Dance Of Opposites–A Tarot Blog Hop

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Thank you for joining us on our Beltane or May Day 2014 Tarot Blog Hop. To navigate, just click previous  or next to go to the next blog post.

Our blog hop wrangler this time is Aisling from Utah. She tasked us with  discussing The Union of Opposites. She wanted to see our own take about how combining two dissimilar things which may seem to be in opposition to one another can produce an harmonious whole.

We decided to show you two sets of opposites from five different decks.
The Empress is the embodiment of life and abundance whereas Death is about embracing that final change. See how these five decks interpret this particular dance of opposites.

Do you think Death yearns for what the Empress offers? Or is it the other way around?

Deviant Moon | Death vs. The Empress

Deviant Moon | Death vs. The Empress

Cat's Eye | Death vs. The Empress

Cat’s Eye | Death vs. The Empress

Thoth | Death vs. The Empress

Thoth | Death vs. The Empress

Rider Waite Smith | Death vs. The Empress

Rider Waite Smith | Death vs. The Empress

Joie de Vivre | Death vs the Empress

Joie de Vivre | Death vs the Empress

 Next we offer the delicate dance of opposites between the Devil and Strength. Is it sometimes stronger to give into temptation?

Deviant Moon | Strength vs The Devil

Deviant Moon | Strength vs The Devil

Cat's Eye | Strength vs The Devil

Cat’s Eye | Strength vs The Devil

Thoth | Strength vs The Devil

Thoth | Strength vs The Devil

Rider Waite Smith | Strength vs. Devil

Rider Waite Smith | Strength vs. Devil

Joie de Vivre | Strength vs The Devil

Joie de Vivre | Strength vs The Devil

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8 thoughts on “Dance Of Opposites–A Tarot Blog Hop

  1. Chloe

    Oh, those Strength and Devil from the Cat’s Eye Tarot really got me to thinking. Probably because right now eating for strength is a theme and issue for me. And that Joie de Vivre Death really feels like s/he might be moving through into the creativity of the Empress. Lovely post, Stella!

  2. Joanne Sprott

    Great combinations! Really helped me see the archetypal contrasts, especially the loneliness of grief with the Cat’s Eye death vs. the happy family in the Empress.

    And the Strength vs. Devil in these decks really shows up the importance of position: In the Devil, the Beast rules, and in Strength (yes, even in the Thoth), the Lady rules. 😉

  3. Tarot Zamm

    With Life comes Death and with Death comes Life. They do not yearn for each other because they are intertwined. Death and Life (Death and the Empress) dance together in infinite continuum. One cannot be without the other. It is the natural cycle in the universal scheme of things.

  4. Melissa

    I love all my decks, but Cat Eye is my most intuitive, the one I use the most, the one I actually just ordered a duplicate of just because I’m afraid it’ll go out of print one day.

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