guide english

What is presented here is my own interpretation of the cards.

 

Obviously, the deck can be used without reading the website, with your own instinctive interpretations. This website will change and evolve with time, as people use it and share their discoveries.

 

I am so grateful for all the beautiful writing I have already seen on this deck, and I can’t wait to continue this journey with you! 

THE SYSTEM

 

The Tarot of Devotion is a 40 card deck. It has it's own structure, separate from traditional tarot, with majors, minors and a hierarchy. 

A temple...

 

Inspired by medieval churches, the Tarot of Devotion was created to represent a temple. The back of the cards are its many doors. The minors are weathered frescoes, and the majors stained glass window. A key stone holds the whole structure together....

THE MINORS

 

On the temple's frescoes you can find many characters. They represent you and me, qualities we can embody, moments of life...

THE MAJORS

 

On the windows of the temple are divinities. Humans have always searched for the divine, and yet it seems always out of reach. That’s why we built languages and images, tools that allow us to have a relationship with the unknown. Those are such divinities, ways of personifying different elemental forces that can be both revered and harnessed. Most of all, they give us permission to be more than what we are.

The Great Ones

 

These three cards represent higher forces, the highest, unknowable divine. The two figures are the Sun and Moon, or the god and goddess, any two ends of the spectrum of divinity. In the centre is the Whisper a faceless energy that is both spirit and life.

Those of the centre

 

Divinities of the earth. They are linked nature and practical realities. They rule over the world we live in, what we do, and our relationships. They are linked to the knights.

Those of the edges

 

Divinities of water and air. They are linked to the emotion and creativity. They rule over our feelings and our expression. They are linked to the witches.

Those of beyond

 

Companions to the ones of the centre, because any seeking has roots in the practical. They are about what we try to understand, and might try to understand all our lives. They are linked to the pilgrims.

They key stone

 

At the very apex of the temple is the keystone. It represents yourself, your heart, your truth.