Golden Dawn Major Arcana

Descriptions and divinatory meanings of the Twenty-two Major Arcana in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

11 Justice – Golden Dawn

11 Justice – Golden Dawn

Divinatory meanings of Justice Balance, harmony, justice. Legal Matters Justice Attributes Golden Dawn title The Daughter of the Lords of Truth Correct design of Justice Justice with scales and balances Hebrew letter Lamed, L The Woman justified. By Equilibrium and...

12 The Hanged Man – Golden Dawn

12 The Hanged Man – Golden Dawn

Divinatory Meanings of The Hanged Man Enforced sacrifice. Punishment. Loss. Fatal and not voluntary. Suffering generally. MacGregor Mathers Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound. Reversed Selfishness, Unbound, Partial Sacrifice. Attributions of The Hanged Man...

13 Death – Golden Dawn

13 Death – Golden Dawn

Divinatory meanings of Death Time. Ages. Transformation. Involuntary change. Sometimes death and destruction, but only if borne out by the cards with it. MacGregor Mathers Change, Transformation, Alteration for the Worse Reversed meanings Death just escaped, Partial...

14 Temperance – Golden Dawn

14 Temperance – Golden Dawn

Divinatory Meanings of Temperance Combination. MacGregor Mathers Combination, conforming, uniting. Reversed meanings Ill-advised combinations, clashing interests.Attributions of Temperance Golden Dawn Title of Temperance Daughter of the Reconcilers, The Bringer Forth...

15 The Devil – Golden Dawn

15 The Devil – Golden Dawn

Divinatory Meanings of The Devil Golden Dawn Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession MacGregor Mathers Fatality for Good. Reversed Fatality for Evil.Attributes of The Devil Golden Dawn Title of The Devil Lord of the Gates of Matter, Child...

16 The Tower – Golden Dawn

16 The Tower – Golden Dawn

Divinatory Meanings of The Tower Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Destruction, danger, fall, ruin. MacGregor Mathers Ruin, Disruption, Overthrow, Loss, Bankruptcy. Reversed meanings These in a more or less partial degree.Attributes of The Tower Golden Dawn title of...

17 The Star – Golden Dawn

17 The Star – Golden Dawn

Divinatory meanings of The Star Hope, faith, unexpected help. Sometimes dreaminess, deceived hope. MacGregor Mathers Hope, expectation, Bright promises. Reversed meanings Hopes not fulfilled, Expectations disappointed or fulfilled in a minor degree.The Star Attributes...

18 The Moon – Golden Dawn

18 The Moon – Golden Dawn

Divinatory Meanings of The Moon Flux, ChangeAttributes of The Moon Golden Dawn title of The Moon Ruler of Flux and Reflux, Child of the Sons of the Mighty Golden Dawn Description of The Moon The eighteenth Key of the tarot … represents the Moon with four Hebrew Yods...

19 The Sun – Golden Dawn

19 The Sun – Golden Dawn

Divinatory meanings for The Sun Glory, gain, riches. Arrogance, display, vanity. MacGregor Mathers Happiness, Content, Joy. Reversed meanings These in a minor degree. Attributions of The Sun Golden Dawn Title of The Sun Lord of the Fire of the World Golden Dawn...

20 Judgment – Golden Dawn

20 Judgment – Golden Dawn

Divinatory Meanings of Judgement Final decision. Judgement. Sentence. Determination of a matter without appeal on its plane. MacGregor Mathers Renewal, Result, Determination of a Matter. Reversed meanings Postponement of Result, Delay, Matter reopened...

21 The World – Golden Dawn

21 The World – Golden Dawn

Divinatory Meanings of The World The matter itself. Synthesis. World. Kingdom. The subject of the question MacGregor Mathers Completion, Good Reward. Reversed meanings Evil Reward, or RecompenseAttributions of The World Golden Dawn Title The Great One of the Night of...