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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 Sun

18 - The Sun

Symbolism and Imagery - This card encompasses some common themes. The horse here is strong but there are two naked children riding it. Both have curly blond hair. The horse seems to be bucking but in total control of keeping the children on. In fact, the horse has an air of kindness and love as it looks at the children. The top child is actually holding the sun, red banner draped around him/her. The other child seems to be reaching for the sun or could be holding on for dear life. The horse is standing in a ring of grass and flowers with a horseshoe shaped harp on one side and a cracking egg on the other. There is a wall in the rear which is multi-colored. The sun seems pensive, looking into the sky with a musing gaze.

Comparisons/contrasts with other decks - similar to RWS with a strong horse, ornate sun, wall in the back, red banner. Two children adorn this card as in the Durer.

Initial reactions - The egg signals a birth or a beginning. The two children a reminder that we need others in our lives to help keep the balance, much like the balance between our creations and nature's creations. There is a sense of control here with the child holding the Sun. We are dependent on the Sun but do we control it? It is a reminder of how important the Sun is to our daily existence - something we probably take for granted.

LWB - Satisfaction. Contentment. Success. Favorable social relationships. Love. Joy. Devotion. Unselfish sentiment. Engagement. A happy marriage. Pleasure in daily existence. Earthly happiness. The contentment derived from extending oneself to another person. A good friend. High spirits. Warmth. Sincerity. The rewards of a new friendship. Pleasure from simple things. Achievement in the arts. Acceptance of life. (The LWB definitions are copyright of U. S. Games Systems).

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