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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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Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Medieval Scapini - Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords, is especially interesting for its abundance of symmetrical opposites, The contrasts of White and Black, good and evil, sweet and bitter.

The Sword emblem has "the Crown" of Kether above the "Diadem" of Malkuth.

Suit of Spades - Crown is in circled with.


Ace = Commencement of enmity.

Symbols of the Ace of Swords

Goddess of Victory - Victory, glory, justice, punishment, injustice,

Laurel Crown - worldly success - Air - Flight
Triumph by force, power, authority, loss of power,

Wings - Conquest, release, upliftment, dematerialization, movement away, inspired

Yellow Lightning - Inspiration - (helps us to understand the problems we are dealing with at the time.) Signal - Alerts us of upcoming storm.
Disaster, obstacle, destruction,

Palm fronds - Victory over death - unfolding of spiritual forces -

Yin / Yang - Symbol - balance,

Red and Blue Flames - 

Blue flames -Passivity - Truth, peace, calmness, conception, fidelity, seed, conception, fertility
Red flames - Activity - will, desire, passion, courage, action, sperm, impotency

Cain - Holding produce - farmer- Limits obstruction, battles, strife, difficulties

Abel - holding lamb - herdsman- aspirations getting better

Snake - horns - green - wisdom, transforming, spiritual, depravity, regeneration, healing, bruised, jeolousy, prejudice

Clouds - Air - Dark - psychic veil -emotions that have been kept at bay.
Temper, bravery, strength, agressiveness

Bright - upliftment, spirituality,

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