About Tarot Magickal Correspondences is an article written as an encouragement to use the Keys of the Tarot. As in any other form of magickal Divination, Correspondences are a link to ancient knowledge. They work because it is part of our basic human nature to use them.
The Forest Of The Ancients – Poem by Moon Spell
As I walk through the forest of the ancients,
The trees, they whisper to me in foreign tongue,
An uncertain magick courses through my body,
And through my veins, I feel it run…
I now see the mysticism, beauty,
Of what’s now perceived to be faery tale…
The ground is scattered with leave and root,
An infinite growth of infinite youth,
Yet all will whither as time shall pass,
The moon shines bright but it cannot last…
About Tarot Magickal Correspondences
About Tarot Magickal Correspondences goes directly to the relationship between the Tarot Reader and her/his Querent. Our clients come to us to know more about situations in their lives. They wish for the Cards to give them enlightenment and guidance.
When a Tarot Reader picks up her Cards so to Read for the Querent, she does not take half of the deck so to shuffle it; she shuffles the entire deck of Cards. Just as one does a Full Tarot Reading with a “full deck”, one performs the Reading with the full knowledge of the Tarot Magickal Correspondences. These are part of the Magick of the Tarot.
It is our individual abilities, talents, and divinatory powers that will shape the interpretation of the Cards. The Sitter has two related intents. The First, is to “know” exactly what is going on around them. The second is to find out what to do about it and how to resolve it adequately.
What are Tarot Magickal Correspondences?
What are Tarot Magickal Correspondences? We already know that Divination is a form of Magick. In most Traditional Tarot Decks, Magickal Correspondences are already present and accounted for in those.
Magickal Correspondences “help us focus intent and direct energy as we weave our intentions on the Web of Life”, Llewellyn’s The Complete Book of Correspondences, by Sandra Kynes. Some Tarot Cards are included in this book of Correspondences, but just not all the Cards. Same goes for Angels and times of day, etc. Rare are the plants that actually have respective applications and usages. But all in all, it is a good place to start as a beginner Tarot Reader.
Beginner Tarot Readers soon realize that the Tarot Cards are also a visual play by play of one’s spiritual progression in life, and on the Web of Life. Upon the Path of our Spiritual Progression here, we “weave ideas, beliefs, energy that provide a deeper psychological meaning to our Walk, rituals and spellwork”, Sandra Kynes. Miss Kynes goes on to say, that “Magical Correspondences are like ‘Keys,’ that combine to unlock and tap into powers that aid us in putting forward our intentions.” Bill Whitcomb, The Magician’s Companion, says that “Magic uses the ‘relationship’ between consciousness (knowing), information (being), and energy (doing), symbols (attributions)…
Correspondences to the Divination Tarot Card
Correspondences to the Divination Tarot Card- is not about reinventing the wheel. It is not my intention here to give you a bunch of ‘never seen before’ Correspondences to the Moon Card. However, for those of you who are into Correspondences and who are curious enough to continue reading, I will endeavor to piece together some Moon Card Correspondences I have gathered for myself down through the years. Not all of them mind you, but some. Moreover, most importantly, those I have found that work for me. Those that work for you, you may take as your own. And leave behind those that do not – for you!
You may also want to compare my list of Tarot Correspondences for the Moon Card, to your own. Our lists may be identical. And then again, it may not.
The Moon Card
The Moon Card is a great Card to use when we want to trace our Fool’s Spiritual progression on our Journey. Consider the Moon. The Moon reflects down to us valuable energies needed so to see what is going on around us; this, for our protection and safety. The Moon Card reminds us of the gift of insight, clair seeing.
Title: The Ruler of Flux and Reflux (The Waning Moon)
Solar System: Mercury, Moon
Moon’s Phases: Full (dark unconscious-self), New (to give life to), Waning (Witchcraft, Sorcery, and dark deeds), Waxing (mercy)
Full Moon: May, November
Time: Midnight (The Threshold) (between 11pm – 1am), 2am, 9am, 4pm,
Celebrations: Hunting of the Wren, Imbolc, Litha, Samhain, Walpurgis, Yule
Elements: Air, fire (reflected light of the Moon), water (tears droplets/hidden real intentions, to wash away abominations)
Astrological: Pisces (The Gateway of the Resurrection of the Sun)
God name: El (elemental water) N.B.: see Chariot
Archangel: Amnitziel (Reflected Light), (Archangel of Pieces, Angel of month of February) – Illumination
Angel: Vakhabriel (the Angel by Day)
Angels: Auriel, Gabriel, Michael
Numerology: 8 (complete integration)
Colors: Black (contrary, chaos, death), Gold, Indigo, Lavender, Purple, Silver (fleshed silver-white), Violet (crimson, ultra-violet), White (silver-white)
Letter: Qoh (Pieces), on the Middle Pillar (balance)
Body part: Back of the head (the cerebellum, the subconscious)
Tree of Life: Path 29
Sacred Geometry: Square Pillars
Keywords: Personal Demons, Revelations
Gods and Goddesses: Anubis (watcher of the Twilight, gardian of the Hall of Truth), Apollo, Arawn, Artemis, Astarte, Badb, Brigid, Cerridwen, Coventina, Diana, Enzu, Fortuna, Freya, Gaia, Hecate, Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, Kali, Khem (double), Khonsu, Kuan Yin, Nana, Nepthys, Phoebe, Sin.
Trees: Acacia, Alder, Apple, Ash, aspen, Birch, Cedar, Cherry, Cypress, fir, Hazel, Horse, Chestnut, Juniper, Laurel, Linden, Maple, Pomegranate, Poplar, Rowan, Spindletree, Pussy Willow, Witch Hazel (love), Yew
Herbs & Garden: Angelica, Basil, Broom, Dairy, Dandelion, Gorse, Hibiscus, Honeysuckle, Ivy, Lavender, Lilac, Marigold, Morning Glory, Mugwort, Peppermint, Rose, Rue, Sage, St. John’s wort, Strawberry, Sweet Woodruff, Thyme, Vervain, Yarrow
Misc. Plants: Anis, Bamboo, Bloodroot, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil, Clove, Dittany, Eyebright, Frankincense, Ginseng, goldenrod, Henbane, High John, Mandrake, Meadowsweet, Mistletoe, Moonwort, Mullein, Nutmeg, Orris Root, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Star Anise, thornapple, wormwood
Perfumes: Thyme, Coxium, Santal Ab
Metals: Gold (to conduct energy), Lead (psychic protection), Silver (protection from an elemental), Tin (to foil)
Gemstones & Minerals: Amethyst, Azurite, Fluorite, Hematite, Red Jasper, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Pyrite, Clear Quartz, Tiger’s Eye, Topaz
From the Sea: Cowry, Crayfish/Lobster shell (holder of the Moon), Mother-of-Pearl
Magical: Fates, Norn, Undines
Type of Magic: Illusions, nightmares about ancestors (Ghosts of the Past); skinwalkers (wear-wolves) and/or Phantoms (legs and feet). Or of seeing the wonder of the Journey on the Lower Astral Path
Senses: Touch, taste, and smell
Animals: Armadillo, Dog(alert to danger), Horse, Hyena, Lynx, Rabbit, Wolf(out of our control)
Birds: Chicken (not rooster), Crane, Crow, Goose, Kite, Lapwing, Magpie, Raven, Swallow, Swan, Vulture, Wren
About Tarot Magickal Correspondences motivates us to learn more about the Witches Keys for Tarot. As in any other form of magickal Divination, Correspondences are not new at all; we may even be familiar with some of these. It is part of our basic human nature to make links between the images we see on the Cards and the world outside us.
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