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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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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Medieval Scapini Tarot - Ace of Cups

Ace of Cups

Suit of "Blessings" - kether - crown is a circlet of lotus petals.

Suit of Hearts - heart in mid of fruitfilled stem

Ace = Commencement of a love affair.

Scapini's opulent fountain for his Ace of Cups, his fountain stands on the qlippoth, the "Shells" or Cortices" of evil. Scapini's qlippoth are marine shells, crab, scallop, and nautilus.

Mother Cat nursing 3 Kittens - Contentedly, nurturing, generosity,

Kittens - red, black, white - color symbols-

Scapini's red - spirit
Scapini's black - (Saturn) - death, mystery, delusion, and conspiracy
Scapini's white - purity

Serpentine/Snake = encompasses "blessings" also Dragons tail - Stem of the fountain - beauty,

Serpent - lies beneath the womans feet -

Tortoise shell - pleasure,

Heart - fullness, love, (suit sign)

Pearl - Marriage, perfection

Broken Ice - opulence

Shells - sexual, Acend from, (evil)

Swan feather - birth,

Lotus flower - peace, purity, (kether)

A woman nurses 2 babies - fertility, charity, joy, spiritual love,

Fountain basin - Goodness overflowing,

Dolphins - Horned - guarding - love, devotion, imagination, goodness, enlightenment, inner peace, regeneration, divination, wisdom, prudence, emotions.

Two stoned Masks - spout two stream of water into the hexagonal basin.
Mask of a Happy face - Happiness, joy,delight,
Mask of a sad face -

Hexagonal basin - union, comming together of opposites, joining to forces.

Dove - Peace, eternal love, purity

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