Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tarot Combinations - 5 of Swords and 18 The Moon

Tarot Combinations can refer to multiple techniques. In this post, we are focusing on the combination of two cards to reveal one meaning. This method allows a deeper relationship with the Tarot. If you currently use the 'card a day' method, try expanding to the two card method.

There are a number of ways to go about this method. You can combine images, meanings, numerical values, etc.

Always use your own impressions of the cards, not the suggested interpretation of another. The tarot is most reliable when you allow yourself to follow your own instincts to reveal the meanings.

Deck used The Rider Tarot Deck - 5 of Swords / 18 The Moon

Using image combinations - The man, having stolen/won the swords, has his back turned to the moon. In this combination, I'm thinking the moon has the effect of strengthening emotions. The man's facial expression almost mirrors the yellow dog in its anger, although he also carries a type of satisfaction.

  • Someone letting emotions rule his actions.

Using meanings: Five of Swords - victory at a cost; The Moon - Self-deceptions, overwhelming emotions

  • Victory at the cost of self-deception and allowing emotions to rule.

Using numerical values: 5 - Upsetting the balance, change, conflicts, disappointments; 18 - reduced to 9 - final stage, preparations for transition

  • Changes occurring to prepare for a new cycle.

Give this method a try and see how much it can add to your Tarot experience. Feel free to leave a comment on your results. What do you see in this tarot combination?


Inner Whispers said...

Hi Cher,

Really like this idea, and your example worked really well. Thanks for sharing this!

Cher Green said...

Inner Whispers,

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to do more of these in the future. There's just so much I'd like to share on this blog, but weekly postings don't allow much output. And time doesn't allow more postings. :) Sigh.

IDEALIST said...

I agree with everything that was said by inner whispers. I tried this and it was really effective.

Cher Green said...


I'm glad you found it effective and hopefully useful.