Crowleymas, Stardate 2019

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Another year here already? Crowleymas is a Thelemic holiday, a celebration of the birthdate of Aleister Crowley, born October 12, 1875 at 11:42 PM e.v. Comedic rites, good food, and plentiful drink are all welcome. For this year’s Crowleymas, I decided to check out […]

To Border, Or Not To Border:

That is the question. See the bottom of the page for a POLL after the examples. Since all the Majors of Pharos Tarot are done now and I’m not planning on doing the minors yet, I’m deciding whether to publish them as Majors only, and if so, in what format. The size would be large, […]

The Works

From Pharos Tarot, in progress: The (Wheel of ) Fortune card is called The Works in Pharos Tarot. The Works as short for The Clockworks (but also as in “give me the works, Jupiter!” LOL) . The clockworks turn to power the turning of the lighthouse’s light, just as the wheel turns by the hand of […]

The Pivot

from Pharos Tarot, in progress: The Justice card is called Adjustment in the Thoth deck. The Adjustment card is called The Pivot in Pharos Tarot. It’s one of only two cards┬áthat does not directly show the Hebrew letter pictorially. The letter is Lamed, meaning Ox-goad. The other is the Fool, meaning Ox. An Ox-goad, like […]

The Enclosure

from Pharos Tarot, in progress: In Pharos Tarot the Chariot is called The Enclosure, that protective wall or fence, for the corresponding Hebrew letter Cheth, meaning fence. Lighthouses often have an enclosure: a  wall surrounding and enclosing the base to protect it from waves. The armored Charioteer both guards and transports the treasured pearl. This […]

The Door

From Pharos Tarot, in progress The earliest card done, since 0 thru II were redone at some point. The Door is also known as The Empress, whose Hebrew letter is Dalet, meaning Door. Since it’s such an early card, I wonder if I should redo it, just because my painting skills have improved since then.

The Compass

This one has been a struggle. This is the third version and still not totally pleased with it, but I do like it better than the first two. I think the Golden Dawn color scale colors for this one are tricky to work with. Orange, Pale Mauve, New Yellow Leather, Reddish Grey Inclined to Mauve. […]

The House

from Pharos Tarot, in progress: The Magus is called The House in Pharos Tarot, just as the Hebrew letter Beth means House. Where the Fool was the Light, the Magus is the House, mirroring the path of the Fool on the Tree of Life. It’s the shell of the Lighthouse itself, the house of the […]

Pharos Tarot FAQ

Here are answers to a few commonly asked questions about my work in progress, Pharos Tarot. See the Pharos Tarot main page for all about Pharos Tarot in general and links to pictures of all the cards posted to date. Are there plans to do the minors of this deck? For now Pharos Tarot is […]

The Spiral

from Pharos Tarot, a new deck in progress: The Strength card in Thoth is called Lust. The Lust card in Pharos is called The Spiral. The Spiral corresponds to the spiral ramp or staircase that is a part of every lighthouse. The sign is Leo and the Hebrew letter is Teth, meaning “lion-serpent” or serpent. […]