The Lens

The Devil in Pharos Tarot is called the Lens. It’s the eye of the Lighthouse, gathering and focusing the light. That beautiful glow is what I call a watercolor miracle. No other medium can capture light effects like it. Also, Phallus…of…Light! (said like “Pigs!In!Space!) Sorry but the muse likes to poke fun at me…it’s actually […]

The Lantern

And now for a very strange Hermit, in Pharos Tarot he is called the Lantern. I know he is odd, an odd Yod, but so be it. Yes, it certainly is Gandalf. Yes, he is a Yod, growing out of a seed inside a glowing egg that is the light inside a lantern cage. The […]

The Rod

The Tower in Pharos Tarot is called The Rod. Yep, that’s what she said. Seriously though, in this case it’s referring to the lightning rod. Every lighthouse has one. The (Lightning) Rod, by definition “attracts powerful, typically negative feelings and reactions, thereby diverting interest from other issues.” Fair enough description of the Tower, as well […]

The Stanchion

The Hierophant’s Hebrew letter Vav means “nail”. In Pharos Tarot the Hierophant is called The Stanchion, which is a vertical pin or post that provides support. It affixes the Lighthouse to the rock. The Stanchion is conductive, bringing the Fool’s fire from heaven down the Pillar of Mercy, from Wisdom (Chokmah) to Mercy (Chesed) and […]

The Arc

The card known as Temperance or as Art in the Thoth deck, is called The Arc in Pharos Tarot. The title refers both to the Arc of the rainbow, the Ark of the covenant, and to something called “the Arc of Visibility”. That’s a nautical term that refers to the portion of the horizon over […]

The Foghorn

The Foghorn is also known as The Moon. It’s the full moon here, for the zero degree,  on the Pisces/Virgo axis.  The fog glows, but you cannot see the moon. The horn sounds silently, and something vibrates at the back of your head. Something comes up from below. Will you heed the call? Brought to you by […]

The Ship

It began with The Sea…and we have The Lamp to light The Way. Now we need The Ship.

The Way…

For the cross quarter holiday and Thelemic holy day, the Feast of Stars, also known as the Feast of Nuit, and Imbolc, I bring you the Dweller Between the Waters, the Daughter of the Firmament. Here is The Star card from Pharos Tarot. I call this one The Way. The Star shows the Way, a […]

The Lamp, to light the way

In honor of today’s auspicious astronomical event, the Mercury-Sun cazimi, I wanted to send out a communication (Mercury) and give you a preview of one of my favorite Pharos Tarot cards, The Sun. I call this one The Lamp. It’s a glyph of illumination and liberty: Light, Love, Liberty, and Life. The lamp shows the […]

The debut of Pharos Tarot

Pharos Tarot has been given it’s very own page, with a link at the header of the website. Future posts on the deck will be consolidated there as the cards are revealed. Please check there, for new expanded information on the first card revealed (the Hanged Man), and for an overview of the concept of […]