What's Your Card . . . Keywords and Meanings

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;) Let the games begin! I love to read through any & all authors' interpretations or descriptions of the cards. My usual method is to jot down a couple of their keywords that really hit me and then browse my thesaurus looking for more. I'll follow through from entry to entry based on the word that jumps out most. This is what my Summary Index card (carried in my purse) looks like:

:heart: ~ emotion, passion

:club: ~ communication, direction

:diamond: ~ construction, production

:spade: ~ revelation, manifestation

Ace: Self ~ New, Need

Two: Partner ~ Balance, Fear

Three: Group ~ Decision, Uncertainty

Four: Build ~ Stability, Breakdown

Five: Express ~ Change, Movement

Six: Adjust ~ Consistency, Unexpected

Seven: Process ~ Problems, Right Use

Eight: Expand ~ Power, Success/Use

Nine: Challenge ~ Fulfillment, Endings

Ten: Achieve ~ Global, Excess

Jack: Awaken ~ Sacrifice, Inspiration

Queen: Receive ~ Intuition, Reaction

King: Serve ~ Mastery, Support
 

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Links to other Richmond/Magi-based

I think this is a good place to put links to other keyword charts that are available on the web. I'm noting the ones that have branched from the Olney H. Richmond, Edith Randall, Florence Campbell sources.

http://www.cardsofillumination.com/redesign_2008/your_card.php

http://www.russellrowe.com/the_playing_card_system.htm

http://www.starofthemagi.com/birthday.html (enter a date to see a card description)
http://www.awakeastrology.com/cards/Samples/cardchart.htm (to check which day to enter)

http://www.metasymbology.com/symbols.html

How the Grand Solar Spread is used to create the 90 Plates or Quadrations:
http://oraclecards.com/solarbook.html (Step 1)
http://oraclecards.com/quadratecards.html (Step 2)
 

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8 or 13 Chart Cards - Life and Age

There are 3 main authors' systems that I've looked at & each one has a slightly different term for the "outer planet" card positions. In the original works by Olney H. Richmond, they used these 8 cards:

Sun (birth)
Mercury
Venus
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune

Later authors, Edith L. Randall & Florence Evylinn Campbell, added two for a total of 10 cards:

Challenge
Result

Eventually, modern authors like Iain McLaren-Owens AC, Thomas Morrell MQ; Mayan Book of Time, & Robert Lee Camp DC extended out for a total of 13 cards:

Sun
Mer
Ven
Mar
Jup
Sat
Ura
Nep
Pluto (aka Challenge)

~ 10th card
DC - Cosmic Reward or Result
AC - Bacchus
MQ - transPluto; now Minor Result

~ 11th card
DC - Cosmic Lesson
AC - Vulcan
MQ - MagiCrown; now Mayan Challenge

~ 12th card
DC - Cosmic Moon
AC - Moon
MQ - Moon

~ 13th card
DC - Transformed Self
AC - Earth
MQ - Phoenix

This isn't meant to add more confusion, but to allow you to see which card is being referenced no matter which book or system you use/know.
http://www.tarotforum.net/showpost.php?p=2577231&postcount=16 (short book list)

The coloring on this blank chart shows which go with the suits:
red :heart:
green :club:
yellow :diamond:
blue :spade:
 

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Sun * Birth card

the self

overall consciousness, the individual
active vitality & will power
basic/core pattern of existence
linear processes

Sign Ruler for Leo 7/23 - 8/22
I Will
 

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Mercury card

mind, order, communication, organization

mind/communication
education
learning/teaching
intellectual pursuits
socializing
quick/short journeys
sibling relationships
adaptable

communication, short trips, writing, speaking,
education, mental process, siblings, sudden/short term

Sign Ruler for Virgo 8/23 - 9/22 (early books said Gemini also)
I Analyze
 

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Venus card

love, earthly delights, relationships,
balance, physical/aesthetic beauty

feminine attributes, love relationships
home/family
creativity (art & beauty)
appreciation
satisfaction
pleasure/passion & emotions
acquisitiveness

relationships, family, the home, money,
possessions, crafts, beauty, music, women

Sign Ruler for Libra 9/23 - 10/22
I Balance
 

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Mars card

lust, anger, war, aggression,
physical passion, competition

masculine attributes
physical relationships
activity courage
vitality
initiative
legal matters
ambition/drive
arguments
aggressiveness

energy, work, taxes, drive, aggression,
conflict, passion, sexual/physical activities,
focus in a productive manner

Sign Ruler for Scorpio 10/23 - 11/21 (early books said Aries also)
I Desire
 

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Jupiter card

blessings, earthly gifts,
abilities from past lives, good karma

expansion (every level)
business
professional/financial affairs
enthusiasm
promotions
opportunities
travel
broadening horizons
overabundance

expansion, business, legal matters
travel, blessings, philosophy, religion,
possible magnification

Sign Ruler for Sagittarius 11/22 - 12/21
I Perceive
 

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Saturn card

lessons to be learned in fairness/equality
negative karma

tests
restrictions
boundaries
limits
duties
responsibilities
health problems
learning/teaching processes
paying dues
reaping what's been sown

discipline, restrictions, hard work,
authority, seriousness, long-lasting
"the long haul"

Sign Ruler for Capricorn 12/22 - 1/19
I Use
 

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Uranus card

evolution, super mind
knowing instead of knowledge
connectedness to higher planes of information

higher mental processes
inspiration
independence & eccentricity
intuition ESP
the occult
unexpected changes
group mental interactions
destructiveness

real estate, labor matters, unusual friends,
technology, breaking up, freedom

Sign Ruler for Aquarius 1/20 - 2/18
I Know