The Haindl Tarot Review byC.J. Rose
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traditional card titles except Alchemy and Aeon
eight: Strength; eleven: Justice
suits are wands, cups, swords and stones
courts are daughter, son, mother and father
no illustrated pips, captions
LWB extracted from two volumes by Rachel Pollack
purpose: The Wheel
On each Major Arcana is a Hebrew letter, a rune and an astrological sign. The inner
borders of the cards represent the four elements, with white for air, blue for water,
red for fire and yellow for earth.
This Fool emphasizes bells. This Magician shape shifts. This High Priestess has a
moon for her belly. This Empress walks on water. This Emperor morphs from a tree.
This Hierophant shows both face and profile. These Lovers dream unicorns and roses
in hexagrams. This Chariot is almost an arc. This Strength tames a huge serpent.
This Hermit hosts owls. This Wheel drips water two ways, defying gravity. This
Justice emphasizes peacock feathers. This Hanged Man is translucent, revealing
rainbow. This Death is a peacock. This Alchemy divides angel from devil. You never
met a Devil like this one: three horns and three eyes. This Tower is an arrogant,
technological skyscraper. This Star washes her hair in a waterfall. This Moon
features another unicorn. This Sun beams on desires red rose. This Aeon features a
human embryo in a floating egg. This Universe features a fire-breathing dragon.
Wands are assigned to the East and Hindu gods, Cups to the North and Celtic gods,
Swords to the South and Egyptian gods and Stones to the West and Native American
gods. Daughter of Wands is named Radha; Son of Wands is named Krishna; Mother of
Wands is named Kali; Father of Wands is named Brahma; Daughter of Cups is named
Brigid; Son of Cups is named Parsival; Mother of Cups is named Venus of Willendorf;
Father of Cups is named Odin; Daughter of Swords is named Isis; Son of Swords is
named Osiris; Mother of Swords is named Nut; Father of Wands is named Ra; Daughter of
Stones is named White Buffalo Woman; Son of Stones is named Chief Seattle; Mother of
Stones is named Spider Woman; Father of Stones is named Old Man.
Parting comment by the Haindl Tarot Deck is The Wheel, time to take what life has
given you. It reminds me of a mantra: I desire all things; I need nothing; love
what comes to me. I do love this deck.
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Review Copyright 1998 C.J. Rose
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