If your handwriting allows it, place the following at the top and bottom of p.66. Source Thorn Mooney, ” Tarot Constemplations:The Magician.” This is a Weblog post. Tarot Skeptic. 27 Jan. 2015 (date accessed: 03 Feb. 2015). Others see the magus as a prodigy. One who is born with natural talent or gifts. The magus may be born with the ability to excel in one area but it is only through hard work, perseverance and hard work that the magus becomes a true prodigy. The prodigy is a prodigy even if it means that they have less time to enjoy the everyday joys and tasks of life. The Magician reminds of the “unshakeable urge to keep pushing towards achievement.” Source Thorn Mooney.

p. 85 Key 7-The Chariot

The text’s original line reads: His curtains are blue and printed with six-pointed Stars, just like the star on his crown.

This would be a very serious typo. The crown of the charioteer does not have a six-pointed, but an eight-pointed, star.

p.93 – Key 10-Wheel of Fortune

Either on p. 826, corresponding to end notes 44 and 45 or in the margins of the Key 10 entry in Cyclopedia, you will see the following: The Wheel of Ezekiel is depicted on this card. Waite’s rendering of the Wheel of Ezekiel was based on Eliphas Levi’s interpretation. Source – Wirth, Tarot of the Magicians (publication cited supra), page 45, and Wang, Qabalistic Tarot (publication referenced in the end notes of the text), p.196.

Compare The 1: The Magician shows symbols for the four suits that represent the four elements. The four corners of Key 10 are representative of the four elements. Oswald Wirth, Tarot for the Magicians,The angel in the top left corner represents St. Matthew for Water. The winged bird in the upper right corner is St. John the Air. The winged bull in the lower left corner is St. Luke the Earth. And the winged lion at the bottom right is St. Mark the Fire. Source Wirth, Tarot of the Magicians. Publication cited above, p. 45.

p. 111 — The Tower Key 16 (beginning at p. 109)

You have enough space at the bottom to write the following about The Tower Card:

The Tower card can signify important spiritual revelations that were triggered by Fire. This card tells the story of people who believed in Divinity, only for that Divinity to change their beliefs and force them to reevaluate what their spiritual purpose is. The Seeker must have a heartfelt reevaluation in order for the Divine revelations to come. Compare Key 20: Judgement. This indicates a sudden revelation or insight.

p.115 — The Moon

The following would be noted in the margins:

The soul mate card or soul purpose. – James Wanless

Revelation 22.2 – The Tree of Life leaves are to heal nations.

p.119 — The Sun

In the italicized section of card description, add an asterisk to “sunflowers”. In the margins, I would then note the following:

Sunflower symbolism: Receiving Light; Growth; Manifesting Fruition, then Giving Life and Nutrition. – Lisa de St. Croix

The Sun card is all about “radiating confidence and talents out into the universe.” – Lisa de St. Croix

p. 127

The following would be noted in the margins:

“Pure, potent creative energy.” – Ellen Dugan

p.176 — Queen of Cups (top).

You can note the following in the space provided at the top of page 176 or in margins close to the description of this card in italics:

The Queen’s chalice looks like a ciborium. This is the Catholic tradition that contains the Blessed Sacrament.

p. 179 — King of Cups, (beginning at p. 178)

You have enough space at the bottom to see the following information about King of Cups.

The King of Cups is a symbol of masculinity that taps into compassion and emotional sensitivity. It is also often used as a card to symbolize fatherhood. Compare with Key 4. The Emperor is an authoritative, strict, and possibly authoritarian father figure. The King of Cups, on the other hand, is loving, gentle and empathic.

p.195 — Seven of Swords

Add “trust issues” to the top of your entry along with your main keywords. This talk was given by Mary Greer during the Tarot Telesummit that Kim Wilborn of Guardian Gateway hosted on October 20, 2014. Greer’s insights into the card resonated immediately with me, so I included it in my personal notes.

p. 196

The bottom of page 196 has enough space for the Seven of Swords entry. You can note the following:

Upright – Seeker’s pursuit for an endeavor that is different from the norm and their success at it.

Reverse – Seeker faces immense challenges when pursuing a pursuit that is different from the mainstream.

p.203 — Page of Swords (beginning at p. 202)

You have enough space at the bottom of page 203 for the following information about the Page of Swords if it is interpreted literally:

The Page of Swords may also be a sign of encouragement to write or engage in creative communication. The Seeker might want to explore new areas of knowledge or take up a new area of study. Source: Christiana Gaudet’s weekly newsletter Tarot Topics is published. Gaudet’s insight into the Page of Swords was what I found in her October 29, 2014 issue.

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The key to the Page of Swords is to be quick and decisive when it appears. Ellen Dugan, Witches Tarot Companion (Llewellyn, 2012), p. 158.

p. 227 — Ten of Pentacles

The section in italics that describes the card imagery of Ten of Pentacles is worth noting. The following can be added to the indented paragraph.

The formation of the Qabalistic Tree of Life is represented by the ten pentacles, which represent the positions of the ten ephiroth.

Chapter 11 “The First Operation.”

p. 246

You will also find the following in the margins:

– Atziluth activates all the other Worlds with the Primal Fire

– According to Qabalistic tradition there are Four Worlds. Each World is represented by one letter from the Divine Name, IHVH.

Source – Wang, Qabalistic Trot (publication cited at end of text), pp. 39-40.

Chapter 12 “Interpreting Court Cards”.

p. 255

Add the following key phrases to the page for Temperament by Suit, in the diagram at the top: Source Kim Krans, The Wild Unknown Tarot p. 16.

p. 259

The bottom of page 259 is enough space for the following chart. It is intended to be a continuation and extension of the chart at p. 252 on “Physical Attributes”.

Chapter 14 “The Fundamentals Of Reading Spreads”

p. 308

Optional: Instead of p. 308, add the amendments to p. 697 to the Appendix reference for a Simple Cross.

To distinguish the ink color from the print on your page, use an ink color other than black. In the spread diagram, add the card number sequence for Wirth Cross. Then, in the blank spaces, make the following:

Source Oswald Wirth Tarot for The Magicians (publication cited supra), pages 185-186.


The Wirth Cross is only intended to be used for divination with Major Arcana, but modern practitioners can use the spread for the entire deck. Wirth instructs that the cards must be shuffled seven more times by the practitioner before being laid out on the table according to the Fan Approach. (See p. 281 in the holistic Tarottext). The practitioner then chooses the fifth card.

p. 337

Editorial about the 10 Cards of the Celtic Cross

Eliphas Levi explains that the number 10 is based on the Qabalistic principle of 10 being the key of the sephiroth within the Tree of Life. This is how the Divine manifests itself between the metaphysical and physical realms. Source Levi, Key of the Mysteries (publication cited at end of text).

The author speculates that the sum of the 10 cards corresponds to the Tree of Life. This numerology is intended to reveal revelations in the veil between physical and metaphysical realms. The key to the whole reading is found in the Celtic Cross 10th card. This card is often called the “final outcome” (or “most likely future”) card.

The reader can decide whether to handwrite notes about the above in the margins of page 337. This notation can also be found in the Appendix A Celtic Cross quick reference sheets.

p. 417

“Telling Time With Tarot”

You can expand the elemental correspondences table by adding a column to the right margin. This will allow you to create the final chart as follows.