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Saer
03 Apr 2011, 10:25
There are 78 cards in a tarot deck, each with their own unique meaning. Depending on position, context, orientation, and personal belief each card's meaning can vary. Even still we all have those cards that bring a smile (or a frown) to our faces as soon as it's flipped.
So, what's your favorite card(s) and why? What about your least favorite?

I'm personally partial to the Sun. I'm a fire lady through and through and a Leo. To me it represents rebirth, child-like innocence and joy, the cycles, the ability to be born, live, change, die, and do it all again. It represents potential and energy. That's just me though. The Fool is a close second representing potential, I'm all about opportunity and journeys. Lastly, the Lovers; pure, unadultered love, not necessarily for a person.
I'm also fond of the 2 of cups (I love love) and the Tower oddly. It may often be a negative thing but I feel the destruction of the tower lays the ground clean to build anew, another cycle reference, and it always means excitement.
I don't like the seven of cups which represents personal emotional instability to me, or the 5 of disks which represents the downfall of external financial situations (it means I'm losing my job, without fail).

What about you?

OpenHands
03 Apr 2011, 11:48
My favorite card is The Star because of its associations with hope and renewal. I'm planning to make an art quilt based on that card this year, actually. Least favorite? The Tower. (funny how each card affects us all differently, huh?) I don't like to feel as if the rug is being pulled out from under me in life, even if it eventually leads to good things.

PharaohKatt
03 Apr 2011, 15:53
I love this question ^_^

My favourite tarot card is probably Temperance. There's just something about it that speaks to me. Unfortunately it's not the card that best represents me :P

Bjorn
03 Apr 2011, 16:02
VI Clubs

http://www.tarotwisdomreadings.com/TarotDecks/rpt6club.jpg

magusphredde
03 Apr 2011, 16:19
Trey of Swords ...

Taiga Pagan
04 Apr 2011, 03:11
Took quiz at http://www.flarn.com/~warlock/tarot/

Here's the result:
http://www.flarn.com/~warlock/tarot/catpeople/5.jpg

You are The Hierophant
Divine Wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching.

All things relating to education, patience, help from superiors.The Hierophant is often considered to be a Guardian Angel.

The Hierophant's purpose is to bring the spiritual down to Earth. Where the High Priestess between her two pillars deals with realms beyond this Earth, the Hierophant (or High Priest) deals with worldly problems. He is well suited to do this because he strives to create harmony and peace in the midst of a crisis. The Hierophant's only problem is that he can be stubborn and hidebound. At his best, he is wise and soothing, at his worst, he is an unbending traditionalist.

??? Yeah right????

PharaohKatt
04 Apr 2011, 04:14
Took quiz at http://www.flarn.com/~warlock/tarot/


Oh lol, there's a Stargate joke hidden in there ^_^
#totalgeek

Raphaeline
04 Apr 2011, 09:06
The Hierophant always spoke to me, although I don't know why. The High Priestess has been a favorite of mine in the past.

But I think my favorite might be The Fool.

Dez
04 Apr 2011, 09:28
I'm very fond of the way the High Priestess and the Empress can play off of each other...also the Death card, oddly enough. It comes around a lot when I do personal work.

Caelia
04 Apr 2011, 13:06
My favorite card is The Star. I love stars and its meaning mirrors my life.

Saer
04 Apr 2011, 15:45
[You are The Sun

Happiness, Content, Joy.

The meanings for the Sun are fairly simple and consistent.

Young, healthy, new, fresh. The brain is working, things that were muddled come clear, everything falls into place, and everything seems to go your way.

The Sun is ruled by the Sun, of course. This is the light that comes after the long dark night, Apollo to the Moon's Diana. A positive card, it promises you your day in the sun. Glory, gain, triumph, pleasure, truth, success. As the moon symbolized inspiration from the unconscious, from dreams, this card symbolizes discoveries made fully consciousness and wide awake. You have an understanding and enjoyment of science and math, beautifully constructed music, carefully reasoned philosophy. It is a card of intellect, clarity of mind, and feelings of youthful energy.]

Haha, awesome. Apparently the sun is my favorite for a reason.

B. de Corbin
05 Apr 2011, 15:57
The Hanged Man

Suspended between heaven and earth - both at once, but neither one nor the other. Inner harmony in the eye of the hurricane. Acceptance of what is.

FantasyWitch
06 Apr 2011, 06:03
You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

OpenHands
06 Apr 2011, 07:18
The Hanged Man

Suspended between heaven and earth - both at once, but neither one nor the other. Inner harmony in the eye of the hurricane. Acceptance of what is.

I like that interpretation.

MaskedOne
06 Apr 2011, 07:25
Taigan's quiz is convinced that I'm

You are the Hanged Man
Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.

