On March 23, 2013, we’ll hold another Toronto Tarot Symposium. My presentation that day will be Tarot Structure: A Map for Living. As the name suggests, we’ll explore the potentials of the 22 universal theme cards (the Majors) and the 14 stages to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual maturity (Ace through King of the four suits) to guide us to solutions and goals. With this in mind, I interviewed the tarot about its own structure. The deck with whom I spoke was the Camoin-Jodorowsky version of the Tarot de Marseille.
James: What do you most want to tell us about your structure?
Tarot: I. Le Bateleur. My structure is both truth and distraction.
J: What is the truth of your structure?
T: VIII. La Justice. It is perfect balance and perfect objectivity.
J: How is your structure a distraction?
T: XI. La Force. It’s something to wrestle with and chew on while the real work takes place.
J: What is this real work?
T: X. La Roue de Fortune. Setting destiny in motion.
J: How do you set destiny in motion?
T: XX. Le Jugement. By awakening heart, mind, and body from their repose.
J: What connects this awakening with your structure?
T: VI. L’Amoureux. A well-aimed intention shot into a moment of choice.