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.

Tarot of the Saints Wrap-Up

April 1st, 2010 It’s a very human thing to want to wrap things nicely, so here are my observations: It was never my intention to study the entire deck, I was merely curious about St. Helena, but then carried on. … Continue reading

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XXI – St. Sophia – The World

This is the final card, I’ve done all seventy-eight over the last three years, and I have learned so much. Sophia relates to the Shekinah in Judaism and I first came across her in The Grail Tarot in that respect. … Continue reading

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XX – St. Gabriel – Judgement

I got a bit confused about archangels being Saints with this card. Strange, but it was never something I questioned with St. Michael. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints explains it this way: From the beginning of Christian history, veneration of … Continue reading

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XIX – Christ – The Sun

This is the one card in the Tarot of the Saints deck that I really dislike. The red colour of the rays juxtaposed against yellow is not a favourite combination of mine, and I prefer art that depicts Jesus as … Continue reading

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XVIII – St. Mary – The Moon

This is the card that originally got me going on a study of this entire deck. Someone on a forum was complaining about how she thought that Mary, the mother of Jesus, should be on The Empress card and Robert … Continue reading

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XVII – St. Therese – The Star

UPDATE: As someone pointed out to me in the comments section, I mixed up my Saints. Place has a quote by the St. Teresa of Avila before he does his write-up for St. Therese of Lisieux. Frankly, I think given the education … Continue reading

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XVI – St. Barbara – The Tower

Saint Barbara is another Saint who was deemed a myth and thus removed from the Church calendar in 1968. Her story has always reminded me of the story of Perseus and Danae in Greek mythology, so that’s my opinion of … Continue reading

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