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Sun Pisces Tarot Moon


Sun Pisces Tarot Moon Sun Pisces corresponding to the major arcana tarot card Moon represents a period of dissolution depicting the end of a cycle. When referring to a cycle within the context of the following description, we must remember we are the cycle within what appears to be the sphere of the cosmos. Because Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac, it represents the closing of our journey through the astrological signs. Tarot Moon, the card corresponding to Pisces, therefore graphically illustrates this closing of a cycle. At this stage of the sequence we are witnessing the dissolving […]

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Sub Rosa


Sub Rosa, The Secret Sub Rosa, an explanation of the titles’ relationship to Rosicrucian and Golden Dawn symbolism and philosophy. Sub Rosa, The Secret, oil on wood, 12 inches by 12 inches, 2020. The painting was created using the same technique as that of Blue Dream Sub Rosa “beneath the rose” to speak in confidence. Through its promise of secrecy, a rose carved or hung above a council meeting table symbolized the freedom to speak candidly and freely without fear of repercussions. The background of the painting depicts this flower of secrecy, the rose. The rose is also a prime […]

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Portrait Blue Dream


Portrait Blue Dream Portrait Blue Dream, oil on wood, 12 inches by 12 inches, 2020 The painting was created by covering the whole surface in blue paint and then removing paint with a rag to reveal the image. Final detailing was executed with a brush. Portrait Blue Dream is from a series of paintings depicting the phenomena of spirit evocation. See A Spirit. and The Religion of Dream The painting falls under the general heading Fin de Siecle which is a French phrase meaning ‘end of century’ and is applied specifically as a historical term to the end of the […]

Tarot Three Material Works


Tarot Material Works, Three Earth, Three Pentacles Tarot Material Works Three Earth, Pentacles, Coins and each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Three, express attributes of Binah, the third sphere on the QBL Tree of life whose title is Understanding.  Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence The planetary correspondence of Binah is Saturn and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Three”, exhibit this planet’s quality colored by their corresponding elemental suit of  fire, water, air or earth. These four suits correspond to the four worlds of the QBL: Fire: Atziluth, Water: Briah, Air: Yetzirah and Earth: Assiah. Keep in mind the influence […]

Dark Lord Cometh Sun Enters Capricorn


Dark Lord Cometh, Tarot Devil, Sun in Capricorn Humor overcomes adversity Tarot Dark Lord major arcana card Devil explanation, meaning, symbolism and art, Sun in Capricorn. In this depiction of the Dark Lord,Tarot Devil from Tarot of the Morning Star, we observe the central figure displaying the personality type required for facing adversity which is a sense of humor.   This is also emphasized by the entity’s horns, reminiscent of a jester’s cap. The blocks below are the challenges needed to be overcome adversity which become stairs to achievement. The spiral beard is symbolic of time. The image is God […]

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Tarot Ten of Fire, Wands: Oppression


Ten of Fire, Wands: Oppression Minor Arcana, Third Decan Sagittarius corresponding to Saturn in Sagittarius. Tarot Ten Fire and each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Ten express attributes of Malkuth, tenth sphere on the QBL Tree of life, whose title is Kingdom Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence There is no  planetary correspondence allocated to Malkuth the sphere is ascribed to its corresponding element Atziluth Fire, Briah Water, Yetzirah Air and Assiah Earth. The four Tens represent the physical characteristics of their element, a fixed completed force or conclusion.  Astrological Decan Allocation This card is allocated to the third decan of Sagittarius […]

Skein of the Dream Weaver


Skein of the Dream Weaver: The Labyrinthine Domain of Hypnos Dreaming sleep, the realm of Hypnos, whose influence upon us when in juxtaposition is to release healing vibrations,stimulating resolution of our conflicts.  This consequence is symbolically represented in the foreground of the painting by poppy pods whose exhaling breath of lustrous trance inducing vibrations is the vehicle of restitution. The poppies symbolize the healing balm of natural pharmaceuticals. When controlled, they provide relief from pain and suffering in contradiction to our loss of will through falling victim to their addictive qualities. The dream weaver background landscape depicts the electro magnetic […]

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Dreaming Hypnos


Dreaming Within the Fields of Hypnos Dreaming Within the Fields of Hypnos, oil on wood in frame, 28.5 inches by 14.75 inches. including frame, 31.25 by 17.5 inches.  Original painting available from Saatchi Art. The background of the painting provides a medium for dream evocation within the viewer. The whole painting can be summed up as a transportation device. A transportation device to delve into the inner canyons of one’s mind. Hypnos the Greek God of Sleep Hypnos first appears in mythology in the works of one of the earliest Greek poets, Hesiod (lived around 700 BC), where Hypnos (Sleep) […]

Red in Tooth and Claw, Queen of Fire


Red in Tooth and Claw, Tarot Queen of Fire Red in Tooth and Claw, a fitting epithet for Tarot court card Queen Fire, Queen of Wands. The original painting for Tarot Queen of Fire, Queen of Wands, She, oil on canvas, 72 inches by 36 inches, available at Saatchi Art She is grace and beauty, exhibiting great attractive power and command, kind and generous, a Tzarina. If opposed she is a vengeful tigress, strong willed ruthless and savage. Red in tooth and claw. This court card represents the human machine personality type represented by the tarot card Queen of Fire. Taking […]

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Glain Nadredd canvas prints


Glain Nadredd canvas prints available from Fine Art America Glain Nadredd from Celtic mythology, canvas art prints delivered ready to hang on premium canvas and 1.5 by 1.5 stretcher bars. Order Here This Serpent Stone of Celtic mythology, sometimes referred to as Adder Stone, which were believed to be created by a coming together of snakes, normally occurring in Spring, but more auspicial on May Eve. The stones, thought to be created from snakes saliva, were claimed to have magical qualities, much like mirrors, that would allow entry into the spirit world. In the Mabinogion, Peredur is given a magical stone […]

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