Sagittarius 3, third decan of Sagittarius, Ten of Wands

Tough times in Sagittarius land for this one, known as the Lord of Oppression. The fiery and Jovial Sagittarius here is oppressed and smothered by serious Saturn, ruler of the decan and also of the earthy Tens through the association with Malkuth on the Tree of Life. The magical image from 777 is quite challenging […]

Sagittarius 1: first decan of Sagittarius, Eight of Wands

The first decan of Sagittarius corresponds to the tarot Eight of Wands known as the Lord of Swiftness. Sagittarius is Jupiter ruled, and there is a doubled Mercury influence as both the decan and the Eights are ruled by Mercury. The magical image description of the decan is a strange one. Per 777: “A man […]

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 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. Want to follow along with the creation of this deck? Sign up for the newsletter! No spam and your info […]

Virgo 1: first decan of Virgo, Eight of Disks

per 777: A virgin clad in linen, with an apple or pomegranate The 8 of Disks or Pentacles is also known as the Lord of Prudence. The ruler of Virgo and 8’s is Mercury, ruler of the first decan of Virgo is the Sun. Want to follow along with the creation of this deck? Sign […]

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 […]

Leo I: first decan of Leo, Five of Wands

Per 777: A man in sordid raiment, with him a nobleman on horseback. accompanied by bears and dogs Deity per 36 Airs of the Zodiac: Hephaestus A complicated image for the Five of Wands, the Lord of Strife (and striving). An image that suggests the hunt. The 777 description is likely loosely based on the […]

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 […]