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 > Steampunk 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
shadowdancer 
Citizen
 
shadowdancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 31 Oct 2004
Location: Christchurch NZ
Posts: 4,850
Steampunk tarot (Moore) - Five of Pentacles


Here we have a recognisable scene for those familiar with RWS based depictions.

It is night time and snowing. Just that combination tells us it is bitterly cold. Therefore we have to reach out with our hearts to the two main characters on this image. They are both children. The older female (woefully inadquately dressed) is holding the hand of a much younger child who is trailing behind her. Is she the older sibling, and thus doing her best to look out for the youngster? If we relate to how things were back in the 1800's this is more than likely going to be the case. So many had to fend for themselves, and sometimes chose that option over living in workhouses.

The building they are passing is probably a church, the window being of stained glass and showing the cogged pentacles as a reminder of the suit represented. We see nobody behind the glass, and no glowing light. Therefore it is possible the church is empty.

Could they find shelter there? Or will the doors be closed? This makes us really consider our own actions and whether we are charitable to those in need. I also have wondered if those in this situation have no faith or belief in what the church represents, and therefore believe any help offered would not be beneficial. So many ways of really interpreting this card.

I also wonder at the actions open to the older child. They may well put the needs of the younger one as priority but at what cost to them? And does that remind us that often, those who do give are those who are actually in need themselves?



__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you will get but hope it isn't going to be the coffee cream!
shadowdancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2012 Need answers now? Get 50% off your first live Tarot session!     Top   #1
Ambrosia 
Citizen
 
Ambrosia's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04 Jul 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,490

One of the symbols on the pentacles (is that earth?) has come loose, showing a precarious situation with the loss of earthly possessions and security.
I get the sense that it just needs a bolt or a screw and it could be fixed. Something so simple could be all that is needed to bring these two some security.



__________________
~*~ Le Stelle

Last edited by Ambrosia; 06-11-2012 at 07:43.
Ambrosia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012 Need answers now? Get 50% off your first live Tarot session!     Top   #2
shadowdancer 
Citizen
 
shadowdancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 31 Oct 2004
Location: Christchurch NZ
Posts: 4,850

Hi Ambrosia.

Love your take on the cards you have commented on so far. This one really did add something that I would have overlooked, but it could be of huge relevance. (The loose symbol)

Davina



__________________
Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you will get but hope it isn't going to be the coffee cream!
shadowdancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-11-2012 Need answers now? Get 50% off your first live Tarot session!     Top   #3
Ambrosia 
Citizen
 
Ambrosia's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04 Jul 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,490

Hi Davina. Yes I almost missed it too. Glad I could help - so in love with this deck right now.



__________________
~*~ Le Stelle
Ambrosia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2012 Need answers now? Get 50% off your first live Tarot session!     Top   #4
  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 Off



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 22:11.

 


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.