With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of loss from a situation, rather than gain.

The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.

The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.

Favorites, I like the symbolism for the Hanged Man well enough. I also like Strength, the Hermit and sometimes the Chariot. I don't really have a clear favorite.

Little wolf of two moons
14 Nov 2011, 16:42
Though I am new at all of this and have yet to fully understand my own deck, which is the Shape shifters Deck by D.J. Conway and Sirona Knight and Art by Lisa Hunt,
The quiz gave me this:
You are The High Priestess

Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.

The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.

I guess I should study my cards more, but there is no pull, no want to do so anymore what should I do? I was excited and overjoyed when I ordered them, delighted when they arrived and when I opened them I was eager to read all I could about them but now I do not even have their want to try and dig them out of hiding from my move.

habbalah
13 Dec 2011, 05:25
I'm also the high priestess, according to the quiz.

I don't read cards anymore but I used to and I remember liking the five of cups; and the idea of though three of them have spilled, you have your remaining two to pick up and move on.

-JT-
29 May 2012, 21:44
I don't remember which deck it was, but there was a tarot deck I once saw with the suite names and "official titles" in small print...the cards were more or less "interpreted" for people, and had big captions like "Mind" and "Nothingness" in white letters, referring to the traditional way that the cards had been read. A lot of people I spoke to didn't like the deck because of that, but the symbolism in a lot of the artwork spoke to me, and I found it really easy to read with. There was a card called "adventure" with this aurora borealis-like light display over a hill and a child wandering spellbound towards it. I really identified with it. =) Anyway, hopefully someone knows which deck I am talking about?

IN a traditional deck I like "wheel of fortune", "judgment", and "the chariot".

dressagegirl
30 May 2012, 00:45
I don't have a favourite card per say, but I'm always attracted to the Page of Wands. If I'm ever shuffling with a blank mind and drop a card, or if I'm just carrying my cards and drop one, it's always Page of Wands. If anyone does a reading for me, with either my cards or their own, Page of Wands comes out in nearly every reading. I'm yet to figure out what it really means for me.

I also got High Priestess according to the quiz.

LiadanWillows
30 May 2012, 08:16
My favorite card is The World.

But I took the quiz and got this

http://www.flarn.com/~warlock/tarot/fantastical/6.jpg

thalassa
30 May 2012, 08:26
You are The Wheel of Fortune

Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of intoxication with success

The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.


Interesting...I would put it as one of my fave cards, the others being The Star and The Queen of Swords.

I wonder what that says about me...

shadow1982
05 Jun 2012, 10:16
I took the quiz and got this card;

You are The Empress
Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.
The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.
The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

I'm not sure what my favourite card is but my favourite suit is probably the cups.

PoisonTears
05 Jun 2012, 16:22
I would have to say my favorite card is the Moon. Being a cancer I am strongly en-tuned to the literal moon anyhow. I use the Druid Tarot. and this entire deck really speaks to me more then any other deck i have seen.
The moon card comforts me. The wolf and hound are reminders to me of my totem animals. and there is also a crab (me cancer) in the art. the pillar of stone I tend to pull often in my readings as well. there is so much that I relate to in this card that I find great comfort in it, even though it signifies a difficult journey to me a little. but my dogs are there...to help me along the way. and the moon watches over me, as well as the water. :) I'm going to take that quiz I keep reading about and see what happens. just for the fun of it.

Jera
11 Nov 2012, 10:56
Queen of Wands - Maybe it's because I'm a cat person and a fire sign, but she's my favourite Queen along with the Queen of Swords
Death - a very powerful card as it immediately surfaces our deepest fears.
Strength - reminds me to keep my head held high with integrity and strength
High Priestess - a lovely card for the divine feminine

I have the Mary Hanson-Roberts deck :)

AL!CE
13 Nov 2012, 08:09
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l141/AL1CE/100_1490.jpg
My favourite Tarot card. She reminds me of River from 'Serenity'.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAIFJH48Gxo

Jera
15 Nov 2012, 02:36
Wow, what deck is that from??

egregor
15 Jan 2013, 14:18
The World.

Sean R. R.
15 Jan 2013, 18:42
The Empress.

Clive
16 Jan 2013, 17:13
The Moon - Leaving the comfort of home as the crayfish crawls out of the pond and conquering fear and doubt.

The Devil - Realizing that those shackles around your neck are loose enough to be removed with your own hands.

shadow1982
20 Jan 2013, 08:31
I still don't know what my favourite card is but I have recently begun exploring/blogging about the major arcana and it has been interesting. As I spend time studying some of the cards I discover layers of meaning I had never considered, which in turn makes me love that card a little. F.ex Strength, it has begun to speak to me in a way I never would have really considered before.