Author Archives: Dennis Clay

Tarot: Twelve Axioms

Take them for what they’re worth. It was originally a card game. It is still played as a game by some people. See “The Game of Tarot” by Michael Dummett. We will never know what the “true” original card order was, but … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang

One of the traditions about the tarot that I was taught was of the male-female duality inherent in the cards.  Cups and Pentacles are female, Wands and Swords are male.  This tradition can be taken back only so far, perhaps … Continue reading

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Meaning

As I was adding the finishing touches to the Cary-Yale pages I realized what I wanted to accomplish with this website. When I take out my Rider-Universal-Albano-Waite-Smith deck I want to know the meaning of the cards. I want to … Continue reading

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Begin

The other night, as I frequently do, I was helping my wife do a reading. I decided to lay out all the cards in order to help her make sense of the meanings. And I started thinking, “I wish Arisa … Continue reading

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