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Origins of Catharism

Part I: Origins of Catharism Were the Cathari direct descendents of the ancient Gnostics? Yes, sorta, kinda. The Medieval Manichee by Runciman (1947, Cambridge University Press) is a dated but classic treatment of the subject. The influence of Runciman's work can be seen in the fact that the book was reprinted in 1955, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1991, and 1996. The book is a real goldmine for the English-speaking reader because it provides a comprehensive synthesis of the earlier French and German scholarly studies. Read More »


You'll finally begin to believe in...

Right now it's the perfect time to get what you want out of life! While loving Venus is in compassionate Pisces, you have the power to take control of self-limiting beliefs and achieve the happiness you deserve.Venus is "exalted" in Pisces, which means this spiritual sign amplifies the love planet's abilities to heal, forgive and nurture unconditional love -- and that includes love for yourself! But first you need to resolve any issues that are buried in your past and holding you back. Take the first step... Read More »


You could actually enjoy this Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde can cause a lot of anxiety, but when Mercury goes retrograde in super-sensitive Pisces this weekend, you may feel even more worried about what's going to happen. The good news is you can calm your nerves and stay in control easier than you think!Notorious for disrupting our day-to-day communications and plans, Mercury Retrograde is probably the most dreaded of recurring astrological events. But there is a way to prepare for what's coming and avoid the impact of this tricky time... Read More »


The Twelve Days of Tarot

The song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" tells the story of a "true love" bringing gifts. Well guess what? This year, your true love is ... YOU! And you're going to give yourself the most important gift of all: 12 consecutive days of happiness. How? It's one of the most popular tools in the Tarot community, and we want you to try it for 12 days, and for up to half the price... Read More »


A Tarot.com Recipe for a Peaceful Holiday

Thanksgiving -- a day consumed with carefully preparing family recipes, dusting off the fine china and juggling family politics. Like it or love it, we all go through with the preparations in hopes for one special memory that will bring us closer together. But will it really work? Read More »


Feng Shui FAQs

What is Feng Shui? Defined as the ancient art of Chinese placement, Feng Shui (pronounced fung schway) is a powerful means to build the life you've always wanted. Read More »


Iconology of the Chariot Cards

Introduction Figure 1 shows the seven extant Chariot cards from the 15th/16th centuries. The Chariot card was number eight in the type B ordering. The Chariot on the early cards appears as a 2-wheeled chariot pulled by white horses. Read More »


Iconology of the Angel Tarot Cards

IntroductionFigure 1 shows the Angel cards that have survived from the 15/16th centuries. The imagery is remarkably consistent across the cards, showing one or two angels blowing trumpets and figures rising from graves. Read More »


Try not to get carried away by this...

As a double Aquarius with a Gemini Rising, I am often accused of being a tad unemotional. It's true, I'm not all that comfortable with extreme feelings, but I do have them. And if you don't believe me, today's Venus-Pluto trine will make even the most stoic people act out of passion and lust!Like it or love it, we're all going to be on a natural love high while these planets hook up! BUT... as any logical Aquarius will warn you, be careful of this passion, as it may be more lusty and less lasting. How can you tell? Read More »


Iconology of the Lovers Cards

Introduction Six examples of the Lovers card have survived from the 15th/16th centuries (Figure 1). In the type B ordering, the Lovers cards are number seven.The imagery is quite consistent and shows a young couple with a cupid hovering above. One card shows three couples with two cupids. The last card (lower right) is a fragment but probably also had the typical Cupid above. Read More »


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