Aeclectic Tarot
Tarot Cards & Reviews Tarot Card Meanings Tarot Books Free Tarot Readings Forum Community What's New

  Aeclectic Tarot Forum > Tarot Special Interest > Tarot Study Groups > Individual Deck Studies > Mythic Tarot

Welcome to the Aeclectic Tarot Forum!

We are the oldest and largest Tarot forum community on the Internet. If you have any questions about any aspect of Tarot or using your Tarot cards, or you just want to connect with other Tarot lovers, you've found the right place!

Registering your account is completely free, and allows you to post your thoughts, share readings, search, save threads, view extra boards and more.


  post a reply
 
Thread Tools
rwcarter 
student of tarot
Moderator
 
rwcarter's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12 Aug 2007
Location: California, USA
Posts: 15,737
Mythic Tarot - Five Swords


Seated on the ground, Orestes faces Apollo, who informs him of his fatherís murder at his motherís hands and commands that he avenge it. Apollo points at the five swords he holds in his other hand as storm clouds appear to be coming in the background.

Overview
  • acceptance of limitations, boundaries and the confines of (oneís) destiny so that one is able to progress
  • acceptance of a task that has been imposed upon one
  • knowing who one is and what one can and must do is necessary if one wishes to live by the principles in which one believes
  • acceptance of oneís lot in life (in this case that itís a sonís duty to avenge his fatherís murder, where it wouldnít be a daughterís duty)
  • no amount of will-power or fighting can change a situation, so one must accept the situation
  • fairness doesnít enter into the situation Ė one must accept the lot one has been dealt
  • the sins of Orestesí parents have fallen squarely on his shoulders
  • the need to accept responsibility for oneís heritage whether one likes that or not
  • being powerless to do anything but accept a situation and work within its framework
Random Thoughts
  • being taken aback
  • the need to practice what one preaches
  • life isnít fair
  • being between a rock and a hard place (anger Apollo or anger the Furies)
  • damned if you do, damned if you donít

The keyword/phrase I came up with in my workbook on 14Mar92 was "acceptance of one's limitations".

Rodney



__________________
Smile. It makes people wonder what you're thinking....
rwcarter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 26-07-2010 Need answers now? Get 50% off your first live Tarot session!     Top   #1
sapienza 
Citizen
 
sapienza's Avatar
 
Join Date: 27 Oct 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,677

Given that this deck is based on the Golden Dawn system, this card is to me a good representation of the 'Lord of Defeat'. Here is a situation where Orestes feels defeated, but also overwhelmed. I love that Apollo appears so large, as if to emphasise that in this situation things really are beyond your control. We often feel defeated when we are powerless to change things which is, I think, what this card is trying to convey.
sapienza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2010 Need answers now? Get 50% off your first live Tarot session!     Top   #2
rwcarter 
student of tarot
Moderator
 
rwcarter's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12 Aug 2007
Location: California, USA
Posts: 15,737

It never would've occurred to me to apply Golden Dawn titles to the cards!



__________________
Smile. It makes people wonder what you're thinking....
rwcarter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010 Need answers now? Get 50% off your first live Tarot session!     Top   #3
sapienza 
Citizen
 
sapienza's Avatar
 
Join Date: 27 Oct 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,677

As I've spent more time trying to understand the Golden Dawn system it's something I've been doing lately. Lot's more I could say but probably would be off topic in this thread.
sapienza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010 Need answers now? Get 50% off your first live Tarot session!     Top   #4
Miria Northwind 
Resident
 
Join Date: 13 Aug 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 6

I have to say I like this interpretation a bit more than the usual five of swords.
Miria Northwind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013 Need answers now? Get 50% off your first live Tarot session!     Top   #5
  post a reply

Latest Threads in Tarot Decks

Latest Threads in Talking Tarot

Latest Threads in Using Tarot Cards



Go ad-free and support us too - upgrade your account to subscriber today

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 14:05.

 


Tarot Forum Categories
· Tarot Decks
· Using Tarot Cards
· Tarot Trading
· Talking Tarot
· Reading Exchange
· Your Readings
· Tarot Games & Fun
· Tarot Deck Creation
· Marseilles
· Rider-Waite-Smith
· Thoth Tarot
· Tarot Study Groups
· Lenormand
· Oracles
· Divination
· Spirituality
· Chat
· New Members
· Advertisements
· Forum Help


Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Steampunk Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Angel Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Dragon Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Fantasy Decks
· Tarot Books
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Upcoming Decks
· Solandia's Top Ten
· Top Ten Decks
· List All Decks

Who is behind the Aeclectic Tarot Forum?

My name is Kate Hill (also known as Solandia) and I'm a Tarot reader, deck collector, and lifelong student of the beauty and diversity of Tarot cards.

I created Aeclectic in 1996 to share my passion for Tarot with the world, and started the forum in 2000 so others could share theirs too. Read more about me, contact me or connect in the forum.

  Contribute to Aeclectic

· Add your deck
· Advertise
· Write a review
· Join the community

  Aeclectic Tarot Resources

Copyright © 1996 - 2017 Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Contact us.