TarotBlogHop: Afternoon Tea


Our Tarot Blog Hop mistress is Louise Underhill. She’s given us this topic.

The topic of the Samhain Blog Hop this time, is to discuss or show, via the Tarot or any other oracle, who you would invite to an afternoon tea on the Day of the Dead. What do you imagine they’d be like? What Tarot card (or cards!) would represent them? What would you ask them? What would you like to learn from them? Your “guest” can be living, or dead, but imagine them there and then represent them in a Tarot card (or more).

We decided we would make this a puzzle for you.  One commenter will win their very own Halloween themed deck (we will give you a list to choose from.)

We thought we would want to ask three people to tea.

1. Pamela Colman Smith aka Pixie who created the art for the Rider Waite Smith deck

2. Lady Frieda Harris who created the art for the Thoth deck

3. Bonafacio Bembo who is said to have created most of the art for the Visconti-Sforza deck

We drew three cards from the Halloween Oracle. Our challenge to you is which card do you think goes with which Tarot artist?

Contest ends 11/3 at 12 midnight PST. Winner will be announced on or by 11/7.

The three cards, in no particular order are:


Halloween Oracle


Halloween Oracle


Halloween Oracle

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10 thoughts on “TarotBlogHop: Afternoon Tea

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  2. Chloe

    Well now, looking at the titles beneath, as well as the keywords, I’m going for: Pixie as the Vampire with emotional intelligence; Lady Frieda as having needed the strength of a solid backbone to put up with Aleister Crowley; and Bembo as having rejoiced in the present with Joy when he got some nice, well-paying commissions from the rich Visconti-Sforza’s 😀

  3. Teresa

    1. Pamela Colman Smith was described as humorous and had the nickname “Pixie” so is the Joy card.

    2. Lady Frieda Harris definitely I would associate with the vampire card as the Thoth deck has a dark reputation, or rather Crowley, who was demanding, so each card had to meet his approval, and her work had to match his thoughts. Her emotional intelligence kept her strong, but also helped her forge a relationship with Crowley to complete this project. This card definitely fits.

    3. Bonafacio Bembo, he looks very straight laced and his paintings in symbolism reflects his interest in Neoplatonism in the Visconti-storza deck, you might say that is the backbone behind the deck. So Strength seems to fit.

    I would love to have a Halloween themed deck, so hopefully I will win as I love Halloween and tarot, and would love to add a Halloween themed deck to my small Halloween collection. 🙂

    Also the directions as to how to enter is unclear to me, does leaving a reply here enter you in the contest or does it need to be with the FB post?

    Great topic Louise Underhill.

  4. Joy Vernon

    Ok, right off the bat, I’m looking at that vampire and thinking of Crowley sucking the energy of Frieda Harris. I heard he was a task master and made her re-do cards over and over. Of course, I’ve read letters she wrote to him and I have to say, she didn’t sound upset about anything–she seemed good natured and stuck to her guns about keeping things the way they worked for her artistically. I always think of her saying something about Adjustment just wouldn’t get down off her toes. So my guess for the first card is that it goes to Lady Frieda Harris.

    The second card makes me think of Pixie because it just has pixie-ish energy! It’s very happy and she strikes me as an exuberant person. I think the color and line here expresses the joy of the title, but the model has such a dead look on her face and her pose is so rigid it completely belies the title and supposed intention. If this is for Pixie, I wonder if she suffered from mood swings.

    The last card, the Skeleton, to me is Bonifacio Bembo because the Visconti Sforza shows Death as a simple skeleton like this, holding a bow.

    Now to read what other people wrote! A very curious question and I’m not at all sure of my answers!

  5. Audrey

    Lady Frida Harris: Vampire – Emotional intelligence
    Pixie – Joy
    Bonifacio Bembo – Skeleton

    The challenge is finished but I wanted to join you anyway 🙂

  6. Annick (Tarot Cirkel)

    As Audrey, I too want to share my choice and I agree with her totally

    Pixie liked to have lots of fun = card Joy
    Bembo didn’t paint a Death card
    Frieda Harris pulled her teeth in tarot

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