Category Archives: Tarot of the Saints

My personal study of this deck, started in December 2006, and using secondary card, art and book sources as well as this deck.

St. Jude – King of Coins

“Thanks to St. Jude for favours received” was in constant evidence in the personal ads in the local paper I read when young. I always wondered what that meant, it seemed so mysterious to a non-Catholic. My only other reference … Continue reading

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St. Elizabeth – Queen of Coins

This is St. Elizabeth of Hungary, the daughter of the King of Hungary in the early 13th century. Her mother was German and was murdered by Hungarian nobles in what is described as a hate crime. Elizabeth was a serious … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence – Knight of Coins

St. Lawrence is carrying a metal grate or gridiron which reminds me of the torture of poor St. Blandina and the martyrs of Lyons. In our current society I hear of shootings, massacres, and death frequently, but this prevalent violence … Continue reading

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St. Norbert – Squire of Coins

I was keen to get to St. Norbert because I don’t know his story. As I’ve been doing these cards, I find I look forward to finding things out about people I don’t know. Some Saints were not real people, … Continue reading

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Tarot of the Saints – Tens

TEN OF COINS This is a card of materialism, which can be good, but it can be a sign of greed or prosperity without the spirit. You know what I see when I see those coins all lined up? Stasis. … Continue reading

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Tarot of the Saints – Nines

NINE OF COINS This depicts the abundance and multiplication of the loaves and fishes, which was one of the miracles Jesus performed. Robert Place says this also can indicate health and prosperity as well as abundance, or perhaps in that … Continue reading

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Tarot of the Saints – Eights

EIGHT OF COINS This shows Joseph and his son Jesus doing carpentry work. Jesus apprenticed to his father to learn the trade. I like Robert Place’s text in which he states “To be satisfying, labor must bring spiritual rewards as … Continue reading

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