The Sacred Indian Tarot – First Impressions

I recently purchased the beautiful Sacred Indian Tarot (not to be mistaken for the Sacred India Tarot) and wanted to pop-up a first impression to give some much needed press to this little-known deck. I stumbled on a couple of images of this deck in a Facebook tarot group (it had me at High Priestess), but there are very few images of it online and even after scouring the pages of Aeclectic’s epic archive of decks, I could find no mention of it, which is a shame because it is incredible!

indian tarot boxand book

The deck is Majors only and was first published in 2010, created by Kiren Rai, a writer from Uganda who moved to India in her early teens. In the introduction Rai says, “There is a strong similarity between the early tenets of tarot and the Hindu belief in Karma as a regenerative process of consciousness…The Sacred Indian Tarot is the first comprehensive Indian book of tarot cards based on Indian epics and mythology. The deck of cards contains 22 unique hand painted cards with archetypes based on a rich tapestry of of Indian images, stories and symbols taken from the Mahabharata, Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita, and Upanishads.”

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Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – Temperance

This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *

Temperance: What does restoring and transcending mean to me?

rebels temperance

In a nutshell, hard work. Temperance and The Chariot share more similarities than are visible at first glance. In traditional (RWS based) depictions, The Chariot presents a very masculine image, whereas Temperance always appears decidedly feminine, yet both contain ideas of balance and a harnessing and brining together of seemingly disparate energies.

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