Golden Eclipse Tarot
Golden Eclipse Tarot
Featured Tarot Cards
Computer Rendered Mockups: The Fool, The Sun, The Lovers, Knight of Wands, King of Cups, Queen of Pentacles, Queen of Cups, Ace of Pentacles, 7 of Pentacles, 3 of Cups.
The Great & Lessor Secrets
The Major & Minor Arcana roughly translates into English as The Great & Lessor Secret. The word arcanum (pluralized as "arcana") came from Latin arcanum, meaning "secret," and entered English as the Dark Ages gave way to the Renaissance.
Literally, every day we live in rhythm with the Universal energies. Why not awaken to the knowledge?
The illustrations in the Golden Eclipse Tarot are a homage to our Babylonian inheritance and Renaissance Astrology; where and when our attention turned upwards towards the sky.
The Babylonians developed a horoscope around 500 BCE, where each day of the week was assigned to one of the seven observable planets:
☉ the Sun / Sunday (The Sun),
☽ the Moon / Monday (the High Priestess),
♂ Mars / Tuesday (The Tower),
☿ Mercury / Wednesday (The Magician),
♃ Jupiter / Thursday (The Wheel of Fortune),
♀Venus / Friday (The Empress), and
♄ Saturn / Saturday (The World).
You already live in rhythm with the Universe and these planetary energies every day - why not awaken to their symbolic language?
The Sun ☉ Sol
Each Major Arcana card corresponds to a planetary ruler, or zodiac sign. The Sun / SOL is the planetary ruler of Leo; and the glyph of the Sun is placed in the 5th house on the cosmic wheel of the zodiac.
The Sun is the Universal light that shines down on us. The source of energy for all life on Earth, which connects us all. The Light in me recognizes the Light within you.
Death + Scorpio
Each Major Arcana corresponds to a planetary ruler or zodiac sign. The Death card corresponds to Scorpio and the 8th House. You can see in the image, the 8th house is illuminated on cosmic wheel of the zodiac.
It is during Scorpio Season and the Death Card that we experience transformation and change. Death is not the ending, it is nearly a time in ones’ life for transformation. Death allows for our energy to be diverted to other areas; for a new cycle to take root and begin.
King of Cups & The Lord of the Underworld
The King of Cups controls the depth of our emotions. He rules the Underworld, the 3rd decan of Libra and the 1st and 2nd decans of Scorpio (which is highlighted in the cosmic wheel of the zodiac).
Minor Arcana: 2 of Cups / Venus in the 1st decan of Cancer
The two of cups corresponds to Venus in the 1st decan of Cancer. Here you can see Venus' glyph located in the 4th house, of Cancer.
Venus rules both Taurus and Libra; relationships and that which we value. With Venus in Cancer, we value the emotional bonds that we create. We seek to feel safe and nurtured, so in return we can nurture, protect our hearts and heal ourselves.
♀ Planetary Square & Sigil
Also included in the Golden Eclipse tarot are the 7 magickal planetary squares and sigils for Sol, Luna, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn.
Magick Squares, also known as Kameas, are associated with both planetary magick and the modern Hermetic Kabbalah. You can use magick squares to create your own sigils to empower your intentions; or place on your zodiac season, new moon or full moon altars.
☽ Lunar Rituals
During a Solar Eclipse, the three cosmic forces - the sun, moon and earth - the holy trinity of our Universe, come together in perfect energetic alignment.
Solar eclipses favor lunar practices and rituals, for the light of the sun is eclipsed by the moon.