Elemental Dignities

The Complete Guide To Using Elemental Dignities In A Tarot Reading!

November 12, 2009

This is a collaborative work between Catherine Chapman of Tarot Elements and myself, and is part of the Elemental Dignities Compendium series. …from the Marriage of Heaven and Earth. The Tao produced one; one produced two; two produced three (Tao Te Ching). Have you been confused by Elemental Dignities? There was a time when I […]

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Two Card Combinations – Elemental Dignities Compendium

September 19, 2009

Learning how to read Elemental Dignities can quickly become a frustrating process. This is essentially due to the lack of readily available, useful information. As a way to help provide a good quality resource on this subject, Catherine Chapman of Tarot Elements and I have methodically listed every possible two card combination with their associated […]

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An Introduction To The Elemental Dignities Compendium

September 16, 2009

I’m really excited about this new series. Over the next three posts, Catherine Chapman of Tarot Elements and I propose to present to you a complete reference work of all possible Elemental combination’s. This awesome idea all started a couple of weeks ago when Catherine and I started to discuss how we both approach Elemental […]

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The Element Air – How It Can Inform A Tarot Reading

September 13, 2009

I associate the Element Air in a Tarot deck to the suit of Swords. This association is not set in stone; in fact there are plenty of variations on this, and if you use a deck that associates Air to a different suit, then please go ahead and adapt the information in this article to […]

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The Four Elements

May 27, 2009

Thales, the Ionian philosopher born around 624BCE in Miletus, was one of the first people to ponder the fundamental substance or Element that makes up everything. Before that time, as far as recorded history knows, people generally thought of things occurring through the Will of the gods. I’m not convinced by this. I suspect that ever since humans […]

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The Element of Water in The Suit Of Cups

May 26, 2009

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when so clearly it is Ocean.” Arthur C. Clarke Water, of all the 4 Elements, is the Element of life. Humans are made from approximately 80% water by mass and 75% of the earth is covered in water. Water is a simple molecule yet fundamental to life. Water […]

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The Element Fire: Play with Fire

May 26, 2009

When I first started to read Tarot cards, the Elements were abstract concepts to me. I didn’t walk outside my house and notice the interactions of the Elements, I never truly had the sense that they existed all around me, influencing and causing events. It was only many years later, after reading plenty of books, […]

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Elemental Dignities

May 26, 2009

Elemental Dignities, or EDs, aid the Tarot reader in achieving greater depth to their readings and this post will introduce simple ways to practice. If you use positional based readings, such as the Celtic Cross Spread, then the spread itself will assist you in assigning the level of importance to each card. For example: the […]

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