Tarot scholars often assign an order to the suits. The ordering of the suits is done differently by various tarot practitioners, for instance, one technique arranges the suits according to the seasons. This may be because the Tarot was often used as a divinatory tool, and the suit of a card could be used to determine when something might happen.
The suits in The Tarot of Creativity represent the four classical elements, which correlate with the suits of traditional tarot decks. Each element is also a path on the journey of the earthbound Soul. Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity introduced a diagram for visualizing the four bodies of man.
A human being can be visualized as several bodies in one: a physical body, an emotional body, a mental body, and a creative body.
They are like shells enclosing one another; like Russian dolls, one enclosed inside the other. The body in the center is the physical body, the emotional body encloses it, next is the mental body; the top layer is the creative body.
Each body is progressively more ethereal, with the dense physical body at the center and the outermost shell representing the pure energy of creative inspiration. This model is key to understanding how our thoughts can manifest in our physical body and in our material reality.
The suits in both traditional decks and in The Tarot of Creativity represent the same four parts that combine to make the totality of ourselves; each “body” is a tool we can use to consciously create anything. Used together, these tools can transform the whole self, and help us create our life path. I arranged the suits in The Tarot of Creativity to reflect the process of creative manifestation, but this same arrangement works with any deck and gives you inside information on how to create the life of your dreams. The suits in this order show us the path of creative manifestation.
- Fire —> 2. Air —> 3. Water —> 4. Earth
The elements/suits proceed from the most etheric (Fire/Wands—energy/intent/spiritual plane) to the densest (Earth/Pentacles—matter/physical plane). We have been taught to create backwards, from matter to energy, we have been taught to focus exclusively on the material results: “When my business is successful, then I will be happy.” We must learn to first create the feeling of what we want first—happiness—and then allow the physical expression of that feeling to appear.
~ Excerpt from The Tarot Key: Unlock the Secrets of Your Soul by Aliyah Marr
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