Wednesday, December 26, 2012

King of Swords Speaking

I was looking something up and happened upon the chart below.  I cannot tell you the delight to find the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) associated with the Tarot.  This is straight from Wikipedia but check it out.  If you are not familiar with MBTI, it is an excellent way to observe your own personality presentations and to understand where your difficulties with others arise.

Yes, ENTJ, at your service, The King of Swords, though you may call me Prince.

(I'm having trouble posting but will go for it and come back later and try to re-format.  Very excited to
share this infomration with you!!!)

Court cards and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Tarotists sometimes assign correspondences between the 16 court cards and the 16 types under the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality profile test. See Wikipedia article on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for a discussion of the MBTI and the 16 MBTI types.
It should be noted that there is no one single universal system of correspondences between the 16 court cards and the 16 MBTI types. There have been a number of different systems of court-to-type correspondences identified by tarotists.

[edit]Table of various MBTI correlation

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Oh, the joy of a new deck. There are so many to choose from, that your Christmas stocking should be heavy with variety.  Today Mary K. Greer, tarot icon, posted this on Facebook and I needed to share it with you!

I'm very happy to announce that the new edition of Oswald Wirth's great classic, _Tarot of the Magicians_, is now out with an extensive introduction by me. This edition also contains a copy of the 1889 Wirth deck on card stock at the end of the book, which you can cut out. This is the first edition of the deck to be published since its initial printing of 350 copies. Of course, you'll want two copies of the book - one with the cards left intact and a second copy from which you'll cut out the cards to use.