Scorpio 1: First decan of Scorpio, Five of Cups

Now we have entered spooky Scorpio season, the days growing shorter and darker here in the Northern hemisphere. For me, the first frost that occurs here in this decan is always a bit of a disappointment, but so it goes. The tarot Five of Cups is called the Lord of Disappointment, also known as Loss […]

Libra 3: third decan of Libra. Four of Swords

The third and last decan of Libra corresponds to the tarot Four of Swords. While Libra is Venus-ruled, both the decan and the numeric Four cards are Jupiter ruled (Wheel of Fortune, the Greater Benefic or Fortune). 36 Aires of the Zodiac gives the deity as Nemesis, who we think of as a goddess of […]

Libra 2: second decan of Libra, Three of Swords

The magical image of the decan per Crowley’s 777: A man, dark, yet delicious of countenance Ruler of Libra is Venus. Ruler of this decan of Libra is Saturn, which is exalted in Venus. Ruler of the Threes is also Saturn, through Binah. 36 Airs of the Zodiac gives the deity as Kairos, a god […]

Libra 1: first decan of Libra, Two of Swords

Magical description of the decan, per Crowley’s 777: A dark man, in his right hand a spear and laurel branch and in his left a book Lord of Peace, or Peace Restored Ruler of Libra: Venus; ruler of this decan of Libra: the Moon Deity per 36 Airs of the Zodiac: the Erinyes aka Furies […]

Virgo 3: third decan of Virgo, Ten of Disks

magical image of the decan per Crowley’s 777: An old man leaning on a staff and wrapped in a mantle Mercury rules both the sign and the decan. The related deities are Cronus and Hestia. [coming soon] Want to follow along with the creation of this deck? Sign up for the newsletter! No spam and […]

Virgo 2: second decan of Virgo, Nine of Disks

magical image of the decan per Crowley’s 777: Tall, fair, large man, with him a woman holding a large black oil jar The Nine of Disks/Pentacles is the secand decan of Virgo. Virgo is Mercury ruled and the decan is ruled by Venus [coming soon] Want to follow along with the creation of this deck? […]

Leo 3: third decan of Leo, Seven of Wands

Magical image of the decan, per Crowley’s 777: A swarthy hairy man, with a drawn sword and shield The Seven of Wands, Lord of Valour, Leo’s third and final decan, ruled by Mars: Six against one: is this the hill you want to die on? [coming soon]

Leo 2: second decan of Leo, Six of Wands

The tarot Six of Wands is the Lord of Victory, the succedent or middle decan of the fixed Fire sign Leo. 777 describes the decan image as “A man crowned with a white myrtle wreath, holding a bow“. The Picatrix decan description is similar, with the additional detail that this is a man who will […]

Cancer 2: second decan of Cancer, Three of Cups

This was a fun image to work with. Crowley’s 777 lists the decan image as: A beautiful woman wreathed with myrtle. She holds a lyre and sings of love and gladness. The tarot Three of Cups, Lord of Abundance, is the middle decan of Cancer, Cancer ruled by the Moon, with the decan itself ruled […]

Cancer 1: first decan of Cancer, Two of Cups

The Two of Cups is also called the Lord of Love. At first, I found the decan image listed in 777 (which appears to be loosely based on the Picatrix images) a bit perplexing for a card of Love. 777 lists it as “A man with distorted face and hands, a horse’s body, white feet, […]