Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Carpe Diem #184, Tarot (regular)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

What a joy to prepare the first episode of our new Carpe Diem month May 2013. A little different than all other months I think, because of the prompt-list ... all prompts about Tarot. Tarot ... it sounds occult, but that isn't true. Tarot is just a deck of playing-cards and it's roots are somewhere around the Mediterranean Sea. The Tarot-cards became somewhat occult by the use of the cards by Gipsy Fortune-tellers. Hereafter I will share a picture of the Tarot-cards which I mentioned.

And to complete that deck of playing cards you've just to think about modern playing cards. This month we will explore the true meaning of the Tarot cards ... and that's not as occult as the most people think.
For example: The ancient wisdom of the Kabbalah and Tarot are super intwined with eachother and the Tarot has a rich history ... let us go on a journey through the Tarot cards a simple deck of playing cards which became divine.

just simple cards
becoming mysterious through history -
divine Tarot

Well ... this was our first step in our journey through the Tarot ... hope you enjoyed it ... and please don't be shy or anxious to write and share your haiku on Tarot ...
This prompt will stay on 'til May 2nd 11.59 AM (CET) and I will post our next step in our journey through the Tarot cards, The Fool (0), later on today around 10.00 PM (CET).


  1. Look much more forward to the tarot than the zodiac. I think we will see great haiku going trough the card. Thank you for the background Kristjaan.

  2. Another challenge for me ! I do plan to finish that which I missed last month...
    You have some great challenges...this one is a totally new subject for me... will enjoy learning about the cards in a non-gypsy mode.

  3. As a beginner Tarot student, your choice of Tarot card sets is key to the successful understanding of the messages the cards offer. It's important to find a tarot deck that suits your style and personality and makes you comfortable. As a novice to the Tarot you'll still be spoiled for choice in terms of beautiful Tarot decks full of symbolism, so the problem is less about how to find great Tarot card sets and more about how to choose a single one. 3 card tarot