The Tarot has many associations, from psychoanalysis to fortune telling, but on a basic level it is a collection of illustrations attempting to capture the complexity and depth of what it is to be human. A complete Tarot deck has 78 cards. This is an ongoing project.
We should not fear the devil’s visit for he’s already here, he lives in our house, we know him well. The fifteenth card represents the shackles of self-doubt that tether us to our vices. The most powerful tormenter is the devil in the mirror.
Alone we are glimmers in the darkness, shifting figures obscured by shadow. As we approach another, our glimmers become light, our features more defined. The Lovers represent the value of human connection. Seeing ourselves through the eyes of our loved ones frees us of doubt, helping us to realize our truest selves.
The thirteenth card represents the principle of endings and beginnings. A radical change can disorient us, collapsing what once was stable ground. But change comes for us one way or another, and with it new possibility. A journey begins when there is no turning back.