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Originally Posted by kwaw View Post
Putting aside paths, letters, one-to-one matching of sequential orders, what astrological signs & planets would you associate with the trumps & fool on the imagery/meaning alone -- ?
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I do like some of the alternatives you've proposed, especially virtues on the horizontals. When starting from scratch, and not relying on any tradition whatsoever, lots of interesting things can arise. My attempt with the Star Tower was to see how far one could push a synthesis of various traditional approaches.

But since you asked, although this takes us a bit far afield, and somewhat off topic, my Trigrammaton Tarot attributions are as follows. Note these have nothing to do with the Tree of Life. The basic idea is to align the three groups of cards and three hermetic categories: Estates of Man with Elements; Allegories of Life with the Zodiac; Celestial realm with the Planets.

With the final seven cards, I am in complete agreement with you on the planets, they seem to be pretty obvious based on the imagery. This arrangement puts the 8th Planet, Earth, in the center of the 12 Zodiac signs, aligned with the Wheel.

In order to accommodate all the categories, and align them with 26 English letters, the four Princesses are elevated to quasi-Trump status in order to signify the Cardinal signs - and these are simply placed where they would go in zodiacal order, (which oddly enough aligns them with each other in AThBaSh order). Other than inserting these, the Marseilles order is followed. The first and last group total 13 cards, as does the middle group.

THE FOOL - Yin - Negative Pole
THE MAGUS - Yang - Positive Pole
THE PRIESTESS - Earth (element)
THE EMPRESS - Water
THE EMPEROR - Air
THE HIEROPHANT - Fire

THE LOVERS - Pisces
……..THE PRINCESS OF WANDS - Aries
THE CHARIOT - Taurus
ADJUSTMENT - Gemini
……..THE PRINCESS OF CUPS - Cancer
THE HERMIT - Aquarius
WHEEL OF FORTUNE - Earth (planet)
LUST - Leo
THE HANGED MAN - Virgo
……..THE PRINCESS OF SWORDS - Libra
DEATH - Scorpio
ART - Sagittarius
……..THE PRINCESS OF DISKS - Capricorn

THE DEVIL - Saturn
THE BLASTED TOWER - Mars
THE STARS - Venus
THE MOON - Luna
THE SUN - Sol
THE ANGEL - Mercury
THE WORLD - Juppiter


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