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So Many Heads So Many … Correspondences

When I started out studying the Tarot somewhere in the nineties, I would diligently try to search for ‘true’ meanings and correspondences of the cards.  I wrote everything down neatly in my Tarot journal and all went well for a while.  But then I came to notice that the correspondences of the elements, the astrological correspondences or even the meanings were different everywhere!  And no one could clarify what ‘the truth’ was (alltough many claimed they could).  This was extremely frustrating! 

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The Number and Nature of Those things…

In ‘The Three Books of Occult Philosophy’ by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, I came across the following. It is an excerpt from a poem about the elements by Publius Vergilius Maro, a famous Roman poet who lived from 70 to 19 BC. I think it is very pretty. If you are interested, you can download or read the books of Agrippa everywhere online (no copyrights). Some of the texts are difficult to read but the part about the elements is doable and also very interesting!

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