Tarot and the Tree of Life

Tarot is often used in conjunction with the study of the Hermetic Kabbalah. In these decks all the cards are illustrated in accordance with Kabbalistic principles. The most influential tarot deck exemplifying Hermetic and Kabbalistic ideas is the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, which bears illustrated scenes on all the suit cards.

Hermetic Kabbalists see the cards of the Tarot as keys to the Tree of Life. The twenty-two cards including the twenty-one Trumps plus the Fool or Zero card, are often called the “Major Arcana” or “Greater Mysteries” and are seen as corresponding to the twenty-two Hebrew letters and the twenty-two paths of the Tree; the ace to ten in each suit correspond to the ten Sephiroth in the four Kabbalistic worlds; and the sixteen court cards relate to the classical elements in the four worlds. While the Sephiroth describe the nature of divinity, the paths between them describe ways of knowing God. ~en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermetic_Qabalah

The Tree of Life is represented throughout the Tarot, especially the Major Arcana: it is the tree that frames The Magician card, it is shown behind the man in The Lovers card, and it is the tree from which The Hanged Man is suspended.

~ Excerpt from The Tarot Key: Unlock the Secrets of Your Soul

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