Book of Thoth Major Arcana

The Book of Thoth Major arcana includes 22 cards created by Aleister Crowley. Each card has a description, divinatory meaning and mnemonic.

Structure of the Book of Thoth Major Arcana

The 22 cards correspond to the elemental and astrological attributions of the Hebrew alphabet.

Colour Schemes of the Major Arcana

Each card has a mixture of the four Scales of Colour, but artistic considerations often over-ride it.

Descriptions of the Major Arcana

Crowley utilises his vast range of esoteric, magical and spiritual knowledge that really stretches the reader, including unattributed quotations from his own writings.

Divinatory Meanings of the Major Arcana

Crowley puts a low priority to divinatory meanings. You can find them on page 253 of Book of Thoth under “General Characteristics” which has a verse and keywords.

Mnemonics

On page 219 are the 22 Mnemonics

Transposition of The Emperor and the Star

Crowley had problems keeping things consistent with the transposition – it is as if he deliberately created confusion. Either way, it is important to compare the entries for both cards for inconsistencies.

12 The Hanged Man – Book of Thoth

12 The Hanged Man – Book of Thoth

The Hanged Man Tarot divinatory meanings Suspension and loss. Generally the client is either doing too little to achieve anything or she is waiting forlornly for someone to do something for her. Alternatively, actions are altruistic - for the benefit of others - a...

13 Death – Book of Thoth

13 Death – Book of Thoth

The Death Tarot card Divinatory Meanings Related to Scorpio and the 8th House, which is about other people's money, secrets and sexuality. So, finding about into the sexual proclivities of someone is one interpretation. If you want to know what or where the secrets...

14 Art – Book of Thoth

14 Art – Book of Thoth

Art divinatory meanings When strong, Art indicates balance and harmony in the life of the client. He is able to more than cope with what is going on around him and things run smoothly. There is a powerful aspirational component, in that upward desires are likely to...

15 The Devil – Book of Thoth

15 The Devil – Book of Thoth

The Devil Tarot Divinatory Meanings http://youtu.be/XGvEP8vLqTs The Devil is an excellent indicator for success in business and career. Ambition of all kinds, which could override the wishes of others, is very likely. The desire to dominate is strong. Astrologically...

16 The Tower – Book of Thoth

16 The Tower – Book of Thoth

The Tower divinatory meanings The collapse of a world view or belief. In a perfect world, this would be immediately replaced by a new view or belief, but life is not simple. Either the old views are tenaciously held onto, or there is a lack of belief or perception in...

17 The Star – Book of Thoth

17 The Star – Book of Thoth

The Star divinatory meanings This card indicates that dreams and aspirations will come true. There is a sense of well-being and confidence - the world is your oyster. The Star points to success in your social life, meeting new people, discoveries, new ideas, and new...

18 The Moon – Book of Thoth

18 The Moon – Book of Thoth

The Moon divinatory meanings The Moon tarot  arcana indicates deception, chaos and confusion. In relationships, expect a foggy picture - does the client have a boyfriend? She isn't sure. Does she want the man? She isn't sure. Does she desire to keep him? She...

19 The Sun – Book of Thoth

19 The Sun – Book of Thoth

The Sun divinatory meanings Quite simply, the Sun indicates wealth, success, and happiness in the family. Look to the surrounding cards for where that wealth and success might come from. When weak, the Sun indicates the reversal of fortunes and problems in the family....

20 Aeon – Book of Thoth

20 Aeon – Book of Thoth

Aeon Tarot divinatory meanings Aeon shows it is time to move on. Coming to a resolution about a situation. When you understand where you are, and what you have done, you are able to see the bigger picture. http://youtu.be/Pt5Z7Ov1fgo Book of Thoth - Aeon Be every Act...

21 The Universe – Book of Thoth

21 The Universe – Book of Thoth

The Universe divinatory meanings The  Universe shows the end of a phase, which has its new beginnings as a seed within. Moving to a new home or country; emigration. http://youtu.be/rG0ABMJwnC8 Book of Thoth Treat time and all conditions of Event as Servants of...