Fortune Capricorn Yod - (Ten) and Malkuth (Kingdom)

Crowns: Kingdom = Kether.

The Wheel rides on unstable waters, instability is a quality of fortune but also of Malkuth, the sphere of change, insecurity, and chaos.
Strength Leo Kaph Mars
The Hanged Man Lamed
Death Mem
Temperance Aquarius Nun
Tower Scorpio Ayin
Star Pisces Pe Mercury
Moon Cancer Tzaddi
Sun Gemini Qoph
Resh Saturn
Fool Shin
World Tau Sun

Table 2: Major Arcana

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Medieval Scapini Tarot - Nine of Swords

The Nine of Swords

This card is the tarot's most malevolent.  A clergy man.

Medieval Scapini Tarot - Eight of Swords

The Eight of Swords
" Illness", A conspirator or defendant is in a critical or troublesome situation.
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